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Awards of Excellence Winners Get Dividends in Unexpected Ways

Clients value award-winning companies. Employees want to work for companies that do great work. NALP’s national Awards of Excellence showcase the best project work in commercial and residential lawn care; landscape design/build and maintenance; interior design/build and maintenance and more. Award recipients benefit in so many ways. Bob Grover, LIC, president of Pacific Landscape Management […]

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A Landscape Designer’s Perspective on Award Winning Projects

David Guthery, landscape designer with LandCrafters, LLC in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is a recipient of a 2020 Gold Award of Excellence for Residential Landscape Design and Construction for the Eastend Tudor project. He says one of the more unconventional reasons he participates in the award process is because it forces him to follow through on hiring […]

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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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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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2020 Judges Award: Creating a Lake View Resort

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, a client wanted to create a family vacation compound that felt like a high-end resort when visiting. Mariani Landscape was asked to include comfortable, yet elegant, living spaces to entertain and relax. The design intent was to draw the family outside into intimate spaces for multigenerational gatherings while taking advantage of […]

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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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Landscape of the Month: The Garner Residence by Earth, Turf & Wood

A Pennsylvanian family was looking to upgrade their home’s curb appeal and their backyard pool. They wanted to take full advantage of warm summer months. They had painstakingly updated and refinished their house and wanted an outdoor space to match. With a general idea in mind, they contracted Earth, Turf, & Wood to help make […]

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