TAG: landscaping

Big Picture: Sweet dreams

September 29, 2015By
James Martin 
Associates, Vernon Hills, Ill.

  LOCATION: Lake Forest, Ill. COMPANY: James Martin 
Associates, Vernon Hills, Ill. THE DETAILS: “We refer to this as the ‘Dream Project’ because of the scale and attention to detail the team and homeowner had during the development of the project,”says James Martin Associates designer Brian Jordison. It started as a clean slate—an empty, landlocked 5-acre lot only accessible by... read more

John Deere 1500 Series TerrainCut Front Mowers

July 7, 2015By

The John Deere 1500 Series TerrainCut™ front mowers offer comfort and versatility for landscaping and governmental operations. The 1550 TerrainCut boasts a 24.2 hp engine, and the 1570, 1575, 1580, and 1585 TerrainCut are equipped with 37.4 hp engine. All 1500 TerrainCut models can be equipped with a 60-in. / 72-in. 7-Iron™ PRO side discharge deck, or 62-in. / 72-in.... read more

LA production company seeks Latino landscaper for TV series

May 27, 2015By

Bodega Pictures, a Los Angeles production company, is seeking Latino or Latina landscapers, landscape designers and landscape architects for a new backyard renovation television series. The candidate must be age 30 to 50, fluent in English and experienced in landscaping and landscape design. The perfect candidate also has experience in landscape architecture, artistry and design; outdoor refurbishing; and horticulture. To apply,... read more

Americans value nice yards, NALP research shows

May 18, 2015By

Americans still love their yards. In May, a study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) found that a majority of people, 90 percent, value having a well-maintained yard. Furthermore, the study found that 83 percent of people think it’s important to have a yard, and 75 percent of people value time spent... read more

Ep. 123: From white to green

March 26, 2015By

Danny Kindergan, president of Kindergan Landscaping, talks about how he transitions his company from snow and ice management to landscape maintenance and design/build. He also discusses staffing, equipment and scheduling issues as makes the transition from one season to the next. Most importantly, he stresses the importance of having all equipment working 100 percent before seasonal employees return.   read more

ClearSpan Fabric Structures

February 24, 2015By

ClearSpan Fabric Structures, for sand and salt storage, provide design/build and energy-efficient solutions for material, equipment and other storage needs. When the Stephenson County (Illinois) highway department needed to replace their material storage building that was lost in a storm, County Engineer Chris Isbell turned to ClearSpan Fabric Structures. “I determined that fabric buildings cost less and could be constructed quicker... read more