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Landscape Articles

Simple Pruning Tips

Find some time and get outside in your yard to spruce up your garden beds, trees and shrubs! Pruning is one of the best ways to clean up your yard and with our simple tips you will avoid the common mistakes and misunderstandings over pruning.

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  • How to Extend Entertainment Space Outside

    For many homeowners here in the Northeast, having enough space for entertaining guests can be a bit challenging. A good cost-effective alternative to full-scale home additions or remodeling is creatively extending your entertainment space outside.

    Through professional landscape design and master planning, common yards can be transformed into both practical and highly aesthetic entertaining areas, ones that compliment the look and flow of your existing home.

    Regardless of how big or small your yard space may be, an inspired, well-conceived design plan can determine the most effective and attractive use of your space.

    Something as simple as a walkway made of pavers, and a bench, can be used to create a quiet garden retreat. Or resurrecting that long neglected lawn into a thriving, safe organic grass play area for your family and pets.

    Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular, offering an enjoyable combination of grilling space and garden beds. Space heaters can extend the use of these areas well into the fall months.

    There are a wide variety of design elements to choose from to create a relaxing space that is uniquely your own and reflects your individual lifestyle. From plush gardens and blue stone patios, to decks and arbors, your yard can become the envy of the neighborhood!

    Whether you do the work yourself or have it professionally done, begin with a design plan that is custom-tailored to your specific needs and desires. To better understand the design process, please download our free guide.

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  • FAQs About Hiring a Professional Landscape Designer

    Studies show that a well-executed, professional landscape design can increase a home’s value by 20 percent. Landscape designers utilize the creative process to plan an outdoor environment that’s a haven for your family and an asset to your home and neighborhood. Employing fundamental artistic design concepts of texture, color and proportion, they create anything from a sweeping, accented lawn to a quiet backyard room for relaxation.

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  • Outdoor Living Designs- Outdoor Kitchens in Massachusetts

    Thank you to Dianne Aucello for contributing this article to our blog! If you live in the Boston area check out Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio at: http://www.edesiakbs.com/

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  • Simple Garden Design Ideas

    If you are looking to create a simple front yard garden, our two favorite suggestions are contrast and focal points.

    1-CONTRAST- Properly planned and planted plants with color and texture contrast next to each other in a garden bed can add a lot of character to a front yard design. When selecting plants with contrasting colors, you must make sure they have similar soil and light conditions.

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  • Landscape Problems & Solutions (3 of 3): Creating Curb Appeal

    Welcome to our 3rd and final blog of the Landscape Problems & Solutions series!

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  • Landscape Problems & Solutions (2 of 3): Outdoor Entertaining Area

    Welcome back to our Problem & Solutions blog series!

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  • Landscape Problems & Solutions (1 of 3): Urban Landscape Solutions

    Welcome to the new blog series- Landscape Problems & Solutions!

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  • Foreman's Favorite- Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

    One of my favorite aspects of living in New England is being able to watch the seasons change and plants adapt with seasonal interest. Most plants have one or two seasons of which they bloom or have bright foliage, very few are considered all season interest plants. Evergreen shrubs are one of the few plants put into this category of having all season interest.

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  • 3 October Gardening Tips

    Anne Marie DiMatteo | 15 October, 2011 | Landscaping Tips

    October in the garden is one of my favorite times of year! Leaves are turning color, flowers are blooming, grass is green and the air is crisp!

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