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Landscapes of the Month: Restoring a Tropical Landscape to Health

When the board of directors of a luxury beachfront, high-rise property in Bal Harbour, Florida, decided they wanted their landscape to stand out from the rest of the condos in the area, they chose VisualScape Inc., to manage their landscape. Located on the world-famous Collins Avenue, the landscape needed to be pristine and healthy and […]

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Photo: Bryan Malloch

Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Parking Lot into a Retention Pond

When new construction required MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to add a stormwater detention pond to capture excess runoff, they decided it provided a good opportunity to make the new detention area a naturalized wetland to restore native habitat to an urban location. They turned to Lawn Management Company, Inc., based in Houston, […]

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Photo: Oasis Turf & Tree

Landscapes of the Month: Establishing a Showcase Lawn from Scratch  

In Loveland, Ohio, a homeowner had just moved to the area and built a new home on a 4-acre property where there was once a dilapidated house. Thanks to Oasis Turf & Tree’s strong presence in the area, she contacted the Loveland, Ohio-based business with the goal of creating a lawn and landscape that would […]

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Photo: Morgan Howarth

Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Narrow Space Into a Celebration of the Seasons

In Bethesda, Maryland, a client wanted a multi-functional outdoor space to match their newly-built modern house. Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, was able to accommodate this request and overcame the challenges of the narrow space. Their work creating a modern marvel earned them a Gold Award in the 2021 Awards of Excellence. “It’s […]

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Photo: Max Monty Photography

Landscapes of the Month: Installing a Landscape for Plant Lovers

It is rare lately to encounter clients who aren’t searching for a complete low-maintenance landscape. However, this was the case for a residence in Estacada, Oregon. In fact, this couple of avid gardeners were seeking a company that could create a ‘working garden’ for them that they could enjoy and labor in. After receiving several […]

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Photo: Washington University

Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Campus Landscape from the Ground Up

The Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, wanted a new entrance onto campus that provided easy access to newly built institutional buildings. Washington University also wanted adequate parking and landscaping to match their existing beautiful campus. This East End Transformation project was taken on by Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, based in Caseyville, […]

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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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