The area around the lake barn is coming together! We enjoy working with landscape architect Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc. and Cascade Builders.
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.
The depth in which a tree is planted is very important to the tree’s future health. If a tree gets planted too deeply, such as in image A, it can die. A tree should be planted so that the root flare is just above the ground’s surface. The root flare is where the roots move away from the trunk, flaring outwards. Do not mistake the graft for the root flare; sometimes the grafts can be exaggerated and look like root flare ( B ). A correctly planted tree looks like images C and D. Sometimes before planting a tree, soil must be removed to expose the root flare; the newly exposed trunk can be at a higher risk of damage from cold or sun. You can prevent damage by putting down mulch, but not too much. You want to avoid volcano mulching, shown in image E, which can also harm the plant. Mulch should be laid approximately two inches deep.
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.
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.
Our new 10,000 SF holding nursery will ensure that our customers trees, shrubs, and perennials are well cared for before the are delivered to job sites. The new holding nursery is fully equipped with with a new automated irrigation system, as well as a properly engineered run off system that moves the run off into a holding pond. We take every precaution to to ensure that our customers are receiving the highest quality nursery stock.