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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 the news highlights of our work and the recognition we've received from the local (and national) press.
career - the Blade crew, team,

We Can’t Stop Growing!

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.

Read more: abladeofgrass.com/careers

Giving Back to Heifer International, charity

Giving Back to Heifer International

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

hardscapes - stone fireplace, yard, patio

10 Outdoor Fireplace and Firepit Designs for Fall | Boston Design Guide

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

Say It With Flowers - Text by Lisa E. Harrison Photography by Charles Mayer

Say It With Flowers | New England Home

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.

Read more: nehomemag.com | pdf

Landscape Design 2016 - New England Home

Landscape Design 2016 | New England Home

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.

Read more: nehomemag.com | pdf

formal garden, brookline

A Lot from a Little | Design New England

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.

Read more: designnewengland.com | pdf

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An Array of Outdoor Goodies | New England Home

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

Hills Garden Club - Wellesley Garden Tour 2009

Glorious Gardens Flourish in Wellesley | Wellesley Weston Online

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

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