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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, local events, Blade happenings and press mentions. For more Blade news, be sure to follow us out on Facebook and Instagram.
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Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal | Wellesley Weston Magazine

Blade’s design sales manager, Colin Hand, and senior landscape designer, Tom Wilhelm, lend their advice to Wellesley Weston Magazine‘s readers regarding improving their home’s curb appeal, without breaking the bank. Sticking with classic styles, clean lines, and creating an engaging “entry experience” are a few of their suggestions – be sure to check out the entire article to learn more about this very common question.

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We’re Hiring for 2019 | Careers @ Blade

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 a landscape architect, 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. If you’re ready to make a great career move, apply today or call us to learn more.

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Blade Earns Customer Service Award 2019 | Houzz

Today we were notified that a Blade of Grass has been awarded “Best Of Customer Service 2019” from Houzz, an ever-growing web resource for landscape and home design. This award holds special meaning for us as we take great pride in the close relationships we form with our clients – many have been with us since our start 25 years ago!  If you haven’t already, be sure to see our portfolios and featured articles on Houzz and leave your feedback. Be sure to also see our other awards.

Boston Magazine Best Landscape Design/Build, West

Best of Boston® Home Reception | Boston Magazine

A big thanks to Boston Magazine for hosting yet another fantastic Best of Boston® Home reception. This years event was hosted at the Boston Design Center’s newly renovated Drydock Hall and was packed with local architects, designers, builders, craftspeople, shops, and showrooms. The evening included lots of food(!), many hilarious photos, great music, and a silent auction for Boston Building Resources to support of their mission to help homeowners to increase the efficiency and value of their homes.

Natick Community Organic Farm's Harvest Dinner

Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner | Natick Community Organic Farm

A farm-to-table experience like none other, the Natick Community Organic Farm is once again hosting their annual Harvest Dinner event. Included with the tickets are lakeside tasting of sustainable wines, organic and local beer & natural sodas, oysters, locally-made cheeses, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and a buffet meal of NCOF’s finest produce and meats. Mingle with other farm supporters as you check out and bid on wonderful silent auction items. The meal is lovingly prepared by the Wellesley College Club’s talented chefs and provided by NCOF and over 30 local food and drink producers. Make your reservations today.

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Our Origin Story | Boston Voyager

Jim Douthit sits with Boston Voyager to highlight his path from Hawaii to Boston and recount the humble beginnings of a Blade of Grass. An innate love of gardens, a few key connections, a lot of hard work, and two-plus decades later, the company has designed Boston’s most beautiful properties. To read the entire interview visit Boston Voyager.

Backyard Weddings - Boston Design Guide

Wedding Worthy Backyards | Boston Design Guide

It’s wedding season and Boston Design Guide has a quick look at a few backyard options for the big day, including one of our properties. As designers we always consider it a high honor when our clients host an event as special as a wedding in their own gardens. If you’re in the throes of ceremony planning, or just want to be inspired, check out their gallery.

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