Cheryl Corson
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  • Upper Marlboro, MD
  • United States

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Grasspave Driveway
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Corson Oct 15, 2015.

Professional Boundaries for Landscape Contractors
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Corson Sep 27, 2011.

 

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Cheryl Corson replied to katrina's discussion 'LARE google group has been totally restarted'
"Yes, this is a terrible loss, but the new group is up and running. A colleague of mine got a personal email from CLARB a year or so ago regarding a post she'd made to the former group (divulging exam questions a little to specifically). So they…"
Feb 10
Cheryl Corson replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Sounds great. I have a Ziplevel. How does it compare? Cheryl Corson"
Jan 18
Cheryl Corson commented on Nicholas Buesking's blog post 'Vectorworks Develops Design Software for Landscape Architecture'
"I've used Vectorworks since 2008 and would never go back. Watch for my upcoming announcement of a dedicated Vectorworks Landmark User Group that I'm forming for the Mid-Atlantic area that will meet 8x/year via GoToMeeting."
Jun 22, 2016
Cheryl Corson commented on Ray Freeman's group 'LARE Multiple Choice Discussion'
"Josephine - my webinars are always available as many hours of pre-recorded videos are on the site. Live Q&A sessions begin in February, but membership is good for one year so you can begin now. It's not too early. See…"
Jan 8, 2016
Cheryl Corson posted a blog post

Meditation for LARE Anxiety

Research shows that a huge percentage of self-talk is negative, which makes finding your 25% reserve of positive self-talk very important heading into the LARE exam. Assuming you put in the prep time, your attitude going into the test center will energize all you’ve learned and sustain you during the exam.You’re traveling to the test center. If you’re anxious like me, you may have previously gone there so you know where it is and what the reception room looks like. You have eaten enough, but…See More
Dec 9, 2015
Cheryl Corson commented on Brandon Reed's group 'L.A.R.E. - ANYTHING GOES'
"I don't look at it as older folks helping younger folks but rather peers helping peers. As Matt has heard me say, more than half of the folks in my Corson Learning webinars are over 40 and sitting for the LARE. I respect those who took the UNE…"
Oct 26, 2015
Cheryl Corson replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"Chris, Thanks! You are correct. The issue stems from the client's visual preferences not the runoff on their 28 acre lot. I like your chip seal suggestion and will look into that. I've not heard that term before. She won't go for…"
Oct 15, 2015
Cheryl Corson commented on Brandon Reed's group 'L.A.R.E. - ANYTHING GOES'
"Hello Tony, When I took the old format Sections A & B, I did so on consecutive mornings. Those exams aren't as long as Sections 3 & 4, so this can be done. When I used the same strategy on the new format Sections 3 & 4, I failed…"
Oct 14, 2015
mark foster replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"Great advice from Walter and Alan   I have tried the grass pave but do not use it anymore.  My area (ohio valley) has heavy clay soils, and the grass pave sub-base is too incompatible in structure-- making it too dry or too wet (depending…"
Oct 2, 2015
Alan Ray, RLA replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"grass will not hold up to daily driving... this should only be used as a temporary parking area, of a fire lane or a drive that is only used occasionally."
Sep 29, 2015
CJ replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"I've used GrassPave (#2 I think). It has held up well with tifway bermuda #419 to light residential use in SC. "
Sep 13, 2015
Walter Bone replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"My pleasure and look forward to it.  Thanks."
Aug 9, 2015
Cheryl Corson replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"I know, the blade catching the edges of large floating concrete slabs is a concern. I'm against impervious surface for that much road (2,500 sf). At this point my solution can wait until winter as they just delayed the barn construction. I will…"
Aug 7, 2015
Walter Bone replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"Sorry for the delay Cheryl.  If snow plowing will be performed, then a solid surface will be required.  Consider, of course, scratching/scraping of the hard surface and other deformities that will occur.  Maybe simple stamped and…"
Aug 7, 2015
Cheryl Corson replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"Much appreciated Walter. the client doesn't care about the high heels issue, she just doesn't want to see that much hardscape (non-green). The new parking is for two barns over 100 feet from the house (cars, tractors). If I do the concrete…"
Aug 2, 2015
Walter Bone replied to Cheryl Corson's discussion 'Grasspave Driveway'
"Hi Cheryl, GrassPave is nice, but not so much so women who wear any heels of any height.  There are different ways to approach the design of it.  First, just a fine pea gravel drive with edging will work better than GrassPave and has kind…"
Aug 1, 2015

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Originally from Brooklyn, NY, former director of public art for the state of Colorado, and public art administrator in Maine. Attended the GSD from '91-'94 and have practiced in the DC metro area since then. Founded Cheryl Corson Design in 2003. Added Corson Learning in 2013. Monthly garden columnist for DC's Capitol Community News (Hill Rag).
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Meditation for LARE Anxiety

Research shows that a huge percentage of self-talk is negative, which makes finding your 25% reserve of positive self-talk very important heading into the LARE exam. Assuming you put in the prep time, your attitude going into the test center will energize all you’ve learned and sustain you during the exam.

You’re traveling to the test center. If you’re anxious like me, you may have previously gone there so you know where it is and what the reception room looks like. You have eaten…

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Posted on August 2, 2015 at 7:30am

LARE Math Basics

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Posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:33am

5 Tips for Passing Section 4 of the LARE

The new Section 4 is the Costco of the LARE, where grading and storm water management share the floor with construction materials and methods , and even some construction administration and contract information you thought you put to bed in Section 1. That’s a lot to study. The good news is that it’s over in 4 ½ hours and you get 120 chances to succeed. Every correct answer…

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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At 7:59pm on September 4, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Hello Cheryl;

Sept. 4, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

Thank you so much for your response concerning the LARE exam.  That amazes me that CLARB wouldn't recognize that it was obviously a "computer glitch" concerning the "review button".  I passed your e-mail on to my friend....I KNOW she'll be VERY appreciative for your feedback!  I just had a feeling that YOU were the one person I could contact and get some clear information about that situation - due to your experience with the LARE. 

You can contact me at my regular e-mail address:  bobcalifornia61@aol.com   I can then give you my Cell Phone number.  We can discuss over the phone.....and I can also follow-up with e-mail information about residential and/or multi-family type developments.  I'd be happy to assist you in any way I can.

Thank you again (on behalf of my friend)....and for your very quick response. 

Best Regards,

J. Robert (Bob) Wainner                                                                      Plano, Texas

At 6:08pm on September 3, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Hello Cheryl;

You sound like quite the EXPERT concerning the LARE.

Question:  I have a friend who recently took the LARE exam - approx. 50% through the exam (on the computer)....she pressed the "review button" as she wanted to check over her answers before continuing on to complete the LARE exam.  BUT......suddenly, the exam SHUT DOWN...and the proctor said she could NOT complete the exam.

Are you familiar with that "review button"?  And if so, did the PROCTOR during either of the LARE exams you took.....explain to you NOT to touch that button until AFTER you were completed with the exam?

I would very much appreciate your responding to me.  My friend is TRYING to get CLARB to allow her to re-take that exam on Friday...but, it doesn't look good.....they may make her wait until December!  Unreal.

Many Thanks!

Bob

At 2:39pm on February 5, 2010, Mark Johnson said…
Hey Cheryl, Hope you are liking the snow. I havent done anything with this network either but I figure there's no harm in seeing what happens. I am enjoying working with the magazine, i hope you like how it has been going.
MJ
At 7:09am on March 23, 2009, Ann English said…
Hi Cheryl! glad to see you are in the Lounge!
At 6:00am on March 23, 2009, Kevin J. Gaughan said…
Cheryl, welcome to the lounge!
 
 
 

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