Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

MAR 2014

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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Various issues associated with marketing in today's business environment are discussed with Candace Leary, the media marketing manager for Clear Imaging Inc. LC/DBM Interview Online Marketing for Landscapers 22 Daniel Wilson, owner of Wilson Environmental Contracting Inc., of Santa Barbara, Calif., takes us through the steps of building a wall with curves, flow and movement. By Michelle Medaris, LC/DBM Editor Ferro Cement Wall 24 Meet John August, an innovative free spirit who has designed and built some very intriguing and striking hardscapes, and invented some groundbreaking products for the industry. By Mike Dahl LC/DBM Editor An Off the Wall Original 26 A complete hardscape upgrade at an estate in Fairfield County, Conn., was designed and supervised over the course of three summers by Mark Sosnowitz, the owner of Mark Eliot Design, LLC. By Mike Dahl LC/DBM Editor Summers' Construction 32 An expansive residence in Bergen County, N.J., is treated to a stunning transformation, compliments of Ryder Landscaping Design and their harmonious use of Techo-Bloc products. By Vanessa Angell, Techo-Bloc A Well Composed Renovation 38 A wide variety of styles, materials, and features are highlighted in projects from across our landscape. Hardscape Showcase 44 Oakdale, Minn., wanted a veteran's memorial where its citizens could honor loved ones and observe national holidays. Versa-Lok and Linwood Contracting provided the town a place of respect, reflection and pride. By Brenda Bredahl, Versa-Lok Service Honored 34 MARCH 2014 Volume 17, No. 3 41 World Premieres! World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Look to Landscape Contractor / DBM to find new products! There are 41 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. 8 Commentary Dad Gave Me the Passion for Landscape 14 Hardscapes Retaining Walls Spur San Antonio School Construction 18 Product Focus Installation Equipment 87 Off The Clock Wilson Falls at Technology Center 65 Outdoor Living 67 Site Amenities 68 Landscape Lighting 71 PMBR 73 Plant Accessories 74 Plant Materials 77 Product Request Center 81 Water Mgt/Irrigation 84 Equipment 86 Business Services About the Cover: At this property in Ottawa, Ontario, Jonathan Robert Landscape + Design connected the upper and lower patios of Techo-Bloc Blu60 slabs, flagstone pavers, Mini- Creta retaining walls and a Valencia fire pit with dramatic Maya steps. Hardscapes 18 Installation Equipment World Premiere Find 41 World Premieres In This Issue For details see page 4 DBM LC MARCH 2014 Vol. 17 No. 3 Contents Marketplace Departments Hardscapes 18 For all the Installation Equipment Products, turn to page Product Focus DBM LC 4 LC DBM World Premiere 002-005.indd 4 3/3/14 11:18 AM

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