Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2012

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Contents Equipping Landscape Professionals for Success About the cover: DeBest Landscape of South Haven, Michigan joined forces with Porous Pave to build one of the largest/steepest permeable pathways in the US. The challenge was building a pathway down a steep incline along the shores of Lake Michigan. This picture shows the pathway during contraction, before the porous pavement was applied. D AUGUST 2012 Permeable Surfacing Features 20 Going Permeable Compared to non-porous hardscapes, the porous surfacing niche is expanding. Permeable surfacing, which can come in a number of sub-groups (ranging from porous, to permeable to pervious), is becoming more popular, as both an effective storm-water mitigation method, a rainwater collection technique, as well as a way for companies to earn LEED points. Check out our nine projects that feature the latest in cutting edge porous surfacing design and installation. Staff Report " B UIL " M AI NT AI N LC 55 World Premieres! World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Look to Landscape Contractor / DBM to find new products! There are 55 product pictures and/or advertisements in this issue where the picture or ad has never before been seen in any publication (World Premieres). Look for the World Premiere Product releases in the Product Focus section and WP ads highlighted in red in the Ad index. 714-979-5276 Departments 6 Commentary A Look Ahead 14 Hardscapes Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement 18 Product Focus Trucks & Trailors 28 Permeable Patio The homeowners of this Glen Ellyn, Illinois project approached Grant and Power Landscaping for a small permeable patio addition, as well as to fix huge drainage issues after the owners learned they were in a flood plain. By Timothy Grant, Grant and Power Landscaping 34 People in the News 38 Product Profiles 79 Off The Clock NJLCA Members Do It Again! Marketplace 57 Outdoor Living 59 Site Amenities 60 Landscape Lighting 62 PMBR 64 Stormwater/Erosion Control 66 Turf & Ornamental 66 Plant Accessories 68 Product Request Center Vendor Phone Book Product Focus For all the Trucks and Trailors, turn to page 18 72 Plant Materials 72 Water Mgt/Irrigation 72 Decorative Water Features 74 Park & Recreation 76 Equipment 78 Business Services August 2012 5 DBM

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