Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2016

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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Some of the various devices available along with their features and functions are examined. Larry Shield, LC/DBM Specialty Gates and Operating Devices 20 From traditional wooden styles to ones made of laser-cut metal, a great-looking gate is an ideal way to make a good first impression. Alli Martin, LC/DBM Great Gates 22 This is an in-depth look at vinyl fencing including its features and advantages, the surprising variety of types, looks and textures, and tips for designing, estimating, purchasing and installing it. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM The Vinyl Choice 26 A backyard renovation in Southern California included reinforcing old retaining walls, enhancing them with individual stone slabs laid by hand, and topping them off with a custom made redwood fence. Michael Miyamoto, LC/DBM Building on the Past 30 When the existing hand-built rock wall failed at a residence on the shore of Shubenacadie Grand Lake in Nova Scotia, waves were threatening to come in through the front door. A team of engineers, contractors and a pre-cast block manufacturer stepped in to create a new barrier against the encroaching water. Lindsey O'Connor, Redi-Rock Shoreline Wall Saves Family's Dream Home 34 Adding a little flair to these structures can turn them into works of art, letting builders show off their talents and impress current and potential customers. Michael Miyamoto, LC/DBM Accessorizing Walls and Fences 36 Codes, guidelines, recommendations and permitting requirements all play an important part in this industry segment. Alli Martin, LC/DBM Retaining Walls Done Right 40 The landscaping for the Stepping Stone development in Parker, Colo., included a series of 33 curved retaining walls. Melissa Johnson, Rosetta Hardscapes Navigating the Curves 46 About the Cover: The wide variety of vinyl fence types and styles is illustrated by this white cedar, framed top, privacy fence. PHOTO: ILLUSIONS VINYL FENCE In This Issue Building on the Past The Vinyl Choice Accessorizing Walls and Fences and more! Find 28 World Premieres In This Issue DBM LC vol.19 - no.01 JANUARY '16 Fences, Walls & Gates 14 For all the Fencing Products, turn to page Product Focus World Premiere Products & Advertisements: 6 Commentary Welcome to 2016 8 Letters to the Editor 14 Product Focus Fencing 18 Hardscapes New Home Hardscapes 70 Off The Clock Michael J. Zone Recreation Center 50 Site Amenities 53 Landscape Lighting 56 PMBR 58 Stormwater/Erosion Control 59 Plant Materials 59 Plant Accessories 60 Product Request Center 64 Water Mgt/Irrigation 67 Equipment 69 Business Services Marketplace Departments 28 World Premiere vol.19 - no.01 JANUARY '16 Look for this logo in the Product Focus section and in ads throughout this issue to find the 28 product pictures or advertisements that have never been seen anywhere before. 4 LC DBM Find Us Online: @LandscapeComm @landscapeonline @LandscapeOnline.com DBM LC Contents: Fences, Walls & Gates

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