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Shannon Karlson - BMLA

BMLA recently purchased Land F/X and produced our first large-scale project with Irrigation F/X. The project includes over 50 acres of slopes, open spaces and parks. The Final irrigation design utilizes 10 POC’s each incorporating several different irrigation methodologies from matched precipitation rate rotors, rotary type nozzles, drip irrigation and combination of 2-wire controllers and traditional controllers. This was a huge project and a perfecto opportunity to test this product at our office, and I am pleased to tell you that Land F/X exceeded all of our expectations.


We have since used Land F/X for several other projects and I would estimate that is has increased our productivity in irrigation design by at least 50%, not to mention the peace of mind provided by error checking in pipe sizing, flow and pressure. The pipe-sizing feature alone is worth the price in timesaving. The ability to add elevations from the POC to the valve and the highest head is critical for our slope irrigation design and for projects with a lot of elevation change. Instant schedules and critical worst-case analysis is another plus.


The easy to follow webinars for training made the transition to a new software program easy. Technical support has always responded in friendly and timely manner via the phone or email. Land F/X works fast and seamlessly with our existing AutoCAD platform with no fatal errors and let us use our office standard linetypes and layers to create an office template to use on all our projects. Also, we can finally get rid of all the product catalogs cluttering up our desks. Land F/X has built in all of the symbols and catalog data from most of the major manufacturers, and the Internet connectivity to product data is priceless.


For these reasons and all of the other great features not mentioned, BMLA highly recommends the Irrigation F/X product for any Landscape Architect. We can’t wait to add additional stations and start using the design, planting and detail features.


Shannon Karlson

Senior Project Manager

BMLA, Inc.

4site Inc.


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Lendon Community – Promenade Canal

Within the Lendon community there is an existing drainage canal that divides the commercial development from the Live/Work area and the Lendon House, the community’s social center. The drainage canal will ultimately be transformed into a detailed planting scheme and tree-lined pedestrian corridor while still functioning as a storm water bypass during heavy storm events. The canal will also support the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) lifestyle of Lendon along with the commercial development, maintaining the unique nostalgic atmosphere of a “neighborly” community paired with the modern convenience for today’s fast-paced lifestyle. 

Beth Bailey

"I find the program intuitive to use, and have always been able to find answers via the website or by making a phone call. I really appreciate all the resources that are available. Although I don’t use all of the capabilities (I usually contract out irrigation design specific to the location of each project), the program is an all-around time-saver, especially since I often work with fairly large or spread-out sites. I can produce consistently clear and easy-to-read plans and installers have told me that they like that I can do plant schedules specific to each sheet (which makes logistics at install easier) AND export an Excel file of the total material schedules (which facilitates their pricing/bidding process). All around, I can’t imagine working without Land F/X!"

Beth Bailey
Charlotte, NC

Nancy Casey

"I am LOVING all of the amazing tools this software has to offer. They are super easy to learn and adjust to."

Nancy Casey
Soldotna, AK

Suzan Quigg

"I'd just like to say a huge thank you to your company and particularly Forrestt for the amazing and persistent effort to sort out my computer problem on Friday last week. I'm delighted to say that the Land F/X is now back and running - can't live without it. Can't tell you how much I appreciate the amazing service."

Suzan Quigg
Malanda, Australia

Vinnie Difini

"I will always stay with you guys, I don't think I could do my work without this software anymore. Thanks again for the GREAT customer support and prompt attention. I love you guys and the software!"

Vinnie Difini
ASLA, Marco Island, FL

Beth Bailey Oldham

"Land F/X has been key to being able to be profitable with planting plans in my ‘new normal’ business economy."

Beth Bailey Oldham, ASLA
Charlotte, NC

Rebecca Looney

"I told my husband that there have been few times in life when a software program meets or exceeds your expectations like this one has. I am loving it. I am being able to be productive on it much faster than I expected as I was on Bricscad and EaglePoint. This is software so superior."

Rebecca Looney, ASLA
Irmo, SC

Kristian Wiles

"Amazing tech support: yet another reason I love you guys."

Kristian Wiles, ASLA
Marietta, GA

Dennis Vang

"I am totally in love with Land F/X. It has made designing so much better and just fun again. I can relax and just feel loose to design."

Dennis Vang 
Las Vegas, NV

Daniel F. Machado

"I cannot express how much I appreciate LandFX. Having worked in the past since the mid 90’s with other land design software, and drafted with ink on vellum since the 70’s it makes it all the more a treat to work with your product."

Daniel F. Machado 
Modesto, CA

Marina Wrensch

"This quick assistance is what made the choice for your product a no brainer."

Marina Wrensch, ASLA 
Eugene, OR

David Albright

"F/X CAD is working great! You saved me money and I can still do all that I need to do with CAD.""

David Albright, ASLA 
Newnan, GA

Clay Carter

"Been using LandFX for years. Easy to use and VERY efficient. One of the best advantages is the tech support. When you call or email your issue is handled quickly by a small staff who cares. Very friendly yet very knowledgeable."

Clay Carter, ASLA 
Long Beach, CA

John R. Conte

"I just downloaded version 5 and was thrilled to see the ref notes capability in paper space! Thank you for taking my suggestion and making it a reality. I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to feel like my voice is heard in your organization. Thanks again."

John R. Conte, ASLA
Greenwich, CT

Rob Chang

“With Land F/X, our firm can produce con docs up to 5 times faster. Revisions become a walk in the park. We can achieve 10 times the speed if not more.”

Rob Chang
TEC Landscape Architecture
San Luis Obispo, CA

Carl J. Kelly Jr.

“Land F/X has dramatically increased my productivity and reduced my staffing needs.”

Carl J. Kelly Jr., RLA
President, Landscape Designs
Winter Park, FL

Jay A. Peterson

"Land F/X has been a very user-friendly software. Every firm we have shared Land F/X with has started using it the next week. Great Job Land F/X Group!"

Jay A. Peterson, ASLA
Lake Mary, FL

Steve Church

"It's a great program; it's helped our productivity go up regarding landscape and irrigation plans."

Steve Church
Salt Lake City, UT

Eric Stanley

“Every 2 weeks my boss says to me, “This program is the best thing ever. I’m not sure what we did before… it’s like before electricity or sliced bread.”

Eric Stanley ASLA
GSBS Architects
Salt Lake City, UT

Steve Cook

“… it would be crippling to be forced without it… you will most likely get your investment returned on the first project.”

Steve Cook, ASLA
San Marcos, CA

Warren Pruitt

" has helped us with standardization and enabled us to spend more time on design...better projects faster!"

Warren Pruitt, ASLA
ADC Engineering
Hanahan, SC

Paul Harris

“Land F/X plan check can be trusted to prevent mistakes on our most complex plans.”

Paul Harris ASLA
Imagine Sonoma
Sonoma, CA

Scott Weinberg

"If you know how to draw an irrigation design by hand, this program will allow you to fly through the steps and get terrific results. Before you realize it, you have completed your task. The program will automate nearly all of the tasks that you normally do by hand."

Scott Weinberg


"We absolutely love the program. We couldn't be doing what we're doing without it."

The Garden Design Co.
Nantucket, MA

David Farmer

"I've been practicing for almost 30 years, and this is the first time I've been able to visualize and evaluate my planting design instantly in 3D."

David Farmer, ASLA
TEC Landscape Architecture
San Luis Obispo, CA