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Sprigs & Twigs, Inc Receives “National Award”

Posted By: Bill L

Published 09/26/2010 12:00 AM
Updated 09/26/2010 12:11 PM

“Cook Backyard Project” In East Lyme, CT Judged As One Of The Nation’s Best

September 2010 -- The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced that Sprigs & Twigs, Inc of Gales Ferry, CT was awarded the “2010 Environmental Improvement Distinction Award” for their work on the “Cook Backyard Project” in East Lyme, CT. This national award is in recognition of a superior project executed by landscape professionals and will be presented at the PLANET Green Industry Conference in Louisville, KY on October 29, 2010.

“We are thrilled to be recognized with this award and especially proud of the project and the Cook family’s enthusiasm and support throughout. We have created a nationally recognized showpiece for them and we couldn’t be happier”, said Linda K. Lillie, President, Sprigs & Twigs, Inc.

The project was designed by Linda K. Lillie and installed by Sprigs & Twigs, Inc an undertaking involving transforming the complete landscape by site grading, tree pruning and removal, stonework, the planting of over 200 plants, shrubs and trees and laying sod. Stonework was installed by Weber Masonry of Ledyard and an irrigation system was designed and installed by Shoreline Sprinklers, Inc of Westerly. Pictures of the project may be seen at http://www.sprigsandtwigs.net/Sunny%20Gardens%20New/index.html

“I cannot begin to tell you how much we love our yard. It is beautiful! We will take care to be good stewards of it in the years to come. We were very impressed with Sprigs & Twigs professionalism and “can do” spirit. I would highly recommend Sprigs & Twigs to anyone considering a landscaping project. It was a pleasure working with your crew and thank you for giving me the opportunity to do so. You have a group of young people to be proud of.” said homeowner, Michelle Cook

Sprigs & Twigs, Inc is owned and operated by Linda and Bill Lillie and has served Southeastern Connecticut since 1997. They offer a full range of landscape design, installation and maintenance services specializing in environmentally-friendly low maintenance, naturalistic landscapes. They are a 100% organic company. Sprigs & Twigs Tree Service provides professional tree care services including, removals, pruning, fertilization, aeration and cabling/bracing. Sprigs & Twigs Lawn Care Division provides mowing and trimming services as well as a complete organic lawn care program. Sprigs & Twigs also provides rainwater management and drainage services and stonewall, stone patio and walkway construction. Sprigs & Twigs, Inc was named 2008 Landscaper of the Year, National Finalist by Total Landscape Care magazine and was chosen for ABC-TVs The Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Landscape and Tree Removal Teams for the Girard Project in December 2008. They have been featured on CNN and in FORTUNE magazine.

Linda has more than 25 years of landscape design experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Botany from Connecticut College. She is also a graduate of the University of Connecticut Master Gardener Program. Bill, a Landscape Industry Certified Manager, has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering; his specialties include project management, rainwater management and landscape installation.

Sprigs & Twigs, Inc is a member of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the Better Business Bureau - Connecticut, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA), American Horticultural Society (AHS), Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association (CNLA), Connecticut Tree Protective Association(CTPA) and Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).

PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With more than 4,200 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. For more information on PLANET visit LandcareNetwork.org or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.

About PLANET’s Annual Environmental Improvement Awards Program

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

More information about Sprigs & Twigs, Inc can be found at: www.SprigsandTwigs.net

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bill Lillie

Sprigs & Twigs, Inc

860.908.8123

Bill@SprigsandTwigs.net

www.SprigsandTwigs.net

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