Environmental Insights

6 Ways A Landscape Drone Can Improve Your Next Commercial Construction Project

Posted by Tim Lake on Jan 14, 2019 6:27:02 PM

A few weeks ago, we introduced our new landscape drone, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 quadcopter. In that post, we told the story of the commercial earthwork project that inspired us to invest in this little beauty. Now, let’s take a closer look at exactly how useful a landscaping drone can be on a commercial construction or civil engineering job.

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Topics: Landscape Construction

Year End Reflections: The Big “Why”

Posted by Tim Lake on Dec 31, 2018 1:36:13 PM

So here we are again: poised at the end of another year, and staring down the barrel of the next. 

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Topics: Culture

Landscape Industry Compliance: Why It Matters, And What T. Lake Is Doing To Stay Safe And Legal

Posted by Tim Lake on Dec 13, 2018 10:38:10 AM

A couple weeks back we posted an introduction to our newest team member- our Phantom 4 drone. And I have to admit, since the Phantom arrived it’s been serious drone fever around here. Drones are not only fun and cool, but that little gizmo is also proving to be one of the most useful gadgets ever invented, from a landscape company’s perspective.

But, there’s another side to drone ownership.

As a landscape company, we have to satisfy lots of different regulatory agencies. There is a long list of things a landscape services company must do to stay legal and compliant. Many people aren’t aware of what goes into landscape industry compliance. This is unfortunate, because not every landscape company does all these things consistently—and when they don’t, it can put their clients at risk.

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Topics: Culture

Drones Away! Introducing T. Lake’s Drone-Assisted Landscape Services

Posted by Tim Lake on Nov 29, 2018 5:44:47 PM

We’re always excited to welcome new team members, especially when they bring diversity and new skills to our team. This fall, we are extra pumped to introduce the newest and most uniquely talented member of the T.Lake team: our brand new DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 quadcopter drone!

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Topics: Landscape Design, Culture, Landscape Construction, Environmental Services, Landscape Architecture

Got Holiday Stress? Get Your Landscape To Help (It’s Cheaper Than A Therapist.)

Posted by Tim Lake on Nov 23, 2018 5:51:01 PM

The holidays. Gotta love ‘em, but boy, can they take a toll on you if you don’t look out.

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Topics: Culture

Employee Spotlight: Greg Davis

Posted by Tim Lake on Oct 25, 2018 11:46:27 AM

Trust. It’s a rare commodity any more. If you can believe the research, trust in business hovers just over the 50% mark these days.

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Topics: Culture

How to Landscape A Slope For Sustainability And ROI

Posted by Tim Lake on Oct 16, 2018 10:35:28 AM

What do you get when you take a massive building, surround it with pavement, then squeeze it onto just enough dirt to fit? Answer: steep slopes.

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Topics: Landscape Design

Thinking about Landscape Lighting For Your Georgia Property? Read This First.

Posted by Tim Lake on Sep 27, 2018 6:08:16 PM

We had a new alarm system put in our little cabin the other day. It was cool. The guy came and installed it, and compared with the old style alarm systems it was super easy: he just screwed in a few wireless sensors, plugged it in and we’re set to go. It’s great—now we can control our alarm system right on our iPhones. It is uber simple compared to the old way.

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Topics: Landscape Design

Employee Spotlight: Bob Johnson

Posted by Tim Lake on Sep 13, 2018 5:15:09 PM

 

They say variety is the spice of life. If that is true, then for someone who has held the same job for 20 years, it would be safe to say that Bob Johnson is a well-seasoned guy.

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Topics: Culture

Hottest Trends in Landscape for Fall 2018

Posted by Tim Lake on Aug 30, 2018 11:45:42 AM

As we move into fall, we’re entering a new season in the landscape. Things start to slow down after the crazy summer season, and people are showing their civil sides again after the heat of the dog days has lifted. It’s a really good time to sit down and plan what’s next, not only for the rest of the year but for the season to follow. And as with most planning endeavors, it’s often helpful to look at trends.

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Topics: Landscape Design