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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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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining and Updating the Imperial Center

One of Southeast’s largest commercial office parks, the Imperial Center in Durham, North Carolina, features 4.4 million square feet of office, warehouse, flex and retail space spread across 456 acres. The client was seeking improved customer service, communication and landscape quality and hired GreenView Partners, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. “With the communication and all […]

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Goldberg & Rodler, Inc., Dynamic Downtown Dwelling
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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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