03.20.17

Hunter Irrigation Manufacturing Facility Tour

Posted in Plants, Uncategorized at 6:01 AM by Administrator

Last week our primary supplier and Hunter Industries invited Tony to tour their manufacturing facilities in California and meet with product managers for all of the Hunter irrigation supplies.  The tours were very impressive.  All employees appeared to be happy and proud to work for Hunter.  The product managers explained the new products to the 6 of us who attended this meeting.  I am very excited to share how a few of their products will help all of us save water and minimize how much irrigation is needed.

This is a picture of one area of the manufacturing facilities at Hunter.

This picture shows part of the Hunter rotor being manufactured.

This picture shows the room where the Hunter rotors are tested.  The ‘funnels’ down the center of the room catch water and this information is recorded to confirm the spray distance of each type of irrigation head.

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your irrigation system or to enhance your irrigation system, please call us at 978.948.2900.

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.

03.23.16

Waterfalls and Pond in Groveland

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Plants, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:20 AM by Administrator

We designed and built this pond with 4 waterfalls into the side of a hill in Groveland.  By choosing this location, the waterfalls are able to be seen from 1/4 mile away as there is a street directly lined up with the waterfalls as well as from the family room of their home.  We built the waterfalls and pond with stones and boulders and ‘planted’ some of their stones away from the waterfall path so that it helps the waterfall look more natural.  Landscape lights have been strategically located in and around the pond so that the flow of water is visible even at night.  During 2016, we expect to plant around the waterfalls and pond as well as inside the pond.  Fish will begin making this pond their home later this Spring.

Backyard waterfalls and pond

Backyard waterfalls and pond

For information about how we can help you, please stop by our office on Route 1 (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA or call Tony at 978.948.2900.  We look forward to creating the ideal yard for you and your family.

03.02.16

Granite Bench and Cutting Garden

Posted in Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 6:52 AM by Administrator

We created a cutting garden for this family who sells their cut flowers to the public and wants to promote having people cut their own flowers.  As a result of listening to their goals, we defined an area that is full of shrubs and perennials that make great cut flowers.  We have a wide variety of plants for people to choose from, thus if you want to cut flowers anytime from late April to late October, there should be some flowers for you to choose from.  We did include some evergreens as the family told us that people sometimes request evergreen branches be included in floral arrangements.  To help people stay on the paths, we formalized the paths with irregular shaped stones and installed a granite bench.

Granite bench and informal path

Granite bench and informal path

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your landscaping needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit our website at www.Artistic-Landscapes.com or stop by our office on Route 1 (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley.

02.22.16

Our office in Rowley

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 7:02 AM by Administrator

We look forward to helping you with your landscaping needs now that we are finished with the construction of our building and have most of our stonework done (we will be adding more displays in 2016).  We are often asked about our process and if it is too early to start planning a project.  Our process is that we will meet with you at your home or at the property location if this is a commercial project and we will ask questions about what your goals are and what you like or dislike about certain items.  After carefully listening, we will get back with you and provide you with our detailed proposal.  Some tweaks may be required after that meeting and you are invited to our office and see the exact stones or lights that we may had suggested in our proposal.  Once you have time to think about everything then we sign the contract and we will normally begin the project about 2 months after that date.

We have our paver parking spaces and paver walkway complete along with our landscape lighting system.

We have our paver parking spaces and paver walkway complete along with our landscape lighting system.

For information about how we can help you, please stop by our office on Route 1 (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA or call Tony at 978.948.2900.  We look forward to building you the stonework that you want or preparing plant designs and planting all of the trees, shrubs and perennials or pruning your existing shrubs and ornamental trees if you live in or near the Andover, Essex, Ipswich, Newbury, North Andover or Rye Beach areas.

02.19.16

Landscape Lights throughout the whole yard in Lynnfield

Posted in Landscape Lights, Plants, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:50 AM by Administrator

Our goal was to create focal points and provide a dramatic sense of depth to this Lynnfield property.  As such, we created a lighting system that includes lights in the distance (uplighting the mature evergreens on the far side of the property and to the left of the driveway), uplighting trees that are in the lawn area as well as uplighting the front of the house.  By combining these various items, we were able to provide the sense of depth that this family wanted.

Uplighting of trees and the front of the house help create the depth of this yard.

Uplighting of trees and the front of the house help create the depth of this yard.

For more information how Artistic Landscapes can help design, install or service a landscape lighting for you, please call us at 978.948.2900.

02.18.16

2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Earned

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

We are very pleased that Angie’s List members have once again acknowledged our work and as a result of their grading, we have earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2015.  For more information about the Angie’s List Super Service Award, please see the press release that is attached to this link.

2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit our office on Route One in Rowley, MA.

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