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Author Archives: Kevin Elliott

Breathtaking Landscape Design in Westwood Invigorates One Family’s Backyard

Westwood, MA backyard patio and grill island

Rejuvenating an Unused Westwood Backyard Into an Awesome Outdoor Living Space Before Land Design Associates renovated the backyard at this family home in Westwood, it was bland and underutilized. The small, discolored vinyl deck was misshapen and tired, the paver-stoned yard offered no privacy for socializing and the lawn areas presented unkempt woods that imposed […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Evergreen Trees and Bushes From Winter Damage

Closeup of a pine tree covered with snow. Blurry background. © Marco Verch

Photo Credit: © Marco Verch How to Take Care of Your Evergreens for Landscaping Protecting Plants for Winter New England’s harsh winters can wreak havoc on your evergreen trees and shrubs if you’re not careful. Even though evergreens can survive through the winter months, cold temperatures, high winds and a winter sun can dry out […]

Backyard Hardscape on a Budget in Greater Boston

Image of a backyard-patio hardscape designed by Land Design Associates.

How Land Design Associates Transformed One Family’s Backyard Patio Into a Simple Oasis Planning a New Backyard Patio Design Sometimes, all it takes is a creative design and a little hardscaping with a patio wall to liven up your backyard without breaking the bank. In the spring, we met with a family who wanted to […]

5 Ways to Deter Deer From Eating Your Plants and Shrubs

A deer eating shrubs in a yard.

Protect Your Landscaping Plants and Shrubs This Fall From Hungry Deer Dreaded Deer in the Garden When it comes to keeping your yard beautiful and thriving, protecting your garden from cute but menacing deer should be a top priority. With some exceptions, deer will eat or at least trample on almost anything in your garden, […]

How to Use Landscaping Trees and Shrubs to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

A local farm surrounded by tall trees.

Using Landscape Tree Planting and Shrubs in Greater Boston With ever-increasing home-energy costs, leveraging your landscape design in Boston during the cold winters and hot summers can serve as a lifesaver for improving the energy efficiency of your home. How can you use backyard landscaping and best practices in yard design to make those small […]