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4 Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Backyard Landscape Design

A great backyard landscape design makes all the difference in how you and your family enjoy your outdoorspaces.

Massachusetts has some of the best summer weather in the country, and you want to make sure you get the most out of everything.

When you're planning your design, you want to make sure it works well for your lifestyle, your family's needs, and looks great.

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  • 7 Signs You Should Invest in Custom Landscaping

    Now that spring has (almost) sprung, you might notice that your landscaping is looking a bit sparse and sickly.

    Don't worry, that isn't uncommon, but an easy way to usher in the spring in style is to consider custom landscaping.

    Custom landscaping can make a home feel fresh, alive and new. We've collected seven signs that indicate it might be time to call in the professionals in regards to your landscaping. Does your home tick these boxes?

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Residential Landscape Design

    What Do You Want In An Outdoor Space?

    There are a myriad of options available to homeowners when it comes to residential landscape design. This is great, but it can be difficult to find the one that suits your needs. You may have an idea of what you want, but run into difficulties finding a company that can get the job done. You may find yourself having to hire multiple companies for hardscape installation, planting and maintenance. 

    While you may love the idea of a do-it-yourself yard, you may not have the hours to pour into planning and executing your vision. This is where a residential landscape design expert can help. Design can make the difference between a yard that is nice and a yard that is breathtaking.

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  • Six Advantages of Custom Landscaping Services

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 25 February, 2015 | Landscape Design

    Landscaping can be broadly defined as the changes you make to the land around your home in order to make it more aesthetically pleasing. It covers everything from the plants that you choose to the extra structures that you can fit in your garden. Landscaping helps you create usable spaces for any outdoor activities you want to engage in and can create a safe and secure outdoor space for the entire family.

    There are plenty of options for what you can do with the space around your house. You can create a perfect balance between plants and man-made structures, or create a sustainable area that feels more like a wilderness than a sculpted garden. Some people want to have plenty of indoor amenities, and outdoor dining rooms and kitchens are becoming more and more popular. Some people want water features that contain exotic fish, while others want natural fencing grown out of plants.

    Choosing what sort of landscape design you want is the first step to creating a space that suits your needs and will keep you happy for years to come.

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  • Personalized Landscape Design Customer Success Story

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 29 December, 2014 | Landscape Design

    Each client we work with presents new challenges and unique experiences. Our mission remains the same: create inspirational and harmonious landscapes by infusing the client's practical needs and aesthetic desires within the existing nature of the landscape.

    This is the story of one client's personalized landscape design. British homeowners wanted a formal feel in their front and backyard and they hired Moodscapes, which has more of natural style of landscape. Working together we were able to integrate a structure landscape that was elegant but also had warmth with a natural flare to it.

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  • Top Personalized Landscape Design Resources of 2014

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 22 December, 2014 | Landscape Design

    The key to profoundly satisfying personal landscape design is the "something extra" that delivers a landscape capable of retaining its personalized magic that delivers the mood you and your family want to invoke. This can only be accomplished by selecting the right materials and plants according to their texture, color, scent, and even taste. It is details like these help transform a landscape into a therapeutic healing garden - a place for the family to relax and unwind. Winds waft perfect fragrances, textures are coordinated with complimentary colors. Shapes and images deliver a context that when placed within an overarching design - a moodscape is created.

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  • 5 Benefits of Using Moss in Your Garden and Lawn

    When it comes to relaxing in an environment that you find peaceful and inviting, few places can hold a candle to being on your own property and in your own home. Even if you travel to exotic locations and have seen fantastic gardens and yards, your own yard and your own land can give you a sense of satisfaction and completion you can't get anywhere else. And, if you're the outdoors type, one feature you can use to add softness and vibrancy to your landscaping is to take advantage of moss.

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  • 5 Advantages of Organic Lawns

    Organic lawns provide major advantages for your family and the environment. Your home is a major source of pride, and you want it to look great all the time. When you need to maintain your lawn, it's important to find a solution that works well for your lifestyle, but is healthy for everyone.

    Here's five unique advantages of organic lawns:

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  • What makes an elegant backyard?

    An elegant, well-landscaped backyard is a joy to behold when looking out your kitchen or living room window; however, if you are like most homeowners, you want your backyard to serve many purposes. When landscaped properly, your yard should function as a retreat that appeals to many senses – a visual palette of color and movement, a soothing place to relax, and a setting for fun with friends and family.

    With the help of a professional landscaping company, you can design an outdoor haven that multi-tasks to meet the needs of you and your family. To create an elegant backyard, keep the following tips in mind:

    Tip #1: Get your green on.

    Green doesn’t have to mean spacious acres of immaculate lawns. Many homeowners are embracing environmental trends, including landscape design. Whether you are dreaming of a zen-like private garden area to meditate, or an inspirational yoga-friendly space, going green in your yard supports your values.

    Consider incorporating environmentally focused elements such as:
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  • 5 Elements of a Kid-Friendly Backyard

    Your yard is an extension of your home. It is a place for rest, relaxation, play and rejuvenation. For children in particular, a backyard is a magical space where many memories are made. Long days playing outside, getting dirty, laughing and running are a universal childhood experience. The backyard is seen differently through the eyes of a child - tall grass or flowers becomes a jungle and a play structure becomes a fort, a castle, or a pirate ship.

    To help transform your backyard into a kid-friendly location, incorporate the following elements:

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