02.22.19

Accent lights around a deck and railing

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 6:33 AM by Administrator

The owner of this function facility in Nahant finished a deck right next to the ocean in white and wanted to make sure the guests would be safe. As a result, he asked us to design a lighting system that would provide safety while not impacting the view of the ocean. We installed FX lighting fixtures that are dimmable and finished with a white exterior. The white exterior of each light fixture helps them blend in with the white railing.

Deck Lights by FX that blend in with the railing

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your outdoor lighting goals, please stop by our office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA or call us at 978.948.2900 so that we can schedule a time to meet you at your home.

02.15.19

Lights in a Rowley backyard

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

This family was looking to have their patio illuminated as well as make a significant hill appear more attractive than the dark imposing hill that it was when we met. Because this family has young children and a dog, we designed their landscape lighting system to have light fixtures that were installed in locations where it would be unlikely that someone or the dog would knock them over.

Thus, we installed several lights up on their house. These lights provide downlighting onto the patio and plants while one light is focused over the grill to provide task lighting. Other lights were installed up on the hill and provide up lighting towards the top of the hill and some of the trees. As a result of the combination of lighting techniques, we were able to provide a consistent theme across the backyard and a more welcoming feel to the area. These FX Luminaire lights are in the ZDC style so they can be dimmed and emit different colors as often as you want to change the colors or the lights can be programmed to be a consistent color.

Rowley Backyard with Lights that can be programmed any color

Landscape Lights with color options in Rowley Backyard

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your landscape lighting needs, please stop by our Office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA or call Tony at 978.948.2900.

02.08.19

Light at a Driveway Entrance

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

There are times when someone wants light at the beginning of their driveway but they don’t have a post to install the light onto. The common thought is that you can not have light in that area because a plow or snowblower is going to destroy the light fixtures if you place them in the ground or you are going to be blinded from the landscape lights when you drive in or out of your property.

Often times, we install lights up in trees and have them provide downlighting onto the driveway. The benefit of installing the lights up in trees is that the fixtures will not be damaged by snow removal equipment and you should not see the light source when you drive in or out of your property because we will have installed the light fixtures in areas that are out of sight.

For this Beverly family, we have some accent lights facing away from the driveway opening so that drivers will not be impacted by lights shining at them but these lights help accentuate the opening to the driveway. The asphalt area of the driveway is downlit from four lights that we installed up in the trees that are near the driveway.

Driveway Entrance accented with ground lights and lights installed in trees

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you get the landscape lighting system that you want, please stop by our Office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA or call Tony at 978.948.2900.

02.06.19

Natural Stone Wall in Newburyport

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 7:08 AM by Administrator

This restaurant along the waterfront in Newburyport wanted a seating area by a firepit that they had. We designed and built a natural stone wall that was tiered so that the wall could serve as additional seating while not obscuring the view. This natural stone wall was capped with granite coping after we installed low voltage landscape lights near the top of the wall.

Natural Stone Wall with Granite Coping

Natural Stone Wall and Granite Coping with mortar

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your stonework needs (whether it is a patio, walkway or stone wall) that you want, please stop by our Office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA or call Tony at 978.948.2900.

02.01.19

Do you have to light all sides of a tree

Posted in Landscape Lights, Plants, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:13 AM by Administrator

We design landscape lighting systems to provide our clients with great value and aesthetics thus we include site specific information and our clients’ goals when designing a landscape lighting system. When a tree is going to be seen from all sides then we design and install landscape lights that will provide us with a constant amount of light around the entire canopy of the tree. In many instances, a tree is only going to be seen from one or two angles and there is a “back” side to the tree that does not have to be illuminated (fewer lights will result in a lower cost of the lighting system). This tree has a front side that can be seen from the main driveway while the back side is facing the woods and an extra parking area that is rarely used. Thus, we did not illuminate the back side of this tree. When you look at the tree from the back side, you do not get to see the bark or much of the tree as it appears to have a slight glow from the lights that are in front of the tree.

This is the back side of a tree that is not illuminated but the front side is illuminated.

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you get the landscape lighting system that you want, please stop by our Office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA or call Tony at 978.948.2900.

01.25.19

Uplighting Mature Trees in Beverly

Posted in Landscape Lights, Plants, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 7:03 AM by Administrator

We designed this lighting system to highlight many of the trees that are along the long driveway for this Beverly family. The goal of lighting the trees was to provide the visual appeal of uplighting the branch structure of these trees as well as to have the light reflect off of the trees back towards the driveway. The benefit of having light reflect onto the driveway is that we are able to enable a person to safely walk the driveway at night and be able to see where they are walking.

Uplighting of trees along a driveway in Beverly

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you get the landscape lighting system that you want, please stop by our Office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA or call Tony at 978.948.2900.

11.30.18

FX Luminaire Landscape Lighting Design Program

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 6:43 AM by Administrator

FX Luminaire is one of the main brands of landscape lights that we use in providing night lighting to our clients.  We have been utilizing their technology and quality lights almost exclusively over the last few years as the families whom we work for like the idea of being able to dim the lights and add colors to the lights.  Many of the lighting systems that we design and install include the FX ZDC (Zoning, Dimming and Color lights) light fixtures.  FX offered a lighting design program throughout 2018 thus we participated in it and have now successfully finished their program. Tony is a Certified Landscape Lighting Designer by FX Luminaire.

For information about how we can help you with a new lighting system or to repair an existing lighting system, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA.

03.20.18

Boston Flower Show – Pergola

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:14 AM by Administrator

Artistic Landscapes LLC was able to enhance the kitchen area of our display at the Boston Flower & Garden Show that was held at the World Trade Center in Boston from March 14th – 18th, 2018 by installing a pergola that was made by Joe Caputo of Pittston, Maine.  The lumber for the pergola was milled from high-tension utility poles that had been decomissioned by a utility company.  Joe was able to repurpose the Alaskan Yellow Cedar poles into the beautiful pergola as well as the two stools.

Pergola built from re-purposed utility poles

For more information about how to contact Joe, please contact Artistic Landscapes LLC at 978.948.2900 or emailing us at Tony@Artistic-Landscapes.com.

03.15.18

Boston Flower & Garden Show – Awards

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 11:10 PM by Administrator

Earlier today we were honored to receive the award for Best Pavers and the award for Best Trained Plants.  I am thankful for having such great employees who worked on the design of our display and then fully implementing our design.  They did a great job.

If you would like to see our use of porcelain pavers for an outdoor patio, please stop by our display or call Tony with Artistic Landscapes at 978.948.2900.

Boston Flower Show, Day 2 – 2018

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 11:08 AM by Administrator

It is a beautiful day and we are all enjoying the vibrant colors of Courtney Tanner’s hand blown glass bowls and bird bath as well as her ceramic bowls.  Courtney made us some ceramic bowls that look exactly like a half of a cantaloupe.  At this point, we have only 4 of Courtney’s hand blown glass bowls left and 1 bird bath.

Please stop by to enjoy these vibrant and useful bowls made by Boston artist Courtney Tanner.

 

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