Short Days, Long Nights, Cold Weather and Concrete

A challenge in cold weather is to protect fresh concrete from freezing so that the finished product will perform as intended.

Functional Design Continues to Drive Outdoor Living

Designers, builders and contractors working on outdoor designs, need to create functional spaces, giving homeowners a sense of peace.

Climate Change Mitigation Driving Outdoor Design

The demand to build outdoor spaces that help mitigate climate change is on the rise, according to a survey by the ASLA.

Homeowners Prioritize Outside Privacy

There isn’t one size that fits the solution, but one thing that homebuyers agree on is the need for outside privacy.

Barefoot Backyards—Deck Design Trends

Deck design trends reflect homeowners' wish for modern, no-maintenance style, that matches the design of the rest of the home.

For Waterfalls and Ponds, Go Natural

A recent study found that 83% of consumers say they have a greater desire to be home following a new water feature installation.

4 Ways Builders Simplify Pool Construction in New Homes

When it comes to pool construction, early planning is a win-win-win for buyers, builders and pool contractors.

Maximize Impact with Small Water Features

Water features with a small footprint can help landscapers serve clients who don't have a lot of space to spare.

New Frontiers—Identifying Opportunities in BIM

Most BIM software wasn’t created specifically for landscape architects, and it’s difficult to shoehorn those products into their workflows.

Defensive Design for Resilient Landscapes

Resilient design is the principle that working with nature instead of against it can make homes and communities stronger.