Chapel Valley Receives Five National Awards

Chapel Valley Landscape was the recipient of five national awards at the Excellence in Landscape Awards Program held in Gaithersburg, MD in November 2011. The awards were presented by LCA, the Landscape Contractors Association, a community of landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, grounds departments, educational institutions, and suppliers banded together in a supportive environment in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.

At the Excellence in Landscape Awards Program, Chapel Valley was recognized with five Grand Awards: Residential Maintenance for a Private Residence, NW Washington, DC as a Decade award for continuous service to the client for over 10 years; Residential Maintenance, a Private Residence, for a waterfront property in Oxford, MD; Residential Design/Build, a Private Residence, Oxford, MD; Commercial Installation for Crescent at Falls Church, a high end mixed development project just outside of Washington, DC; Commercial Maintenance category for Muddy Branch Square, a high-end shopping center in Gaithersburg, MD.

Chapel Valley has received over 250 national and regional awards for commercial and residential design, installation, and maintenance projects.

Private Residence, NW Washington, DC                        Residential Maintenance

Decade Award

 The property is located on three-quarters of an acre in Northwest DC backing up to Rock Creek Park. The landscaping is maintained pristinely to create a stunning formal appearance. Vibrant color throughout the year is attained with spring, early summer, and fall flower rotation. All plants and shrubs are tightly hand sheared to create a polished and refined feel throughout the property, with the exception of one bright and lively perennial garden full of color. Chapel Valley has been maintaining this property for over 16 years.

Private Residence, Oxford, MD Residential Maintenance

The five-acre Maryland Eastern Shore waterfront estate located on the Tred Avon River in Oxford, MD, features landscaping with color, texture, and site conditions in mind. The site requires great attention to detail in order to retain its pristine condition. Site conditions greatly affect the maintenance including the sandy soil which compacts and impacts proper drainage, and the high water table typical of Eastern Shore properties.

The estate reflects the client’s lifestyle and is used for entertaining, recreation, and relaxation.  The couple shares a passion for gardening and the landscape design combines aesthetics with functional usage.

Private Residence, Oxford, MD                               Residential Design/Build

An eastern shore estate nestled on the banks of the Tred Avon River in Oxford, MD, the elegant custom designed home with its sprawling angled wings is positioned on the site to maximize stunning views of the river from the rear of the house. Our Landscape Architect had the challenge of tying together the existing elements of the house using a limited plant palette due to Eastern Shore conditions. He also had to take into consideration plant size and mature heights in order to leave an unobstructed view of the river.

Crescent at Falls Church, VA                                               Commercial Installation

Crescent at Falls Church is a high-end mixed-use development with luxury residential apartments and 6,500 square feet of retail space located five miles from downtown, Washington, DC.

The apartment building and retail space are surrounded by beautiful, mature landscaping abundant in two courtyards and areas surrounding the building. Each courtyard includes an outdoor sitting area including a fireplace, fire pit, and grilling station. A water feature, accented by a fountain, is located at the base of the stairs leading to the main courtyard area.  Trees line the courtyards and walkways creating a beautiful and intimate residential setting for the residents.

Crescent at Falls Church is a LEED Certified complex with over 45% of the site landscaped and supported by a high-efficiency drip irrigation system utilizing collected rainwater 

Muddy Branch Square, Gaithersburg, MD                Commercial Maintenance

Muddy Branch Square is a 6-acre high-end retail shopping center designed to create the look and feel of Colonial Williamsburg. The maintenance is performed to the attention of detail more commonly associated with residential properties requiring substantial pruning and weeding.  Seasonal color flower rotations occur in the spring, early summer, and fall.

Crape myrtles line the islands in the parking lot while perennials and annuals add texture and intense color to the entire landscape. All trees and shrubs are tightly hand sheared to establish a formal landscaping style while creating an ambiance that welcomes customers as they begin their shopping experience.

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