Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2013

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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Contents november 2013 The Green Issue Product Focus 14 World Premiere Find 19 World Premieres In This Issue For details see page 5 On the cover: Beyond the zero depth beach entry to this hybrid pool in Princeton, N.J., beds planted with a wide variety of aquatic plants are integrated into the pool itself, yet separated from the swimming area by unobtrusive walls. LC 19 World Premieres! World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Look to Landscape Contractor / DBM to find new products! There are 19 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. november 2013 DBM LC DBM Vol. 16 No. 11 volume 16, no. 11 The Green Issue 16 The Hybrid option Homeowners in New Jersey wanted a pool with natural features but not as natural as a real pond. Rin Robyn Pools® crafted the solution by blending elements of conventional and natural pools. By David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller World Premiere Departments 20 A rainwater Harvesting Primer 6 Commentary Greening Naturally The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association's best management practices are detailed to help landscape contractors expand into this sector. By Neal Shapiro, Secretary, ARCSA 8 Hardscapes An Overachieving Underpass 14 Product Focus 22 A Concrete Abstraction Green Products An imaginative approach to enhancing a retaining wall by Brent Green of GreenArt Landscape Design resulted in the creation of a living visual delight. By Mike Dahl, Editor, LC/DBM 87 off The Clock Green Team Volunteers at Marbles Kid's Museum Marketplace 24 A natural Fit 29 Site Amenities 31 Outdoor Living Secluded and surrounded by native beauty, homeowners in Wyoming relied on Leslie Nistico of Green Concepts to install a sustainable landscape in an area that receives only six to seven inches of rain per year, has highly alkaline soils, desiccating winter winds, and at an elevation of 6,000 feet, an intense summer sun. By Mike Dahl, Editor, LC/DBM 33 Landscape Lighting 35 PMBR 39 Stormwater/Erosion Control 39 Plant Materials 43 Plant Accessories 45 Product Request Center 48 Water Mgt/Irrigation 50 Equipment 54 Business Services Product Focus For all the Green Products, turn to page 14 November 2013 5

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