Consistently rated as the “most valuable event” by its attendees each year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO is the elite event for professionals in the landscaping industry. The 2017 event, held October 20–23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is the largest landscape architecture trade show in the world specifically tailored for landscape architects and designers who want to stay on the cutting edge of industry trends and learn about the latest products, innovations, sustainable practices and much more.
Adding a natural stone design element to a building or landscape project creates a look of sophistication and quality that’s difficult to achieve with other materials. In an effort to cut up-front costs, some designers and builders consider using cast stone for pool coping and outdoor pavers — a man-made material that can mimic the appearance of natural stone and can seem to have similar characteristics at first glance. A closer look, however, often exposes limitations and long-term problems.
The landscape design that surrounds a home is often a reflection of those who live there. Rock gardens filled with colorful, hardy perennials can provide a more natural and care-free look, while stately stone pillars, pavers and fountains accented with neatly trimmed hedges offer a more formal expression.
A variety of pool decking options are available with an even greater variety of pricing and performance. You can choose from natural stone, concrete, composite materials, wood, brick, rubber and more.