The Big One

Recovering a property after Hurricane Harvey

November 15, 2019By
After Hurricane Harvey, the office building closed due to flooding and other issues, which affected the retention of tenants. The client's intent was to renovate the landscaping as quickly as possible. Photo: Bryan Malloch

Location Sugar Land, Texas Company Lawn Management Co. In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the Sugar Creek on the Lake office complex received severe rain. “We had a year’s worth of rain in three days,” says Adam Purnell, branch manager at Lawn Management Co. (LMC). The property was underwater for six days, he says. Due to flooding, the building... read more

The Big One: Maintaining Chicago’s Navy Pier

October 14, 2019By
Photo: Moore Landscapes; NALP

Moore Landscapes has been maintaining the landscaping and property at Navy Pier in Chicago for a little more than 10 years. read more

The Big One: Drama in the desert

August 23, 2019By
Planned development (Photo: Yellowstone Landscape)

Location: Albuquerque, N.M. Company: Yellowstone Landscape Mesa del Sol is a mixed-use, master-planned development located outside of Albuquerque, N.M. Yellowstone Landscape has been maintaining the property for just over two and a half years. As the name suggests, Mesa del Sol is located on top of a mesa. It receives little rainfall and can experience 40-degree temperature swings in a... read more

The Big One: Making a mark

July 16, 2019By
Landmark Square project (Photo: Landmark Square)

Location: Stamford, Conn. Company: Eastern Land Management Landmark Square consists of an elevated, multitier seven-building office, retail, dining and theater complex — all situated over a four-story parking structure. Eastern Land Management (ELM) has been maintaining the property for the last 20 years. It maintains Landmark Square year-round, providing maintenance, snow and ice removal and holiday lighting and décor. The... read more

The Big One: Park perfection

June 26, 2019By
Millennium Park (Photo: Scott Stewart, Millennium Park Foundation)

The details (and images) behind Chicago area Christy Webber Landscapes' maintenance work on Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. read more

The Big One: A tranquil retreat

June 19, 2019By
Front view of house (Photo: James Martin Associates)

Location: Libertyville, Ill. Company: James Martin Associates This property’s landscape was originally designed and built by James Martin Associates, and created a restful environment where guests could view the water feature, flowers and outdoor elements from a variety of vantage points. After the design/build project was completed, the company’s maintenance team took over the upkeep of the project. Account Manager... read more