Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2017

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

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4 LC DBM About the Cover: From design to demolition to installation, Outback Landscape updated the outdoor living area of this home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to improve its entertainment capabilities and look more modern. THE HE ARTH OF THE MAT TER · BEST PR ACTICES: FIRE PIT BUILDING · THE BIG FINISH F i n d 2 5 W o r l d P r e m i e r e s I n T h i s I s s u e A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 v o l . 2 0 - n o . 0 8 departments features When building an outdoor fireplace, contractors need to take into account the climate, composition, and the cost, among other considerations. Andrew Soto, LC/DBM To the Hearth of the Matter 28 Best Practices: Fire Pit Building 30 Landscape contractors offer their advice on building the best fire pits, whether they be custom made or constructed from a kit. Alli Rael and Andrew Soto, LC/DBM The Big Finish 36 Landscaping giant BrightView won the contract to install all the horizontal hardscapes and more at the 36-acre Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, Fla. Working beside and with other contractors was key to meeting the firm deadline. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Elements of Hardscape 42 Using different hardscaping materials in one space can create a unified theme for the area, as was the case with this Long Beach, Calif., backyard designed and installed by Solena Landscape. Alli Rael, LC/DBM 10 Shopper's Spotlight Marketplace 49 Ground Gains 24 Look for this logo in the Product Focus section to find the 25 product pictures or advertisements that have never been seen anywhere before. World Premiere 25 World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Off the Clock | 70 Giving Back to a Community Partner Hardscapes | 14 The (Concrete) Source 30 36 70 14 28 42 Publisher's Letter | The Automated Landscape of the Future 6 vol.20 - no.08 AUGUST '17 CONTENTS | HARDSCAPES

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