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Category Archives: Plants and Trees

Breathtaking Landscape Design in Westwood Invigorates One Family’s Backyard

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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 Deter Deer From Eating Your Plants and Shrubs

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

Top 6 Early Spring Bloomers to Get Color in Your Yard

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After a long and bleak winter, early blooming flowers can lighten your spirits in anticipation of spring. There still may be snow on the ground, but if you take the time to plant some of these, winter will feel a little shorter. Most people think of bulbs for spring however there are many other plants […]

How To Dress Your Home For The Holidays: Colorful Winter Landscaping

After the leaves fall, the flowers are long gone and cold settles in, your yard can look incredibly bleak; however, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a monochromatic blanket of white…   While shopping for the bright and bold flowers for the spring and summer is fun, planning ahead for winter interest and […]