Rick Upchurch and Kyle Johnson congratulate each other on a successful merger.

Nature Scapes and Landscape Maintenance Group Partner Through Merger

Atlanta, October 2, 2009 - Nature Scapes, Inc. and Landscape Maintenance Group, Inc. (LMG), Atlanta-based landscape companies, announced today that they have merged effective October 1.

The combined entities will produce over $10 million in revenue making Nature Scapes one of the largest locally owned landscape companies in Atlanta. The addition of LMG's office will provide Nature Scapes an immediate branch in Marietta, allowing for broader coverage of the metro area.

"We are very pleased to join forces with LMG," Rick Upchurch, CEO of Nature Scapes, said. "They are a well-established business, having served Atlanta for 15 years, and they have an excellent reputation and loyal client-base. And there is tremendous synergy with our cultures, production models, and customer base."

Kyle Johnson, CEO of LMG, added, "I believe this merger is a win-win situation. It's the coming together of two seasoned leaders in the Atlanta real estate market. Nature Scapes is a quality organization."

After a transition period, Kyle Johnson will join the Nature Scapes executive team, moving away from day-to-day operations management. "I am very much looking forward to joining the leadership team with Rick Upchurch and Mike Kneeland (Chief Operating Officer, Nature Scapes)," Mr. Johnson said. "They both have extensive experience in the industry and as executives. I anticipate benefiting greatly from their wisdom."

"Kyle Johnson is a 25-year veteran of the landscaping industry," Mr. Upchurch said. "He will be a tremendous asset to us. He understands the value of customer service-some of his customers have been with him since the first years of LMG."

In the immediate future, Landscape Maintenance Group will operate under the name LMG, a Nature Scapes Company. Operations in the Marietta offices of LMG and Lilburn offices of Nature Scapes will continue as usual. "We look forward to providing our customers the same high-quality service they are used to and now with greater coverage on the west side of Atlanta through our new Marietta location," Mr. Upchurch said.

Nature Scapes, Inc.
Nature Scapes, established in 1983, specializes in landscape maintenance, irrigation, and floriculture services for multi-family and commercial properties. For more information on Nature Scapes visit www.nscapes.com.

Landscape Maintenance Group, Inc.
Founded in 1994, LMG is a full-service contractor specializing in complete landscape management and landscape enhancement for both commercial and residential properties. For more information on LMG, visit www.lmgatlanta.com.

Three Point Group, Inc.
Jeff Harkness of Three Point Group, Inc. advised on this transaction. Three Point Group works with green industry business owners to create, execute, and monitor plans that help businesses and their owners grow smarter, maximize business value, and create wealth by executing an exit strategy. For more information on Three Point Group, visit www.3pgconsulting.com.

Nature Scapes: Rick Upchurch, rupchurch@nscapes.com or 770-923-7023
Landscape Maintenance Group: Kyle Johnson, kyle@lmgatlanta.com or (770) 514-8000
Three Point Group, Inc: Jeff Harkness, jeff@3PGConsulting.com or (678) 366-0333

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