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.

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.

02.12.18

Natural Stone Wall in Boxford

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

A Boxford family had stone walls that were collapsing/bowing and were a hazard and safety concern.  We dismantled those walls and rebuilt the walls with the same stone.  The area behind the new wall now has drainage stone and landscape fabric.  This is a picture of the walls that we built so that this family will once again have safe access to their basement.

Natural Stone Retaining Walls built for a Boxford family

Natural Stone Retaining Wall in Boxford allows for access to basement

This is what the right side of the retaining wall had looked like when we were hired.

This is what the unsafe stone wall in Boxford looked like before we dismantled it

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.

02.09.18

Deck support columns uplit for Ipswich family

Posted in Landscape Lights, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:29 AM by Administrator

There are 3 support columns near a patio that we built for an Ipswich family.  These columns support a large deck that the family accesses through the doors from the first floor of the house.  We accented these columns by uplighting each column.  In addition, we installed 2 lights up under the flooring of the deck so that these 2 lights can cast a moonlight effect onto the patio.  Here is a picture with me looking directly at the light fixtures.

Columns support a deck were uplit for an Ipswich family

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.

01.31.18

Rebuilt stone steps in Ipswich

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

This Ipswich family has a large set of steps that leads to their front door.  These steps had deteriorated substantially as the bluestone pieces were loose and stones were missing in the steps.  We were hired to repair the steps without rebuilding the entire set of steps as the cost to rebuild the steps was much more expensive.  We removed the stones from the deteriorated steps, removed the old mortar that was behind/under the stones and then rebuilt the steps with a combination of new stones and some of the existing stones.  As our goal was to make the repaired steps look similar to the steps that we did not touch, we added coloring to our mortar so that the mortar would look fairly close to the existing mortar.  This is how the repair looks after we were finished.

Repair of Front Steps in Ipswich

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or repair your existing steps, 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.

01.26.18

Landscape Lighting a Fence in Topsfield

Posted in Landscape Lights, Plants, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:53 AM by Administrator

As part of an extensive landscape lighting system in Topsfield, we were able to create a consistent and good feel to the 6′ tall fence that limits access to the lawn area.  The look of having 10 panels uplit with a light in the center of each panel has created the look that the owners’ wanted (and we like).

Uplighting fence panels in Topsfield

For information about Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you achieve the look that you are envisioning or to have us setup a lighting demonstration for you at your home or business, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or visit us at our office at 111 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA.

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