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Can You Install a Stone Patio in Cold Weather?

Posted by John Tighe on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 09:14 AM

As the warm season wraps up and winter descends on Massachusetts, many homeowners wonder about those last minute landscaping projects. Is it possible to install a stone patio in cold weather? Can you fit that stone retaining wall in before the chill truly hits New England? Depending on the location, design and current weather patterns, you may be able to plan for a patio installation this fall.

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Tags: Boston, patios, landscape design, backyard, stone, bluestone

Using Patio Planters for Maximum Effect in Your Landscaping

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 09:11 PM

Patio planters allow you to create a garden almost anywhere, without the typical limitations of an in-ground flowerbed. Consider how planters of varying shapes, sizes and designs provide discerning consumers with a long list of landscaping opportunities.

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Tags: Boston, patios, planters, backyard

Building a Beautiful BBQ Area With Stone

Posted by John Tighe on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 @ 02:49 PM

Grilling is part of the Boston culture, with summers filled with backyard barbeques, parties and family reunions. Building a beautiful stone BBQ area in your outdoor living space provides the ideal spot for food prep and serving, as well as allowing for easy clean up and organization. But the design of your outdoor kitchen is crucial.

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Tags: Boston, grilling, outdoor grills

The Basics of Bush and Hedge Trimming

Posted by John Tighe on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 02:09 PM

Bush and hedge trimming help your landscape thrive, by encouraging new growth, removing dead portions and maintaining a manageable shape. But what's involved in this process? And does it require training and experience to get the job done right? Catch up on the basics of bush and hedge trimming.

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Tags: landscape care, Boston

Tips on Designing for Efficient Irrigation

Posted by John Tighe on Sat, Jul 07, 2012 @ 10:25 AM

Sprinkler systems provide uniform coverage for your lawn without the need to drag your hose and sprinkler across the lawn. These systems save time and money, and to most people's surprise, a well-designed irrigation system can actually save water as well. The trick in efficient irrigation is design or placement of the sprinkler heads.

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Tags: Boston, lawn irrigation, grass, warm season grass

Spice Up Your Dinner Table with Edible Gardens

Posted by John Tighe on Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

In Boston and the surrounding towns, you don't have to be a farmer to grow your own food, and edible gardens provide a bounty that spreads well beyond your dinner table. Both urban and rural dwellers have discovered the joys and benefits of planting herbs, vegetables and other edibles in their gardens and patio containers. Why not make this the year of homegrown goodness at your place?

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Tags: Boston, Edible Gardens