One of our crews is finishing up work at this old historic estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire! The landscaping for this property had to be integrated into an existing ledge, partly consisting of a giant rock. We put in a swimming/Koi pond equipped with a three pump system for maximum flow and circulation, an aerator, and color changing underwater LED lights! Both the lights and equipment use a Pentair Easy Touch System which can be activated with any Smartphone or tablet. The pond is fed...
We’re making progress on the big Littleton project! Last you saw we were putting in granite pavers and plants in the front, now we’re working on the back side of the house with amazing views! The massive waterfall is dug and the stone slab stairs that run along it are set! The hole for the pool is dug as well and soon the wet bar, patio and outdoor kitchen will be coming together! Keep your eyes out for more photos of our progress coming soon!
This is a swimming pond we installed last year in Cornwall, VT. We are pleased to see the plantings are growing great and toys near the perimeter means it is getting its use! This pond was made easy to get into and shallow because the owners have two small children who they wanted to be able to safely play in and near the pond. Meanwhile the parents can sit on the small patio and soak their feet or wade into the deeper area to cool off.
I am super excited about this work we're doing at Champlain College! We broke ground and are putting in English Edge Heavy clay pavers from Pine Hall where giant concrete slabs used to be. The colors of the pavers are Buff and Rose which compliment the surrounding plants and buildings. With the new CCM building looking fabulous it was time to update some other areas of campus. We are also doing some plantings including the transplanted tree in the picture below.
These clients had existing precast steps leading to their home that were pushing down on their walkway which caused it to crack and lift up. We got rid of and replaced the problem steps and redid the walkway. Now they have an entryway with smooth stone and clean lines that is more welcoming to visitors.
Here are some photos taken during contruction at one of our job sites. Here you can see parts of our processes such as measuring, digging and transport. Stay on the look out for future photos of this location once the finishing touches are complete. You get a glimpse of the patio we put in around the pool in the last photo, but once grass and plants are in, the whole area will have had a significant transformation.
Phase one of this project is almost complete! The granite cobbestone drive, porte-cochere and some plantings are in. Phase two will be happening soon, including a pool, patio, sunken bar, more plantings, stream bed and waterfall! And if that doesn't wow you enough, there will be a phase three! Check back later to see how it all comes together!
If you take a look back at our previous blog post, "Failing Hillside", you can see just how far we've come! Even when you look at the "Failing Hillside Update!" it was hard to visualize how things would end up looking. But now here it is! Installation is complete and all that's left is for the grass to come in! The owners now have space to enjoy the outdoors, whether it's lounging on the patio or enjoying the stadium seating around the fire pit.
This hillside was a waste of space and impossible to maintain. We cut it back and added some support in order to make it safer and more functional for the cleints. The difference is already amazing, but it will be even greater once the plantings are in!
The UVM Englesby house in Burlington is a location we have done work at over the past few years. Recently it needed a bit of a face lift to really bring it back to life and let our previous work shine. It isn’t common to find such a large and beautiful formal garden in the middle of the city which adds to the location's overall charm. The use of brick in the front walkway and backyard patio ties in nicely with the home. With the addition of some plantings the location is as vibrant and lively as ever.