HERNDON, Va. – PLANET is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 National Landscape Awards of Excellence (previously called the Environmental Improvement Awards) are now being accepted.

The National Landscape Awards of Excellence is the largest awards program in the industry, showcasing projects that exemplify excellence in landscape design/build, installation and contracting, landscape management, lawn care and interior maintenance, as well as erosion control and ecological restoration, special events and interior plantings.

Awards are given out in the recognition, merit, grand and judge’s categories. Entries are due by Aug. 8, with an early-bird deadline of July 11.

For information about applying for this year’s National Landscape Awards of Excellence, visit PLANET’s website awards page or call the PLANET office at 800-395-2522.

The awards will be presented in person at the awards dinner, Thursday, Oct. 23, during the Green Industry Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.