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HighGrove Continues Its Commitment to the Future of the Green Industry

  
  
  
HighGrove student career planet daysSpring is a time of renewal and rebirth in the landscape. It’s also time for the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Annual Student Career Days, otherwise known as the “Olympics of Landscaping,” which has been taking place each year for more than 30 years. Just as spring is starting anew, these students are embarking on fresh careers in the landscape industry.

During this event, which took place March 20 to 23 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., nearly 850 landscape and horticulture student “athletes” from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs competed in industry-based competitive events and visited with landscape businesses from across the country to explore internship and career opportunities. They also attended educational workshops to heighten their skills in the landscape and horticulture industry. The topics covered a wide-range of landscape specifics, including 3-D landscape design, efficient irrigation installation and techniques, hardscape design and installation, plant and weed identification and even business management, to name just a few. Also, the Professional Landcare Network’s Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF) awarded more than 70 deserving students with scholarships.


3 Areas To Add Landscape Lighting On Your Atlanta Commercial Property

  
  
  
atlanta commercial landscape lighting

When the sun is shining and the day is bright, your commercial landscape is at its visible best. Company signage is polished and noticeable. Turf vistas and hills are trimmed and green. From every patio stone to each parking space to outdoor seating areas, pathways are visible and clean—trash or debris is cleaned up, and nothing is blocking each visitor’s or employee’s passage through the site. When daytime hours cast their light on commercial properties, no landscape flaw can hide, so every inch of the space must look its absolute best.

2014 Trend: More Natural Hardscapes For Atlanta Commercial Landscapes

  
  
  
atlanta commercial landscape hardscape trends

When one thinks of creating a native or natural landscape, the first image that appears in their minds is lots of softscaping, or plant material—flowers and full foliage with lots of textures and aromas blowing in the breeze—a dreamy garden full of luscious plants.

We Speak For The Trees: Why You Should Give Them More TLC

  
  
  
atlanta commercial landscape tree care

Blossoms bursting with color, brilliant emerald green grass, perennials with texture and interest—all trimmed, neat, tidy and meticulous. Visitors coming and going, smiling as they walk past the landscape beds with buds sparkling in the morning sunshine.

Amending Soil On Your Atlanta Commercial Landscape: The Right Way And The Wrong Way

  
  
  
soil amendments atlanta commercial landscape

It’s that time of year again in north Georgia: The temperatures are warming; flowers are blooming; birds are chirping. It’s time for springtime landscape installations, and for many involved in landscape maintenance, that means time for soil amendments.

Atlanta Commercial Property Trends: Big, Bold Color For 2014

  
  
  
atlanta commercial property trend

Color! Landscape color can enrich a commercial property’s outdoor space. Whether we’re talking about beds full of annuals, containers flowing with vivid varieties or smart perennials planted for the texture and interest they provide throughout the season, the right mix of color can provide an extra something that enhances an Atlanta commercial landscape.

The Best Hardscape Materials For Your Atlanta Commercial Landscape's High-Traffic Areas

  
  
  
atlanta commercial landscape hardscape materials

Amidst the softscapes flowing on your Atlanta commercial property — from soft turf and waving ornamental grasses to colorful bursts of annuals and perennials to tall trees and flowering, fragrant shrubs — are the sturdy hardscapes that guide you from place to place on a site and create that textural dimension and variety that make an outdoor environment so interesting and visually appealing.

How to Improve Traffic Flow On Your Atlanta Commercial Property

  
  
  
atlanta commercial property landscaping traffic flow

When you drive or walk through a commercial property, trying to find your way from a visitor parking area to a main entryway or to your final destination, do you ever stop to think there are cues in the landscape that are actually leading you from one place to the next?

4 Spring Prep Tasks For Your Atlanta Commercial Landscape

  
  
  
Spring

After the winter Atlanta has had, it’s hard not to want spring to arrive quickly.

Jump Start Spring On Your Atlanta Commercial Landscape With Mulch

  
  
  
pinestraw wood mulch atlanta commercial landscape

So far this winter, Atlanta has seen 5 inches of snow.

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