TAG: sustainable

Consumers prefer sustainable, tech-friendly designs, ASLA reports

March 8, 2017By

Consumers prefer sustainable—yet tech-friendly—design elements in their outdoor living spaces, according to the 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). “The fact that more consumers want outdoor wireless access shows that they want expanded options for remaining connected to their devices,” said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. Landscape... read more

8 projects become SITES certified

September 19, 2012By

WASHINGTON— The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced eight 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... read more

A Cut Above: John Watson

April 12, 2012By

By Mark Leitman John Watson, owner of Knoxville, TN-based Common Grounds Landscape Management, operates his business around a set of core values. He also promotes sustainable practices for the industry. Watson started his career in the professional landscaping industry through a high school internship and is now the president of the Tennessee Nursery & Landscape Association. “As members of the... read more