Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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: This two-tiered wall, the upper one built with manmade materials and the lower one with natural stone, demonstrates the diversity of walls. David Samples of Mink's Outdoor Professionals designed it and helped his team with the construction. FENCES, WALLS & GATES ON THE COVER THE WONDER OF WALLS SHOWCASE OF FENCES AND GATES (AND PRIVACY SCREENS) WOOD COMPOSITE FENCING 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 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8 v o l . 2 1 - n o . 0 1 departments features Gate technology has advanced over the last several years, improving on materials, mechanisms, and operating devices. Jacqueline Soule, for LC/DBM Evolving Gates 26 Wood Composite Fencing 22 A relatively new material that is already common in the decking industry has been engineered into a fencing product and it asserts many advantages over other materials.. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM A Showcase of Fences and Gates (and Privacy Screens) 30 As staples of our landscape, their design, size, function and materials vary widely. LC/DBM Staff Report The Wonder of Walls 40 Striking and strong, they too come in many different styles and sizes, and play an important role in our manmade environment. LC/DBM Staff Report Attracting Better Landscape Applicants 46 Landscape companies have a hard time recruiting qualified employees, and that may be in part due to the way employees are recruited in the first place. Terry Delany, Contracting Business Consultant 14 Shopper's Spotlight 51 Marketplace Ground Gains 21 Look for this logo to find the 25 product pictures or advertisements that have never been published anywhere before. World Premiere 25 World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Off the Clock | 70 Volunteer Service Project – J.C. Raulston Arboretum Hardscapes | 8 Getting It Naturally Right 46 30 22 26 70 40 Publisher's Letter | Welcome to 2018! 6 vol.21 - no.01 JANUARY '18 CONTENTS | FENCES, WALLS & GATES

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