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Lambert Landscape also wins Decade Awards

Mediterranean Garden, which was designed, installed and subsequently has been managed by Lambert’s since the early ’90's.

Lambert Landscape Company was one of only six companies honored with an inaugural Sustainable Company Award given at the national 40th Annual Environmental Improvement Awards Program sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). 

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The firm also won one of only three Decade Awards given by PLANET. 

The Sustainable Company Award              
PLANET created the Sustainable Company Award to recognize and herald those businesses that strive to protect and conserve resources, reduce waste, and prevent pollution, while promoting an ethic of environmental sustainability and improvement within the workplace.  This was the first year the award was presented.

As a company that is celebrating its 90th anniversary, Lambert’s has always been at the forefront of reuse and recycle.  An early example is the use and recycling of plastic pots and wooden pallets, though the firm has incorporated over 40 recognizable ways for their clients and themselves to protect and conserve resources - making sure that everything compostable or reusable is recycled.  Utilizing “Water Smart” irrigation systems, composting and reuse of green waste (leaves, lawn clippings, brush), and designing with a commitment to the environment as an all-organic company have been a standard for Lambert’s. 

The internal policies include the use of recycled paper, the “think before you print” message on outgoing emails, and use of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) when possible.  Lambert’s has also worked with its property-owner to get the most out of their building, including programmable thermostats to zoned spaces to shutting down non-essential equipment in the evening.  Perhaps the most noticeable addition to their location this year is a 38,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank which collects their building water runoff for use in their proprietary compost tea brewed daily, as part of its organic and horticultural garden program.

Daniel Morgan, CEO and director of garden services, noted that the award is recognition of the entire company, including Moore Tree Care, Moore Lawn & Garden and Moore Life as well as Lambert’s.  “We salute them all as we strive to make the environment safer,” he noted.

According to Paul Fields, president and director of design for Lambert’s, “The design intent of an aged European estate has been maintained through consistent and appropriate horticultural management, including periodic garden revisions provided as part of Lambert’s comprehensive garden management services.”


The Decade Award 
The Decade Award is given to a Professional Land Care Association of America (one of the forerunners to PLANET) legacy member that has managed a garden continuously for 10 or more years and that garden previously has won a Grand Award. The firm was honored with the Decade Award for 2009 for its submission of a Mediterranean Garden, which was designed, installed and subsequently has been managed by Lambert’s since the early ‘90s. This award-winning garden received a Grand Award in 2000 for Exterior Residential Design/Build and in 2002 a Grand Award for Exterior Residential Landscape Maintenance.

Embracing a series of outdoor rooms relating to the home’s Old World architectural style, the one-acre estate aesthetically blends a complex assortment of plants ranging from warm and cool season turfs, extensive mixed vines and ground-covers, carefully selected color, formally maintained shrubs, specimen plantings and established trees that require horticultural expertise and sensitivity. 

Fields noted that the award-winning garden, both in design and maintenance, of this 1920’s residence is the reflection of a client whose personal interests include fine antiques and gardening.  “The style requires the detailing of a formal design in some areas while leaving other features natural and loose.  Ivy is often allowed to creep unrestricted in select spots and oxalis and dichondra permitted to grow in the numerous cobblestone paths’ crevices,” he said. The client’s collection of antique containers, seasonally planted with textural plantings and strategic pops of monochromatic bursts, punctuate the axial stone walks, which link the various garden rooms.

Lambert’s credits one of the successes of the Mediterranean Garden with its commitment to the environment as an all-organic company, therefore insect and disease control as well as fertilization is managed with organic products and through proper horticultural practices. The foundation of the Lambert’s program is a proprietary compost tea that is specially blended using high-quality, microbial rich compost along with liquid molasses and fish hydrolysis.  When balanced with appropriate irrigation management, this approach allows the firm to maintain this beautiful garden in partnership with nature’s resources.  

Lambert’s Representatives
Representing Lambert’s at the associations’ annual conference including the awards ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky were Fields, Morgan, Lara Moffat, marketing & recruiting manager; Jodi Joseph, director of garden services; and Jud Griggs, director of garden development.

The History
Since Lambert’s first entered the Environmental Improvements Awards in 2000, it is now a four-time winner of the Judges Award, which prior to Lambert’s submission in 2002, no residential entry had ever received this distinction, nor had a single firm received it more than once. The company also has received to date 24 Grand and two Merit Awards.  In 2009, the Decade and Sustainable Company awards are further recognition of Lambert’s that exemplifies its eminent residential garden design in the Dallas community.

PLANET’s Environmental Improvement Awards Program reflects the national association’s commitment to creating and preserving the beauty of the landscape. The program is designed to reward independent landscape and lawn care professionals who execute superior projects. PLANET strives to increase public awareness of environmental improvement through contracted landscaping and lawn care and encourages the consistent use of quality materials and workmanship.

Lambert’s is the oldest design/build landscape architectural firm in Dallas and one of the third oldest still in existence in the country with Maintenance and Tree Care divisions that focus on residential gardens of timeless designs-organically.

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