Landscape Articles

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:

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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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  • Money Saving Tips for Late Summer Gardening

    We still have some time before the end of gardening season! Here are a few helpful tips to save money as you continue to garden until the end of the season.

    1- Discounts! Many garden centers and nurseries have late summer discounts after the summer buying rush is over. It is important to remember though, you get what you pay for. Discounted plants tend to spend too much time on racks and end up in need of some extra attention. Try pinching back stems just above a set of leaves to encourage branching. Before planting, add compost or soil to enrich the soil. Late summer discounts are worth taking advantage of!

    2- TLC! Buying new tools this late in the season is not the best use of money. Give your old tools a little extra TLC as the season comes to an end. Better Homes & Gardens has a great resource for turning worn out tools into great workers again. Check out for more information!

    3- New Flowers! An easy way to change up your garden or to fill in gaps in your garden is to let flowers that sow their own seeds grow where ever the wind takes them! Plants like black-eyed Susan, hollyhock, and alyssum can grow where they blow. By delaying the deadheading process, flowers have an easier time spreading.

    Use these few tips to help save you money and get the most out of this garden season!

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  • Choosing the Right Plants for Your Yard

    5 Quick Tips for Selecting Plants for Your Yard!

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  • 5 Principles of Simple Garden Designs

    The most basic principles of garden design include simplicity, rhythm and line, proportion, balance, and focal points. Every gardener should follow these principles in order to achieve a garden space that is aesthetically pleasing and an enjoyable outdoor space.

    1. Simplicity- This refers to a design that has a simple theme with just enough colors and elements to achieve an aesthetically pleasing garden. A simple design is found by using basic garden bed lines and curves.

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