Press Releases

The Chippewa Herald

"Through Green Oasis, the project’s landscaping subcontractor, he has spent hundreds of hours planning and ordering materials, attending meetings, pouring over blueprints and making sure his crew completed the landscaping, which comprises around 30 percent of the park..."

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"In the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 11, 2009, Wayne and Julie Bollinger stood on a bike path watching years of their labor go up in flames. A fire had consumed their Lake Hallie business, Greener Grass Systems, and an adjoining residence. Though no one was seriously injured, the property was a total loss..."

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Eau Claire Telegram
National Association of Landscape Professionals

"The National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET), announced the winners of its annual Community Stewardship Awards at its Renewal & Remembrance / Legislative Day on the Hill Banquet Dinner held in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 20. The awards are given to NALP member companies that have demonstrated their commitment to volunteerism and community service over the course of a minimum of a three year period, helping to showcase the impact that landscape and lawn care organizations have on the community..."

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"For military families, the holidays can be particularly stressful. After all, decorating often isn’t a top priority when a loved one is deployed. The staff members at Green Oasis by Greener Grass Systems, based in Eau Claire, Wis., know this. They have been brightening the lives of military families at Christmastime for a decade, surprising them with free, elaborate light displays at their homes every holiday season..."

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Landscape Management

"With over 7,000 plants and close to 100 trees, it will be very nature-like when it’s done, but it’s not quite there. It’s looking good, Mark McGough, a Landscape Designer with Green Oasis and a project manager of the project, said. It’s going to take a little time for it to grow. All the plants and all the seed and everything, but in a couple years, that place is going to look awesome..."

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Ben Graf of Green Oasis Receives MNLA Award for Landscape Excellence

Several members of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) were recently honored with an MNLA Award for Excellence in Landscape. Among those honored through the Landscape Awards program was Ben Graf of Green Oasis in River Falls.

A panel of practicing professionals in landscape education, landscape architecture and horticulture judged each entry based upon quality of design, appropriateness of materials used, and the superiority of the workmanship. Entries are not judged against each other, but rather against standards of excellence in the green industry.

The project was noted by the judges for “Attention to detail and quality execution of the design. The clients got exactly what they were shown in the design. The creative solutions to challenging goals and site requirements, combined with a high degree of quality work set this project apart. The project is clearly an award winner.”

 The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association is the state’s largest and oldest green industry trade association with more than 1,100 member-businesses including garden centers; landscape contractors and designers; tree and flower growers; irrigation contractors; and lawn, tree, snow, and garden professionals.

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