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Anne Marie DiMatteo


Personal Landscape Design and Installation- Needham, MA

Job description: Moodscapes designed and installed plantings for the front of the house, including the beautiful ornamental tree on the left. We also installed a 330 sq ft bluestone patio in the backyard with a granite step from the back doors, which also included new plantings. The project consisted of demolition work done in the back in order to remove a small deck and steps, as well as running two downspouts to a dry well. We helped coordinate and hire an irrigation contractor to install drip irrigation for the new plantings.
 


Throughout the design process and even during the installation, our team worked closely with the homeowners regarding plant and color decisions. The clients requested a few changes to plantings throughout and asked for certain colors of the natural cleft bluestone be removed. We hand picked the bluestone pieces to match the exact color preference of the homeowners. This job is a great example of how we customize everything to the homeowners desire. It is important to have a personal landscape designed and installed to be one that you will love to look at and be in for as long as you live in that home.
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  • Fruit and vegetable garden in Arlington, Massachusetts

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 14 December, 2013 | Edible Gardens

    A fruit and vegetable garden is a great way to customize your landscape in New England.

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  • Customized Bluestone Patio for Outdoor Living

    An unspoken rule of thumb for living in New England, is that, when it is nice outside, you stay outside.

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  • Woodland garden design in Newton, Massachusetts

    Last summer homeowners in Newton, Massachusetts were connected to the city sewer system which left their backyard looking like the picture to the left, a complete mess. They wanted a redesign of their entire backyard with new plantings, some type of hardscape for entertainment space, as well as a swing for leisure and relaxation. The property is surrounded by many trees making the backyard a natural woodland setting with privacy.

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  • A Great Massachusetts Resource- MassRealty

    Everyone knows how important curb appeal is for selling and maintaining value to a home. We as landscape designers always encourage homeowners to think about increasing property value and their curb appeal through proper landscape design and installation. Aside from proper landscape design, there are many other aspects to homeownership that will help maintain and increase value. A great resource for understanding all the aspects of owning and selling a home in Massachusetts is MassRealty.

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  • Beautiful Fall Landscape on Cape Cod

    The Moodscapes team designed and installed this beautiful landscape with a combination of knock out roses (Rose x 'Knock Out'), a type of switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'), cinquefoil (Potentilla neumanniana 'Nana'), and an inkberry shrub (Ilex glabra). This custom landscape design allows the outdoor entertaining area to be surrounded by plants with a variety of color, scents, and textures all year round.

    (Photo taken by David Halberstadt)

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  • A front entrance bluestone walkway

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 7 November, 2013 | Front Entryways
    Clients in Newton, Massachusetts wanted to redo the front entrance to their beautiful home by adding a classic bluestone walkway. Along both sides of the walkway we added boxwoods to mirror the elegant and symmetrical style of the house.
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  • Front entrance landscape design- one year later..

    Above is a picture of a natural field stone walkway and front garden bed our team installed last year. Plants, trees, and shrubs are growing well together and the field stone walkway adds an element of elegance and simplicity to the front yard design. To view this yard last year, read, Natural Field Stone Walkway.

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  • Front yard landscape design in Framingham, MA

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 21 September, 2013 | Front Entryways
    The Moodscapes team designed and installed this front yard landscape design last year. The beautiful shrubs, perennials, and trees are in full bloom with various colors and texture throughout the front garden beds. The new landscape design has enhanced the curb appeal of this beautiful home, while maintaining a very natural and elegant look.
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  • Water features for landscape design focal point

    Professional landscape designers often use water features as a focal points for the landscape design. Above is an example of a water feature surrounded by plants and pea stone pebbles to emphasis the calming affect of the water fountain.

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