01.19.18

Landscape Lighting in Topsfield

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:48 AM by Administrator

We provided an extensive landscape lighting system to the party/function area of this estate in Topsfield.  These FX lights are dimmable.  Three transformers were strategically placed around the property to allow for the most efficient installation and to limit how much electricity was needed to source power to each fixture.

FX lights uplighting plants and the stonework on the estate

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.

 

 

01.17.18

Front Walkway in Newburyport

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 7:09 AM by Administrator

We installed Unilock pavers in contrasting colors and textures for this Newburyport family’s front walkway.   The Town Hall pavers, the main part of the walkway, were installed in a herringbone format.  The left and right sides of this walkway are secured with edge restraints.  The edge restraints are covered with mulch.

Unilock pavers with an accent of contrasting colored and textured pavers

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or to have help designing a walkway to your front door, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

01.14.18

Boston Flower Show – 2 months from today

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Plants, Pruning, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 7:57 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.

01.12.18

Landscape Lighting provide Christmas lighting in Newburyport

Posted in Landscape Lights, Plants, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 9:35 AM by Administrator

We installed a landscape lighting system for this Newburyport family as they wanted the curb appeal of coming home to their house with nice night lighting.  We installed FX lights that have color changing bulbs (ZDC lights).  Most of the year, the lights are similar to white lights but they do change the light colors on special occasions.  This is easily done because we created a theme for the Christmas colors and they can easily activate that theme.  This is what their home looked like.

Night lighting system utilizing low voltage landscape lights

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your lighting needs, please contact us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our office on Route One in Rowley.

01.10.18

Paver Front Walkway in North Andover

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:32 AM by Administrator

We built this paver front walkway for a North Andover family.  The edges of this walkway were defined by installing a contrasting paver so that the texture and appearance contrasted with the body of the walkway.  The color of the contrasting paver is similar to the color of the body of the walkway.  The edges of the walkway are secured with edge restraints that are covered/hidden with lawn.

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.

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.

03.13.17

FX Lighting – Manufacturing Facility

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:48 AM by Administrator

Tony toured the manufacturing facility of FX lighting last week.  It is an impressive site where the components are manufactured but not assembled into a final product until an order is received.  They custom build each light by assembling the various components to the exact order.  I was able to see the brass fixtures as well as the coated fixtures.  Here are a few pictures related to the FX lighting facility.

This is a picture of the raw metal before it is transformed into a lighting fixture.

This is a picture of the shavings of the metal that were removed while forming the tops of the lighting fixtures.

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your lighting needs, please contact us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our office on Route One in Rowley.

03.03.17

Landscape Lighting Presentation for Sea Spray Garden Club

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized at 6:04 AM by Administrator

Tony Hurley of Artistic Landscapes LLC will be presenting landscape lighting system options to members of the Sea Spray Garden Club of Salisbury, MA on Monday, March 13th at 7:00 pm in the East Parish United Methodist Church in Salisbury.  Garden club members and the general public are invited to this discussion.  We will be discussing some of the factors that we use before designing your lighting system.  We will also share ways to look at lighting systems and better understand why we are installing mainly LED systems.

We look forward to seeing you in Salisbury on March 13th.

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.

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