Outdoor Living

A Natural Landscape Design in the Berkshires

A Berkshires home cozies into its hillside site with a landscape plan that looks as though it was created by Mother Nature herself.

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An Outdoor Space for a Family That Plays Together

It was an interesting conundrum: classic, stately New England brick home; homeowners with contemporary tastes; and a blank canvas of a yard to marry the two styles seamlessly. The owners, who are originally from Brazil, had a robust and exacting outdoor vision to reimagine the standard developer’s

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The Joy of the Outdoors

Radical Chic At first glance, this expansive Nantucket property had everything its new owners needed. Still, a bit of tweaking was in order. The pool sat in a sunken area tucked between the home and the pool house, leaving no space at the rear of the house for the outdoor kitchen and spa the couple wanted. Front landscaping consisted of little more than a shell driveway and a lawn. Landscape

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A Changing Landscape

The biggest trend in New England landscape architecture at the moment? Bucking tradition. A decade ago, New England landscapes most often took cues from the site: the style of the home, the feel of the neighborhood, the microclimates on

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Landscape Design…Online

Proof that no industry is immune to the power of technology: even landscape design, traditionally an in-person, on-site service, can now be delivered online…and with impressive results. For years, having your yard

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How To Care For Your Garden Through The Seasons

Spring might seem like the most logical point on the calendar to start planning your garden, but for true green thumbs, gardening is a year-round passion and pursuit.

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The Ultimate Country Garden

It’s easy to imagine losing yourself amid a profusion of heady roses or while strolling a linden allée. But finding such reverie in a garden where flowers and vegetables vie for attention? Not so often. Here in Washington, however, is an exception. Architects Charles Haver and Stewart

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The Power of the Planter

You might find Matt McKenna, the creative director of garden design for Boston-based Winston Flowers, meticulously plotting out plant material to complement a contemporary facade, or using landscape techniques to architect a

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Special Focus: Landscape Design 2018

Linear Progress Natural meadow and a forest of hemlock, oak, and birch make up much of the five acres that surround this contemporary dwelling in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The homeowners wanted the landscaping nearer the house to have a similar

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Boston-based Potted Up Creates Gorgeous Gardens, Scaled for the City

A bustling metropolitan lifestyle isn’t typically seen as one that fosters an easy connection to nature. Yet that’s exactly what Boston urban gardening pro Ed MacLean sets out to do for his

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5 Fence Ideas to Enhance your Home and Landscape

When it comes to selecting a fence design that will not only be functional but enhance the beauty and value…

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Outdoor Showers

The need for an al fresco site to conveniently sluice off salt, sand, and sweat is a surefire indicator that you are lucky enough to be spending time seaside . . . or in some other, equally

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Better by the Bay: Outdoor Entertaining on Cape Cod

The homeowners approached Sudbury Design Group with a straightforward request: turn an old, little-used lap pool behind their house

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Dramatic Transformations Show the Power of Great Landscaping

Jim Douthit, owner of Wayland, Massachusetts-based landscape design firm a Blade of Grass, has one

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Chill Zone: Outdoor Entertaining Space

Some days, you just need an escape. The owners of this spectacular coastal property in Old Greenwich don’t have to go far to find theirs. In fact, this

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