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  • Writer's pictureEric McQuiston, PLA

A Green New Year

A new Leaf for landscapers
A new Leaf

Wishing My Fellow Landscape Professionals a Year of Growth and Prosperity

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the promise of a new year, I extend my heartfelt wishes to the dedicated and passionate landscape professionals who transform outdoor spaces into works of art. The coming year is a blank canvas awaiting your creative touch, and I am confident that it will be a year filled with growth, success, and prosperity for each of you.

As we create the world for our clients and ourselves we should remember that every project is a testament to the harmonious dance between nature and human ingenuity. Your commitment to creating breathtaking outdoor environments has a profound impact on the people and communities you serve. As we step into the new year, let's take a moment to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the past and look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude for this amazing group of professionals; I am blessed to count you among my friends and colleagues. Landscaping is more than a profession; it's a calling that requires a perfect blend of creativity, skill, and a deep connection with the natural world. Your ability to turn visions into reality, whether it's designing or maintaining lush gardens, crafting serene water features, or sculpting outdoor living spaces, is nothing short of extraordinary.

Skilled Craftsman buiding a patio
Creativity and skill

As you embark on the journey of a new year, may your creativity flow freely, and may you find inspiration in every stone, every tree, and every sunrise. May your hands shape landscapes that not only please the eye but also evoke a sense of wonder and tranquility for those who inhabit these spaces.


In the pursuit of your craft, I encourage you to embrace innovation. The world of landscaping is ever-evolving, with new technologies and sustainable practices shaping the way we design and maintain outdoor spaces. Consider exploring eco-friendly solutions, harnessing the power of smart landscaping tools, and incorporating native plants to create environmentally conscious designs that stand the test of time.

Landscape featuring lush landscape, seating and water
Crafting the world for your clients

The new year is also an opportunity for professional growth and development. Attend industry conferences, participate in workshops, and engage with fellow professionals to stay updated on the latest trends and techniques. Continuous learning not only enhances your skills but also opens doors to new possibilities and collaborations that can elevate your work to new heights.

Amidst the daily demands of your profession, remember the importance of self-care. The nature of landscaping often involves physical labor and long hours outdoors. Take moments to recharge, appreciate the beauty that surrounds you, and find joy in the transformative impact your work has on the lives of those who experience it.


As we enter the new year, let's collectively envision a future where sustainable practices become the norm, where landscapes not only enhance aesthetics but also contribute to biodiversity and ecological balance. Your role as stewards of the environment is pivotal, and your choices can influence the way communities perceive and interact with the natural world.

Adirondack chairs on a flagstone patio
The future looks bright

I want to express my sincere hope that the coming year brings you success, fulfillment, and prosperity in abundance. May your projects bloom with beauty, may your creativity know no bounds, and may your contributions to the landscape industry continue to leave lasting impressions on those you serve.

Here's to a green new year filled with opportunities, growth, and the continued pursuit of excellence. Thank you for the incredible work you do, and may 2024 be a year that exceeds your wildest professional aspirations.

Happy New Year, and may your landscapes flourish with the promise of a brighter tomorrow!

~ Eric

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