January 2018

Backstory: Jessica Milligan

February 20, 2018By
Photo: Strathmore

Jessica Milligan General Manager & Vice President Strathmore Integrated Grounds Management Lasalle, Quebec, Canada Education St. Thomas High School Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada Class of 1998 McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2003-2007 “I was in university in my early 20s and then stopped to have a family. But as soon as my daughter was born, I started going to night school,... read more

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (setting targets)

February 14, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch for the January 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses how to set expectations. Click here for the original SafetyWatch in English or see page 16 of the magazine. Establecer objetivos  Una vez que has establecido tus objetivos, compártelos con tu equipo. Asegúrate que todos entiendan las expectativas del equipo y de... read more

Step by Step: How to do a microinjection

February 14, 2018By
illustrations: David Preiss

Tree care professionals are turning to microinjection units to keep trees healthy and free of pests and diseases. Microinjection units allow applicators to administer a product directly into a tree’s vascular system using a single-dose applicator that’s manually pressurized. This method eliminates spray drift and reduces groundwater contamination, while reducing applicator exposure. It’s also an alternative in areas where spraying... read more

Big Picture: Contemporary inspiration

February 9, 2018By
Photo: Greg Hadley

Location: Vienna, Va. Company: Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction Prior to construction, this backyard had poor soil conditions, making it a challenge to grow plants, and it lacked hardscape or additional structures. The homeowner’s goal was to have entertaining space for family and large gatherings—a space with a modern and contemporary style. They wanted the backyard to have a resort-like... read more

Words of wisdom from the LM Growth Summit

February 5, 2018By
Photo: LM Expert Panel

Words of wisdom from the consultants and association professionals who supported LM Growth Summit attendees as experts. “Exit planning is a key phrase right now. Only about 50 percent of this room is going to leave their business willingly. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re going to retire in six months or in 25 years, you still should have... read more

Designing up

February 2, 2018By
Photo: Livewall

As cityscapes expand outward, some landscape contractors have decided to grow upward by including green walls as an add-on service. Green walls—also known as living walls—are vertical gardens that are attached to the interior or exterior of a building. These applications have gained some traction in the past five to 10 years, particularly with commercial and retail clients, but also... read more