Stand Out From the Curb With These 5 Landscaping Trends

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Stand Out From the Curb With These 5 Landscaping Trends

Stand Out From the Curb With These 5 Landscaping Trends

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) just dropped their list of 2019 landscaping trends. It reveals that homeowners want lower-maintenance yards that are peaceful, wildlife-friendly and set up for entertaining. As life in general becomes more hectic, homeowners want to come home and enjoy their easy-upkeep lawns and gardens. Want your lawn and garden…

Imagineering In a Box: free instructional video series from Disney and Khan Academy

Imagineering In a Box: free instructional video series from Disney and Khan Academy

Imagineering In a Box is a free lecture series on Khan Academy that covers a broad swathe of elements involved in storytelling in built environments, from theming a land to landscaping, architecture, sound design, robotics, smell design (!), color, material science, food-based theming, ride design from pitch to execution, animatronic programming, queue management (MY FAVORITE!),…

The Pros and Cons of Purchasing a New Build

The Pros and Cons of Purchasing a New Build

We all love “shiny and new” — and newly-built single-family homes are downright irresistible.  And when the existing home inventory is limited, and consumers have confidence in the market, a significant number of homeowners will consider a newly-built residence. However, it’s not a slam-dunk decision. There are benefits and disadvantages to purchasing a new build.…

A 23-year-old who was working as a landscaper 3 years ago describes the whirlwind journey from going viral in a pitching booth to signing an MLB contract

A 23-year-old who was working as a landscaper 3 years ago describes the whirlwind journey from going viral in a pitching booth to signing an MLB contract

It’s been a wild ride, particularly over the last three weeks, for Nathan Patterson, who has gone from viral sensation to a member of the Oakland A’s. During a rain delay at a Colorado Rockies game in July, Patterson, 23, entered a speed-pitching booth and threw a series of pitches, all above 90 miles per…

A History of Plans to Nuke Hurricanes (and Other Stuff Too)

A History of Plans to Nuke Hurricanes (and Other Stuff Too)

Sunday night, Axios’s Jonathan Swan broke news that Donald Trump—among his many often random musings—appears to have considered one of the worst-but-most-persistent ideas in public policy: Nuking hurricanes.The idea has evidently surfaced multiple times in the administration, as Swan outlined, including during a hurricane preparedness briefings at the White House. “I got it. I got…

Exactly What You Should Splurge On When You Move Into A New Home

Exactly What You Should Splurge On When You Move Into A New Home

If you’ve ever purchased a home, or even moved into a new rental, you know that signing on the dotted line is just step one in a long line of to-dos. And if you’re a design lover, odds are that “to-do” list is really more of a “to-buy” list. Planning on just working your way…

Immigration agents raid Mississippi food processing facilities | TheHill – The Hill

Immigration agents raid Mississippi food processing facilities | TheHill – The Hill

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on Wednesday arrested roughly 680 undocumented immigrants at seven Mississippi poultry processing facilities.An ICE spokesman confirmed the raids to The Hill, saying it was part of a coordinated operation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi.“In what is believed to be the largest single-state…

Miami Architecture Guide: 10 Places to Visit on Your First Trip

Miami Architecture Guide: 10 Places to Visit on Your First Trip

Miami Architecture Guide: 10 Places to Visit on Your First Trip © Rasmus Hjortshøj. ImageGrove at Grand Bay / BIG + 12 In the last decade, Miami has progressively transformed into a mecca of architecture and design. While the city’s tropical persona is most often associated with Art Deco, Miami offers a wide range of…

BrightView Holdings Inc (BV) Q3 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

BrightView Holdings Inc (BV) Q3 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. BrightView Holdings Inc (NYSE:BV)Q3 2019 Earnings CallAug 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorGood morning and welcome to BrightView’s Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Earnings Conference Call.[Operator Instructions] The earnings press release is available on the company’s website, investor.brightview.com. Additionally, the online webcast includes the…

Palo Alto office market stays hot with big tech campus deal – The Mercury News

Palo Alto office market stays hot with big tech campus deal – The Mercury News

PALO ALTO — An East Coast investment firm has grabbed a big tech campus in Palo Alto, an indication that investors continue to hunger for Silicon Valley office spaces amid a hiring boom in the region. Longfellow Real Estate Partners, acting through an affiliate called Palo Alto Tech Center, has paid $205 million for the…