Category Archives: Jul/Aug 11

LAB News

Oklahoma State University Releases Two New Bermudagrasses Oklahoma State University has developed and released two new bermudagrass varieties–Northbridge and Latitude 36. Both grasses are sterile hybrids with exceptional cold tolerance. They are good choices for home lawns, parks and golf/sports applications from the southern United States to areas north of the transition zone. Sod Solutions Inc. will be the licensing and marketing agent. The grasses should be commercially available in 2012. Rebate Program Continues Profile Products LLC is continuing the … Continue reading

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Rewarding Employees

As times change, so do the expectations of employees in the workplace (Robb, 2007). They want to be appreciated for their contributions, and employers need to be creative in ways of doing so. Here are a few reasons why providing recognition in the workplace is a must–especially during tough times. So come on, managers, it’s time for some reward lessons! Recognition Is FREE! One of the most effective, yet powerful ways to reward and recognize employees is also the cheapest. … Continue reading

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First Steps

Ideas are the seeds of life. If nourished correctly, they grow–sending out shoots and digging in against the competition. With a little luck, they hold on long enough to bloom into something truly spectacular–like the magazine you now hold in your hands. The idea for Landscape Architect Business has been struggling to bloom for over 10 years. First, it was crowded out by the needs of our two existing publications, PRB (Parks & Rec Business) and Camp Business. Then, it … Continue reading

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Defying Boundaries

What started as an interactive art project by Swedish artist Johan Ferner Ström has the potential to become an all-inclusive sport that does not discriminate by age, gender or physical ability. “Puckelball” is an artistic impression of the phenomenon of European football (soccer) and how it resembles the playground of life, which is neither equilateral nor level. The ball doesn’t go where you want, the different halves of the field are not the same for everybody and the goals are … Continue reading

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Artistic Hollywood Masterpiece

The Specs: Location: Hollywood Hills, Calif. Designer: Kerri McCoy, Derian Quality Pools Inc., Moorpark, Calif. Amenities: This ultra-modern, three-sided infinity pool and spa literally “hangs” off the hillside. The pool and flying deck are supported by 27 structural 3-foot diameter caissons that were drilled 40 feet deep into the hillside’s bedrock, then tied together by grade beams. The view from this magnificent pool perched high in the hills will take your breath away! The hydrotherapy spa overlooks the city lights … Continue reading

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