Category: Landscaping

Landscaping Uniformity in Condo Design
2015 April Uniformity in Condo Design

Depending upon whom you ask, the uniformity of condominium exteriors seen in New England (and elsewhere) is a matter of developers playing it safe and/or saving money. Visitors to a condominium community expect to see a light, monochromati…

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Landscaping Tree Planning and Care
2015 April Tree Planning and Care

A century ago, Joyce Kilmer penned, “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” Today, arborists tell us that how lovely the tree depends on the variety of tree and how and where trees are planted. According to these licensed…

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Landscaping Enhancing Curb Appeal
2015 April Enhancing Curb Appeal

It’s a fact that the goal of condo landscaping is to increase owners’ enjoyment of their property and enhance the value of the investment in their home. Typically, condo complexes have a landscaper in house and/or under contract to care fo…

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Landscaping Not in My Yard
2014 April Not in My Yard

Condos and HOA communities can be a great setting to own a home, enjoy privacy and the comforts of your own personal space. But there will always be tension between the desire to make your unit your own, and adhering to the rules of the co…

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Landscaping Paving the Way
2014 April Paving the Way

The expansive main lodge at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in North Central Massachusetts is surrounded with walkways, decks and terraces built in a variety of materials. Outside the bar area, wooden decks bridge a pond, connecting concrete s…

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Landscaping The Suburban Jungle
2014 April The Suburban Jungle

Many residents of New England believe that when it comes to climate, New England has it all, including wet and dry and hot and cold air streams, producing a diverse pattern of climate variations from the mountains to the shorelines of the …

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Landscaping The Grand Design
2013 April The Grand Design

 Whether enhancing a towering high-rise or a sprawling suburban development,  landscaping not only helps a condo or HOA increase and retain property values,  but has a positive impact on residents themselves. Beautiful, functional green  s…

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Landscaping The Irrigation Situation
2013 April The Irrigation Situation

 One of the things that attracts people to a condo or HOA are the beautiful  grounds and lush landscaping that surrounds the property. Because of the  topography of New England, it’s almost always necessary for properties to use irrigation…

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Landscaping Invasive Species
2013 April Invasive Species

 In Worcester, Massachusetts, the north side of the city has been stripped of its  shade trees, victims of a slow but persistent invader from China—the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). The value that mature hardwoods provide in  dense reside…

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Landscaping Keeping the Grass Greener
2013 April Keeping the Grass Greener

 New England is not exactly known for year-round sunshine and palm trees swaying  in the breeze. At first glance, greenery, lawns and lawn care, may seem a non–issue for many Northeast residents—but like most Americans, New Englanders have…

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