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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Top, Right: Phil Sage of Sage Design Group worked with Shea Homes and landscape contractor Rod Rucker of R&S Retaining Walls to create a unique aesthetic. Instead of traditional rectilinear walls, the 33 retaining walls curve and are two-sided. While the varying curves would mean a lot of calculations, the stones selected for the project come in a variety of sizes, including face widths as small as 4". Because of the size variance, Rucker and his crew found the curved installation as easy and as natural as a straight installation. Right: No two walls are exactly alike, and the nonlinear design gave Rucker and Sage more freedom to use varying heights as visual and auditory barriers from the nearby highway. The surrounding landscape includes drought- tolerant plantings in rocks. January 2016 47

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