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There are very few slow days at a Blade of Grass – we're busy designing and maintaining Boston's most beautiful properties. Below are some of the recent highlights of our work, design awards, Boston landscaping events, press mentions, and general Blade happenings. For more Blade news, be sure to follow us out on Facebook and Instagram.
Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour 2023

Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour 2023 | Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club

a Blade of Grass is proud to a premiere sponsor and participant in this year’s Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour this Saturday (May 6) presented by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. Join us for an up-close look at seven of Wellesley’s most stunning homes, highlighting a variety of styles and concepts in design. You will also have the opportunity to meet the creative forces behind the houses and enjoy gourmet bites and pop-up boutiques at each home. All proceeds from this event benefit local non-profits and scholarship programs. Get your tickets today.

National Association of Landscape Professionals Award of Excellence

Blade Awarded Gold Award of Excellence 2022 | National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has announced that a Blade of Grass has been selected as the 2022 Gold Award of Excellence winner for Residential Design/Build > $500,000 to $1,000,000. Be sure to check out the photo gallery of our winning Seaside Retreat property in Duxbury, MA; so many great shots of this beautiful South shore property. We’re honored and so proud of our entire team for their hard work and creative vision.

Miriam Hellweg - director, maintenance | a Blade of Grass

Recruiting Women in the Landscaping Industry | Turf Magazine

Our director of maintenance, Miriam Hellweg, discusses with Turf Magazine’s Monique Allen the state of the landscaping industry in regards to recruiting, and retaining, women in the workforce. From small considerations to big picture requirements, this is an excellent read for any business owner, recruiter, or human resources professional, within the landscaping industry or not. We’re so proud to have Miriam representing Blade and striving to make it even better.

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Blade Wins Best of Houzz 2022 in Design and Service | Houzz

Proud to announce that a Blade of Grass has been awarded “Best of Houzz 2022 in Design” and “Best of Houzz 2022 in Service”” 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, and our commitment to excellent service. If you have a moment, check out our portfolios and featured articles on Houzz and be sure leave a comment or like. And don’t forget to see our other awards.

Tour a Farmhouse and its Renovated Landscape

Tour a Farmhouse and its Renovated Landscape | New England Home

If you want to see an absolutely beautiful New England  property, be sure to visit New England Home or pick up the latest print edition – it’s also featured on the cover! A true team effort, a Blade of Grass partnered with architect/builder Adams + Beasley Associates to turn an old farmhouse on a bare plot of land into a gracious home nestled into a picturesque setting. To quote Eric Adams “Throughout the process, the team was focused on creating this delicate modulation between the landscape and house.” And it shows. Read more.

Meet to the Director | Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals

Meet the Director | Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals

Congratulations to our Director of Maintenance, Miriam Hellweg –  elected to the position of Director for The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals. The MLP is a trade association that represents the leading landscape professionals in Massachusetts. Miriam began her career at Blade over 20 years ago as crew member, and still loves getting her hands into the dirt. With an eye for detail and encyclopedic knowledge of plants, she excels at caring for our clients properties – and we know she will do amazing things at the MLP.

Landscape in Motion: An Installation Time-lapse | Adams + Beasley Associates Custom Builders Video

Landscape in Motion: An Installation Time-lapse | Adams + Beasley Associates

We’ve been working with award-winning custom builders Adams + Beasley Associates for years and have always been amazed with their creations and attention to detail. So when they asked a Blade of Grass to design and install their office landscape in Carlisle, MA, we jumped at the opportunity. Check out this fun time-lapse video they created that captures the installation and be sure to explore their online portfolio to see their client work.

A Look into Why Landscaping Companies Choose CAST Lighting | CAST Blog

A Look into Why Landscaping Companies Choose CAST Lighting | CAST Blog

Abdul Abuhajeb, our Landscape Lighting Manager, shares his thoughts on the role of landscape lighting in CAST Lighting’s recent blog post. “We have been using CAST at a Blade of Grass for the past 10 years, and it is by far the best quality lighting fixture out there. CAST is always my first option when the client is expecting great quality,” notes Abuhajeb. Check out the entire post for more lighting tips from Abdul and other New England landscapers.

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How to Choose the Right Size and Layout for Your Outdoor Kitchen | Houzz

We’ve designed and installed a lot of outdoor kitchens and know well that there are a lot(!) of details that need to be careful considered before the first shovel hit the ground. The experts at Houzz agree and featured our designs in their Outdoor Kitchen post. Check it out and don’t hesitate to contact s if you’re curious about a Blade f Grass can transform your patio into a beautiful and very functional outdoor kitchen.

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