What is Landscape Estate Management?

Residential Full Season Packages offered at Greener Horizon Landscape Management & Construction, Middleboro, MAHere at Greener Horizon, we work with estates and large homes to provide grounds management and high-end residential landscaping design and construction. We work directly with clients to get your landscape to peak performance, and then maintain it throughout the year. In addition, we provide consultation and designs for further enhancing the beauty of your landscape. All of this together is the goal of estate management: to provide curb appeal to your home and convenience to you. Let’s walk through the parts of estate management. [Read more…]

Landscaping: What Should You Plant This Spring?

Woman Planting Seedlings In Bed In The GardenSpring is here. For many landscapes, this means  clearing away dead plants and getting ready for the start of the growing season. Depending on the hand that winter dealt you and your selection in plantings, you might be looking at a little or a lot of work to get ready for spring. As you clean up the grounds and gardens, now’s a great time to think about what you should be planting in spring to make sure to get the most out of it. [Read more…]

The Importance of Landscaping Commercial Property

Office building front with attractive landscapingAny business, from brick and mortar companies to commercial leased property, knows the value of their location. And beyond the square-footage of your office space or functioning HVAC systems, it’s important to step outside your buildings and look at your landscape. Not much to look at? Maybe it should be. In this article, we look at how improving your landscape can improve your business, from getting more people in the door to improving the lives of your employees or tenants. [Read more…]

Partnering with a Landscaper for Apartment Grounds Management

Apartment buildings with spring trees and landscaping.For an apartment property management company, there’s always a few pokers in the fire. From dealing with day to day tenant issues, maintenance requests, and day-to-day office work, it’s easy to let landscaping slip through the cracks until you’ve got a problem on your hands. By working with a landscaping company, you can get ahead of problems, improve your appeal to new renters, and give your maintenance staff more time to focus on proactive work of their own. Learn more below. [Read more…]

Landscaping During Home Construction

Backhoe machine uses shovel scooper to excavate and move dirt.Congratulations on your journey to becoming homeowners of your dream home! While you’re busy looking at home designs and talking to architects and home construction contractors, think about reaching out to landscape architects and contractors at the same time. By coordinating the two, not only will you get a more beautiful final product, but you can also avoid the problems (and added costs) of doing both separately. In this article, we’ll go over the common issues of leaving landscaping until after construction, and some of the perks of starting early. [Read more…]

Landscaping in Small Spaces: Large Footprint Homes and Businesses

Small garden with patio furniture amidst blooming lavender. Modern architecture is trending towards homes and businesses that take up more and more lot space, leaving very little left for landscaping. Because of this, owners of these properties have to put more attention into landscaping the small remaining spaces: not only to increase the curb appeal of a home or business, but also make sure to have a space for homeowners and employees to enjoy their time outdoors. Learn how you can make big things come in small packages, creating a huge impression with tiny lawns, yards, and narrow paths. [Read more…]

Tree and Plant First Aid After a Bomb Cyclone

A tree damaged due to a snowstorm.High winds, plummeting temperatures, snow, and ice: all of them together can cause massive damage to the plants surrounding homes, apartment, and businesses. And while this latest snowstorm might have been dubbed a “bomb cyclone,” much of this damage can occur after any Nor’easter or blizzard that New England gets in the winter months. After the storm has cleared and you can head outside, here are the first steps you or your groundskeepers can do to save your plants and trees while keeping your property safe. [Read more…]

What to Expect in the Landscape Design-Build Process

Landscape design plan including 3D rendering.Some people are intimidated by the start-to-finish process of landscaping, while others are surprised on the numerous steps a landscape design-build process can have when working with a professional team. Here at Greener Horizon, we’re looking to help de-mystify the process for everyone, as well as provide a roadmap for customers on what they should expect. The order and steps of this process may change from landscaping firm to landscaping firm, but should cover all the same bases and be roughly in the same order. [Read more…]

Fire Pit Design and Construction in Massachusetts

Fire pit outside of building.A fire pit can be a great focal point in any landscape, from a private backyard to a dining area for a restaurant. The design and execution of these firepits will do a lot to influence not only their uses and appearance, but also the requirements and restrictions from Massachusetts’ and its various counties’ law when it comes to the construction and operation of these firepits. Let’s look at the materials that go into a fire pit, and how the change affects the construction requirements and timeline. [Read more…]

Landscape Construction: Design in Winter, Build in Spring

Landscape designing being done on a computer at Greener Horizon.Thinking about getting some landscape work done? If you’re reading this in late autumn, you’ve probably picked the worst time to get the actual landscape construction done. But, you’ve also picked a wonderful time to get a good idea of what you want and contract with a landscaper. When the ground freezes, all work is pretty much over until the spring thaw. Winter is a slow time for most landscape companies, meaning not only do they have more time to dedicate to landscape design project, but also means you’ve got more flexibility when it comes to signing a contract. [Read more…]