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Exteriors is committed to bringing clients outstanding design and service, working with the best in the industry, from containers to plant material to installers. In 2020, Great American Landscapes purchased Exteriors to continue a successful partnership that brings the best in service to clients homes and business with unparalleled attention to detail. Together, Exteriors Outdoor Styling by Great American Landscapes offers full service design and maintenance of container gardens and outdoor rooms.  

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Great American Landscapes Brings Container Garden & Outdoor Styling Services In House With Purchase of Exteriors Container Garden & Landscape Design

Acquisition will serve commercial, residential and institutional clients in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Rockville, MD, January 5, 2021 — Great American Landscapes (Great American), a full service, design, build and maintenance landscape company, has purchased Exteriors Container Garden and Landscape Design (Exteriors,) a seasonal container garden design company offering custom container designs and outdoor styling, to give clients a complete landscape and garden experience from within one company. The rebranded company will be named Exteriors Outdoor Styling by Great American Landscapes.

Over the past 35 years, Great American has made service the cornerstone of culture, creating a practice that tailors services to each client. The goal is to consistently deliver a superior product and service to clients through teamwork, dedication and innovation, and to meet or exceed client expectations. Great American’s portfolio of successful projects includes hardscape, lighting and garden structures, plantings and maintenance. Designers guide client’s through aesthetic, practical and budgetary aspects and considerations to make designs a reality. 

Exteriors is well known for being passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces that make nature accessible no matter the size of home or garden using containers. Over the last seven years, Exteriors’ portfolio has evolved from landscape design into a niche container garden design and outdoor styling practice. Integrating ornamental perennials, colorful annuals, edibles and evergreens, Exteriors creates diverse plant palettes that blend color, texture and form while helping clients to select beautifully designed and high quality planters. Exteriors has also become known for transforming outdoor spaces into livable rooms with furniture, decor and accessories. 

“Exteriors and Great American are committed to providing their clients with unique, beautiful, seasonal coordinated outdoor spaces, from the landscape to creative hardscape to the finishing touches like container gardens and styling,” said Julie Friedman, principal designer of Exteriors. “Through this exciting partnership, we are cultivating creativity in the garden, and offering unparalleled service to our clients.” 

Michael Risell, Maintenance Division Manager at Great American, stated, “We are excited to enhance our existing services with the detailed niche services that Exteriors offers. Through Julie’s creative designs, we are now able to take on container plantings and outdoor styling, and provide our clients with unique, detail-oriented designs with planters and furniture that will accentuate their garden, hardscapes, entrances and overall outdoor living experience.” 

The Exteriors branded “Jewel Box Collection” designs will coordinate with Great American’s clients’ existing and evolving gardens, while Great American will bring their quality “attention to detail” installation services to both companies’ clients. 

For more information, please contact Great American Landscape at 301-972-5681 or visit, or contact Julie Friedman at Exteriors at 301-325-4727 or visit

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