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Awards of Excellence

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Sustainability-Focused Campus

Ruppert Landscape has been caring for one of the largest data centers in the world, Digital Realty, located in Ashburn, Virginia, since 2016. The campus is 173 acres and has doubled in size since the company first took on the client. The property has 13 office buildings that are connected by a series of sidewalks […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Multi-Dimensional Outdoor Space

A client in Freeland, Maryland, met with Lehnhoff’s Landscaping LLC to discuss how to create a multi-dimensional outdoor living space off the rear of their home. The property was a blank slate as the landscaping and hardscaping were nonexistent before. The client wanted to maintain the sightlines of their pastures while creating privacy from neighbors […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining and Updating the Imperial Center

One of Southeast’s largest commercial office parks, the Imperial Center in Durham, North Carolina, features 4.4 million square feet of office, warehouse, flex and retail space spread across 456 acres. The client was seeking improved customer service, communication and landscape quality and hired GreenView Partners, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. “With the communication and all […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Rooftop Refuge in Colorado

The three-story property on a corner lot overlooking Washington Park in Denver, Colorado, offered Lifescape Colorado a number of maintenance challenges. Lifescape has been maintaining this property since 2018 and their work earned them a Silver Award in the 2020 Awards of Excellence for residential landscape management. Dan DeGrush, senior landscape architect for Lifescape Colorado, […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Estate Gardens in Fairfax, Virginia

An existing client of Chapel Valley Landscape Co. hired the company to handle an installation project on a wooded lot that was formerly the home of three different residences. Sterns Lott, business development executive for Chapel Valley, says they have worked for this family on several other projects over the last couple of decades, including […]

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Landscape of the Month: The Pearl Brewery by Clean Scapes

The Pearl Brewery located in San Antonio, Texas, hosts foot traffic of 14,000+ on a weekly basis. Clean Scapes handles the task of keeping the landscaping bright, open and enhancing the beauty of the architecture. Founded in 1881, this brewery has been converted to a multi-use development including apartments, restaurants, retailers, public spaces and more. […]

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Landscape of the Month: Morgan Residence by Hoffman Landscapes

When a client referred the Morgans to Hoffman Landscapes, they were looking for a space where they could lounge in the sun and entertain company, but also enjoy relaxing quiet time. The existing deck was small and had limited time in the sun and the clients also wanted to be able take advantage of the […]

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How the Awards of Excellence Serve as a Marketing Tool

Entries are currently being accepted for NALP’s Awards of Excellence, which recognize the best projects in commercial and residential landscape and lawn care installation, maintenance, and design. Award entries will be accepted through August 5, 2020. Kelly Baccash, marketing coordinator for Hoffman Landscapes, based in Wilton, Connecticut, shares why they participate every year. “We are […]

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January Landscape of the Month: A Phased Approach to a Cohesive Landscape

The owners hadn’t been planning on purchasing a house. But one day, they were dropping their kids off at a friend’s place and noticed an open house sign down the street. Curious, they decided to take a look, and they immediately fell in love with the property, decided to buy it, and moved from their […]

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December Landscape of the Month: Pebble Terrace & Garden Pavilion

The R.P. Marzilli & Co. team began working with a prominent client in the Boston area in 2004, the same year that the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series in 88 years. Call it a momentous year. Fifteen years later, the property is an evolving, sprawling space with a series of intriguing themed […]

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