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Award Winning Projects

Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining Southern Methodist University’s Historic Campus

Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) campus in Dallas, Texas, is known and was voted as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. However, the managing team for SMU’s campus felt the landscape was beginning to show its age and wanted to invest in enhanced maintenance, agronomy, tree care and irrigation. The previous maintenance company […]

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Photo: Hoffman Landscapes

Hoffman Landscapes Earns NALP’s Decade Award

At the 2021 Awards of Excellence reception, Hoffman Landscapes was presented with the Decade Award for exterior landscape maintenance. NALP members who have received a Grand/Gold Award and have managed their project continuously for 10 years can submit for this award. If they submit their project and score the equivalent to a Gold award again, […]

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Photo: Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes

Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Colorful Mountain Landscape

A residence in Beaver Creek, Colorado, desired a mix of perennials and annuals that would provide vibrant color all summer long. Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, based in Eagle, Colorado, was hired for a complete landscape renovation of this property through a relationship with a local landscape architect. It took two years to complete the renovation […]

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Photo: Monarch Landscape Management, LLC

Landscapes of the Month: Restoring a Headquarters’ Neglected Landscape

The Phillips 66 World Headquarters in Houston, Texas, achieved LEED Platinum status when the campus was built. They believe in maintaining a sustainable landscape environment but in three years property had deteriorated over three years due to gross neglect from the previous landscape contractor. After securing a new landscape maintenance company, the decision was made […]

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Photo: Balanced Environments Inc.

Landscapes of the Month: Keeping a Retirement Community Vibrant Despite Budget Cuts

The Covenant Living of Northbrook, located in a suburb of Chicago, is home to a 60-acre retirement community with 11 interconnected multi-tenant buildings, 18 duplexes and 3 quad-style residential units. Balanced Environments Inc., (BEI) based in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, took on the property in 2017 as the client was looking for a new, fresh […]

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Photo: EMI

Landscapes of the Month: Bringing Biodiversity to Mirror Lake

When The Ohio State University decided to transform Mirror Lake from a brick-bottom, man-made pond into a marsh wetland that resembled the original spring-fed pond from the 1890s, they knew to turn to Environmental Management Services, Inc., (EMI) based in Plain City, Ohio. The university has worked with EMI on many construction projects prior to […]

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Photo: Landmark Landscapes

Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Tired Lakefront Property Into a Jewel

On Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, a homeowner purchased a dilapidated cottage and run-down property with the intent of converting it into a summer home where their large family could gather. When they heard of how Landmark Landscapes, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, had completed a project for a nearby neighbor that called for a lot of permitting, they […]

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2021 Judges Award: Made in the Shade

In Wilmette, Illinois, a granite cobble drive leads to a home with 25 mature trees and sweeping planting beds filled with flowering shrubs and perennials. The client wanted a colorful landscape they could enjoy with friends and family so they hired Chalet Nursery in 2017 to take on the maintenance. Their work on this property […]

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Photo: Moore Landscapes, LLC

Landscapes of the Month: Overcoming Microclimates at the AON Center

The AON Center is the fourth tallest building in Chicago at 83 stories. The landscape around the 3.6 million-square-foot tower was designed to create intimate, peaceful spaces within the large-scale site. The landscape was also redesigned several years ago to align with LEED sustainability guidelines. The planting beds that were once filled with annuals now […]

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Photo: James Martin Associates

Landscapes of the Month: Blending the Indoors with an Outdoor Living Space

In Highland Park, Illinois, a homeowner had purchased a property with plans of updating and modernizing the interior and the exterior. One of the reasons they chose the property was because of the potential to add a swimming pool. Because James Martin Associates Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois, maintained homes in the client’s neighborhood with […]

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