Tag: Landscape Solutions
Landshapes Landscape Designer Wins 2017 Green Works – Vermont Nursery And Landscape Association Industry Award
March 1, 2018
Landshapes Landscape Designer Wins 2017 Green Work...
Landscape Designer Caroline Dudek won this years Honor Award for a Burlington hillside retreat. This back yard had limited usable space and the steep slope ended close to the existing deck. Once an eye soar the hillside swale is now a design feature and is functional at channeling water to a french drain at the...READ MORE
January 22, 2018
Challenging Backyard Landscape
This back yard had limited usable space, and the steep slope ended close to the existing deck. The area is mostly exposed soil which make the site muddy with rain fall and due to the natural contour of the hillside the original swale collected all the rain water run-off, which resulted in erosion and water...READ MORE
April 7, 2017
We Know Plants. We Can Help.
Every plant is different; each one has unique conditions in which it thrives. Other than the numerous considerations needed to plant the right plant in the right spot (amount of sun, water, soil type etc.) another thing to consider is the intended function of the plant. This can be as basic as making sure the...READ MORE
January 24, 2017
Start Thinking About Your Summer Landscaping Now
Whether you embrace winter by hitting the trails, or push through with help from thoughts of sunny beaches, now is the perfect time to consider your landscaping. The dull grays and browns of winter may inspire ideas for a unique landscape design which could include colorful plantings, a stone patio, stone walkways, a water feature...READ MORE
June 20, 2016
Installation for Failing Hillside is Complete!
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...READ MORE
May 20, 2016
This client had a failing hillside. It was nearly impossible and dangerous to try to mow because of how steep it was, and it was taking up usable space. The slope extended right up to the back of the house leaving the client without much of a back yard. We were able to turn the...READ MORE
May 16, 2016
Little Fenway Gets a Facelift
August 12-14, 2016, marks the 15th year when friends of the Travis Roy Foundation will meet at Little Fenway in Essex, Vermont, to have a backyard WIFFLE Ball tournament. The Travis Roy foundation focuses on shortening the path to a cure for spinal cord injuries and helping spinal cord injured survivors who are in need...READ MORE
February 25, 2016
Spring Is in the Air!
Sunday March 20th at 12:31 AM – what’s the significance of that date and time? That’s the first day of Spring! For 92 days and 18 hours we will experience trees, shrubs and perennials leafing out and flowering. This is a special time in most gardens and landscapes; when plants stretch for the sun with...READ MORE
February 5, 2016
Outdoor Living At It’s Finest
The area where this customer wanted to build his outdoor living Space had a 15 foot drop with the potential for flooding from the Mad River. It required the pouring of reinforced concrete walls which where tied into the surrounding ledge. This gave us a a large flat space to work with and no potential of flooding....READ MORE
December 30, 2015
How does Landshapes get 3,500 square feet of pavers, 245 tons of crushed gravel, 61 tons of sand, an excavator, and skidsteer into an almost entirely enclosed courtyard……..Very Carefully! Laying this Paver Patio was no easy task. We first craned in an excavator and skidsteer to excavate large amounts of soil in the courtyard while a small...READ MORE
January 8, 2015
Mycorrhizal Fungi, Do I need them?
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...READ MORE
March 24, 2014
An Interview With Jonathan Leduc / Vermont Homes
Check out the latest Interview with our Operations Manager Jonathan Leduc on the Vermont Homes website. Jon talks about landscape irrigation, intergrating hardscapes into the existing landscape, the importance of a good landscape design, as well as outdoor living spaces in your landscape. https://www.vermontstatehomes.com/articles/creating-your-own-landscape-la… ...READ MORE