Time to Join the BOOM?

Retail is booming in the right location – Is now the time to reposition your property? Slow but steady consumer confidence is driving growth, particularly in live-work-play zones. Traditional retail has evolved. Owners and developers are evaluating properties to create unique destinations and mixed-use experiences. As noted by Eric Goldstein, Executive Director of the King … Read more

Meet Our New Project Manager: Jared

Nave Newell is excited to announce the addition of Jared F. Lowman, RLA as project manager. This fall, Nave Newell welcomed Jared F. Lowman, RLA to the firm’s land planning and landscape architecture department, a dynamic group that has seen significant growth and transformation over the last year. He joins several new designers that have been … Read more

Lighting Tips to Brighten Your Winter Landscape

The leaves have fallen. It’s dark by 5:00 PM. Winter is definitely coming. At the end of the day, wouldn’t it be nice to pull up to a brightly light home? Lighting features are a great way to brighten up your landscape. They can: Highlight prominent architectural and landscape features. Increase both safety and security. … Read more

Squashes and Gourds – Are They Edible?

What is the difference between a squash and a gourd?  Are they edible? Both can be found on your Thanksgiving table, however, there are certainly some differences. Let’s start off with background and similarities – Squashes and gourds are members of the Cucurbitaceae family. This is a massive plant group containing over 800 species of plants such … Read more

It’s Time to Fly Your Site

The fall season is upon us, which means it’s time to schedule your aerial survey flights. With increased demand for services, aerial survey vendors are requiring longer lead times. Submit your requests now because once the snow begins to fall, there’s no telling how long the ground may be covered, making it difficult and more … Read more

6 Watering Tips for Your Garden

The recent heat wave has made it quite a challenge to keep plants and flowers from burning out. It may have also caused a spike in your water bill. Here are some tips to help you to learn to water more efficiently. Water the roots. Despite what some may think, the roots are the actual … Read more

The King of Prussia Mall Expansion is Open

Proof that continuous improvement does lead to success, Simon’s expansion of the King of Prussia Mall opened to glowing reviews. Two malls, the Court and the Plaza have become one. Called “one of the finest shopping environments in the U.S.,” we’ve got photos from both inside and outside of the $250 million project that we … Read more

Bugs and Pests – Do’s and Don’ts

Maintaining a green, weed-free lawn and thriving garden is a challenge but fending off those bug and pest infestations can be downright annoying.  While there are hundreds of lawn and garden pests that can attack your landscape and garden, common pests include caterpillars, Japanese beetles, leaf miners, snails, slugs, spider mites, mosquitoes, ticks, hornets, wasps, bees … Read more

Top Gardens to Visit in Philadelphia

Now that vacation season is in full swing, you might be looking to make a few day trips. The Philadelphia area has beautiful gardens and preserves, right around the corner.  And you don’t have to be a landscape architect to enjoy what these gardens and landscapes have to offer. Here are a few great places … Read more

Did You Know DELCORA Has a Tapping Fee?

Significant infrastructure improvements have led the Delaware County Regional Authority (DELCORA) to require planning module applicants to pay a $1,000 per EDU tapping fee prior to sewer module approval.  However, the fee is not to be submitted until the authority has evaluated that sufficient capacity is available for the project and has determined how many EDUs the … Read more