A display garden designed and built for the 2011 Chicago Flower and Garden Show has won a prestigious ASLA Merit Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Poul's Landscaping & Nursery, Inc., in partnership with Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture Workshop, were honored at the March 16, 2012 ASLA Celebration ceremony held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
The Excellence in Landscape Awards is an annual competition (which began in 1972), produced by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ilca.net), to recognize outstanding projects produced by Illinois landscape architects, contractors, designers, and other related professions. Twenty firms from the ILCA’s more than 800 members received Gold Awards – the highest honor – for projects spanning 9 categories. Pouls Landscaping & Nursery, Inc. received a Gold Award in the Singular Installation category for residential outdoor kitchen project in Kildeer, IL.
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The HNA Hardscape Project Awards (HardscapeNA.com), is a national competition that recognizes outstanding hardscape projects by contractors. Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (icpi.org), and is endorsed by the Brick Industry Association (brickinfo.org), as well as National Concrete Masonry Association (ncma.org).
The residential division recognizes outstanding residential projects in clay brick, concrete paver, segmental retaining wall, and a combination of all hardscape products in project categories of: Under 1,000 square feet; 1,000 to 5,000 square feet; and more than 5,000 square feet. Pouls Landscaping & Nursery, Inc. was the winner of the Residential-Combination: Under 1,000 square feet category.
|The Super Service Award, now celebrating its 11th year, is reserved for companies who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie's List - the nation's leading provider of consumer ratings on local service companies - throughout the past year. Fewer than 5 percent of the companies on Angie's List meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for the award.
"Our Super Service Award winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to providing the best customer service", said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List.
The National Wildlife Federation certifies sites as wildlife habitats if they meet
the following criteria:
• Provides food for wildlife such as foliage, nectar, pollen, berries, seeds and
nuts native from native forbs, shrubs and trees, as well as supplemental feeders
• Provides a source of clean water such as wetlands, lakes, streams, ponds,
bird baths, puddling areas for butterflies, or rain gardens for drinking, bathing
• Provide places for wildlife to hide from humans, predators, and inclement weather,
including native vegetation, shrubs, thickets and brush piles or even dead trees
• Provides a place for wildlife to rear offspring including trees, bushes and
• Maintains healthy soil, air and water including reduced chemical use and turf grass
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