01.30.17

Brick Walkway in Groveland

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:59 AM by Administrator

We built a brick walkway for a Groveland family that connects their driveway to their new barn.  We built the walkway with a grade that connected the driveway to the bottom of the barn ramp so that wheelbarrows and tools can be rolled right into the barn with no steps.

Brick Walkway to Barn

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your walkways, patios, stone walls or other landscaping needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or stop by our offices on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA.

01.23.17

Built in patio – day vs night

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:52 AM by Administrator

We designed and built this paver patio and stone wall for a North Andover family into their sloped backyard.  The stonewall was built with Estate style wallstones while the patio was built with Treo style pavers.  Both the wallstones and pavers were made by Unilock.  This additional seating area / private patio will have a portable firepit placed on it in the future.

As you can see from these two pictures, there is a dramatic difference to the look of a stone wall and patio when it is illuminated with the appropriate light fixtures.  For this family, we installed lights directly into the wall so that the perimeter of the patio would be illuminated and we installed one path light by the steps as a way to make the transition up/down the steps safer and easier.  Because our goal was not to create a spotlight effect in the patio, we installed ambient lighting on the back lawn and hill area so that the effect of light is throughout the yard and not just inside the patio.

Patio with Sitting Wall during the day

Landscape Lights in a stone wall and accenting the patio

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can build you a private patio, paver walkway or natural stone wall as well as creating a landscape lighting plan, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or stop by and see our displays at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) in Rowley, MA.

01.18.17

Reclaimed granite steps in Rowley

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 7:11 AM by Administrator

This Rowley, MA family wanted access to their backyard from their back door but there was a 3′ change in height between the ground by the back door and the backyard.  We hand selected and installed these reclaimed granite steps to allow for easy access into their backyard.  The steps are secured by building natural stone walls as returns up both sides of the steps.

Reclaimed granite steps in Rowley, MA

Reclaimed granite steps in Rowley, MA

This is the view of the tops of each of the granite steps

This is the view of the tops of each of the granite steps

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the back yard that you want, please call Tony at 978.948.2900.  You can also see some of our displays in front of our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

01.16.17

Dressing up a stamped concrete patio in Ipswich

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Uncategorized at 6:55 AM by Administrator

This Ipswich family had a very nice stamped concrete patio and pergola, but they felt it was missing the finishing touch.  We re-graded the area between the patio and the lawn and defined this area with an outline of cobblestones and decorative crushed stone instead of mulch.  Further completing the enhanced look, we planted hand selected shrubs that will look great from May – October and provide some privacy.

Backyard patio finished with decorative stone and defined by cobblestones

Backyard patio finished with decorative stone and defined by cobblestones

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the back yard that you want, please call Tony at 978.948.2900.  You can also see some of our displays of stonework and plantings in front of our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

01.11.17

Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2016

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:52 AM by Administrator

We are very proud of achieving the Angie’s List Super Service Award for our efforts during 2016.  We have continued to focus on listening to our clients and helping our clients obtain the landscapes that achieve their goals.  As a result of this attention to our clients needs and our attention to details and workmanship, we have earned an Angie’s List Super Service Award every year since 2010.  Angie’s List states that less than 5% of companies are awarded a Super Service Award, thus I thank all of the Artistic Landscapes employees (especially Will, Jake & Kevin) for staying focused on each clients’ goals and doing a great job.

If you would like to see how we can help you, please either stop by our office on Route One in Rowley or call us at 978.948.2900.

01.09.17

Patio with Westport pavers in Rowley, MA

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Uncategorized at 7:16 AM by Administrator

We built this patio for a Rowley family so that they could have a grill area, seating area with a picnic table and an area to sit by a firepit.  This patio was built with the natural stone looking pavers by Unilock and we did not add a second paver style or color around the edge of the patio so that we would be able to achieve a more uniform look.

Patio with Westport pavers by Unilock

Patio with Westport pavers by Unilock

Backyard patio before any plants

Backyard patio before any plants

For more information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your landscaping needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or stop by our office and display area at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) in Rowley, MA.

01.04.17

Natural stone retaining wall and plants in Rowley, MA

Posted in Masonry, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 7:03 AM by Administrator

We built natural stone retaining walls that have drainage incorporated behind the walls for this Rowley, MA family prior to finishing the area with a variety of plants.  The goal was to create a relaxed natural feel to this family’s backyard and we achieved this goal based on our selection of materials.  For instance, the retaining wall was built by utilizing some of the large boulders that were already on site and combining those stones with smaller stones and mortar to create a natural feel to the stone wall.

A combination of shrubs, perennials and annuals along with a couple of trees were planted to create the colorful but relaxed garden bed.

Combination of shrubs and perennials with a tree

Combination of shrubs and perennials with a tree

Evergreen and fragrant lavender by the steps to the patio

Evergreen and fragrant lavender by the steps to the patio

Artistic Landscapes LLC is available to design your landscape over the winter so that we are ready to plant when Spring arrives.  You can have a new look to your property before Memorial Day.  Call Artistic Landscapes at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) in Rowley to talk with us.

01.02.17

Firepit in Rowley

Posted in Masonry, Uncategorized at 6:55 AM by Administrator

We built this natural stone wood burning firepit in Rowley.  The sitting wall provides seating around the firepit and creates a separation between the patio area and the plants and back lawn area.  We included a grill on top of the firepit so that food can be cooked over this open fire.

Landscape Lights installed into sitting wall around natural stone wood burning firepit

Landscape Lights installed into sitting wall around natural stone wood burning firepit

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the back yard that you want, please call Tony at 978.948.2900.  You can also see some of our displays in front of our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.