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Planting in Dry Soils

Flower, Desert, cracked, soil

Dry Soil Planting  Planting in tough sites with dry soil can be challenging, but there are several hardy and drought-tolerant plants that can thrive in such conditions in Massachusetts. When selecting plants for these areas, it’s important to choose species that are adapted to the region’s climate and can withstand periods of drought. Here are […]

Understanding Residential Drainage Solutions

Cul Tech, Dry well system

Effective drainage is a crucial aspect of homeownership, often overlooked until faced with soggy lawns, flooded basements, or water damage. Fortunately, several drainage solutions exist to mitigate these issues and safeguard your property against the perils of excess water. In this blog, we’ll delve into three primary residential drainage solutions: dry wells, French drains, and […]

Crafting Paradise: A Complete Landscape Transformation in Dover, MA

landscape design, pool, plantings, fire pit, shed, retaining walls

Nestled in the charming town of Dover, Massachusetts, a homeowner envisioned a backyard oasis, a haven where relaxation and recreation would seamlessly intertwine. Our landscape construction team embraced the challenge of flattening the yard, installing a pool, and creating a holistic outdoor experience. This project involved a meticulous combination of retaining walls, tree trimming, grading, […]

Multiphase Landscape Architectural Design in Westwood Massachusetts

patio, plants, stepping stones, backyard, patio furniture

A family approached us with the desire to transform their property into a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. Their hope was to create a landscape architectural masterplan for the entire property that they could implement in stages starting with their top priority items. The primary focus was on addressing their immediate needs, starting with the […]

Transforming a Sloped Backyard into a Luxurious Retreat: A Medfield, MA Landscape Project

backyard, landscape architectural design, pool, patio, pavers, lawn, plantings, deck, coping, hot tub, fire pit

The homeowners wanted to transform their sloped backyard into a breathtaking outdoor sanctuary. With a desire to fuse leisure, entertainment, and ample play space for their children, the homeowners embarked on a journey to mold their vision into reality. They aspired to craft an inviting expanse that seamlessly melded with family-centric elements, all while navigating […]

Large Backyard Patio Completes Newton Home Renovation

Landscape architectural design, plan, full property, plants, patio

Landscape Architectural Goals Defined The initial site meeting infused the air with a sense of excitement, as the residents of this quaint Newton home brimmed with anticipation for the design journey ahead. With many landscape design goals to tackle, they were eager to explore design alternatives. The family’s aspirations were crystal clear: they sought to […]

Transforming a Needham Backyard

plunge pool, patio, fire pit, decking, bistro lighting, grill island, backyard, Needham, hot tub

Contemporary Bliss – Needham, MA  Embarking on a transformative journey, a family of five sought to reinvent their modest Needham backyard into a modern sanctuary—a place where cherished memories with loved ones would flourish. Their ambitious vision encompassed a multifaceted dream: a compact yet elegant pool and spa for rejuvenating summer swims and autumnal relaxation, […]

Overgrown Lot Turned Private Woodland Park

Hydrangea, flowers, Limetta, Green

Site Overview and Analysis The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in people all over the world spending more time than ever at their homes and in their backyards. People passed the time doing all sorts of new outdoor activities such as golfing, cycling, pickleball, and gardening. One client of Land Design Associates decided to take on a […]

Modern Westwood Home Gets A Landscape To Match

modern home, Tesla solar roof, hillside, plantings, lighting

The Transformation of a 1950s Westwood Ranch House and Landscape into a Modern Oasis of Family Unity and Eco-Friendly Living. The vision for the renovation and modernization of the 1950s Westwood, MA ranch house was inspired by the homeowners’ desire to create a modern, energy-efficient home reminiscent of the contemporary residences in Sydney, Australia, their […]

Newton Landscape Gets a Much Needed Update

front yard, home, porch, pride flag, planting, walkway

Green space was the focus of this project. A lovely front walkway bordered by a newly installed lawn wraps all the way around to the backyard to give these homeowners tons of usable garden space. The journey begins with the front walkway, an elegant pathway that sets the tone for the entire property. Using high-quality […]