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 continued this plant business 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 major Chicago expressways.
During the 2 years in this position, I gained extensive experience growing plants in very adverse conditions including salt damage from the Auto air pollution from the 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 57 years later 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 of a 33,000 acre State Park in the northwest corner Nebraska. This park design wasn't part of my own degree, but it was included in another persons master's degree.
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. The largest design was completed just before I left Purdue University as part of my responsible for the Lake County Indiana Government Center 15 acres project. I also, supervised the landscape installation.
In 1975, I started a Design-Build Landscape Firm in Indiana and continued that company until April of 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 commercial.
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 59 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. I have over 180 designs in the Longview, Texas area.
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