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Mass, group, repeat: Organizing plants to your advantage

Photo: Pixabay When it comes to designing a landscape your customers will treasure for years to come, it’s true that a lot of thought must go into the planning. Understanding and implementing techniques such as massing, grouping and repeating patterns can help add depth and dimension to an area, and it can also help bring…

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“Is That Fungus On My Lawn?” – How to Recognize and Treat Invasive Fungi

Any homeowner who is passionate about lawn care recognizes the importance of proper watering and fertilization. But what they may not realize is that over-watering or using a fertilizer that contains too much nitrogen can lead to fungal lawn infections. Even something as common as a period of heavy rain can develop invasive fungi in…

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Story Of A Landscape: Replacing Existing Retaining Walls For New Patio

This story begins like so many others do: the clients contacted South Windsor, Connecticut-based Bahler Brothers, Inc., about building a patio. There was an existing plan, designed by another landscaper. Oh, and the plan called for building the patio on an existing retaining wall system. Things got much more complicated when designer Jen Kloter and…

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Product roundup: ASV offers RS-75 and VS-75 skid steers

ASV RS75 skid-steer loader.Photo: ASV ASV Holdings Inc. now offers the large-frame, radial-lift RS-75 and vertical-lift VS-75 skid-steer loaders. The company says the machines feature highly efficient hydraulics and cooling systems, as well as high ground clearance, serviceability and departure angles. The company says the skid-steers are ideal for a wide range of applications, such…

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Six lawn alternatives for clients to consider

Homeowners often aspire to have lush and healthy lawns. After all, being able to lay in the grass or play with the kids within the comfort of their own home is a great feeling. However, maintaining a lawn can be daunting to them when they consider all the fertilizers, irrigation, pesticides and lawn care required.…

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Story Of A Landscape: Outdoor Living Room With Porcelain Paver Patio Installation

For Dennis Shennard, owner of GroundMasters, Inc., in Hightstown, New Jersey, there’s a lot to like about a project he did for a family in nearby West Windsor. Not only was he able to up-sell the clients well beyond the patio they’d first envisioned, but the project won an honorable mention from Hardscape North America…

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