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Landscape Articles

Anne Marie DiMatteo


Why Native Plants are Important to Use

Throughout the past few years it has become a very popular trend for designers to create a native plant garden design, and for good reason.  The benefits of using native plants in your home garden are extensive and long lasting.

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  • Paver Walkway into Private Winchester Massachusetts Backyard


    A personalized landscape design in Winchester Massachusetts to lead guests into their new backyard. Our team customized a wooden arbor to lead the way along a paver walkway and along side the newly planted perennials and shrubs. The plants were selected to enhance the walkway during all seasons with various bloom times, colors, and textures.

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  • Personalized Landscape with Organic Lawn in Belmont Massachusetts

    Beautiful front yard design in Belmont, Massachusetts. Organic lawn has been thriving for over a year now with bright and manicured garden beds to surround it. This personalized landscape includes plants with various heights, textures, colors, and bloom time that enhance the bold green of the organic lawn.
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  • Front Yard Landscape Design for Curb Appeal

    Front yard landscape design done last summer by our team. We designed and installed the three garden beds in photo above. Our client wanted to enhance her curb appeal while maintaining a neat and orderly look to the garden beds. We achieved this look by adding color and textures that compliment and work well next to each other. Small trees to introduced to add some height to the front garden beds without taking over the shrubs and ground covers.
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  • healing gardens vs. personalized landscapes

    what is the difference between a healing garden and personal landscape?

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  • Personal Landscape Design Plan

    The below image is what a personal landscape design plan looks like from Moodscapes.

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  • Beautiful Shrubs for Late Summer Bloom in Massachusetts

    Are you looking to add more late summer blooms in your garden? You can attract butterflies AND add color for the end of the summer and early fall with the butterfly bush shrub. This shrub has all the fragrance and butterfly appeal of traditional butterfly bushes, but in as a small, easy to maintain plant. In most climates, Blue Chip stays under three feet tall without any pruning, and blooms continuously from mid-summer to mid-fall. We love to use these shrubs for borders and perennial beds. It is a great shrub to have in the yard for children to enjoy the butterflies.

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  • Privacy Landscape Design in Jamaica Plain, MA

    Clients in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts presented us with a very challenging situation in their back/ side yard.

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  • Front Yard Garden Design

    This is a photo from a design and installation job we did last summer of their beautiful front yard garden design in full bloom! The colors and textures all work so nicely next to each other and compliment the style of the house and neighborhood as a whole. The stand out purple perennials are Salvia and will bloom from about June to September. The two corners have trees which add height to the garden and compliment each other with the deep red/purple colors. The Heuchera Coral Bell ground covers are slow-growing perennials that will continue to get larger and add texture as well as pick up the red color from the trees. Some of the shrubs have not yet bloomed and will do so later in the summer to add late summer and early fall color to the garden bed.

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  • Colorful Garden Landscape Designs

    The colorful garden combination above is from a front yard garden design in Arlington, Massachusetts. The homeowner wanted colorful blooms combined with various textures and flower shapes and sizes. The pink shrub is an Anthony Waterer Spirea which blooms throughout the summer and even attracts butterflies. The blue shrub placed slightly behind the Anthony Waterer Spirea is an Endless Summer Hydrangea. This specific hydrangea needs to be planted in well-identified soil because the bloom color changes with elements found in the soil. The Endless Summer Hydrangea has a blue bloom in more acidic soil and a pink bloom in alkaline soil. The perennial in the front is a Hillside Black Beauty with dark purple, almost black leaves and creamy white flowers in early fall. The three plants next to each other makes this yard noticeable to anyone passing by as the colors compliment each other while allowing for each plant to stand out in a unique way.

     

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