05.03.17

Think Summer – peastone driveway outlined in cobblestones

Posted in Masonry, Pavers at 6:44 AM by Administrator

We installed a peastone driveway and patio area for a family on Plum Island.  The areas are outlined in cobblestones.

Peastone driveway / parking space

Peastone driveway / parking space

Peastone patio area outlined in cobblestones

Peastone patio area outlined in cobblestones

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.

02.27.17

Patio adjacent to concrete deck

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 7:06 AM by Administrator

We expanded the patio around the pool for this Middleton, MA family by building a paver patio that is at the same height of the existing concrete pool patio.  The built-in pool has a concrete deck around it but there was an area between the concrete and the house that would get people’s feet dirty on their way to the pool.  That area was improved by having us build a paver patio right up to the edge of the concrete deck.  The area now provides for clean access to the pool and provides a good spot for the grill to be stored and used as it is away from everyone who is using the pool.

Paver Patio with Techo-Bloc pavers

Paver patio cut to expand concrete patio

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help with your landscape dilemmas or want for improvement in your yard, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or stop by our offices on Route One at 111 Newburyport Turnpike in Rowley, MA.

02.20.17

Brick step in Ipswich

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

The bricks on this old front stoop were cracking and falling off of the step thus this Ipswich family needed to repair their front step.  The base of the steps was in good shape so we just install a new brick façade and a solid granite tread for the landing part of the step.  The solid piece of granite will help keep water from getting behind and beneath the bricks which will help this step last for many years/decades.

Brick step with granite

Brick step with granite

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help repair any of your masonry needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or stop by our offices at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One) in Rowley, MA.

02.15.17

Brick patio in Rowley

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:23 AM by Administrator

This Rowley family had a pile of bricks laying around after we replaced their front walkway with pavers.  Rather than discarding these bricks, we repurposed them and used them to build this backyard brick patio.

Brick patio in Rowley

Please stop by our displays outside of our office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA to get a few ideas of the many options that you have.  We can walk you through the process and recommend pavers or bricks or other stone that will provide you with the look and feel of the stone that you desire.

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.

01.30.17

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.

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