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Award Winning Projects

Landscapes of the Month: Caring for a Waterfront Destination

Along the banks of the Potomac River is a waterfront destination known as “The Wharf,” which resides on the southwest side of Washington, D.C. This vibrant area is full of shops, restaurants, hotels, and a boardwalk, making it a popular stop for thousands of weekly visitors and Ruppert Landscape is responsible for keeping this space […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Historic Hollywood Studio

Among the movie studios of Culver City, California, you’ll find a historic place known as the Culver Studios. Over the years, several popular movies have been produced here, including Citizen Kane, Raging Bull, and E.T. With so much history on this site, the owners desired to have a landscape that matches the iconic buildings of […]

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Conquering Challenges: Long-Distance Landscaping a Lakefront Property

This project earned David J. Frank Landscape Contracting a Gold Award for Residential Landscape Contracting in the 2023 Awards of Excellence. This modern landscape resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where amenities are hard to find, and long winters limit the timeframe for outdoor projects. The owners of this lakefront property desired a landscape that […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Working with a Rocky Landscape

In the forests of Dover, Massachusetts, you’ll find a modern house surrounded by rocky ledges and pine trees. This unique setting inspired the homeowners to create a landscape that would blend in their home with the natural surroundings while keeping their property tidy and functional for entertaining. From the start, NatureWorks Landscape, based in Walpole, […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Preserving and Restoring a Central Texas Ecosystem

Central Texas is a prime area for development, but this 11-acre nature park has been preserved, allowing locals and area visitors to enjoy the mixed-grass prairie that once dominated the region. From the design development through the installation phase, Twistleaf, based in Austin, Texas, has been at the heart of making this endangered ecosystem come to […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Solving Drainage Issues with a Sustainable Solution

When the project began, this Philadelphia backyard was nothing more than a sloped yard of turf with drainage issues. However, GreenWeaver Landscapes, based in Lenni, Pennsylvania, quickly transformed the space into an inviting and functional garden with water features, natives, and a spacious patio. Jennifer Nichols, president of GreenWeaver Landscapes, says winning a 2023 Gold […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Preserving Native Plants and Conserving Water on This Corporate Campus

Silicon Valley is known for its technology, but this campus in Sunnyvale, California, features an urban landscape that connects people with nature. Pathline Park is a 42-acre site with 11 office buildings surrounded by meadows, forests, and modern art to provide a peaceful environment for tenants and employees. A main highlight of the property is […]

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2023 Judges’ Award: Crafting A Multi-Level Outdoor Living Space

This property, located in the lakeview district of Chicago, Illinois, was surrounded by a harsh urban environment. The homeowners decided to remodel the property, leaving the surrounding area devoid of any landscaping. Desiring a degree of separation from the city and space for more experiences at their home, the client turned to Mariani Landscape, thanks […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Revitalizing a Downtown Educational Ecosystem

In the heart of Springfield, Illinois, you’ll find a reinvented landscape that provides education and enjoyment for locals and visitors. The original landscape for this site was installed over 50 years ago to help people understand the importance of watersheds. As time passed, the existing concrete fountains and water sources began to deteriorate, requiring lots […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Lush Estate

This grand estate sits in the Hudson Valley of New York, offering a perfect view of the Hudson River and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. The owners purchased the stunning property in 2008 and began renovating the home and grounds a year later. Since the renovations began, Maple Leaf Associates, based in Putnam Valley, New York, has […]

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