TAG: Renewal & Remembrance event

Getting to the root

August 7, 2015By

Did you know Andrew Jackson Downing pioneered the use of lawns around homes, and Frederick Law Olmsted promoted them by including turfgrass in public space designs? Or that four of the top five food crops are grasses? (Sugar cane, corn, wheat and rice.) Neither did I, until late last month when I attended the Grass Roots exhibit at the U.S.... read more

Volunteers return to Arlington National Cemetery

September 3, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) hosted its 18th annual Renewal & Remembrance event July 28 at Arlington National Cemetery. The beautification effort drew hundreds of landscape industry volunteers from around the U.S. for a day to apply lime and gypsum, aerate, plant and do tree and irrigation work to roughly 180 acres of the cemetery’s grounds. U.S. Army Captain Andy Jenks,... read more