Smart, Stylish and Sustainable: The Top 7 Landscape Design Trends for 2017 – Yahoo Finance

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With renewed enthusiasm for the outdoors, today’s homeowners are embracing thoughtful design, stylish plantings and smart technology to enhance their landscapes as extensions of their homes. As the year kicks off and consumers begin planning for the spring growing season, the National Association of Landscape Professionals announces its official list of the […]

Sustainable Landscape: Consider a Christmas tree for your yard – Lincoln Journal Star

In December, most of us are thinking more about holidays than about garden chores. It is a good month, however, to think about the winter characteristics of plants — plants that have interesting seed heads, winter fruits, structure or bark. A trip to Union Plaza or other public gardens nearby will give you some good […]

Sustainable Landscape: Avoid too much raking and bagging – Lincoln Journal Star

Reuse, recycle and repurpose may be the best guides to fall landscape efforts. It’s tempting to go into winter with a clean slate, but one of the best ways to improve soil is to add organic matter, not take it away. Though you may have too much waste to use all of it, any materials […]

Marin Master Gardeners: Turn garden into sustainable landscape – Marin Independent Journal

• For design tips and regional plant lists, go to marinmg.ucanr.edu/ and click on water-wise plant selection guide. You will find photos and attributes of plants to help you design and plant your sustainable garden. • To learn more about plants classified as low water use and very low water use, go to ucanr.edu/sites/WUCOLS. In […]

Revolution Landscape focused on growing a sustainable way of life – San Diego Community News

An example of creative and sustainable landscaping. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED Ari Tenenbaum wanted to make a “difference” with his career. So nine years ago he founded Revolution Landscape, an eco-friendly design, build and care business serving both residential and commercial customers up and down the San Diego coast. “Our primary business is actually landscape design and […]

New incentive available for sustainable landscape projects – Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program partnership is offering a new grant-funded financial incentive for qualified participants who upgrade residential turf lawns to landscapes that provide multiple environmental benefits. Incentive recipients are required to comply with a set of rigorous design criteria that includes water-efficient plants and irrigation equipment, rainwater capture […]

3 Phases of Sustainable Landscape Business Growth – Green Industry Pros

All landscape companies go through different phases, each of which present a set of challenges that must be met in order to advance to the next phase. According to Steven Cohen, a landscape/snow industry veteran and principal of GreenMark Consulting Group, these challenges are fairly predictable. Thus, a company can continue to thrive in the […]

Sustainable Landscape: Time to aerate lawns, dig weeds – Lincoln Journal Star

If last year’s mistakes in your landscape haven’t been “wiped clean by summer,” September is a good time to face them. It’s a good time for many other things as well. Hummingbirds are slowly migrating south but will stay into October so it’s time to put out hummingbird feeders. To make your own nectar, boil […]

New York Firm Harrison Green Says Landscape Architecture – Architectural Digest

Urban dwellers need only look outside their windows to recognize that landscape architecture is currently enjoying a new golden age. Take, for example, the intricate yet appealingly simple garden designs of Damien and Jacqueline Harrison, principals of the New York–based firm Harrison Green. With inspirations that range from established greenery experts (the venerable Russell Page) […]