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It’s a quick mention, but always an honor to be included in such a popular publication. In this design tip, HGTV asks Heather her thoughts on prioritizing a patio in terms of focus and materials.
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It’s true, every year our team gets bigger and better. And so it is again – we’re looking for talented (and fun) people to make a Blade of Grass even more amazing. If you’re an experienced account or project manager, fine gardener, mason, crew leader, irrigation technician, or just have a passion for landscape design, check out our latest job postings. We offer excellent compensation, an extensive benefits package, and a baseline of respect and professionalism. If you’re ready to make a great career move, apply today or call us to learn more.
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For the past several years, a Blade of Grass has been donating to Heifer International – an amazing organization that is “working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.” In an effort to include our clients in this charity, we also make contributions for each word-of-mouth referral they generate (they really add up!). The tally is in and our contribution for 2016 is: 24 flocks of chickens, 7 goats, 3 alpacas, and 3 llamas. Congrats to all – it really feels great to be a small part of this effort.
Read more: heifer.org
Check out our work in the February/March issue of Traditional Home magazine. Kudos to designer Tom Wilhelm for creating a “lawnless” (and low maintenance) outdoor space that fits the family’s lifestyle perfectly.
Nothing is more quintisentially New England Fall than relaxing by a beautiful outdoor fireplace on a cool evening. In honor of the season, Boston Design Guide has featured one of our favorite properties in their recent 10 Outdoor Fireplace and Firepit Designs for Fall article. Be sure to see all the great ideas and examples in their post.
Read more: bostondesignguide.com
Boston Design Guide likes our South End graduated terrace. This has always been one of our favorite projects for it’s simple yet elegant intimacy. Perfect for a quiet evening by the grill, or entertaining friends before a night out.
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Fireplaces vs. fire pits – the debate continues. Tom Wilhelm gives his advice on choosing which is right for your outdoor space, and the pros/cons of gas and wood options, in this Boston Globe article.
Read more: bostonglobe.com
Another exciting feature, this time in the May/June issue of New England Home. Jim speaks with Lisa Harrison about his passion for design, the success of a Blade of Grass, and the amazing work he’s done with his very own Wayland property. Also included is a photo gallery highlighting Jim’s circa-1811 farmhouse and barn and their surrounding gardens, patio, and entryway.
Nothing beats a seaside view. New England Home apparently agrees and has featured yet another of our properties in their Special Focus: Landscape Design 2016 issue. The waterfront residence in Duxbury is busy poolside gatherings and family entertainment. Writer Paula M. Bodah notes the combination of hydrangeas, dogwoods, and arborvitaes allow for full blooms throughout the summer and the hardscaping protects from the ocean winds.
Our Brookline Brownstone property gets the spotlight in this month’s Traditional Home. Walk through the iron gate to a Checkerboard Garden, where patterned pavers lead past a circular flower bed.
Gardens are not only good for the soul, they can also be (growing) mind. Pith + Vigor blog highlights one of our designs, with an educational perspective.
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How an avid gardener and a Blade of Grass reworked a streetside urban plot to create private “rooms” along with lawns and perennial beds—while honoring the scale of the big old house.
Read more: oldhouseonline.com
Our very own Jim Douthit reveals his farmhouse makeover, with special attention to the driveway and four-season plantings. Special thanks to the author, Rochelle Greayer for this amazing feature on Martha Stewart’s website.
Read more: marthastewart.com
Our “urban secret” APLD Gold Award winner is featured in this month’s Design New England. This long term project, spanning over three years, turned a neglected corner property into a formal English country estate garden, or at least, the illusion of one.
It’s always nice to be recognized by our local publications. This month Kyle Hoepner, of New England Home, noted a container arrangement we had posted on Houzz. Thanks Kyle. If you haven’t explored both of these online resources we highly recommend. There’s no shortage of inspiration, and both make it far too easy to spend hours collecting ideas and admiring the work of so many talented designers. Enjoy!
Read more: nehomemag.com
a Blade of Grass client, and designer Heather Lashbrook Jones are featured in this month’s Wellesley Weston Magazine. The topic – the Hills Garden Club of Wellesley Garden Tour. Heather discusses her strategy for a identifying the right design perspective and notes the need to understand how the owners plan to engage with their property. Read more about the tour and be sure to attend – there’s so much to see and enjoy.
Read more: wellesleywestonmagazine.com