Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Here was are in August already with another month-and-a-half of summer to go. In ancient times, they saw this as the beginning of the harvest season because everything was growing, blossoming or fruiting and ready for picking and the first grain was cut for the upcoming winter. There were […]
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NOTICE OF INTERNAL JOB POSTING Grounds/Maintenance Specialist – Temporary, full-time 4/1/2018-12/31/2018. 17 jobs w/ YardScapes, Inc., New Milford, CT & job sites in DANBURY, WATERBURY, Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford & Connecticut Nonmetropolitan Area cntys. Landscape/ maintain grounds of property using hand/power tools/equipment. Workers must be able to perform a variety of tasks w/o close supervsn […]
Giles Vaughan Coach Born in 1971, Vice-President Giles Vaughan and Shayne go back, way back to school when they shared a home, chores were distributed via notes on the refrigerator door, and degrees weren’t yet in existence (yet). In 2015 Giles decided to join forces with YardScapes bringing 20 years of landscape installation and maintenance […]
Exclusive to YardScapes in all of New England, is Fireboulder, a company specializing in artisanal fire pits. Natural stone (from an Indiana boulder farm) is hand-carved and as such, no two are alike. We love the Fireboulder in our tipi. Ours is wood-burning, complementing of its surrounds. (Fireboulders outfitted for propane gas are available, but we thought it antithetical to the tipi. Can you imagine?) In most other settings, however, the convenience of propane Fireboulders is appealing. These incredible focal points are ideal for both outdoor living rooms and commercial spaces. Fireboulders are beautiful in their simplicity and easily integrated into existing hardscapes. And, equally important as aesthetics, Fireboulders are easily maintained.
Water, whether still or in motion, has so great an attraction for the lover of nature, that the most beautiful landscape seems scarcely complete without it.—Montagu Pollack Most waterfall landscape designs descend into a garden pond. … before being filtered and pumped back to the […]
It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged.-Vita Sackville-West DESIGN/Ornamental Gardens All art is subjective. Garden style—be it looser and less controlled, or geometric, linear and pruned—is a matter of preference. And for many, a matter of […]
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.-Vincent Van Gogh DESIGN/Nightscapes Outdoor spaces, when lighted properly, are transformed at night. Even a small amount of lighting changes an outdoor space in a really dynamic way—especially when […]
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.-Henry David Thoreau Design/Stone Walls
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.-Jean Luis Borges DESIGN/Patios Patios make up a large part of your home’s curb appeal…your patio is the entrance to your home and can make […]
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.-Oscar Wilde The “before” and “after” of this outdoor kitchen appear in Consumer Reports’ May 2013 article, “Reduce the size of your lawn–and your yard work.” For the full article and project photos, click […]
Stone or paver walkways can add elegance to any yard, are great near entrances and driveways or to reach far off places like a pond in the corner of the yard. Custom walkways can create an adventurous, winding maze of a garden path, or just be a simple route from the basement cellar to the side door.
Ambience of camping, mood in yard, focal point, anchor in space, extend short New England summers, even in summer months when temperatures rarely go below 60 degrees, a more subtle way of lighting exterior spaces, constant movement, constant change has relaxing effect, ambient beautiful light, maximize outdoor space, for every fiery association–summer camp cookouts, primitive life, even danger of fire…circular, social, build a party around it. destination for entertaining, permanent seating, area more comfortable as seasons change.
There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure…the dialectic of moss on stone – an interface of immensity and minuteness, of past and present, softness and hardness, stillness and vibrancy, yin and yang–Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: […]