Despite what seems to be endless rain, our crews have still been able to make progress on our projects! This project includes the installation of a water feature and fountain with lights that will provide a tranquil space for relaxing as well as aerate the pond to help control algae growth and sustain the trout. In the construction we used on site boulders hand selected by the client. A mix of ornamental and native wetland plants were used.
Foam Brewers is celebrating one year in business! We are installing an irregular stone walkway and patio that reflects the mood of the interior. The patio will be used as an outdoor bar. Once plantings and a trellis are installed, this bar/brewery will have a great outdoor space to be enjoyed by happy customers.
Every plant is different; each one has unique conditions in which it thrives. Other than the numerous considerations needed to plant the right plant in the right spot (amount of sun, water, soil type etc.) another thing to consider is the intended function of the plant. This can be as basic as making sure the plant works aesthetically with its surroundings, or more complex like choosing plants to absorb excess water or that will not fall prey to hungry deer.
Our designers at Landshapes are familiar and experienced with tens of thousands of plants. Let us help you bring your landscape dreams to life while also creating a space that’s beautiful, thriving, and functions to your needs.
The weather might not be able to decide what season it is, but our designers’ minds are on spring and summer projects! With our skilled designers, any landscape can be transformed into a beautiful and functional outdoor living space. We work with companies such as Alliance Gator, Cobble Creek Nursery, Gardener’s Supply Company, Techo-Bloc, and Trowel Trades Supply, Inc. to ensure high quality materials.
Whether you embrace winter by hitting the trails, or push through with help from thoughts of sunny beaches, now is the perfect time to consider your landscaping. The dull grays and browns of winter may inspire ideas for a unique landscape design which could include colorful plantings, a stone patio, stone walkways, a water feature and more. You can also plan your Vermont landscaping so that there are still elements that add aesthetic to your yard in the winter, such as Winter Berry, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Red Twig Dogwood, evergreens and masonry. Winter is also a good time to observe how your yard handles rain, cold and foot traffic to determine if there are any irrigation, drainage or runoff problems that should be addressed. Rain gardens, drip edge, and retaining walls are just a few solutions to these problems.
Have wooded land on your property?
Do you have snags, dead standing trees, or are thinking about having hiking or snowshoeing trails in your back yard?
Landshapes is currently taking on more winter woods work! Let us create beautiful trails on your property for hiking and snowshoeing, or just have us clean up those dangerous snags and dead standing trees.
Around here the holiday spirit seems to build itself, with cozy fires, fluffy snow and TV specials. This doesn’t mean you can’t add to the magical feeling by decorating! There is a huge array of decorating supplies and ideas out there, and it can seem a bit overwhelming, but all you have to do is decide what look you’re going for, and then chose the right decorations.
Create a classical look with white lights, traditional decorations, and use colors such as silver, white and blue. Bring the inside out by decorating with pine cones and fallen branches. For a more festive, decked out look, use color lights, seasonal candy dishes and tablecloths, garlands and wreaths, colors such as red and green, and put out a gingerbread house, elf on a shelf or mensch on a bench!
No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this season, there are always new ways to decorate your home, inside and out. Just remember to keep the look consistent and own and be proud of what you do.
We're almost a month into Fall and this hilltop home in New Hampshire is looking even more fabulous with foliage! In these photos you can see how a landscape changes not only with the season but also with time of day; here at Landshapes we're always considering how our work will look year round in sun or shade.