Landscape Awards 2018

Landscape Awards 2018

List of Awardees

Award of Merit

Owner:
The Shores of Long Bayou Condominiums
Designer:
Ernie Franks
Project Name:
The Shores of Long Bayou Condominiums Anhinga and Pool Ponds
Project Description:

Restored two storm water ponds to original SWFWMD drawings and developed and implemented a chemical-free, low-maintenance approach.  Replaced invasive aquatics with Florida natives and helped to educate other communities about the possibilities of transforming their ponds.  

Award of Honor

Owner:
Carol Spears
Designer:
AJM Environmental
Installation/Maintenance:
Green Isle Gardens
Project Name:
Carol Spears Residence
Project Location
The Villages
Project Description:
The Design goal was to create a habitat for all kinds of wildlife with an emphasis on butterfly food and host plants.  The concept was to remove the entire yard of non-native plants and replace with 100% central Florida native plants thereby creating the components of natural habitat:  water, food chain, shelter, and allowing for reproduction.  The design incorporated vertical diversity using numerous plant types, (ground cover, grasses, shrubs and trees).  
 
The yard is maintained with drip irrigation and pine straw mulch.  The homeowner incorporated plant and wildlife habitat signage and hosts educational programs to various groups.

Award of Excellence

Owner:
Florida Gulf Coast University
Designer:
Waldrop Engineering
Installation/Maintenance:
Hannula Landscaping & Irrigation; O’Donnell Landscapes, Inc.
Project Name:
Florida Gulf Coast University Main Entrance
Project Location
Florida Gulf Coast University
Project Description:
The main entrance was designed to transition from the commercial context adjacent to the campus into a more naturalistic setting
defined by the native environment.  The landscaping was inspired the iconic Everglades sawgrass prairie and marsh ecosystems.
 
The project removed 100% of Bahia grass and preserved all the existing  stands of slash pine and native vegetation along wetland preserve edges.
 
Drip irrigation was installed to use stormwater from retention ponds and collection at medians.  The goal was to achieve a self-sustaining landscape, reducing or eliminating irrigation and limiting maintenance to routine pruning and removal of non-native invasive species.
 

Award of Excellence

Owner:
Martin County
Designer:
Martin County and Tetra Tech Inc.
Installation/Maintenance:
Michael Yustin & Aquatic Vegetation Control
Project Name:
Kitching Creek Central Flow way, Martin County
Project Location
Martin County
Project Description:
The goal was to create a shallow littoral lake with 3 varied depth marsh areas to promote plant diversity, absorb nutrients and create fishery habitats.  The project restored a 12 acre wetland with seasonally inundated “islands” to create potential
bird roosting and nesting areas.  
 
Over 36,000 plants were used and within one year the lake and wetlands had 90% coverage.  Final work includes parking area, canoe/kayak launch, and a pathway around the site with educational signage.