December 2013

Project Portfolio: Handle with care

January 7, 2014By

Eradicate invasive plant materials that have colonized this archeologically significant lighthouse space. Florida’s Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is more than a local landmark. Its site is a Native American shell mound, thus no digging can take place without an archeologist present. This is what Hobe Sound, Fla.-based Rood Landscape encountered firsthand when it was engaged to rid the property... read more

December 2013 Web Extra: Survey says Facebook, Apple rank as industry favorites

December 12, 2013By

In conjunction with the December issue of Landscape Management, the editors surveyed readers online during October and November to determine what types of mobile devices and what social media platforms landscape professionals favor. The survey garnered 198 complete responses. Here are the results:      Social media: Facebook is the favorite   (Numbers don’t equal 100 due to rounding.)  ... read more

16 more apps to try

December 10, 2013By

5 we thought you might like Bubble Level This app allows users to hold any of the phone’s four sides against an object to test it for level or plumb or lay it down on a flat surface for a 360-degree level. iOS, Android // Free Leafsnap Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers... read more

1-Minute Mentor: Jason New

December 3, 2013By

Meet Jason New, vice president of garden management at Southern Botanical in Dallas. Who is your mentor? It’s hard to learn all you need to know from one person. I can name a few. Presently I spend a lot of time with Jim Cali. He’s my boss here at Southern Botanical. He’s the COO, a brilliant person when it comes to... read more

Field work

December 3, 2013By

Virginia-based J.W. Townsend specializes in wildflower meadows.  In its first year of installing wildflower meadows, J.W. Townsend, a Charlottesville, Va.-based landscape company, only did one. But the interest has grown dramatically since that first meadow installation in 1998. In fact, the service has increased by 50 percent each year. This past year alone the company installed 16 meadows. Ed Yates,... read more

Tracking time vs. measuring value

December 3, 2013By

Design/build pros weigh in on the art of charging design fees. There’s a tale about Pablo Picasso that begins with the artist sitting in a cafe, sketching a woman in his view. The picture took all but five minutes to craft, but he alleged to the woman it would cost her $2,000 to own. While not charging for the minutes to... read more