TAG: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Big Picture: Healing Haven

April 16, 2018By

Location: Lynchburg, Va. Company: Southern Landscape Group The client, Pearson Regional Cancer Center, wanted to create a garden where patients receiving cancer treatments could go for relaxation and therapy. The healing garden also would include a vegetable garden with raised beds for growing and harvesting organic and pesticide-free vegetables for patients receiving treatment at the center. The team from Southern... read more

NALP names winner of its 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

March 26, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) awarded Zeke Cooper of Aniwaya Design & Planning with the 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award recognizes an entrepreneur aged 40 or younger who has demonstrated spirit and initiative and who serves as an example to students pursuing a landscape industry career, according to NALP. Cooper is a national award-winning... read more

BYU wins National Collegiate Landscape Competition

March 20, 2018By

Brigham Young University won the 2018 National Collegiate Landscape Competition, organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The event, held March 14-17 at Alamance Community College in Graham, N.C., included more than 770 students from 61 college teams and two FFA high school teams, who participated in 30 individual and team competitions. Tree climbing, hardscape installation, wood construction,... read more

Big Picture: Lake Life

March 19, 2018By

Location: Weatherby Lake, Mo. Company: Embassy Landscape Group The clients’ intent for the project was to build access to their boat dock and the lake, create a lakeside gathering place and repurpose a rock pile left over from their home construction. The final design used natural stone for the steps down to the water—an easier installation than forming and pouring... read more

NALP urges action on H-2B

March 2, 2018By

Last week, many landscape companies were informed by the Department of Labor that they would not receive the H-2B seasonal guest workers they applied for, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). “Many landscape companies will be facing a devastating employee shortage this year because they didn’t get their H-2B workers,” said Paul Mendelsohn, vice president of government relations... read more

Big Picture: Water Wise at Heritage Hills

February 22, 2018By

Location: Lone Tree, Colo. Company: Designs by Sundown Heritage Hills is a gated community of luxury homes located south of Denver. In 2013, the community’s Metro District began a renovation project to reduce overall water use. Designs by Sundown sought to educate residents that water-wise and sustainable landscapes didn’t mean that lush, green streetscapes, medians and monuments were being replaced... read more