Category Archives: Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance

Five Things to Look For When Hiring a Landscape Architectural Designer

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Embarking on a landscaping project can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful, functional extension of your home or business. However, the success of this transformation heavily depends on choosing the right landscape architectural designer. Here are five essential qualities to look for to ensure your project is in good hands: 1. Relevant Experience and […]

Plants to Use in Shady Areas

Planting in shady areas can be challenging, but numerous plants thrive in low-light conditions. In Massachusetts, where the climate can vary, especially in terms of temperature and soil types, it’s important to select plants that are well-suited for the specific conditions of your shady site. Here are some recommendations for plants that are well-adapted to […]

Planting in Wet or Moist Soils

In Massachusetts, dealing with wet or poorly-drained soils presents a different set of challenges for plant selection. Plants that thrive in wet conditions are adapted to the periodic saturation of soil and have features that help them cope with excess moisture. Here are some recommendations for plants suitable for tough sites with wet soil in […]

Planting in Dry Soils

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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

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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 […]

6 Pup Safe Perennials For Any Landscape

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When it comes to sprucing up your garden, why not make it a safe haven for your pup too? Using dog-friendly perennials is a game-changer for both your garden’s aesthetics and your furry friend’s well-being. Think plants like lavender, coneflowers, and sedum – not only do they add pops of color to your outdoor space, […]

5 Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Winter Garden

Winter is often seen as a season that drains color from our gardens, with many plants going dormant and the landscape covered in a blanket of white snow. However, with a bit of creativity and planning, you can still enjoy a vibrant and colorful garden during the cold winter months. Here are five creative ways […]

Illuminate Your Holidays With Land Design Associates

‘Tis the season to spread warmth, joy, and cheer, and what better way to do that than by adorning your home or business with the enchanting glow of Christmas lights? At Land Design Associates, we’re excited to offer you an exceptional selection of Christmas lighting solutions that will transform your space into a winter wonderland. […]

Cultivating Green Harmony: Making Your Garden More Eco-Friendly

Gardens are not just havens of natural beauty; they also have the potential to contribute positively to the environment. By adopting eco-friendly practices, you can create a garden that not only enhances your outdoor space but also supports local wildlife, conserves resources, and minimizes your ecological footprint. In this blog, we will explore various ways […]

How to Choose the Right Plants for Your Garden

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Creating a beautiful and thriving garden is a rewarding endeavor that brings joy and a sense of accomplishment. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, selecting the right plants is crucial to the success of your garden. With a multitude of options available, it’s important to make informed choices that suit your climate, […]