Painting the landscape, the story of Lamberts Green®

Cleaning out the corporate attic is a task that is both Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, a combination of seeking truth and discovering treasure.

With two big milestones upon us—relocating our corporate office and our soon-to-be centennial—our archives offer up historical sidebars that are part and parcel of this enterprise we call Lambert Landscape Company.

Our founder, Joe Lambert, was brilliant, entrepreneurial, quirky, and, above all, impassioned about the environment. He was the kind of guy who draped trees with black mourning ribbon because the city proposed to chop them down.

He was also an imaginative thinker and doer who, in his search for a garden-friendly color to offset the glare of white houses on hot sunny days, created, and patented, a unique green-grey paint called Lamberts Green® because it blended in with natural plantings.

Next time you see camouflage attire, thank Joe. It was the green used by the U.S. government during WWII. From Neiman Marcus to Target, Restoration Hardware to Home Depot, the nuanced hue of this unique green is still being formulated and remains popular today.

Our company was born in Shreveport but came of age in Dallas. Through multiple generations of landscape architects, master gardeners, builders, artisans, horticulturists, and arborists to our current crop of tech-savvy, data-managed landscape professionals, we are a cross section of the best of Texas. Our spirit is as large as our heart, and our commitment to meet our clients’ needs is as old school and as friendly as you’d expect from a firm grounded in the tradition of Dallas hospitality.

This is only one of our stories. As we dig through the archives, we suspect there will be more. We look forward to sharing them with you from time to time, not only as part of our heritage but more importantly, as part of the legacy of the ever-changing landscape that is the City of Dallas. The place we have called “home” for nearly 100 years.

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