03.21.18

Boston Flower Show – Outdoor Kitchen

Posted in Masonry, Uncategorized at 6:40 AM by Administrator

Artistic Landscapes LLC built an outdoor kitchen as part of our display at the Boston Flower & Garden Show that was held at the World Trade Center in Boston from March 14th – 18th, 2018.  Our kitchen included a beautiful granite counter from Louis Mian of Charleston, MA.  The beautiful Lynx grill and refrigerator were loaned to Artistic Landscapes by Baron’s Major Brands.  We thank both partners for their help in allowing us to provide attendees with a beautiful outdoor kitchen display.

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.

 

03.14.18

Boston Flower Show – Day 1, 2018

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 11:07 PM by Administrator

Thank you to everyone who came to the Boston Flower & Garden Show today, despite yesterday’s snow storm.  We enjoyed talking with so many people and receiving your feedback.  We are glad that there were so many compliments about our table, porcelain tile floors, stonework and lighting.

We are looking forward to meeting more people over the next 4 days.

Please stop by when you are at the show as we look forward to talking with you and helping you with a few suggestions towards your landscape enhancements.  If you can not make it to the Show, please call us at 978.948.2900.

02.16.18

Are lights that can have colors worth the cost?

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 11:47 AM by Administrator

We are often asked if the premium to have light fixtures that can be programmed to be any color (30,000 colors or so) is worth it.  We have seen that the lights are normally programmed to be a shade similar to white (if we are illuminating a bluestone area then the lights might have a little blue tint and if we are uplighting evergreens then the white light will have a green tint) but with a nominal tint that accents the items being illuminated.  The difference between the tinted white and a white light is noticeable when you see the 2 options (each homeowner decides on the value of the difference).

We have been helping homeowners create party and holiday themes in addition to their everyday tinted white.  The party themes are very exciting and suggest that everyone is going to have fun because we program festive colors.  The following are 2 pictures of the same stone work that we built for an Ipswich family.  The first picture shows the stonework with the tinted white while the 2nd picture reflects the stonework with the party theme.

Stonework illuminated with lights that are tinted a shade of white in Ipswich

Stonework illuminated with FX ZDC lights and the party theme

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can design and install a landscape lighting system for you or to have us help bring your landscaping vision to life, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

02.14.18

Boston Flower Show – 1 Month from Today

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:59 AM by Administrator

We will be exhibiting at the Boston Flower Show that is at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston from March 14th – 18th.  Please stop by and visit our large display in the “Gardens” area of the show.  If you may be thinking about doing some landscape construction this year, please feel free to call us before hand so that we can talk and suggest a couple of things that you may want to think about or bring to the show so that we can help you better.

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or have us help bring your vision to life, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

02.12.18

Natural Stone Wall in Boxford

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:34 AM by Administrator

A Boxford family had stone walls that were collapsing/bowing and were a hazard and safety concern.  We dismantled those walls and rebuilt the walls with the same stone.  The area behind the new wall now has drainage stone and landscape fabric.  This is a picture of the walls that we built so that this family will once again have safe access to their basement.

Natural Stone Retaining Walls built for a Boxford family

Natural Stone Retaining Wall in Boxford allows for access to basement

This is what the right side of the retaining wall had looked like when we were hired.

This is what the unsafe stone wall in Boxford looked like before we dismantled it

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or have us help bring your vision to life, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

02.07.18

2 unit Condominium in Newburyport with a private backyard oasis

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 6:46 AM by Administrator

Two Newburyport families live in a 2 unit condominium house and wanted a relaxing backyard oasis that each family could enjoy.  Thus, we installed various plants and created a peastone walkway and patios.  The peastone areas were outlined with reclaimed bricks.  The plant design was done by a local landscape designer whom we have worked with a few times.

The backyard for this 2 unit condominium in Newburyport was planted and created with a natural free flowing design

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or have us help bring your vision to life, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

02.05.18

Firepit in Newburyport

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:45 AM by Administrator

We built the natural stone firepit along with all of the segmental walls and pillars so that this Newburyport family could have a private, intimate gathering area with their friends.  The pillars were built large enough to act as serving tables.  Custom cut limestone was used to finish the tops of the firepit, seating bench and the top of the bench.  The pavers are by Techo-Bloc and they are the same style but we used different color pavers in the firepit area than we did in the main patio.

A firepit area and patio in Newburyport

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or have us help bring your vision to life, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

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