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Lawrence Hoyle, Owner and Senior Landscape Designer
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Lawrence L. Hoyle. I started growing plants and retailing them at the age of 9. I also continued this operation through High School.

I attended Western Illinois University for 2 years, majoring in Botany. I then transferred to the University of Illinois and completed a B.S. Degree in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture in January, 1961. I joined the Illinois Highway System as Engineer Tech. on the Chicago Expressway System as Assistant Head of two Urban Expressways, I also supervised several landscape installation and maintenance contracts on three Chicago expressways.

During the 2 years in this position, I gained extensive experience with growing plants in very adverse conditions including salt damage from the Auto air pollution and snow and ice control during the winter months.

In January 1962, I accepted a position as a Turf and Landscape Specialist with Purdue University working with homeowners in adult education-landscape. I also conducted workshops for landscape contractors, nurserymen and park maintenance personnel.  The spring of 1963, I was the catalyze for starting the Northwest Indiana Nurserymen Association.  It is still active today and is now known as the Northwest Indiana Nurserymen and Landscape Association.

I completed a Master Degree in 1969 at Colorado State University in Environmental Design. During my masters program I was Responsible for the conceptual design for a 33,000 acre State Park in Nebraska.


1971, I begin working across the northern 10 counties of Indiana as the Area Extension Landscape Specialist.  I remained on the Purdue University Faculty for 12 years, answering all sorts of landscape and Landscape contracting questions and problems solving , as well as being Garden Editor for the two major Northwest Indiana newspapers.

In 1975, I started a Design-Build Landscape Firm in Indiana and continued until 1985. 

I moved to Marietta, GA. in 1985 and began a Landscape Design - build Company here.

Web-Landscape-Design-Ideas.com, went public in 2003 and since that time Landscape Designs have been complete in 40 different states. 

I have completed landscape design projects of varying sizes from very small to very large residential and Commerical.   Some of these designed and Landscape jobs are: Lake County Indiana Government Center about 15 acres.

6-1/2 acre  Residential Landscape Project, Wheatfield, IN.; Landscape Design for a large High School in Indiana including all of the Athletic Fields, etc.

Many project in Georgia including Landscape design solving severe drainage problems, irrigation,Hardscape  -   retaining walls, patios, walk and driveway design.  Landscape lighting Design and Landscape Irrigation.

I have a total of 57 Years Experience in the Landscape/Design Business.

Online Landscape Designer since 2003 with 100's of Landscape designs across the USA.  Designs in 40 states.

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