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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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Landscapes of the Month: Keeping A City’s Community Hub Green and Clean

City Springs, in Sandy Springs, Georgia, was envisioned as a place for community activity and designed to be a gathering spot for business, government and residential communities. This 14-acre multi-use space functions as the city’s civic and community anchor. Due to its integral nature to the city, Ruppert Landscape was selected to handle the landscape […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Master Gardener’s Collection

For the past six years, Myatt Landscaping, based in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, has been responsible for caring for a unique property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that is owned by a Master Gardener. As an avid plant lover, their client wanted a natural-style organically managed landscape. There is nothing formal about the garden and Myatt’s […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Supporting a Community’s Commitment to Sustainability

Since 2005, Babcock Ranch, located in Punta Gorda, Florida, has been committed to building a one-of-a-kind community with a focus on sustainability and innovation. The community is located on over 17,000 acres of nature preserves. The developer wanted to reduce the environmental impact by protecting important ecological site features like wetlands and forests. A 440-acre […]

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Photo: Yellowstone Landscape

Landscapes of the Month: Providing Commercial Landscaping for a BMX Park

In Houston, Texas, a client wanted to develop the largest BMX exclusive park in the world. This was part of their ongoing efforts to invigorate North Houston and create spaces for people to visit. They brought on Yellowstone Landscape to help with the revitalization of this space, which was formerly a wastewater management plant. The […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Bringing a Pastoral Estate Into the 21st Century

Landscape Creations of RI, based in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, was able to take a property in Little Compton, Rhode Island, that features a 250-year-old farmhouse, barn and horse paddock, and restore it to its former glory. The site is the summer residence of a family that lives in Boston the rest of the year. They […]

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Photo: Thomas Walker

Landscapes of the Month: Restoring a Garden to Its Full Potential

A client in Bethesda, Maryland, wanted a flourishing, lush, manicured garden. After two years of dissatisfaction, she reached out to Planted Earth Landscaping, based in Westminster, Maryland, to evaluate and restore the garden. Planted Earth took on this project in 2018. “We have a proven track record with the property manager and the landscape architect,” […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Landscape Creations of RI Blends New with the Old

In Little Compton, Rhode Island, you can find a new home nestled in a field with extensive stone walls that appears to have been there for years. This homeowner had grown up in the area and spent time riding horses on the property as a child. It was a place she had always wanted. Landscape […]

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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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