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Category Archives: Landscape Design and Planning

How a Walkway Impacts Curb Appeal

Master Curb Appeal with A Walkway A new walkway can make a real impact on the appearance of the front of your home. A walkway is an extension of your home and adds tremendous aesthetic value. With proper planning and execution walkways become a functional seamless integration into your landscape. There are many things to […]

Grand Norwood Home Receives a Landscape Makeover

Grand Norwood Home Receives a Landscape Makeover This grand Norwood mansion-style home was severely overgrown when we first met the homeowner.  Her husband was an avid plant collector, but not the best designer –  as he had many rare and interesting plants all around the property but with no rhyme or reason.  In fact, most […]

How to Choose the Best Landscape Design Contractor

How to Choose the Best Landscape Design Contractor When choosing a landscape firm to partner with, there are a number of factors to consider. Often times the cost of an outdoor landscape project is similar to doing a new kitchen or family room. There are many factors that go into the design, building, and maintenance […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Ideas for Patios that Will Give You A Great Gathering Space For Your Family

Your patio doesn’t have to be just a big rectangle by the back door. The site of your patio affects how often it will be used and how well it serves its intended purpose. Whether you are designing your own or working with a designer, here are some things to consider in the planning phase. […]

Five Plants to Bring Fragrance to Your Yard

Our Favorite Fragrant Shrubs For your  Yard Planting fragrant shrubs adds a wonderful addition to your garden. Once you’ve experienced the enjoyment of a fragrant plant, you’ll want to add more. You’ll want to include shrubs that smell good near patios, entries, kitchen windows and driveways for even more of that sweet flower smell! No […]

5 Ways To Choose Between a Fire Pit or Fireplace

“Should I get a fire pit or fireplace?” … That’s a question we hear a lot.  Which would you prefer to gather around with your friends? Each has its pros and cons.  Consider the following 5 things when choosing what’s best for your family: 1. Seating Many people choose a circular fire pit because they […]