Landscape Products

Our roundup this month includes a mesh fence and bike rack that double as sculpture and help make our outdoor spaces more comfortable and livable. For the latest landscape product introductions, visit the ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo in San Francisco from 10/5 to 10/9. — Rita Catinella Orrell
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Bicycle sculpture
The Tendo outdoor bicycle rack, designed by German architect Karsten Winkels, is suited for city sidewalks, college and university campuses, corporate grounds, malls, public parks, and waterfront areas. Characterized by a modern, two-sided circular design with an overall vertical orientation, Tendo offers a sculptural appearance when not in use. It comes standard in graphite gray, but special colors are available. All hardware is stainless steel. HessAmerica, Gaffney, S.C.

[Reader Service: July 2007 #224]

Smokeless ash receptacle
According to the International Coastal Cleanup organization, cigarette litter is at the top of its list of collected trash, accounting for nearly 35 percent of all debris picked up. Quick Crete’s Halo ash receptacle not only encourages the proper disposal of cigarette waste, but virtually eliminates tobacco smoke and odors by trapping them inside, keeping the surrounding air cleaner. The product’s covered design also eliminates the unsightly appearance caused by partially smoked or spent cigarette and cigar butts. The line is available in seven styles, ranging from classic to contemporary. Quick Crete, Norco, Calif.

[Reader Service: July 2007 #225]

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Hard landscaping aids
Markant by ACO includes a range of drainage and building products designed to meet the demands of residential projects. Three trench drain systems are available for driveways, patios, and other hard landscaped areas. DrainLine 100 (left) uses a polymer concrete V-shaped construction to maximize hydraulic performance. Made of 100 percent recycled plastic, GrassGrid (below left) reinforces grass areas to allow vehicle parking and traffic without excessive wear and erosion. ACO Polymer Products, Chardon, Ohio.

[Reader Service: July 2007 #226]

Water filters
Permapave Permeable pavers are used worldwide as a result of public concern about ecological and legal requirements that relate to storm-water management. Made from natural stone, the 100 percent porous pavers can help eliminate pollutants from waterways, recharge groundwater, and turn water waste into a positive feature. With a flow rate of up to 7.5 gallons per second per square foot, they can eliminate 100 percent of gross pollutants and an extremely high percentage of hydrocarbons. Permapave Industries, Syosset, N.Y.

[Reader Service July #227]

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