03.13.17

FX Lighting – Manufacturing Facility

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:48 AM by Administrator

Tony toured the manufacturing facility of FX lighting last week.  It is an impressive site where the components are manufactured but not assembled into a final product until an order is received.  They custom build each light by assembling the various components to the exact order.  I was able to see the brass fixtures as well as the coated fixtures.  Here are a few pictures related to the FX lighting facility.

This is a picture of the raw metal before it is transformed into a lighting fixture.

This is a picture of the shavings of the metal that were removed while forming the tops of the lighting fixtures.

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your lighting needs, please contact us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our office on Route One in Rowley.

03.03.17

Landscape Lighting Presentation for Sea Spray Garden Club

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 6:04 AM by Administrator

Tony Hurley of Artistic Landscapes LLC will be presenting landscape lighting system options to members of the Sea Spray Garden Club of Salisbury, MA on Monday, March 13th at 7:00 pm in the East Parish United Methodist Church in Salisbury.  Garden club members and the general public are invited to this discussion.  We will be discussing some of the factors that we use before designing your lighting system.  We will also share ways to look at lighting systems and better understand why we are installing mainly LED systems.

We look forward to seeing you in Salisbury on March 13th.

02.13.17

Outdoor Kitchen

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

We designed and built an outdoor kitchen for this Ipswich, MA family.  The kitchen area includes a built-in grill along with 2 drawers and an oversized counter.  The counter is granite that we hand selected and had custom cut to fit.  The gas grill is directly piped into the home’s natural gas so the homeowner’s will never run out of gas or have a tank to refill.  There was some coordination required with the plumber as the gas lines had to be installed and inspected prior to us building the stonework and inspected after the plumber connected the gas lines to the grill.

Outdoor Kitchen Island with granite counter

Outdoor Kitchen Island with granite counter

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you get the outdoor kitchen of your dreams, please call us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our offices at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) 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.

01.11.17

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.

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.

12.09.16

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.

12.03.16

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.

09.06.16

Low Voltage Lights that Change Color

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 6:31 AM by Administrator

We designed and installed this low voltage landscape lighting system for this Marblehead family using lights that can be programmed any color.  The programming of the colors is so easy that you can change the colors on a weekly basis, if you want or you can setup specific colors to celebrate holidays.

This system is illuminating some newly planted Rose of Sharon shrubs, a walkway and some perennials before reaching the evergreen hedge.  The client has the lights in a variety of colors that best highlight each specific plant.

Lights in Marblehead

Lights in Marblehead Rose of Sharon Pink  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.

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