MIDLAND PARK, NJ - April 6, 2010 - Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction designer Michael Hartman recently received the First Place Award of Excellence from the New Jersey Landscape Contractor's Association (NJLCA) for an innovative, environmentally friendly project completed by the company in northern New Jersey.
The challenging project, located in Kinnelon, N.J. and which received the award in the Residential Design/Build category during the association's recent New Jersey Landscape trade show, was recognized for its ability to combine sensitive environmental conditions with very specific requirements of the property owners. The project encompassed a pool planting that required the landscaping to blend seamlessly with the wooded areas surrounding it.
The project was recognized for its innovative use of the property's irrigation system, which is fed by a natural well that is broken into 16 small zones. Hartman designed the irrigation program to run over six hours to allow the well time to refresh between start times. This irrigation challenge also drove plant selection, which focused on plants native to northern New Jersey that eventually require little or no watering.
Hartman is a graduate of the Landscape Development Program at SUNY-Cobleskill and has been a designer at Jacobsen Landscape for the past four years. His landscape design work has been featured prominently in New Jersey's (201) Home Magazine's Spring 2009 issue on "Five Amazing Backyards."
Jacobsen Landscape is a full-service company specializing in design/build, residential and commercial property maintenance, irrigation/water management, outdoor lighting, and commercial snow removal. The company has been recognized nationally as one of the top landscape companies in America by Landscape Management Magazine and was featured on nationally syndicated Home & Garden (HGTV) for its award winning design of a unique, urban residential backyard in Hoboken, N.J.
Its newest Landscape Design Center & Garden Gallery is located at Saddle River's Barnstable Court, off East Allendale Avenue between East and West Saddle River Roads. Besides serving as a showcase for its work, the Gallery is designed as a beautiful venue for community and social events including, among others, Garden Clubs, Educational Foundations, local artists and environmental groups.
For more information on Jacobsen Landscape Design and Construction: 201-891-1199; www.jacobsenlandscape.com.