07.30.20

Supervised by Lexi a Bernese Mountain Dog

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:51 AM by Administrator

Today Lexi turns 3. As many of you know, we have been caring for her since she was about 8 weeks old. She is a working dog as she has supervised many of our projects. Here is a picture of her when she was less than 4 months old and a picture of her just before she turned 3 years old. She has grown up to be a large, friendly dog who likes to supervise our work.

Lexi supervising the completion of a backyard patio and sitting wall around the firepit
Lexi supervising the installation of natural granite steps

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your landscaping needs, please call us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our Office on Route One in Rowley, MA.

07.28.20

Outdoor Kitchen

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:40 AM by Administrator

We finished this outdoor kitchen by creating a new sitting area in between the lawn and the kitchen. The contrasting colors of the sand and beach pebbles work very nicely against the stonework that we built for the kitchen cabinets. The porcelain tile floor provides of wide planks of wood grain tiles that are made to be installed outdoor. The kitchen counters are granite slabs.

Outdoor kitchen with built-in gas grill and granite counters
A close-up look at the outdoor kitchen with adjacent seating

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your landscaping needs including building your outdoor kitchen, please stop by our Office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA or call us at 978.948.2900.

07.22.20

Sod lawn

Posted in Plants, Uncategorized at 6:48 AM by Administrator

We planted a sod lawn after completing an outdoor kitchen. We prepared the ground with freshly screened loam prior to planting the sod. We do not roll the sod after planting it as we do not believe that is beneficial to our planting process. This picture shows the sod one week after the sod was planted.

Sod after 1 week of being planted

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your landscaping needs please stop by our office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA or call us at 978.948.2900.

07.20.20

Raised counter on outdoor kitchen

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:37 AM by Administrator

We designed this L shaped outdoor kitchen for the stainless steel cabinets and refrigerators. Once we had agreed that the L shaped cabinets would work best for the flow of the kitchen, we decided to raise the the corner area between the cabinets as that added another element of interest. We raised the corner and built the stonework to emphasize this element.

Raised counter in an Outdoor Kitchen

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your outdoor kitchen or other landscaping needs, please call Tony at 978.948.2900 or stop by our office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA.

07.17.20

Built-in Refrigerators in an outdoor kitchen

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:33 AM by Administrator

This family wanted an outdoor kitchen with storage drawers/shelves and plenty of refrigerator space. We designed the kitchen to include two refrigerators. The refrigerators are manufactured by Kalamazoo Gourmet. The refrigerator on the left has shelves for cans, bottles and food storage while the refrigerator on the right have shelves for wine bottles (the shelves actually allow the wine to be stored lying down).

In addition to the refrigerators, we installed various drawers and shelves in stainless steel cabinets that are manufactured by Napoleon. Having a cabinet door with shelves was helpful as it allows them to store some of their taller items, including a blender.

Outdoor kitchen with refrigerators and storage cabinets

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your outdoor kitchen or other landscaping needs, please call Tony @ 978.948.2900 or stop by our office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA.

07.15.20

Built-in Grill in Outdoor Kitchen

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:55 AM by Administrator

This family wanted an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill. We built the kitchen with stone masonry and stainless steel cabinets. The cabinets are manufactured by the grill company, Napoleon. A family who we built a patio for last year loves their Napoleon grill so we looked into them and they have quality materials. The cabinets have a soft close and the insides have stayed dry even after the rain.

The 4 burner grill (plus the high heat burner at the back) have worked very well. The heat is pretty consistent and the family has been using the grill to cook homemade pizzas on a regular basis. The Napoleon grill has lights inside the grill which helps them see the food that they are cooking. The knobs are illuminated blue when the grill is not on and the knobs turn red when the grill is on.

Built-in grill with storage drawers for an outdoor kitchen
The blue knobs mean that the grill is not on as the knobs turn red when the grill is on

For information about how Artistic Landscapes can help you with your outdoor kitchen or other landscaping needs, please stop by our office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA or call us at 978.948.2900.

07.13.20

Natural stone walkway in Groveland

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:47 AM by Administrator

This Groveland family likes the look of large natural stones set into the landscape. Thus, we built this walkway with large, irregular shaped natural stones as the walkway from their driveway to their backyard. The area between the stones is likely going to be planted with lawn or groundcover after the house construction is completed.

Natural stone walkway

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your landscaping needs, please call us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our Office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA.

07.06.20

Paver walkway in Rowley

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:48 AM by Administrator

This Rowley family loved the Treo pavers in Sierra color. We were able to remove their 30+ year old walkway and replace it with the new paver walkway. Because there had been some settling and other issues, we dug out the base beneath the old blocks and installed a permeable base. We also fixed the grading of the front lawn as it was pitched towards the house.

Prior walkway for a Rowley, MA family
The base was excavated before installing a compacted permeable base
Treo pavers for front walkway for a Rowley, MA family
Treo pavers in Sierra color for the front walkway of a Rowley family

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your landscaping needs, please call us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our Office on Route One in Rowley, MA.

07.01.20

Timber steps replaced with granite steps

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:24 AM by Administrator

This Byfield family has had timber steps with a crushed stone walkway between the timbers. They told us that they were tired of slipping on the timbers when they are wet and the crushed stone is too low to serve as a regular walkway so they wanted this replaced.

We designed the walkway to have solid granite steps while the walkway portion was built with Unilock’s Westport pavers. We were able to keep the new walkway and steps within the original footprint eventhough we added a 3′ deep landing up near the door.

Timber steps in Byfield
Original timber steps in Byfield
Granite steps and paver walkway
Granite Steps with Unilock’s Westport pavers for the walkway for a Byfield family

For information about how Artistic Landscapes LLC can help you with your walkway, steps or other landscaping needs, please call us at 978.948.2900 or stop by our Office on Route One (111 Newburyport Turnpike) in Rowley, MA.

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