Don’t sweat the snow! With our pre-season inspection and no surprises contract, you can leave the snowblowing to us. And because we care about protecting your family and property, our services are pet and plant-friendly. Winter contract includes pre-marking and staking, refills of ice-melt, and per-visit pricing. Snow and ice services in Brookline and Newton, MA. Learn more about our snow and ice removal services.
Your landscape is a substantial investment, and it requires thoughtful planning to create the perfect outdoor space for your lifestyle. A Yard & A Half can guide you to the right designer from our design-build staff or local design partners to meet your style and budget, as well as to address any technical challenges of your site. Whether you are a new homebuyer looking to create a kid-friendly play area or recently retired and planning to spend more time maintaining your own garden, our landscape design services will help transform your yard into a functional and beautiful space for the next phase of your life. And because we work closely with our design partners, you can be sure of a seamless transition from design through installation to ongoing maintenance.
Our in-house staff of landscape artists build dry-stacked retaining walls, permeable paver driveways, and intricate natural stone patios. Careful installation of trees, shrubs, and fragrant perennials, low-voltage landscape lighting, and water features add the finishing touches that will keep you and your family out in the garden into the evening, spring through fall. For nearly 30 years, Boston-area landscape designers have trusted the team at A Yard & A Half to faithfully implement their visions with excellent craftsmanship, backed up by our lifetime landscape construction guarantee.
Knowledgeable garden maintenance is like an insurance policy to protect the value of your landscape. And because we don’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, our organic approach protects the health of your family, neighborhood, and beneficial pollinators, too! Whether you are an avid gardener with a collection of specimen plants, a busy professional, or a property manager interested in improving curb appeal, we will assign a dedicated crew to match your ongoing maintenance needs. Compare our landscape maintenance packages to find care tailored to your schedule, budget, and priorities.
Additions and new home construction can raise complicated regulatory and environmental issues. Landscape consultation during the planning stage of a residential construction project can save money and frustration, and may even increase the allowable footprint of a project by offsetting new impervious surfaces with permeable paving or greenspace. Our staff has experience consulting to architects, landscape architects, general contractors, and homeowners to navigate permitting for wetland and coastal buffer zones, invasive plant management, and zoning variances. We have also worked with condominium associations, land trusts, and community groups to develop landscape solutions that address the needs of all stakeholders.