San Diego landscape contractors and their creations were recently honored at the 2011 Beautification Awards held by the California Landscape Contractors Association.
Twenty-three local landscape contractors were recognized for their excellence in landscape installation and maintenance in categories that included residential and commercial landscape construction, maintenance and renovation, water features, outdoor lighting and water-saving California-friendly landscaping.
The top three awards went to San Diego County contractors.
The Sweepstakes Award for design-build construction went to Ciro’s Landscaping Inc. of Escondido for the Baldwin residence in Del Mar.
The President's Award for residential construction went to Nature Designs Landscaping of Vista for its work at a wedding.
The Judge’s Award for commercial maintenance went to the Brickman Group of San Diego for its work on 13 acres of landscape maintenance at the La Jolla Country Day School.
Multiple local award winners included the Brickman Group and Summit Services, each with six awards; Nature Designs Landscaping, with five awards; New Way Landscape & Tree Services of San Diego and Ciro’s Landscaping, each with four awards; Torrey Pines Landscape of San Diego and AAA Landscape Specialists of San Marcos, each with three awards; and Backyard Vacations of Carlsbad, H.A. Casillas Landscape of Bonita, O’Connell Landscape Maintenance of Carlsbad and Benchmark Landscape of Poway, all had two awards each.
Other local companies receiving an award included Lansker’s Landscape Design of San Diego, Mark Schroeder & Co. of San Diego, Columbine Landscape of Vista, Schnetz Landscape of Escondido, Kimo’s Landscaping of Carlsbad, Belle Terre Landscapes of San Diego, Allen Landscapes of Oceanside, Shasta Landscaping of San Marcos, Falling Waters Landscape of San Diego, Silver Moon Lighting of Poway and Town & Country Landscape Design of Encinitas.