04.17.19

Pruning with Dogs

Posted in Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 6:32 AM by Administrator

As many of you know, I have two Bernese Mountain Dogs and they often work with us. I was pruning a Japanese Maple the other day and one of my dogs did his best to help prune (cut the branch and break it into smaller pieces). It is fun to have their help.

Pruning with a Bernese Mountain Dog

For more information about Artistic Landscapes can help you with your pruning or planting needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA.

04.15.19

Pruning a Viburnum

Posted in Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:44 AM by Administrator

We started some Spring pruning of plants that have not been pruned in many years, fruiting trees and to repair damage that occurred over the winter. This Viburnum is a very large shrub that is happy at its home in Georgetown. We were able to make some significant rejuvenation type pruning cuts and brought the shrub down from 11′ tall to 5′ tall in many areas. We left some stems at 11′ so that the family will be able to see some of the beautiful Viburnum flowers in a few weeks. This is the before and after look of this one mature Viburnum.

Pruning a Viburnum
Pruning a Viburnum
Viburnum
Viburnum after being pruned by Artistic Landscapes

For more information about Artistic Landscapes can help you with your pruning needs or help with planting, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA.

04.10.19

Drip Irrigation

Posted in Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized at 6:49 AM by Administrator

We believe drip irrigation is the best way to provide water to plants thus we install drip irrigation zones almost always when we are creating new planting beds. Drip irrigation is not visible since the irrigation pipes are buried in the ground. There are a variety of techniques that we use to install drip irrigation as the layout of the pipes will be dependent on the plants that we are going to water. If there are trees and larger shrubs then we will always wrap the root areas with a few loops of irrigation pipe, except for plants that prefer to have dry soil while we may install straight lines when we are going to water perennials or vegetables. Regardless of technique, we always install tees in the pipes so that the water will flow in a multiple directions throughout the irrigation system. We believe this extra effort will minimize the impact on the plants if the irrigation pipes get clogged.

For more information about Artistic Landscapes can help you with your irrigation or planting needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at 111 Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), Rowley, MA.

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.

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.

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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