Live Green Wins Awards from NALP and LCA
The Live Green awards team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to accept these awards at NALP’s annual LANDSCAPES™ conference. The team also attended LCA’s annual award reception in Bethesda, MD.
Avalon Harbor East is a modern, luxury apartment building in the middle of Downtown Baltimore. Landscaping on this job included several thousand square feet of paver installation, planting, green roof installation, irrigation, and more. This job won a silver award through NALP for commercial landscape contracting above $1,000,000. Avalon also won a grand award through LCA (Landscape contractors association) for Commercial landscape install.
The fifth consecutive project completed for Morgan State, our company has a history of quality work and satisfaction with this client. This project consisted of approximately 100 trees, 700 shrubs, and nearly 17,000 perennials and grasses. In addition, approximately 2,200 cubic yards of soil were brought in for planting. NALP gave Live Green the bronze award for commercial landscape contracting $500,000 to $1,000,000. This project won a grand award for ecological plantings with the LCA to boot.
For this project, the client came to us with the idea of a grand entry with curb appeal. As the client granted us free reign with the design, we took inspiration from his colonial style house. Staying cohesive with this style, we designed the entry and steps to reflect the large house’s traditional, formal style. Clean lines of brick, bluestone, and cobblestone were used to achieve this look. The project entailed an open area leading into a flight of stairs down to an entry way to the front door of the house. In addition, drainage, planting, and lighting were all included in the project. This project was awarded a silver award through NALP for $25,000 to $100,000 (design build). This project also won a distinction award through LCA for front residential planting and entry way (design build).
The client’s primary goals were to secure the house, foundation, and the shoreline of his newly purchased vacation home on the Chesapeake Bay and to create an environmentally friendly section of shoreline to help spark the interest of his neighbors to continue this effort. The existing wooden retaining wall was failing, allowing sediment and contaminants to make their way into the Chesapeake Bay, which in turn caused pollution. While the total square footage of the walls came to 3,570 sq. ft., the project technically consisted of six individual walls. Walls on each side of a stairway had to be the exact same height. This became a challenge as we built them separately and at different times. This project won a gold award through NALP for erosion control/ ecological restoration. This project also won a distinction award through LCA for craftsmanship.