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Landscapes of the Month: Overcoming Steep Slope Challenges by the Chesapeake Bay

Located on the Chesapeake Bay, a newly purchased vacation home had set a list of goals with the intent to secure the house and foundation all while creating an environmentally friendly section of the shoreline. The home is positioned on a hill that borders the Chesapeake, and it has a clear waterfront view. Next, all […]

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Photo: Ron Ruscio

Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Prairie Around a Modern Home

Located in one of Denver’s most prestigious neighborhoods, the goal of this project was to build a residency that would present a modern appearance with a personal prairie in the surrounding landscape areas. Designs By Sundown, based in Littleton, Colorado, was hired to take on this project. Their client had decided to purchase two residential […]

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Photo: Ruppert Landscape

Landscapes of the Month: Creating an Oasis at the EXO Apartments

The EXO at Excelsior Parc is a 16-story residential development located in Reston, Virginia, that includes 457 apartments accompanied by 646 parking spaces. The project intended to provide residents with a well-appointed oasis amidst the lively urban environment Reston presents. Ruppert Landscape, based in Laytonsville, Maryland, was employed to take on this project. The project […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

Don’t Miss the Awards of Excellence Celebration at ELEVATE

Have you entered in this year’s Awards of Excellence? These awards recognize outstanding projects in commercial and residential lawn care and landscape contracting, management and design. Projects range in size and scope from less than $25K to more than $1M. “We find the NALP Awards of Excellence are an excellent way to share the depth […]

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Photo: Brian Mullins, Raleigh Commercial Photos

Landscapes of the Month: Overcoming Foot Traffic at The Carolina Inn at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Carolina Inn is an upscale hotel located on-campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is known to host university-related gatherings, including alumni weddings and other private events, which lead to the hotel’s need for a landscaping update. Due to the hotel’s distinguished location and entertainment duties, the client brought on […]

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Photo: Scapes

Landscapes of the Month: Crafting a Modern Landscape in a Historic District

A residence located in the small city of Roswell, Georgia, required a modern update while maintaining its historic ambiance. The clients relocated away from the suburbs to have better access to the amenities that an urban setting would provide, including an easy walk to the downtown restaurants and bars. Scapes, based in Roswell, Georgia, was employed to […]

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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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