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!
Here are some more photos of the Littleton project! Grand views and a grand house inspired us for this massive landscape/hardscape design. Now our installation gets to be the foundation of many memories to come! Once the plants grow and patio furniture is laid out this outdoor living space will have a complete and cozy feel, despite its enormity.
Work has been underway at Eaglebrook School! Our crew is installing custom cut granite steps from Vermont Stone Art LLC which are being set in mortar from SPEC MIX, Inc. Trees from Select Horticulture in Lancaster, Massachusetts and Amherst Nurseries are being put in using planting soil mix from Agresource Inc.
Here are some things you can do in the late summer to ensure a healthy and lively lawn and garden for the rest of this year and next!
On the hotter days of summer water evaporates fast, and your plants will appreciate a good watering early in the morning to get them through the scalding days.
The sooner you weed the better. It will be less work for you in the long run if you pull out weeds as soon as they grow. By waiting until there’s enough to be an eyesore you’re giving them the time to establish strong roots, making it harder to pull them up.
Dividing plants such as peonies, day lilies and iris after the flowers stop blooming makes it less likely that they will be affected by pests and disease.
By raising the blade on your lawnmower you help keep the roots of the grass cool on hotter days. You can also wait to cut grass until later in the afternoon when it’s cooler, so that the grass has time overnight to recover.
Flowers can continue to grow new buds as long as the weather is warm. You can help them do this by cutting off the flowers that are dead or dying. This way the plant won’t waste its energy on seeds, but rather growing more beautiful flowers.
Deciduous bushes, non flowering evergreens and deadhead perennials can be pruned in late summer. This allows for thicker foliage and more flowers.
You want your plants to do well, and feeding them nutrient-rich compost is good for them. You can mix lawn clippings (make sure they’re weed free) with vegetative leftovers (free of seeds) and soil. Let this mixture decompose for a few months then use it as a superfood for your plants.
The University of Vermont Alumni House was built in 1892 and is 18,000 square feet. Recently a 2,600 square foot addition was put on and we were hired to do the landscaping. Around the addition we installed bluestone mortared patios and stair treads as well as granite steps. We also did a brick paver patio and walkway with alumni names etched into the bricks. Around both the new addition and the original building we installed tree, shrub and perennial plantings. Despite the age of the architecture, this recently renovated building is now looking as lively and welcoming as ever.
Work at Champlain College is almost complete! We put in English Edge Heavy clay pavers from Pine Hall where giant concrete slabs used to be and installed some plantings. The colors of the pavers are Buff and Rose which compliment the surrounding plants and buildings. With the new CCM building looking great it was time to update some other areas of campus.
We’re mobilizing some of our Caterpillar equipment on our Freightliner to a large project at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The project consists of custom cut granite pavers and large scale plantings.
Landshapes has been designing and providing landscapes and hardscapes for over 24 years! We’ve done work throughout Vermont, as well as in New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts. We do more than just plants, pools and patios; we create family spaces, conversation pieces, entertainment areas, and smiles. We do what it takes to make our clients happy. Whether it involves installing an outdoor kitchen, pool and spa, patio and steps, water feature, rock wall, or planting beds, we make it happen. Here are a couple photos of a job site from 1997.
This Morrisville home is complete! You might think it looks good now, but next year around this time when the plants have had a chance to grow and the grass is done coming in it will look even better! We put plants all around the back of the house and along one side, installed a swimming pool with coping, and put in a patio that goes right up to two existing decks and the new pool house. The pool is equipped with a Pentair Easy Touch system, an Intellichlor which uses salt instead of chemicals, an Intellichem which monitors and controls the pool’s pH and sanitizing levels and a Delta UV Sanitizer. Now the owner's can relax in the pool on a hot day and enjoy their amazing views!
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.