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the Blade Blog

We love landscaping, but we also enjoy sharing the lessons we've learned from our years designing, installing, and maintaining Boston's most beautiful properties. Below are a few posts from our (amazing) team. If you would like to learn more about our design, installation, and maintenance services, please contact us today. 
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Easy to Grow Perennials: Ornamental Grasses

The Low Maintenance Unicorn Are you tired of tending to your perennials to keep them looking good throughout the growing season? What if I told you there’s a plant that needs care only once a year and requires only that you cut it down? And that once established, you don’t even need to water it? […]
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Easy to Grow Perennials: Ornamental Grasses

The Low Maintenance Unicorn Are you tired of tending to your perennials to keep them looking good throughout the growing season? What if I told you there’s a plant that needs care only once a year and requires only that you cut it down? And that once established, you don’t even need to water it? […]
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How to Design a Low Maintenance Garden

No Maintenance vs. Low Maintenance Clients often request “no maintenance” or “low maintenance” plantings for the design of their garden. Let’s just agree right off the bat that there is no such thing as a no maintenance garden. Even if you cover your land with a pad of concrete it still needs to be swept […]
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Design Favorites: Three Ornamental Trees

Putting the Fun in Fuctional When you get down to it, the landscape design process is really about creating solutions to solve the challenges Mother Nature throws our way – trees to provide screening and shade, flowering shrubs that won’t be eaten by deer, perennials that can survive hungry rabbits, and so on. That said, […]
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