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Are You Ready for a Landscape Makeover?

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Are you ready for a landscape makeover? It’s amazing what an experienced landscape designer can do to turn a neglected area of your yard into a magnificent multi-use space. Good landscaping extends your living space and adds value to your home, whether it’s a place to entertain, relax, or just appreciate the vista. We’ve got a start-to-finish planning process that will take a landscape of any size from boring to beautiful, and keep it that way for years to come.

The first step is to determine your budget range. A beautiful landscape design can be accomplished on a wide range of budgets, and a good landscape and gardening service will be happy to work with you to put together a unique plan for your specific budget. Talk to a landscape designer to get ideas on what can be done. They are idea people who can bring fresh ideas and possibilities for planting, patios, and more. Part of that process is scoping out your backyard to discover its special features and challenges – here at John’s Landscape Service, for example, John Tighe, owner of John’s Landscape Service walks around your property with you and listens to learn what you want from your outdoor living space!

You should talk about different landscape styles, from formal to relaxed, and go over what kind of a look you want. Is your style more modern or are you drawn more toward hardscape projects that have irregularity to the pattern and shape? Do you want a manicured lawn, or a wild-looking cottage garden? A good landscape design service will have plenty of examples to show you what they can do. Point out elements you like and dislike so your landscaper will fully understand your preferences. After all, it’s your backyard.

After that, you’ll meet with a senior landscape designer to develop a design proposal. He or she will create a visual layout of the space using computer-animated design software. Once you’re happy with the proposal, work can begin on your project. Communication doesn’t stop there, though! Conversations, meetings, and check-ins should keep happening throughout the process, so you can feel confident that everything is going well. Backyard makeovers can take anywhere from a day or two to a few months for multiple hardscape projects including a natural stone wall or fire pit.

After your landscape designer and their team finish your beautiful backyard makeover, it’s not just up to you to keep it that way. Landscape and gardening services will offer a variety of maintenance options, from weekly lawn services to annual plantings and spring and fall cleanups. It can be totally effortless to have a beautiful backyard cared for year-round.

With an experienced designer and an expert team working with you, getting a beautiful backyard is easier than ever. Make this the year you choose to fully enjoy your outdoor living space! The experts at John’s Landscape Service are happy to help you – call today for a consultation.

If you could magically change one thing in your backyard, what would it be? Please leave us a comment below and let us know.

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Tags: landscaping, landscape design, backyard, landscape on a budget, hardscape design

Backyard to Playground: Family-centric Landscaping

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

You’re looking at buying that amazing swing set, slide and jungle gym combo for your family – but what do you need to prepare first? Here are some questions that will help you get your backyard ready for a perfect playground.

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Tags: landscaping, landscape design, backyard

Top 3 Landscaping Trends for 2014

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM


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Tags: landscaping, landscape care, gardening, landscape irrigation

Learn How a Great Looking Front Yard Can Add Value to Your Home

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 09:35 AM

First impressions are often lasting impressions. For better or for worse, people form fast opinions about appearance, including your home’s appearance. Your front yard is the first thing people see when they arrive at your house, so it's worth your time to make it look great.

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Tags: landscaping, landscape design

The 5 Most Popular Trends in Landscape Design Right Now

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 08:29 AM

Last year, the big landscaping trend seemed to revolve around “outdoor living space,” with more people expanding their living environments out into their yards, patios, and gardens. Interior design elements and accessories were repurposed for outdoor use, and a notable uptick in garden parties and backyard dining helped parents enjoy their landscaping as much as the kids.  So what are the five most popular trends in landscape design right now?

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Tags: landscaping, Landscape Lighting, landscape design

Native New England Plants: Better Gardens Start with Local Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 @ 08:27 AM

When it comes to your yard, you want a look that’s beautiful, timeless, and easy to maintain. The solution? Native New England plants.

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Tags: landscaping, native plants

The 5 Most Important Landscaping Services to Keep Your Yard Beautiful

Posted by John Tighe on Wed, Jul 03, 2013 @ 08:26 AM

Good landscaping involves much more than trimming hedges and cutting grass. If you want to uncover your property’s full potential, get to know the most important landscaping services available. With professional advice, you can create the beautiful yard you’ve always wanted.

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Tags: landscaping, landscape care

How Landscape Lighting Enhances All Seasons

Posted by John Tighe on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

Curb appeal transforms a Massachusetts home into an expression of your family's personalities and tastes. And the right type of landscape lighting helps to create fantastic curb appeal all year round. Use outdoor lighting to enhance seasonal decorating and provide higher levels of safety. This outdoor addition delivers serious value to homeowners in any neighborhood.

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Tags: landscaping, Landscape Lighting, low voltage fixtures, LED

Why Your Lawn Needs Lime This Fall

Posted by John Tighe on Tue, Oct 09, 2012 @ 09:17 AM

A typical lawn fertilization schedule includes regular applications from April through to October. Lime plays a vital role in those applications, especially as autumn descends on Massachusetts's lawns. Find out why your lawn needs lime this fall and how this essential fertilizer improves the health and appearance of turf.

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Tags: landscaping, landscape care, lawn irrigation, lime

Why You Need to Book a Fall Clean Up for Your Yard

Posted by John Tighe on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 08:07 AM

With fall descending on Massachusetts, it's time to think about preparing our landscaping for the coming cold. A fall clean up plays a vital role in your seasonal maintenance. Find out what is involved in this process and why your property requires it for optimum health and appearances.

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Tags: landscaping, racking, leaves