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Landscape Articles

What Are the Best Plants for Shade Gardens?

Are You Growing Plants in the Shade?

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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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  • 4 Tips for Finding a Garden Designer

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 11 September, 2014 | Landscape Design

    Choosing a garden designer can be more difficult than it sounds. Although there are a lot of great ones out there, not every designer is willing to meet your high standards. If you’ve got something very specific in mind, you may find that not every designer will be able to get the job done in the way that you imagine.

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  • Professional Landscape Design vs Do It Yourself

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 4 September, 2014 | Landscape Design

    Many people think that they can replace the work of a professional without a lot of effort. Sometimes, this is true. But, in other cases, you are almost always better off hiring someone who can do the job right the first time. When you want professional landscape design, there really is no easy way to skimp on costs or services. If you treat your property like the treasure it is, and arrange for professional landscaping design and maintenance, your land will be beautiful and useful for many years to come.

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  • 5 Benefits of a Landscape Design Plan

    Tackling landscaping of your New England property is a daunting prospect. With the help of our qualified, experienced and professional landscape designers, you unlock the full potential of your lot. A great landscape design plan utilizes every positive aspect of your property, which increases curb appeal and your ability to enjoy the outdoors for its beauty and exterior living capabilities.

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