TAG: landscape

Canadian associations launch online resource

February 22, 2016By

Landscape Ontario and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association launched Green Careers Canada, an online resource for green profession educators and students across Canada. Updated regularly, the website presents a comprehensive list of events and information related to the industry. Green Careers Canada is designed to provide easy access to information about landscape and horticulture jobs, courses, scholarships, bursaries and apprenticeships... read more

Big Picture: Timeless Elegance

January 12, 2015By

LOCATION: Glencoe, Ill. COMPANY: Mariani Landscape, Lake Bluff, Ill. THE DETAILS: The homeowners of this lakefront residence discovered the house in a dilapidated state. Vines covered the windows, and the grounds were overgrown from years of neglect. Believed to have been built in the 1920s, the house was then uninhabitable. In 2013, Mariani Landscape earned a National Landscape Awards of... read more

Super Bright LEDs: G-Lux Plug n’Play LED Landscape Lights

August 1, 2014By
logo: g-lux group

The G-Lux Plug n’Play LED Landscape Lights series includes accent lights, path lights, underwater lights, in-ground lights and accessories. The plug-and-play connectors make installation and expansion easy. The G-Lux series lights can be integrated quickly into existing systems. The company says the series is designed with LED technology that is 80 percent more efficient than other bulb types and last eight... read more

Pennsylvania lawn care company celebrates 50 years of service

July 2, 2014By

For 36 years, Grasshopper Lawns operated out of what Michael Kravitsky IV refers to as “the dungeon.” The basement of his grandparents’ home, which was prone to flooding, was so cramped that Kravitsky’s father’s and brother’s backs actually touched while they worked at their desks. Kravitsky had to wedge in sideways just to get to his chair. But despite the... read more

Houzz adds affiliation badges for ASLA, APSP

June 25, 2014By

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Houzz, an online platform for residential designers and service providers, debuted an affiliation badge program. It enables professionals on Houzz to add badges to their profiles, showcasing their affiliation with trade associations. For the partner organizations, the badges provide a channel for educating consumers and raising awareness among the broader Houzz community. Launch partners for Houzz Affiliation... read more

Michigan firm ‘goes dark’ after Great Recession

June 9, 2014By
headshot: Michael Bedell

Michael Bedell made good on a bad situation when the Great Recession hit hard in Michigan, particularly his service area in Milford, Mich. Instead of altogether losing commercial clients who were cutting back or going idle, the owner, horticulturist and landscape designer with Bedell Property Management, developed a service for unoccupied properties or those not generating revenue, known as “dark... read more