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Friday, January 9, 2015
Swimming Pond, Natural Swimming Pond, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Pond, Pools, Swimming Ponds, Swimming Pools, Landscape Design Vermont, Landscape Designs, Pond Designs, Landscaping with Ponds

This Natural Swimming Pond was constructed in South Hero VT. Almost every stone was placed by hand as to not tear the liner. The Swimming Pond equipment Includes a sand filter, UV light, bottom drains, A skimmer, and waterfall. This is the same basic equipment found in most pools. This ensures a very clean Swimming Pond with minimal cost and effort.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Mycorrhizal Fungi, mycorrhizal Fungi

Most people do not understand how profoundly important it is to use Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting trees, shrubs, and lawns. If I ask most people what the main function of roots are they will answer..... to anchor the tree or plant in the ground and to take up water and nutrients. Well, only one of those answers is correct....to anchor the tree or plant in the ground.  The next main function of a root is to act as an attachment site for Mycorrhizal Fungi.  Mycorrhizae should be the primary way which trees and shrubs should take up water and nutrients. The fact that roots can take up water...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
master landscape plan, Landscape Design, landscape design, landscaping, ballfield, Landscape Installation

This little league field in Burlington VT got a professional rehab this year. The material which was in this field was so compacted and hard that I would compare it to concrete. We removed 12" of existing material and replaced it with 9" of compacted washed sand and 3" of compacted professional Infield mix special made for us at NESS outside of Boston.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Landscape Construction, Garden Fountain, Master Landscape Design, Garden Fountains, Fountain Restoration, Fountain, Historic Fountain, Historic Fountain

Landshapes restores this historic fountain at the beautiful Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington VT. Check out the Historical fountain photos at the bottom of the blog.

 

Monday, January 5, 2015
Stone Walls, Landscape Design, Fieldstone Wall, Stone Wall, Stone Retaining Wall, Stone Wall, Field Stone Wall, Master landscape Design, Landscape Design Vermont, Landscaping New York

This home was built on a steep hillside on Friends Lake In NY state. Thousands of tons of ledge was blasted away to level the building site, leaving a challenging site to work with. After hauling away thousands of tons of stone and hauling in thousands of tons of clean fill and tops soil we were ready to start building Stone Walls and landscape the property. Check back soon to see finished project. 

 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer, Clay Pavers, Paver Patio, Stone Steps, Granite Veneer

Our customers restored this period house, barn, and cottage to all its glory. They wanted the stone work to look period as well. The walks and patios where done with a weathered, rustic clay paver which looks like it may have been down for 100 years.  The stone steps were all custom cut Woodbury granite, with thermaled tops and rocked faces on three sides. The foundation of the main house was done in a rustic granite ledgestone veneer to give it that old...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Swimming Pond, Pond, Stone Walls, Stone Wall, Stone Retaining Wall, Retaining Wall, Bluestone Patio, Blue Stone Patio, Bluestone Walk, Bluestone Walk, Bluestone Walk

Landshapes transforms an existing swimming pond.  We terraced the steep slope to accommodate a small irregular bluestone patio facing views of the mountains. Our masons out did themselves again building beautiful stone retaining walls holding back a steep slope. The swimming pond was partially drained, dredged, and our crew recut the edges. Two aerators where installed to move and oxogenate the pond for better water quality.

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Interior Holiday Decor, Vermont Interior Landscaping, Holiday Decor, Interior Holiday Decor, Decorating Holiday, Landscaping Vermont, Holiday Decor, Holiday Decorating, Holiday Decorating

Seasons Greetings!  Our Landscape Design team does it again. Even though it's cold out and the snow is coming down hard, our creative Landscape Designers are hard at work creating bright, colorful, and even whimsical holiday displays. Some of our Exterior Landscape Customers bring the colors, textures, and forms form there Exterior Landscapes in for the holiday season. We carry the forms and textures of what we plant in outdoor Landscapes inside to create some of these indoor holiday displays. This...

Friday, November 21, 2014
Failing Retaining Wall , Fieldstone Retaining Wall with Custom Bluestone Cap

Last year's winter took its toll on this old retaining wall. Our Stone Masons tore it out and replaced it with this beautiful Fieldstone Seat Wall with custom flamed Bluestone Caps. The new wall has adequate drainage and footings so it will last no matter how hard the winter is this year! We are booking projects for the 2015 season, so call today to get an early start.    

Monday, November 17, 2014
Concrete Pavers, Permeable Pavers, , Permeable Pavers, Pavers In Vermont, Concrete Pavers In Vermont, Concrete Pavers In VT, Permeable Pavers VT, Permeable Pavers In Vermont, Concrete Pavers In VT, Pavers In Vermont

Landshapes invested in a Mechanical Paver Layer. This piece of equipment, (engineered and manufactured in Germany) makes laying large expanses of Pavers a breeze. Whether they are Permeable Pavers or Traditional Pavers this machine sets 100's of square feet of pavers an hour. If you need large expanses of Permeable Pavers or Traditional Pavers laid give us a call for a detailed estimate.  These Permeable Pavers are going down at the Hilton Garden Inn, In Down Town...

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