This complete rehab on the waterfront in Burlington includes the removal of approximately 2,300 square feet of asphalt court and old overgrown Japanese garden and cedar hedges. We are installing a bocce court, native plantings from Gardener's Supply Company, a natural cleft bluestone patio with stone from Cleary Stone Company, a fire pit, and landscape lighting from The Lighting House!
We are finishing up this project in South Hero! Naylor & Breen Builders, Inc. built this home designed by Brad Rabinowitz Architect. The landscape was designed by Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design Inc. We installed bluestone walks and patios with stone from Trowel Trades Supply, Inc. We planted trees, shrubs and perennials from Gardener's Supply Company.
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.
Landshapes has been working with landscape architect Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc. out of New York City on the landscaping for a home being built by Cascade Builders out of Saranac Lake. The landscape architect’s goal is to create mass plantings combined with an understory meadow. 27 trees, 1,369 shrubs and 5,140 ferns are to be planted.
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.
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.
Remember this Morrisville home? We finished this project in July and recently went back to check how things were doing, and they look great! The lawn is lush and the plants are already filling in the space! We’re so happy to have been able to give this client a beautiful outdoor living space that can coincide with the amazing views.
With Fall comes cooler nights, apple picking, cider donuts and pumpkin spice everything. To kick things off we’ve once again decorated Maple Tree Place! So when you’re out enjoying the Fall festivities, don’t forget to reserve your spot for a landscaping project next Spring!