Unilock Awards of Excellence, Landscape Designers Showcase Work

Unilock makes hardscaping elements we feature frequently in landscaping projects that require stone, pavers, pool decking or a retaining wall. Each year Unilock hosts the Awards of Excellence, bringing together top landscapers and contractors from across the country to recognize trend-setting landscaping transformations created by landscape designers. Quiet Village was nominated for best use of the U-Cara retaining wall systems by Unilock. The completed project features a tiered wall with stairs, privacy fence, and lighting. 

To represent the nominated project at the awards ceremony was Ali LaRose and Dennis Evans. The landscaping renovation in Richmond Heights, MO added outdoor entertaining space for at least 40 adults to a backyard that already had a pool, but now needed areas to cook, relax, and lounge by the new outdoor fireplace

Larger format flagstones in varying sizes give the patio a smooth surface texture and modern look. At the Unilock Awards of Excellence event we noted a shift towards more contemporary color palettes in landscape designs, with an emphasis on blending garden elements with hardscaping elements. 

To get nominated, a landscaping company must be a Unilock authorized contractor with professional experience building outdoor spaces. Projects must then by staged and photographed as entry into the different categories. Quiet Village Landscaping was nominated for two categories, and traveled to Kansas City, MO for the networking and awards event. 

We proudly partner with Unilock in creating high quality outdoor living spaces that inspire people to connect with the natural beauty that surrounds us in our landscapes. Every backyard has the potential to be a paradise, and we appreciate the opportunities we have to showcase our work, and inspire more people to invest in their own at-home well being. A yard renovation of this scale starts with a detailed landscape design that outlines all materials, plants, construction work, and soil remediations needed to bring the plan to life. Landscapes need to be functional and thriving, with clients often interested in native plants, sustainable improvements, and the return on investment an outdoor kitchen, new patio, or well-established garden brings to a home. 

Start the process to transform your space with Ali, Dennis, or any of our talented designers. Common issues we find at homes around St. Louis are drainage issues, overgrown or oversized plants, invasive Bush honeysuckle, improperly draining lawn, not enough biodiversity, and a general lack of beauty. Plants may have been planted in the wrong place. Trees grow too big for the surrounding area. A retaining wall starts to fail. A lawn isn’t watered frequently enough. These are problems we run into and remediate for clients. You can learn more about our design process and how we work with property owners here, or reach out for an in-person consultation with an outdoor living pro. As they say, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Get started on transforming your property with a landscape design plan.