Category Archives: Landscape Architecture

Now that spring is here, it’s time to get out into nature and enjoy some fresh air. Whether you’re heading up into the mountains for a weekend camping trip, or are jetting out to Hawaii in the coming weeks, you’ll want to make sure you have a hammock. There’s something special about this simple hanging […]

If your business landscaping features a lawn, trees, bushes, or flower beds, you’re probably spending quite a bit of money watering and maintaining them. Sadly, the EPA estimates nearly 50% of the water utilized for these processes goes to waste. Yes, you read that correctly: 50%. What if there was a way to not only […]

If the recent 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Italy doesn’t have you thinking about the security and structural integrity of your business or building, it certainly should. Like tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding, we’re rarely able to predict when and if an earthquake will strike, but there are things you can do to protect your livelihood and […]

Architecture is often associated with practical design and functionality, but each and every building is a work of art in its own special way. Even the most creatively designed structures are built for a reason, but up until recently, it had more to do with a designer’s whim, then an actual economically-based purpose. But thanks […]

Summer is quickly approaching, and that means it’s going to get harder and harder to keep your lawn looking nice and green — unless you regularly start watering it.   Unfortunately, with drought season getting worse every year, and the cost of water going up, it might take some extra effort to see the results […]

April is the month where spring really kicks into high gear. The flowers start blooming, the trees are regaining their leaves and we just finished celebrating Earth Day.   If you haven’t already considered doing so, now might be a great time to invest in some more energy efficient, environmentally friendly construction.   Not only […]

Spring will be here before you know it, and with the change in season comes a great opportunity to showcase the beauty of your commercial office or storage facility.   One of the best, most affordable ways to give the exterior of your building a face lift is to update the landscape surrounding your parking […]

Have you heard of self-healing concrete? It’s been making headlines all over the place lately. But what is it, exactly?   While the title itself sounds like something out of a science fiction story, “living” concrete is on its way to becoming a reality. Why is it necessary though? Concrete has been around for centuries and […]

With summer here and temperatures on the rise, bills for utilities such as electricity and water start going up and up. One of the best ways to save money during the summer is by investing in desert landscaping.   Droughts in the West are becoming more and more common, and as you can probably guess, […]

With summer just around the corner, and the thunderstorms that come with it following closely behind, there’s no better time than now to have McNeil Engineering come out and assist on paving consulting. Don’t get stuck with a flooded parking lot or a backed up drainage system. We know what it takes to keep your […]