Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUL 2018

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4 LC DBM About the Cover: In Pound Ridge, N.Y., David Katz and his company Land of Elite installed this pool and the surrounding amenities including an outdoor kitchen, a spa, a shade structure, a fire pit, a sports court, varying speed waterfalls, walking paths, lighting and more. WATER IN THE L ANDSCAPE 3D DESIGN FOR POOLS SPECIAL SECTION: IRRIGATION F i n d 2 2 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 U L Y 2 0 1 8 v o l . 2 1 - n o . 0 7 departments features Looking to improve a residential community's landscape irrigation system that was overwatering areas and under- watering others, Park West decided to install smart controllers that monitor weather and soil conditions, and adjust routines accordingly. Alli Rael, LC/DBM A Smart Irrigation Upgrade 16 In an attempt to determine how little irrigation can be used to maintain acceptable quality of this popular turfgrass, researchers conducted tests over the course of two summers. Robert Green et al. Summer Deficit Irrigation of Bermudagrass 18 Since many pool builders use 3D design software in their construction processes, contractors who do the same stand a better chance of forming strategic partnerships with them. Lori Hawkins, RLA, ASLA Using 3D Landscape Design to Connect Contractors to Pool Builders 22 It often is all the add-ons that accompany a pool installation, including fire features, shade structures, water features, furniture, lighting and more, that makes this outdoor experience truly exciting. Greg Frank, LC/DBM Modernizing the Classic Poolscape 24 They come in all shapes and sizes, built-to-order by custom manufacturers and finished with a wide variety of amenities. Chante McKowan, LC/DBM Custom Metal Spas 28 Relaxing in the hot water of a spa can relieve and target the body's aches and pains, with custom jets and hydrotherapy stations. Chante McKowan, LC/DBM Health and Wellness in Hot Water 30 14 Shopper's Spotlight 34 Marketplace Look for this logo to find the 22 product pictures or advertisements that have never been published anywhere before. World Premiere 22 World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Off the Clock | 54 Saluting Branches – Caring for National Cemeteries Hardscapes | 8 Addressing the Labor Crisis 22 28 16 24 30 18 Publisher's Letter | Aloha . . . 6 vol.21 - no.07 JULY '18 CONTENTS | WATER IN THE LANDSCAPE

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