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Richardson's Landscape Services
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 868-2326
info@richardsonslandscaping.com

Since 2007, Richardson's Landscape Services has been providing residents of Amherst, Williamsville, Clarence and Tonawanda, NY with Award-Winning Lawn, Landscape and Snow Plowing service!
FRONT YARD CONTEST 2012


 In July of 2012, Richardson's Landscape Services was asked to participate in the annual Front Yard Contest. This event is put on by the Western NY Nursery-Landscape Association in conjunction with the Buffalo National Garden Festival.

Each year, an neighborhood in the City of Buffalo is chosen to recieve an complete landscape makeover. A block of about 10-15 homes is chosen and paired with a particapating Landscape Contractor. Each Contractor then has exactly 1 week to do a complete transformation of the home they have been paired with. There are absolutely no limitations on what the Contractor can do.

Some of the materials are donated by local nuseries and supply centers, but the vast majority of the materials, labor and other associated costs are all absorbed by the Landscape Contractors. This years neighborhood was Crowley Ave, just off Niagara Street. These homes have extremely small front yards, thus providing Landscape Contractors and desinged with an interesting challenge of space.

As work is progressing throughout the week, many media outlets stop by to tour the scene. At the end of the week, each house is judged by several groups and awards handed out. In our first appearance, RLS was fortunate enough recieve sever prestigious awards:

- BEST USE OF SPACE/OVERCOMING LANDSCAPE CHALLENGES AWARD -
- CORNELL UNIVERSITY BEST USE OF FLOWERS AWARD -
- PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD 2ND PLACE -
- MEDIA CHOICE AWARD 2ND PLACE -

There was much media exposure for this event as well. Some sources which RLS was featured in included articles on BuffaloRising.com, the Buffalo News, and this story on Channel 4 News WIVB-TV which features RLS owner Mike Richardson:

WIVB-TV: Landscape Lottery Winners