Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

MAR 2018

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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4 LC DBM About the Cover: The Gardens by the Mandalay in Irving, Texas was updated and enhanced by design/ build firm Complete Landsculpture HARDSCAPES ON THE COVER RECOVERING A ROOF TOP DECOR ATIVE CONCRE TE ADVANCEMENTS INSTALLING STONE STEPS MASONRY HAND TOOLS F i n d 4 8 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 M A R C H 2 0 1 8 v o l . 2 1 - n o . 0 3 departments features Best practices for, and expert advice on, installing large stone steps. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Stepping Up 28 Decorative concrete installation is a craft that is continually evolving. Michelle Thompson, for LC/DBM Material Improvements 44 Striking Work: Using Masonry Hand Tools 24 Shaping stone the old fashioned way requires skill and patience but brings about remarkable and appealing results. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Rooftop Recovery 34 A corporate building's outdoor leisure area in Irving, Texas underwent a total renovation, but structural circumstances dictated that instead of removing the original hardscape and water features, they be transformed. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Soapstone: A New Alternative to Marble 32 The attributes of this elegant, natural stone are highlighted, as are the reasons it could be a great choice for your projects. Greg Frank, LC/DBM The Attributes and Handlings of Clay Brick 38 Using bricks in outdoor living applications is getting more varied thanks to an expanding array of products, techniques and ideas. Greg Frank, LC/DBM 14 Shopper's Spotlight 65 Marketplace Look for this logo to find the 48 product pictures or advertisements that have never been published anywhere before. World Premiere 48 World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Off the Clock | 86 Eagle Scout Builds Community Walking Trail Hardscapes | 8 Borders and Columns Expand and Enhance a Small Outdoor Living Space 34 38 24 28 44 32 Publisher's Letter | Enlisting the Domestic Workforce 6 vol.21 - no.03 MARCH '18 CONTENTS | HARDSCAPES

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