The Central Valley Art of Landscape Competition was introduced back in 1999 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship offered by the Central Valley Landscapers.  The Competition grew to 6600 square feet of landscapes in 2010, with 11 participants! After a 6 year hiatus, we are bringing back our 12th Annual Competition in 2017! The participants for 2017 are: 

Green and Clean measures success by our long list of satisfied customers. We want every Green and Clean landscape to be a “one of a kind masterpiece”. We strive to meet our clients' expectations by seamlessly blending their home or business with its natural surroundings. Using only mature plants of superior quality (supplied by trusted and reputable growers and vendors), we create visually stunning landscapes.

QUALITY COUNTS! Our company believes that quality counts! with some of the best tradesman found in the central valley, JDM Landscape can design better, Install better and maintain better every type of landscape there is.  There is not another customer driven company, with our expierence and our expertise to better create your dream landscape. Because, Quality Counts!

With so many options to chose from here in the Central Valley; You may ask“Why use Greenside Landscape?” Our answer is simple. We have over 10+ years of experience in the landscape industry. Serving Fresno and surrounding areas since 2005. With professional and timely services, we pride ourselves in Great work at even Greater prices! Give us a chance to demonstrate our great service and unrivaled quality. Contact us to set up a Free Estimate appointment. No pushy sales pitches, just a one on one person to person estimate where we can determine what we can do for you and how we will bring life to your ideas while saving you some money in the process.

At Advanced Droughtscapes, our mission is to provide our clients with beautiful landscapes that require little to no water. We serve some of the most drought affected areas of California, including Fresno, Clovis, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, and surrounding areas.

CVAL Sponsors 2017

NaturalCare Pest Solutions

"NaturalCare Pest Solutions provides innovative, eco-friendly pest control service, keeping you and your family healthy and pest-free. We use all-natural products, because we simply don't believe in putting harmful chemicals around our families and pets. We think each and every one of us deserves to live a healthy lifestyle, free from dangerous poisons. 

We utilize the latest innovations in organic, environmentally-friendly pest solutions and provide the best customer service in the industry. We're proud to be a locally owned, family run company and we pledge to treat your property like our own. Contact us today for a free consultation, inspection and estimate!" 

Belmont Nurseries will be offering plants, shrubs and trees, these are free of charge to use as long as they are brought back in good condition.


Rosenbalm Rockery will provide hardscape materials. Items provided will require specific return policies that apply to the contestants of the event. Contact the Rockery for details. 559-256-3900


A-G Sod Company will donate bermuda drought tolerant sod for displays. Sod may be discarded at the end of event.

The 12th Annual CVAL Competition will be at the 31st Annual Fresno Home & Garden Show, March 3,4,5, at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Judging will take place on Friday, March 3 between 8:00 am -10:00 am.  Landscapers may drop off product Friday, February 24th. Landscapers may drop off product starting Friday, February 24th.  Work on the CVAL Displays may start on Monday February 27th at 6:00 am around the clock until Friday morning at 8:00 am.

CVAL Requirements: 

To participate:

1). Signed contract

2). Drawing/blueprints detailing and locating all of the below required elements.

3). $300 deposit on credit card. The $300 Deposit will not be put on credit card unless there is a cancellation. This is to minimize any cancels that may happen once we start advertising your company as a participant.

4). Contractor License: All participants must be licensed and in good standing with state. 

To Qualify for the Competition you will need the following:

A). Each landscaper will have 600 square feet of space where you can draw up your own shape. Must fit in a 20x30 space.

B). include drought tolerant sod or native grass. You may feature astro turf but will need to showcase other options like drought tolerant sod or native grass (homeowners want to see options).

C). 200 square feet of hardscape

D). include boulders and/or rocks

E). minimum 100 square feet of planting and/or flowers that are all drought tolerant.

F). 1 structure (of any size, style, or material.)

G). 1 art object or sculpture (to be more drought conscious, this will replace water feature as in past years.)

H). minimum of 6 landscape lights and/or landscape lighting throughout.

The competition will be held in the arena of the Livestock Bldg. We will also be housing our Tiny House Village and Animal Planet's Popular Show, TreeHouse Masters with Pete Nelson who will be having a seminar on Saturday and there will be lots and lots of traffic flow!

There will be a panel of judges that evaluate each landscape on Friday March 3rd. The criteria is as follows:

-Creation of an inviting space/overall aesthetic quality

-use of non-plant material

-use of plant material

-variety within the space (color, texture, shape)

-incorporation of man-made structure(s) within the design (does integration of man-made forms complement the space)

-Balance (not symmetry) the distribution of landscape elements/visual weight on either side of the center of interest)

-Proportion (all elements are in perspective to the total presentation)


To promote your company we will need:

-Company Logo

-Photos: can be 'before and after' or mature landscapes you have created.

-Company Bio: Brief history of company/contractor and what type of landscapes are your specialty. The sooner we receive marketing information the sooner we cans tart marketing your company!

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