GETTING STARTED

Before You Meet

There are Five Things to  Think About and Do Before You Call In a  Landscape Designer

Assess your site first

Walk the land surrounding your home with a critical eye toward understanding sun exposure, drainage patterns, soil type and wind direction.

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Evaluate the type and style existing structures

Is your house built in the colonial style, or does it evoke a mediterranean villa? Will the garages, garden sheds, and patios remain in place, or do they need enhancement or camouflage ? 

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Make a list problems with your property you would like to solve

Do you need more parking space for cars? Is the house being suffocated by overgrown planting and trees? Does your fence match your home’s design? Does your property lack natural features that add grace and beauty?

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Ask if you can see examples of your designer’s finished work

A garden designer will create a lovely world for you, but you should carefully assess the fit between his/her vision and your needs. At A Yard & A Half we strive to create the landscape of your vision, not ours. We’ll create a plan that may be installed all at once, or take months or years to unfold. It’s your choice.

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Choose a firm that has solid credentials and satisfied customers

Flowers come and go, trees can be cut down or planted, but driveways, steps, and walkways are permanent structures. A Yard & A Half  has been in the hardscape installation, planting and tree care business for 30 years. We’re confident we can create and install a landscape design that will beautifully frame your home, and provide lasting pleasure year round. Plus, we are insured, provide worker’s and offer you a complete satisfaction guarantee.

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Assess your site first

Walk the land surrounding your home with a critical eye toward understanding sun exposure, drainage patterns, soil type and wind direction.

1

Evaluate the type and style existing structures

Is your house built in the colonial style, or does it evoke a mediterranean villa? Will the garages, garden sheds, and patios remain in place, or do they need enhancement or camoufloae? 

2

Make a list problems with your property you would like to solve

Do you need more parking space for cars? Is the house being suffocated by overgrown planting and trees? Does your fence match your home’s design? Does your property lack natural features that add grace and beauty?

3

Ask if you can see examples of your designer’s finished work

A garden designer will create a lovely world for you, but you should carefully assess the fit between his/her vision and your needs. At A Yard & A Half we strive to create the landscape of your vision, not ours. We’ll create a plan that may be installed all at once, or take months or years to unfold. It’s your choice 

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Make a list problems with your property you would like to solve

Flowers come and go, trees can be cut down or planted, but driveways, steps, and walkways are permanent structures. A Yard & A half has been in the hardscape installation, planting and tree care business for 30 years. We’re confident we can create and install a landscape design that will beautifully frame your home, and provide lasting pleasure year round. Plus, we are insured, provide worker’s and offer you a complete satisfaction gurantee.

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Why Our Customers Return to Us

Year After Year

Mary

From Lexington

“We’ve had complete strangers stop their cars and tell us how much they like our new yard. In the past year we’ve had extensive work done on our house with an army of workers, none have been as conscientious, considerate and hard working as your crew.”

Phyllis

From Newton

“On Saturday I was in the vegetable garden planting… I looked up through the pergola into the side garden and it was absolutely perfect. It looked like something out of a magazine.”

Amy and Tim

From Cambridge

“Thank you for creating a wonderful outdoor space for our family. We admire the work you do as well as the way to do it with intelligence, joy and respect for one another and those of us you encounter on the way.”