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The Balancing Act For Landscape Architects

Published on March 20th, 2017 | by Josh Palubicki

Artificial_Turf_Cross_SectionOur friends over at Carducci Associates, a premier landscape architectural design firm based in California, wrote a terrific article on the variables that are considered when designing an artificial turf field or park. The state of California and its citizens have taken the issues of responsible land use, repercussions of crumb-rubber infills, and growing populations head-on and Carducci Associates has been there to answer questions and provide guidance.

The article also highlights the driving factors for why artificial turf athletic fields are being constructed more and more. Below are a few excerpted bullets:

  • Conflicting demands of natural turf for maintenance (which, like other biotic things, needs to breathe) and of a large population for play space in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area
  • Shrinking maintenance budgets
  • Creating a literal ‘even playing field,’ by avoiding soil’s lumpiness and grading for drainage
  • Growing public demand for low-water, drought-resilient landscapes

Read the full article on Carducci Associates News Page.

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About the Author

Josh Palubicki

Serving as Chief Media Officer means Josh is responsible for how Brock gets all its industry knowledge out to the world. He and the marketing team at Brock produce the product and customer videos, write many of the blogs and articles, create the Website content, generate social media activity, and all the other fun stuff that encompass the Brock brand. Josh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations and also received a Master’s of Science degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. Josh lives in Colorado with his wife Katie and their menagerie of animals that includes 2 dogs, a three-legged cat, a fish, and ducks. They spend their weekends hiking the Rocky Mountains, kayaking, participating in triathlons, catching a movie or two, and traveling.

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