04.30.13

“Little Sister” earns Academic Excellence in Business Technology

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:08 AM by Administrator

I have been a “Big Brother” for over 9 years to a boy (he is now 19 and a very nice gentleman) who lives in Peabody, MA through the Big Brothers’ Program.  During these wonderful years, my wife and I have become part of his family and they have become part of our family.  It was terrific to learn that his sister, Brianny, was awarded the Academic Excellence in Business Technology at Peabody High School last night.  Congratulations Brianny and this is a great way to cap-off your senior year of high school!  Good luck at Bentley University when you start this Fall.

04.24.13

Planting between sidewalk and street

Posted in Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 5:37 AM by Administrator

We eliminated the small patch of grass that existed between the sidewalk and the street for this Andover, MA family by planting a variety of drought tolerant perennials and installing a section of drip irrigation.

Between Street and Sidewalk

04.22.13

Sunny Garden in Andover – July 2012

Posted in Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 5:32 AM by Administrator

This garden was planted in April 2012 and was looking terrific even in its first year.

Sunny Garden in July 2012 Please contact us at Artistic Landscapes by either calling 978.317.9875 or visiting our website www.Artistic-Landscapes.com.

04.19.13

Trees uplit

Posted in Landscape Lights, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 5:57 AM by Administrator

We installed recessed lights to uplight some of the trees within this wooded section of the property.  By installing three lights, we were able to achieve a smooth, consistent level of ambient lighting on the canopies of many of these trees.

Uplighting TreesPlease contact us at Artistic Landscapes by either calling 978.317.9875 or visiting our website www.Artistic-Landscapes.com.

04.17.13

Sunny Garden in Andover

Posted in Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 5:28 AM by Administrator

This garden welcomes this Andover family every time they approach the entrance to their driveway.  The garden was created in April 2012 and includes roses, allium, a tree, some evergreens and many flowering perennials as well as some boulders.

Sunny Garden

04.15.13

Elm Trees Lining a Driveway

Posted in Pruning, Uncategorized at 6:16 AM by Administrator

For this Andover, MA family we planted 3 Elm Trees (a variety that is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease) on each side of the driveway.  The goal is that the canopies of these trees will grow into each other and create a covering over the driveway.  This allee will be a dramatic entrance way and will provide additional interest along this fairly long driveway.

Trees lining the driveway to create alleePlease call Artistic Landscapes at 978.317.9875 or visit our website at www.Artistic-Landscapes.com as we would like to help you reach your landscape goals as well.

04.14.13

New Skid Steer

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 7:13 AM by Administrator

Earlier this week we received our CAT skid steer which will be very helpful for moving raw materials and digging in your yard.  We hope this machine will make us more efficient and help us continue earning your praises.

CAT Skid Steer Being DeliveredArtistic Landscapes CAT 272CPlease call Artistic Landscapes at 978.317.9875 or visit our website at www.Artistic-Landscapes.com for more information or to schedule a landscape improvement with us.

04.08.13

Retaining wall built with natural stone in North Andover – Complete

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 5:52 AM by Administrator

We finished building the natural stone wall with a ‘dry laid’ look as well as completed the walkway, plantings and installed a landscape lighting system.  Here are a couple of views of the new front entrance way for this North Andover, MA family.

North Andover family's new front entrance with granite steps, natural stone retaining wall, plants & landscape lighting

North Andover family’s new front entrance with granite steps, natural stone retaining wall, plants & landscape lighting

Lights installed into the natural stone retaining wall

Lights installed into the natural stone retaining wall

 

If you would like Artistic Landscapes to improve your landscape, please visit www.Artistic-Landscapes.com and call Tony at 978.317.9875.

04.05.13

Landscape Lights for Granite Steps

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Uncategorized at 5:54 AM by Administrator

Our goal was to illuminate the granite steps for this North Andover family, thus we installed the landscape light fixtures directly into the wall, as we built their natural stone wall.  Additional lights were also mortared directly into the wall to enhance the overall appearance of the wall and the landscape.

Steps with Landscape Lights

Steps with Landscape Lights

For more information about having Artistic Landscapes build you a wall that incorporates landscape lights, please call Tony at 978.317.9875 or contact us through our website (www.Artistic-Landscapes.com).

04.03.13

Retaining wall built with natural stone in North Andover – Use of Masonry Blankets

Posted in Masonry, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 5:19 AM by Administrator

As we were building this wall, the temperature was dropping to freezing or below each night.  Thus, we covered the walls with insulated masonry blankets to ensure that the mortar would have sufficient time to cure and ‘harden up’.  We used these blankets almost every night.

Masonry Blankets

Masonry Blankets

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