12.21.16

Front Steps in Rowley

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:29 AM by Administrator

We built these natural stone steps with Limestone treads for a Rowley family.  The prior steps had deteriorated and were unsafe, thus this family called Artistic Landscapes LLC to build new steps.  We found there was a solid footing beneath the old steps, so we utilized that footing and built new steps that are now safe and compliant with Building Code.  The limestone treads were saved from the original steps and reused on our steps.

The stones used to build these front steps matches with the retaining wall lining the driveway

The stones used to build these front steps matches with the retaining wall lining the driveway

For information how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you in your landscaping and masonry needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900.

 

 

12.19.16

Front Walkway in Topsfield, MA

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 7:09 AM by Administrator

We built this contemporary walkway for this Topsfield family using Artline pavers by Unilock.  There are a few colors and many sizes of pavers that were blended together to create this beautiful look.  Because there are no rounded or curved features on the house, we made angular cuts to create the turns in the walkway.

Contemporary walkway with Unilock pavers in Topsfield

Contemporary walkway with Unilock pavers in Topsfield

Modern style Front entrance walkway in Topsfield

Modern style Front entrance walkway in Topsfield

Jake and Tony are both certified installers of pavers by the ICPI.  For more information how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you, please contact us at 978.948.2900.  We have a wide variety of pavers (more than 20 types of pavers) on display at our office, thus please feel free to look at our displays as your schedule allows.  Our office and displays are at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) in Rowley, MA.

12.16.16

Landscape Lighting Repairs

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 6:28 AM by Administrator

We are able to repair existing lighting systems, regardless of brand.  We can inspect your existing lights, clean the lenses, adjust the lights to bring them back into the correct location (path lights might not be straight/vertical now but we will fix them or plants have grown and the lights should be moved further away from the plants so that the effect is improved), install new lightbulbs, install a new modern timer that will allow you to control the lights with your phone, etc.  There are a couple of brands that have gone out of business which we may not be able to repair.

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can enhance your landscape by fixing your existing lighting system, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1) in Rowley, MA.

12.14.16

Stone veneer retaining wall in Topsfield, MA – completed

Posted in Masonry, Uncategorized at 6:51 AM by Administrator

We built this wall so that this Topsfield, MA client will have more room between their garage, house and the greenhouses.  The wall is stepped down on the return so that the height of the wall is consistent with the grade of their land.  The areas of the back of the wall that are visible were also finished with this same stone.

Stone veneer retaining wall with granite coping

Stone veneer retaining wall with granite coping

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your landscaping needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900.  You may look at some of our sample walls that are on display in front of our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) in Rowley, MA.

12.12.16

Stone Veneer retaining wall in Topsfield, MA – prepation

Posted in Masonry, Uncategorized at 6:36 AM by Administrator

We designed and built this stone retaining wall so that our client could have more usable space by their garage and greenhouse.  We excavated until we reached a depth that had no loam.  We also excavated and removed the soil that was going to be behind the wall so that we could create a drainage area.  Our design required that the soil does not become integrated into our drainage stone thus we installed a layer of soil stabilization and filtration fabric.  This area was then backfilled with 3/4″ crushed stone that we compacted in layers as well as a 4″ drainage pipe.  The drainage pipe ensures that water does not  get trapped behind the wall.

Stone wall preparation is key to a long lasting retaining wall

Stone wall preparation is key to a long lasting retaining wall

Another view of what needs to be done before any stone wall can be built

Another view of what needs to be done before any stone wall can be built

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your landscaping needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900.  You may look at some of our sample walls that are on display in front of our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) in Rowley, MA.

 

12.09.16

Lighting the front of a house in Middleton, MA

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 6:24 AM by Administrator

We designed and installed this landscape lighting system for a family in Middleton, MA.  The lighting fixtures are primarily by Unique Lighting and all of the lights are controlled by an automated timer and keypad (allows for an easy override of the system).

Landscape Lights in Middleton, MA to enhance the front façade

Landscape Lights in Middleton, MA to enhance the front façade

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can enhance your landscape by designing an entire new section of your yard or building you walkways, patio, driveway or retaining walls or installing an outdoor lighting system with programmable low voltage lights for you, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1) in Rowley, MA.

12.07.16

Built a patio with Unilock’s Thornbury pavers in Rowley, MA

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:16 AM by Administrator

We built a rectangle shaped patio for this Rowley, MA family.  We were able to design and build this patio to maximize the space that was reasonably available as there were limitations due to an existing drainage system, septic area and bulkhead.  The large format of the Thornbury pavers help make this patio feel large.

Patio with Thornbury pavers by Unilock

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can enhance your landscape by designing an entire new section of your yard or building you walkways, patio, driveway or retaining walls or installing an outdoor lighting system with programmable low voltage lights for you, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1) in Rowley, MA.

12.05.16

Stone Veneer in Beverly, MA

Posted in Masonry, Uncategorized at 7:01 AM by Administrator

This family is renovating their home and they created a new entrance way into their home.  We installed the stone veneer around the doorway.

Artistic Landscapes installed the stone veneer for this doorway area in Beverly, MA

Artistic Landscapes installed the stone veneer for this doorway area in Beverly, MA

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your masonry needs (we have a Massachusetts licensed Mason on staff), please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1) in Rowley, MA.  We design and build walkways, patios, retaining walls, decorative walls and install stone veneer.

12.03.16

Landscape Lighting incorporated in a Sitting Wall in Rowley, MA

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 3:01 PM by Administrator

We installed a low voltage landscape lighting system as we were building the stonework for this sitting wall.  This is one component of the lighting system that enhances this family’s new backyard.

Sitting wall around a firepit with built-in landscape lights

Sitting wall around a firepit with built-in landscape lights

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can design an outdoor lighting system with programmable low voltage lights for you, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1) in Rowley, MA.