Kane Landscapes, Inc.

Josh Kane, CLT | Alan Blalack, RLA

Inspired to become a landscape architect while in high school, today Alan Blalack has more than 40 years of experience. His colleague Josh Kane entered the field as a fourth grader, mowing neighbors’ lawns. Eventually, Kane earned a degree in horticulture and landscape design, then founded Kane Landscapes in 1990. Blalack joined him in 2012;  the firm currently employs a staff of 54.

Blalack, Kane and their team embrace  projects that present challenges and opportunities for creative programs. “I enjoy designing innovative solutions that work well with topography and site character and that complement the architecture of the house,” Kane says.

Form and function go hand in hand on every job, as Blalack explains: “While maintaining and being true to function, we introduce aesthetics through the choice of construction and planting materials that knit a design together in a cohesive fashion to create unique outdoor spaces.”

As the company continues to grow, its principals provide myriad educational opportunities for their staff. Employees receive training in investing and finance and are encouraged to enroll in outside learning.

Committed to environmental stewardship, Kane Landscapes is transitioning to battery-powered equipment. Says Kane, “Our new office is being built with solar panels on the roof and electric charging stations for all our trucks, as we envision working with EVs in the coming years.”

The company made the list of 2022 Best Home Experts in Northern Virginia Magazine.