Sponzilli Wins 2022 NJLCA Landscape Achievement Award

We are proud to announce that Sponzilli Landscape Group is the winner of the 2022 NJLCA Landscape Achievement Award for their Outdoor Kitchen and Entertainment Dreamscape—Florham Park, NJ.

The NJLCA entry award category was “Installation with Pool: $250,000 to $500,000.

  • Landscape Designers were Andrew Lastella and Jason Sponzilli
  • Project Manager was Peter Kikot
Backyard outdoor living space with pool and patios

This residential landscape design project took a basic backyard and transformed it into an exciting outdoor living space for the entire family. 

Sponzilli Landscape Group completed the backyard transformation in two phases.

A yard featuring a pergola, garden, and pool

Phase I started in October 2015. The outdoor living space design included: 

  • A 14”x16” fiberglass pergola
  • A built-in fireplace
  • A custom outdoor kitchen
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Seating wall

Phase I also included an upgrade to the existing patio that included a new border of Techo Antika pavers.

Sponzilli started Phase II in July 2021 and completed it in March 2022. This phase included the dramatic additions of:

A long view of a home’s outdoor pool and children’s play area
  • A 16’ x 32’ vinyl liner swimming pool with an automatic cover
  • A pool patio
  • Privacy plantings
  • A shed/changing room
  • Regraded areas to direct water flow
  • A cedar border for new children’s playset
  • Playground safe mulch
Greenery and privacy plantings in a back yard

Outstanding landscape design was evident throughout the project. Complete attention was paid to details, both large and small.

A pool and patio area featuring a paver patio with grass joints

Pavers included grass joints to bring attractive natural greenery into the new pool patio area.

The project also involved the installation of a seepage tank, required by the town, to control groundwater runoff from the backyard. A sump pump and piping were installed to protect the pool liner from possible water damage.

Finally, an attractive boulder wall at the deep end of the pool helps direct groundwater flow.

The NJLCA (New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association) consists of green industry professionals dedicated to the landscape and green industry. The association works to advance the integrity, expertise, and growth of the green industry through training, education, and legislative advocacy.

NJLCA members include landscape architects and contractors, nurseries, and related businesses; it is a resource for both landscape contractors and consumers alike. The NJLCA offers trade shows, educational seminars, and networking opportunities as part of its outreach program.

An aerial view of Sponzilli’s award-winning NJ backyard design

If you want the services of an award-winning landscape architect to create your outdoor living space, contact us at Sponzilli Landscape Group. Our landscape design company will design and install an outdoor living space that is ideal for your family and property.

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