Botanical Decorators creates an idyllic poolscape in a secluded backyard retreat. Photo by Roger Foley.

LCA 2012 Awards

Award-winning landscapes celebrate the arrival of spring

Each December as winter socks in, members of the landscaping industry gather to celebrate a sunnier time of year with the “Excellence in Landscape” awards. Sponsored by the Landscape Contractors Association (LCA) of Maryland, DC, and Virginia, this annual awards competition is judged by industry experts who vote in more than a dozen residential and commercial categories. These innovative projects reflect the finest in landscape design, with inviting outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, spectacular pool houses and lush plant scapes—in a range of styles and colors guaranteed to get you in the mood for spring. See the complete list of award-winning projects below.

To find out the stories behind four of these award-winning projects be sure to check out:

ZEN SANCTUARY
McHale Landscape Design, Inc.

WOODLAND STYLE
Botanical Decorators

GREENHOUSE EFFECT
Surrounds, Inc.

RIVER VIEW
Walnut Hill

The Best in Landscaping

DECADE AWARDS

*McHale Landscape Design, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD
Camp Roosevelt Property, Total Residential Contracting; Digiamarino Residence, Total Residential Contracting; The Willows, Total Residential Contracting.

HERITAGE AWARDS

*McHale Landscape Design, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD
Bethesda Property, Total Residential Contracting; Childs Point Residence, Total Residential Contracting.

*GardenWise, Inc., Arlington, VA Rogers/Melman Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

GRAND AWARDS
*Scott Brinitzer Design Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA
North Arlington Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Arlington Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Fitch Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

*Botanical Decorators, Inc., Olney, MD
Alexandria Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Lloyds Lane, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

*Graham Landscape Architecture, Annapolis, MD
Cathedral Heights Garden, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*Walnut Hill Landscape Company, Inc., Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Bay Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Rhode River Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*McHale Landscape Design, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD
Annapolis Residence, Total Residential Contracting; Edgewater Residence, Outdoor Living Area; Bethesda Residence; Front Residential Planting & Entranceway; Georgetown Pike Property, Front Residential Planting & Entranceway; Great Falls Residence, Total Residential Contracting; Kalas Residence, Craftsmanship; Martingham Property, Front Residential Planting & Entranceway; Mattingly Residence, Craftsmanship; Peitsch Residence, Craftsmanship; Potomac Residence, Total Residential Contracting; Potomac River Road Property, Outdoor Living Area; Rockville Residence, Craftsmanship; Sedmak Residence, Outdoor Living Area.

*Hawkins Signature Landscapes, Bowie, MD
Conley Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

*Korfonta Landscape Company, Aldie, VA Fairfax Station Residence, Outdoor Living Area; Great Falls Residence, Craftsmanship; Vienna Residence, Craftsmanship; Vienna Residence, Residential Maintenance.

*Colao Stone & Design, Arlington, VA
Gainesville Residence, Craftsmanship (Design/Build); McLean Residence, Craftsmanship (Design/Build).

*Surrounds, Inc., Sterling, VA
Great Falls Residence, Craftsmanship (Design/Build); McLean Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Mt. Airy Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Nature’s Beauty, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Avenel Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); White Falls Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*J&G Landscape Design, Inc., Spencerville, MD
Kelly Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*Fine Landscapes, Ltd., Sterling, MD
McLean Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); McLean Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*River’s Edge Landscapes, Bluemont, VA
The Moler Project, Outdoor Living Area; The Parks Project, Total Residential Contracting.

DISTINCTION AWARDS
*Bob Jackson Landscapes, Inc., Owings Mills, MD
Aldendell, a Newburgh, NY Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

*GardenWise, Inc., Arlington, VA Courchane/Zorn Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

*Kane Landscapes, Inc., 
Potomac Falls, VA Dineen Landscape, Residential Maintenance.

*Clearwater Landscape & Nursery, Ijamsville, MD
Glenelg Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Wildcat Retreat, Outdoor 
Living Area (Design/Build).

*Outdoor Spaces LLC, Leesburg, VA
Hamilton Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*McHale Landscape Design, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD
McLean Residence, Residential Maintenance.

HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS

*Kane Landscapes, Inc., Potomac Falls, VA
Barbee, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Maloney, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape, Alexandria, VA
Caldwell Charleston Porch, Craftsmanship.

*J&G Landscape Design, Inc., Spencerville, MD
Dick Residence, Front Residential Planting & Entranceway.

*Through the Garden, Inc., Harpers Ferry, WV
DiMaggio Outdoor Sanctuary, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

*McHale Landscape Design, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD
Northwest Residence, Outdoor Living Area.

*Live Green Landscape Associates, LLC, Reisterstown, MD
Miller Residence, Outdoor Living Area.

*GardenWise, Inc., Arlington, VA
Wolf/Gilbert Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).