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The Design Build Show

Our Design-Build Process | Design Build Show

Jim, Tom, and Colin of the Blade team discuss with New England Design & Construction CEO David Supple client meetings, proposal flows, budgets, project phasing, and other aspects of the design-build process. Listen to the entire interview here.
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houzz design award 2020

Blade Wins Best of Houzz 2020 in Design | Houzz

Proud to announce that a Blade of Grass has been awarded “Best of Houzz 2020 in Design” from Houzz, our favorite web resource for landscape and home design. This award holds special meaning for us as we take great pride in the designs we create for our clients. If you have a moment, check out […]
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Giving Back to Heifer International 2019

Giving Back in 2019 | Heifer International

For the past several years, a Blade of Grass has been contributing to Heifer International – an amazing organization that’s “working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.” Each year we give an amount based on our team head count and business metrics, and then an additional contribution for each client […]
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First Annual Holiday House Ideas Tour | Southborough Historical Society

First Annual Holiday House Ideas Tour | Southborough Historical Society

The Southborough Historical Society Presents the 1st Annual Holiday House Ideas Tour. Saturday, November 30, 2019. 12:00-4:00 pm. Take a tour of some of Southborough’s finest homes, decorated for the holiday season. This is your chance to be inspired by great design and decor and get you into a festive mood! Tickets can be purchased at […]
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The Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees @ Elm Bank | Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Looking for some winter fun? The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees and Snow Village is a great day out for both children and adults alike. This event takes place from November 29 – December 15, 2019 at Mass Hort’s The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA. The Festival of Trees, displayed in the Hunnewell Building, […]
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Wellesley Gardeners Guild

Deck the Halls Raffle | Wellesley Gardeners Guild

Those beautiful window boxes and platers you see at the Wellesley Post Offices and Free Library? They’re the work of the Wellesley Gardeners’ Guild – a small and very dedicated group of local volunteers. To support these projects, the non-profit is selling tickets to their annual “Deck the Halls” raffle. Each ticket is $20 and only 300 […]
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Boston Design Guide - Belmont Carriage House

History in the Making | Boston Design Guide

Our Belmont Carriage House project is getting noticed – a winner of the 2019 APLD Award for Residential Design, and this month a nod from Boston Design Guide. Architect Patrick Ahearn and our own Jim Douthit are featured in the article which includes several great shots of the property and dive into the strategy they […]
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Flower-free Gardens | Boston Design Guide

Flower-free Gardens | Boston Design Guide

Believe it or not, not every garden needs flowers. In fact, we’ve designed and installed many beautiful properties throughout the Boston area that feature only natural grasses, shrubs, and stone. Yes, it requires a thoughtful design to make these elements harmonize without the expected colors and textures of the traditional flower gardens, but our clients […]
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