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.

01.04.17

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.

03.02.16

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.

02.18.16

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.

02.17.16

Job Fair for Landscapers – Wednesday, February 24th from 12 – 6 pm

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:19 AM by Administrator

We, Artistic Landscapes LLC, continue to grow our business, thus we are looking to hire many quality people to work with us.  We are having a job fair at our headquarters at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1) in Rowley, MA from noon – 6 pm on Wednesday, February 24th.  This job fair will allow you to meet us and gain an understanding of the services that we offer as well as a way for us to meet you and discuss the potential for you to work for Artistic Landscapes.  We recommend emailing your resume before hand and setting up a time to meet, walk-ins are welcome.

We have job openings across most areas of the company (we are NOT hiring a receptionist or office manager).  We are hiring stone masons, knowledgeable plant people who can take care of the plantings and monthly maintenance of garden beds including hand pruning, general laborers and an experienced designer who can also create the estimates.

Qualifications for a stone mason include:

  •  Experience of at least 5 years building natural stone walls,
  •  Experience installing paver patios, walkways and driveways,
  •  DOT Medical card for driving vehicles with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more,
  •  Hydraulics license is desired,
  •  Ability to lift and move materials that weigh greater than 75 lbs and work on uneven surfaces,
  •  Proven ability to work to achieve the goals within budget.

Qualifications for a knowledgeable plant person include:

  •  Experience of at least 3 years planting trees, shrubs and perennials,
  •  Proven ability to hand prune and identify weeds within extensive perennial gardens,
  •  DOT Medical card for driving vehicles with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more,
  •  Ability to work with other people as we maintain garden beds (NO lawn mowing) on a monthly basis and plant according to scaled drawings when not performing monthly maintenance.

Qualifications for general laborers include:

  •   Ability to move 60 lbs of material across uneven surfaces and over obstacles,
  •   Ability to pickup materials from the ground and push a wheelbarrow across uneven surfaces,
  •   Enjoy digging, trenching, raking and cleaning garden within the landscape,
  •   Ability to talk with the client and understand the details of each specific project.

Qualifications for experienced landscape designer and estimator include:

  •   Experience of at least 5 years designing residential landscapes,
  •   Proven ability to listen to clients and customize designs that are focused on the clients’ goals,
  •   Ability to prepare detailed proposals in Word and PowerPoint,
  •   Ability to select plants from a nursery and place the plants in garden beds where our team can plant them and create new garden bed areas.

08.07.15

Rose of Sharon

Posted in Plants, Pruning at 5:53 AM by Administrator

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is a beautiful summer flowering shrub.  These plants do grow large as this plant is pruned to about 4′ tall and 4′ wide every winter.  There are truly thousands (or hundreds) of flowers on this plant every day over a period of several weeks.  Here is a picture of two types of Rose of Sharon that are currently in bloom in Georgetown, MA.

Rose of Sharon Red throat and white peddalsRose of Sharon purple flower

If you have questions about which plants will thrive in your yard, please call us at Artistic Landscapes at 978.948.2900 and check out our website at www.Artistic-Landscapes.com.

03.11.15

Boston Flower & Garden Show

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 7:49 AM by Administrator

We have built a patio, segmental walls and pillars with Belgard products for our display in Booth 836 and have some examples of the Unique lighting fixtures that we have used extensively.  Please stop by and setup a time that we can come to your home and help you get the landscape that you want.

If you don’t make it to the Flower & Garden Show at the Boston World Trade Center in the Seaport between now and Sunday, March 15th, you may call Tony at 978.948.2900 to setup a meeting.

02.13.15

Landscape Lights on a Decorative Feature in Georgetown, MA

Posted in Landscape Lights, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:10 AM by Administrator

This family has an ornamental statue within their landscape that they love looking at and thinking back to the stories that ‘she’ represents.  Now that we have installed a light to up-light her, they are able to see her all night. Landscape Art at nightIf you are wondering if you have any specimen plants or sculptures that can be enhanced with night lighting, please contact Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit our website (www.Artistic-Lanscapes.com) to setup an appointment for us to help you.

02.04.15

Pieris japonica ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ – evergreen

Posted in Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:58 AM by Administrator

We choose to plant a Pieris japonica ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ on each side of the steps that lead to the backyard because these evergreens are not liked, generally, by deer and the blooms of the plants smell very nice.  Based on the location of the planting bed, down below a natural stone retaining wall that we built in 2013, we wanted the family to know when the plants are in bloom even if they are not looking at the plants.  Thus, this evergreen was selected.

 

If you would like Artistic Landscapes help you select the appropriate plants and/or do an update to your landscape, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit our website at www.Artistic-Landscapes.com for other contact information.

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