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Landscapes of the Month: Stabilizing Shorelines for an HOA

Located in Oakbrook, Illinois, the Brook Forest Community Association intended for numerous shorelines to be stabilized and regraded based on the effects of erosion. In order to complete the project, the client hired Pizzo & Associates, Ltd., based in Leland, Illinois, to take it on. Due to the successful outcome of the project, Pizzo & […]

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Photo: Casey Dunn

Landscapes of the Month: Installing Landscaping in a Tight Downtown Space

Located in Austin, Texas, this client desired to develop a retro 70s-style hotel, the Hotel Magdalena, in the downtown area, which would include a landscape inspired by the natural springs of Barton Springs. In order to complete this project, the client hired Custom Greenscaping, based in Irving, Texas, to take on the job. Custom Greenscapes’s […]

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Photo: Ruppert Landscape

2022 Judges’ Award: Installing a Next-Generation Urban Campus

In midtown Atlanta, Georgia, is the three-acre headquarters of Norfolk Southern, which was created as a next-generation urban campus. The two office towers are unified by a five-story campus-style hub that serves as a destination for employees to work and socialize. Ruppert Landscape was brought on to help with the landscape installation by a general […]

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Photo: Neil Landino Photography

2022 Judges’ Award: Maintaining a Boxwood Lover’s Paradise

When The LaurelRock Company, based in Wilton, Connecticut, took on the maintenance of an estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2020, the plant health care was nonexistent and the multi-million-dollar landscape was in decline. Two years later, their work on the property earned LaurelRock one of the two prestigious Judges’ Awards presented in 2022, which is […]

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Photo: Dan Degrush

Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Charming English Garden

Located in Cherry Hills, Colorado, upon two acres of English garden-style landscape, is a European cottage-style home. The home has a pool, a main entertaining space, and a few smaller patio areas that contain flower beds, rocky paths, and a wide-ranging lawn area. In order to correctly maintain this residence, Lifescape Colorado was hired to […]

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Photo: Aaron Leimkuehler

Landscapes of the Month: Restoring a Library Courtyard to Its Former Glory

The Linda Hall Library, situated in Kansas City, Missouri, is one of the nation’s foremost libraries with a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, and their histories. The library sits atop an arboretum with employed horticulturalists to take care of the various plant species. The client’s intent for this project was to transition from an […]

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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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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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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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