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Land & Water Design, Inc., Grand Award for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build). © Hilary Schwab

Fine Earth Landscape, Distinction Award for Outdoor Living Area. © George Brown Photography

Kane Landscapes, Inc., Grand Award for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build). © Brian Nemiroff

GardenWise, Inc., Distinction Award for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build). © Michael K. Wilkinson

Jennifer Connoley Landscape Design, Grand Award for Outdoor Living Area. © Jennifer Connoley

LCA 2016 Awards

2016 LCA Awards Each fall as cooler weather 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 competition is judged by industry experts, who vote in more than a dozen residential and commercial categories. In the articles listed below, we highlight four winning entries and list all the 2016 residential LCA award winners. These innovative projects reflect the finest in landscape design, with inviting outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, spectacular pools and lush plant scapes—in a range of styles and colors guaranteed to get you in the mood for spring.

Grand Retreat

A stately garden by McHale Landscape Design complements an 1820 home in Easton

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Rustic + Refined

Wheat’s Landscape updates a McLean property with lush greenery and a clean-lined aesthetic

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Blank Slate

Surrounds, Inc., transforms a flat, empty Leesburg property into a pastoral retreat

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French Flair

Designs for Greener Gardens gives an Annapolis property an elegant makeover 

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2016 Residence in Landscape Awards


DESIGNS FOR GREENER GARDENS, INC. greenergardens.netFrench Estate, Residential Maintenance.

McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC. mchalelandscape.comKnightly Estate, Residential Maintenance; Annapolis Residence, Total Residential Contracting.


McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC. mchalelandscape.comSpring Hill Residence, Total Residential Contracting/Craftsmanship.


COLAO & PETER OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS colaostone.com Georgian, Alexandria, Craftsmanship (Design/Build), French Living, Great Falls, Craftsmanship (Design/Build).

growlandscapes.comLeesburg Front Courtyard, Front Residential Planting, and Entranceway (Design/Build).

JENNIFER CONNOLEY LANDSCAPE DESIGN jcld-landscapedesign.com — Bell Property, Outdoor Living Area.

kanelandscapes.comFrom Flooded to Fabulous, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

landandwaterdesign.comRockville, Maryland Backyard Retreat, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC. mchalelandscape.comMcLean Residence, Craftsmanship; Thunder Residence, Craftsmanship; Solitaire Lane Residence, Outdoor Living Area; Crest Lane Residence, Front Residential Planting and Entranceway; Fairfax Residence, Craftsmanship; Davidsonville Residence, Outdoor Living Area; Country Club Residence, Front Residential Planting and Entranceway; Lorton Residence, Outdoor Living Area; Coachway Residence, Outdoor Living Area; Potomac Residence, Craftsmanship.

PLANTED EARTH LANDSCAPING, INC. plantedearthlandscaping.comPotomac Residence, Total Residential Contracting; Baltimore Rooftop Garden, Outdoor Living Area; Lancaster Garden, Residential Maintenance; Alexandria Residence, Total Residential Contracting.

SURROUNDS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE surroundslandscaping.comGrenata Preserve, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Bhungalia Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Ellison Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Soobert Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Masonwood Estate, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

WHEAT’S LAWN & CUSTOM LANDSCAPE wheats.com The Tregoning Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); The Allen Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Graham-Collier Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).


FINE EARTH LANDSCAPE INC. fineearth.comBethesda Family Resort, Outdoor Living Area;  Rhee Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

GARDENWISE, INC. gardenwiseinc.co — Logan Circle Oasis, Washington, DC, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

JOHN SHORB LANDSCAPING, INC. jsli.comA Residence in Northwest DC, Outdoor Living Area.

LIVE GREEN LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATES, LLC livegreenlandscapes.com Bel Air Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC. mchalelandscape.comChicamauga Residence, Craftsmanship.


COLAO & PETER OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTS colaostone.com Modern, Alexandria, Craftsmanship (Design/Build).

GARDENWISE, INC. gardenwiseinc.coTudor Craftsman, Arlington, Virginia, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

LIVE GREEN LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATES, LLC livegreenlandscapes.com — Glen Arm Residence, Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).

McHALE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC. mchalelandscape.comSouthern Maryland Residence, Residential Maintenance.

SISSON LANDSCAPES sissonlandscapes.comSoutter Residence, Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).


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