2012 JUDGES AWARD RECIPIENTS
PLANET ANNOUNCES THE RECIPIENTS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS 2012 PLANET ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT JUDGES AWARDS
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is pleased to announce that the Judges Award recipients of its 2012 Environmental Improvement Awards program are
- Lambert Landscape Co. of Dallas, Texas, in the Residential Design/Build category
- Southern Botanical, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, in the Commercial Design/Build category
- Southern Botanical, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, in the Residential Management category
- ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance of Calabasas, Calif., in the Commercial Management category
The projects submitted by these companies have already met the stringent requirements for a GRAND Award, the top Environmental Improvement Awards program category, and were further singled out by the judges as being exemplary in their level of difficulty in execution and the workmanship exhibited.
View the 2012 Judges Award Nominees and Winners!
Lambert Landscape Co. of Dallas, Texas, in the Residential Design/Build category – Project name: Regency Garden
Regency Estate, originally platted nearly 100 years ago, Lambert Landscape Co. was asked to design and build a garden in keeping with the stately Regency-style residence. Lambert’s master plan included installing an underground water harvesting cistern, using existing material transplants, and relocating seven mature trees. All bed preparation and plantings were installed using organic practices and are maintained in that same manner.
Southern Botanical, Inc. of Dallas Texas in the Commercial Design/Build category – Project name: Corporate Campus Courtyard
Following six months of landscape installation, Southern Botanical, Inc., literally unveiled the Corporate Campus Courtyard, created to provide an inviting and interactive outdoor space for the company’s employees. The narrow courtyard, surrounded by windows on three sides, has only one 25-foot wide access for the equipment used, and, during construction, fire and emergency evacuation routes had to be maintained. This once non-functional space, now brings employees outdoors to enjoy groupings of designer, lounge-like furniture within the natural setting.
Southern Botanical, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, in the Residential Management category – Project name: Eagle Residence
For the last seven years, Southern Botanical, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, has met the challenge of maintaining year-round golf-course-green turf in the “turf transition zone” where the Eagle Residence is located. A challenge made even more difficult this past year by harsh weather conditions—from drought, hail, and tornadoes, to floods and extreme high and low temperatures—and mandatory municipal water restrictions.
ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance of Calabasas, Calif., in the Commercial Management category – Project name: Woodbury Community Association
Twelve parks, each with their own unique plant palette, are contained within Woodbury Community Association, and most of those plants are maintained by natural pruning, which requires the ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance crews to be specially trained on plant identification and specific care. Maintaining this lush, pristine landscape and resort-style amenities involves managing its extensive irrigation system, tight water restrictions, and more than 5,000 flowering trees that need to be cleaned continuously throughout the year.