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.

02.06.19

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.

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.

02.14.18

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.

02.07.18

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.

01.29.18

Can a loose laid natural stone wall look good?

Posted in Masonry, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:42 AM by Administrator

Most of the walls that we build are mortared (think concrete) walls so that all of the stones are bound together but we also build loose laid stone walls.  A loose laid stone wall is a wall that has each stone placed on the lower stones.  Each stone can be moved by hand (the stones might be too heavy for one person to actually move it, but in theory each stone can be moved).  We built this natural stone retaining wall for a Newburyport family and finished the top of the wall with a combination of low bush blueberries, groundcovers and annuals.  The area behind the stone wall was filled with crushed stone as the crushed stone provides great drainage.  The crushed stone is kept in place by the installation of landscape fabric.

A Natural stone dry laid wall in Newburyport

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or repair a damaged stone wall that you already have, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

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