Scapes, Inc. won an award for the Whitehall Creek Residence; lanscape architecture by Campion Hruby. Photo: David Burroughs
Swett Residence by Fine Earth Landscape, Inc. Photo: Hilary Schwab
A Residence in Bethesda by Shorb Landscaping, Inc. Photo: Melissa Clark
McLean—Modern by Colao & Peter Outdoor Environments. Photo: Jimi Smith
Swett Residence by Fine Earth Landscape, Inc. Photo: Hilary Schwab
A Residence in Bethesda by Shorb Landscaping, Inc. Photo: Melissa Clark
McLean—Modern by Colao & Peter Outdoor Environments. Photo: Jimi Smith

The Great Outdoors

The LCA Awards celebrate excellence in landscape design in our region

The Excellence in Landscape Awards, sponsored by the Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, DC and Virginia, recognize exceptional garden design throughout the region. This annual competition is judged by industry experts who vote in more than a dozen residential and commercial categories. Features on four winning projects follow; all 2018 residential winners are listed below.

Formal Approach

McHale Landscape Design creates a commanding welcome for a stately abode

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Party Time

Surrounds, Inc., transforms a mundane backyard into a mecca for entertaining

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Grand Entrance

A design team conceives an elegant yet family-friendly landscape in Potomac

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Garden Variety

Wheat’s Landscape makes the most of a diminutive lot with style and function

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DECADE AWARDS
McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
Easton Waterfront Estate for Residential Maintenance; A Davidsonville Residence for Outdoor Living Area; Eastern Shore Waterfront Estate for Total Residential Contracting; Edgewater Residence for Total Residential Contracting; Oxon Pond Residence for Total Residential Contracting; A Bethesda Residence for Front Residential Planting & Entranceway.

HERITAGE AWARD
McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
Avenel Residence for Residential Maintenance.

GRAND AWARDS
Colao & Peter Outdoor Environments
McLean—Modern for Craftsmanship; McLean—Tennis Court and Pavilion for Craftsmanship.
Fine Earth Landscape, Inc.
The White Flower Garden for Total Residential Contracting; Swett Residence for Total Residential Contracting.
Live Green Landscape Associates
Pollokoff Residence for Outdoor Living Area.
McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
Great Falls Residence for Outdoor Living Area; Peninsula Point for Total Residential Contracting; Vienna Residence for Front Residential Planting & Entranceway; Kenwood Project for Total Residential Contracting; Galesville Residence for Total Residential Contracting; American Meadow Garden for Total Residential Contracting.
Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes
Price Residence for Craftsmanship.
Planted Earth Landscaping, Inc.
Potomac Residence for Residential Maintenance; Alexandria Residence for Total Residential Contracting.
Scapes, Inc.
Old Man Creek Residence for Total Residential Contracting.
Shorb Landscaping, Inc.
A Residence in Bethesda for Total Residential Contracting.
Surrounds, Inc.
Difficult Run Residence for Front Residential Planting & Entranceway (Design/Build); Lakefront Living Residence for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Hunting Crest Residence for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Foxhall Residence for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); Falconhurst Residence for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Wessynton Residence for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).
Wheat’s Landscape
Bethesda Outdoor Living for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build); McLean Residence for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build); Falls Church Oasis for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

DISTINCTION AWARDS
Colao & Peter Outdoor Environments
Alexandria Waterfront Modern for Craftsmanship (Design/Build).
McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
Oakton Residence for Outdoor Living Area.
Planted Earth Landscaping, Inc.
Northwest Washington, DC, Residence for Total Residential Contracting.
Scapes, Inc.
Whitehall Creek Residence for Outdoor Living Area; Resort Style Living for Outdoor Living Area.
Surrounds, Inc.
Red Barn Residence for Outdoor Living Area (Design/Build).

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Colao & Peter Outdoor Environments
Great Falls—European Entry for Front Residential Planting & Entranceway (Design/Build).
Rossen Landscape
Clifton Residence for Total Residential Contracting (Design/Build).