For 25 years a Blade of Grass been designing, building, and maintaining beautiful outdoor residential living spaces throughout the Boston area. As our client reviews attest, their happiness is our top priority. But we have to admit, winning awards for our work from such respected organizations feels good too.
we're winning Awards & Reviews
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers is dedicated to advancing the profession of landscape design and to promoting the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.
Winner: Silver Award for Residential Design
Featured Property: Belmont Carriage House
Featured Property: Belmont Carriage House
Gold Award Winner 2017 - Residential Design
Winner: Gold Award for Residential Design Featured Property: Wayland Farmhouse
Merit Award Winner 2015 - Residential Design
Winner: Merit Award for Residential Design Featured Property: Brookline Brownstone
client reviews & testimonials
“No one is better than Blade of Grass. Exceptional vision coupled with practical advice. The team worked hard under difficult conditions, the job was done in a timely manner and the outcome surpassed my very high expectations. Tom and Pete were easy to work with, professional and fun. They listened to what we wanted and guided us on key plantings/trees. I am incredibly happy with our backyard transformation and highly recommend Blade.”
West Roxbury, MA
“What a great company. We used a Blade of Grass for our landscaping and continue to use them to maintain the grounds. The people we work with are responsive, knowledgeable and a delight to work with. They meet with us each year at the beginning of the season to understand our needs and they make sure they meet those needs.”
“We were totally impressed with how well our project turned out once the team at a Blade of Grass was done with it. They listened to what we wanted and created an oasis where each month we saw different plants blooming with different colors. Our designer was a joy to work with and she truly taught us about plants and flowers through this experience.”
“Jim, Pete and the rest of the staff at a Blade of Grass are absolutely incredible and hiring them to redesign our yard three years ago was one of the best decisions we've made as homeowners. Their creative vision, thoroughness, and professionalism exceeds all expectations. Further, the Blade of Grass team is exceptionally friendly, responsive and easy-going.”
“a Blade of Grass landscaped my back yard almost 2 years ago. They took what was a boring lawn with a sloping bed where nothing much was growing and created a beautiful private "bowl" with retaining walls and varied plantings of trees, shrubs and ground cover of interesting textures and contrasts. LOVE my back garden now! They gave me an accurate budget and timetable up front and pretty much stuck to it - much to my husband's delight. They are not pushy about their services which I truly appreciate and which is why I continue to use them for maintenance, new plantings etc. Would highly recommend them!”
“a Blade of Grass was a joy to work with from beginning to end. They were focused on us the entire process from brainstorming, designing, selecting and installation. I have worked with many vendors that once you sign a contract the professional relationship changes but not a Blade of Grass. We love our new landscaped backyard and know you will too!”
West Roxbury, MA
“We first worked with Jim and Colin in 2007 when a Blade of Grass transformed our front yard from a barren wasteland of wood chips to a stunningly gorgeous garden. In late 2012, we embarked on a major project to rebuild our backyard and add a pool and patio. Jim and Colin once again created a beautiful design and were flexible in working with our requests as the project progressed. The result far exceeded our expectations. Heather and her crew maintain all of our gardens throughout the year, and are very responsive to our questions and requests.”
“We could not be happier with the work performed by Tom Wilhelm and the rest of the team at a Blade of Grass. We purchased a 20 year old home which had not been updated in years. The yard was dated and filled with overgrown vegetation. Tom surveyed the yard and redesigned the space. When designing the space Tom considered every detail including privacy concerns, colors, the reuse of existing plants, our likes and dislikes, cost, placement and size of walkways and stairs, shape of pool deck and where snow would be plowed in the winter. The result is a yard we enjoy all year-round. Since its design, the maintenance team at a Blade of Grass has maintained the yard's beauty. The maintenance team does a fantastic job. We highly recommend a Blade of Grass.”
“Joanna and her team were great to work with! The plantings around our house and yard were seriously overgrown and boring. Joanna designed a beautiful plan for the entire lot. I wasn't able to afford the whole project at once, so she constructively phased the plan and helped me prioritize what I could afford this year. Joanna had an encyclopedic knowledge of every plant we looked at. The installation crew led by Joel was also terrific. In fact, despite oppressive heat, they removed some old stones in the way and used them to repair and extend a fallen wall - a really thoughtful touch that went above and beyond the plan. Joanna's confidence and enthusiasm made the whole process a joy. With her encouragement I also started a small vegetable garden outside of her plan and she was very helpful with pointing me toward supplies and information I needed.”
why do we win so many awards?
We love two things - creating beautiful properties and making our clients happy - they seem to go together well. Contact us to learn how a Blade of Grass can do both for you.