Balanced Environments earns only Chicagoland Gold Award of Excellence for NALP for 2021

Covenant Living, Northbrook

Balanced Enviroments

October 28, 2021

“Balanced Environments, Inc. Old Mill Creek, IL. Is proud to announce they earned the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Award of Excellence—GOLD for the Commercial Landscape Management of Covenant Living, Northbrook.

Covenant Living, NorthbrookCovenant Living of Northbrook, Illinois is a 60-acre retirement community with 11 interconnected multi-tenant buildings, 18 duplexes and 3 quad-style residential units. The surrounding campus landscape has evolved to support hundreds of large trees, flowering ornamentals, formal hedges and bountiful perennial beds all set against expanses of manicured turf. The main entrance features a swan pond, home to the beloved swans “Fred and Ginger”. Vibrant floral displays welcome residents and guest alike. Each season’s showy color plantings are a signature statement for this large retirement community. Focal areas receive four seasonal color rotations while most of the campus enjoys a vibrant summer annual rotation. The seasonal plantings aim to present bright colors, vibrancy, depth and scale.

“To be the only Chicago suburban landscape group to win this coveted award in 2021 is just amazing. We knew we worked hard through the challenges of a hot, dry summer to make Covenant Living look amazing and we have been busy keeping their old growth healthy and thriving over years of summers. To be recognized for Balanced Environments amazing team effort is really special,” stated Sales Director Gayle Kruckenberg.

The Landscape Awards of Excellence recognizes exceptional landscape, lawn care and interior plantscape design, installation and maintenance projects from around the nation. This year, 117 awards were presented to lawn and landscape companies across the nation.

Balanced Environments, Inc. is an industry-certified landscape design, installation and maintenance company with five locations in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Balanced Environments, Inc. provides a comprehensive scope of Landscape and Snow Removal Services for homeowners’ associations, property managers and municipalities.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) represents an industry of nearly 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care experts who create and maintain green spaces for the benefit of society and the environment. The association works with law makers and the public to protect and grow the industry and offers education, networking, training and certification programs that increase the professionalism in the industry and inspire its members to excellence. For more information visit

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