Gallery: Coastal Buffer Installation

In 2013, a client in Cambridge asked us to help with the renovation of their beach house, located in an environmentally sensitive site between the shore and a wetland. We assisted with permitting for invasive plant management, consulted with the architect on the system to recapture and use 100% of the house’s roof water, and designed hardscape and plantings to tie the new house to the landscape. This week, one of our crews installed the second…

Local Art for the Garden

Sometimes events converge and you have to pay attention.  Before Thanksgiving, I met with a local pastor about converting the church lawn into a community garden.  She is looking for the perfect piece of art as a focal point.  Then there was a thread on The Underground, a local landscape design forum, about outdoor art.  Just had to share some of the finds: Rock Art Studios – Custom outdoor mosaic art, fountains, and lights.  …

Natural Stone

On Friday August 28, A Yard & A Half hosted a seminar on natural stone for design professionals.  We invited Gavin Johnston of New England Native Stone and Charlie Precourt of Charles J. Precourt & Sons to speak on the types and uses of natural stone. We also built some display walls and paving (below) showcasing local stone products.  These will be permanently displayed in our yard.  Designers and homeowners can contact us to arrange…