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Landscapes of the Month: Preserving Native Plants and Conserving Water on This Corporate Campus

Silicon Valley is known for its technology, but this campus in Sunnyvale, California, features an urban landscape that connects people with nature. Pathline Park is a 42-acre site with 11 office buildings surrounded by meadows, forests, and modern art to provide a peaceful environment for tenants and employees. A main highlight of the property is […]

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2023 Judges’ Award: Crafting A Multi-Level Outdoor Living Space

This property, located in the lakeview district of Chicago, Illinois, was surrounded by a harsh urban environment. The homeowners decided to remodel the property, leaving the surrounding area devoid of any landscaping. Desiring a degree of separation from the city and space for more experiences at their home, the client turned to Mariani Landscape, thanks […]

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Boosting Your Business: Leveraging Awards to Attract and Retain Clients

The NALP Awards of Excellence provide an opportunity to recognize your team’s outstanding work on a national level and set your company apart from the competition. “There is a sense of company and individual pride that goes along with awards,” says Danny Stawowczyk, design sales associate for Live Green Landscape Associates, based in Reisterstown, Maryland. […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Revitalizing a Downtown Educational Ecosystem

In the heart of Springfield, Illinois, you’ll find a reinvented landscape that provides education and enjoyment for locals and visitors. The original landscape for this site was installed over 50 years ago to help people understand the importance of watersheds. As time passed, the existing concrete fountains and water sources began to deteriorate, requiring lots […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Lush Estate

This grand estate sits in the Hudson Valley of New York, offering a perfect view of the Hudson River and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. The owners purchased the stunning property in 2008 and began renovating the home and grounds a year later. Since the renovations began, Maple Leaf Associates, based in Putnam Valley, New York, has […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Constructing a Lakefront Paradise

When the homeowners bought this Michigan property, it was just a tiny artist’s studio on a picturesque beach. Over the next couple of years, the team at TruNorth Landscaping LLC, based in Traverse City, Michigan, transformed the site into a stunning lakefront paradise. For the whole team at TruNorth, winning a 2023 Gold Award of […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Blending the Interior with the Exterior

Many clients wish to have their home’s interior and exterior style match, and this contemporary house is a prime example. Named for its extensive glass doors, ‘A Glass Act’ has the modern style the owners want in their dream home. This project began as the family was renovating the home’s interior. However, they also wanted […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Keeping River Point Camera-Ready

The West loop of Chicago is a hub of activity with numerous office buildings surrounding the Chicago River. One of these properties is River Point, a beautifully designed building created in 2016. This highly manicured property has a gorgeous view of the Chicago River and the skyscrapers that cover downtown Chicago. Each day, between 1,500-4,000 […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Managing a Manicured HOA

About 20 miles outside Chicago is a luxury townhome community that sits next to a championship golf course. Like many golf course communities, Tower Crossing has a beautiful landscape that retains a cohesive look, tying the residences together. Since 2019, Moore Landscapes, LLC has worked with the HOA to maintain these high-quality properties. Their impressive […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Crafting a Ranch for Retirees

Soil is a crucial part of any landscape, and this home near Dallas is no exception. The owners of the newly constructed Westlake Ranch desired a unique landscape they could enjoy during retirement, so they called Neil Bales, president and CEO of LandPatterns Inc., and his team to install the new landscape and provide future […]

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