TAG: design

Big Picture: Holidays, Spectacular

December 9, 2014By

LOCATION: Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Calif. COMPANY: ValleyCrest Cos., Calabasas, Calif. THE DETAILS: This property, which won a 2013 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Grand Award from the Professional Landcare Network, has been a longtime ValleyCrest client. Designed to make luxury shopping a destination event, Fashion Island is an iconic outdoor retail center that blends stores, al fresco dining and signature events year-round—but... read more

Drafix PRO Landscape Version 20

November 12, 2014By

PRO Landscape Version 20 is the latest version of Drafix Software’s industry-leading design software for the landscape professional. PRO Landscape gives the user the power to easily and effectively design and bid a project and, most importantly, communicate those design ideas to the customer with a visual presentation they understand. PRO Landscape will help you quickly create stunning visual designs... read more

The design/build brain

July 10, 2013By

Q. When creating job descriptions, what’s the best way to separate the roles of design and production? —Mark Muzio, The Landscape Design Group, Waltham, Mass. A. This is a great question that companies of every size constantly struggle with, regardless of how many years they’ve been in business. Although my answer is straightforward and simple, creating a highly functional design/build... read more

DynaSCAPE Software: DynaSCAPE Design

June 5, 2013By

Whether you prefer to present your designs in black and white, full color or 3D, DynaSCAPE has the CAD tools you need to express ideas clearly and impressively. DynaSCAPE Design and its companion solutions are the designer’s software of choice in more than 4,000 landscape businesses and 100 colleges and universities across North America.  DynaSCAPE.com read more

What your client really needs and wants

March 18, 2013By

By Chris Weigl One of the best ways to keep your customers happy, as well as gain their repeat business, is to make sure you understand what they really want when they ask for your help with their landscaping.For example, if you ask what kind of landscaping they need, almost everyone will say they want a low maintenance landscape. Then... read more

Four projects become SITES-certified

March 5, 2013By

WASHINGTON—The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) introduces four projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. These projects, as part of a group of 150 projects participating in an extensive, two-year pilot program, have applied the SITES guidelines and met the requirements for certification. The newly certified projects include Theater... read more