Sally J. Naish, Principal
781.859.9993
sally@lightandshadegardens.com

Practical sustainable design for all seasons

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Lonicera sempervirens 'Alabama Crimson' - Trumpet honeysuckle
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and Magnolias were frequent garden companions
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 Enhancing the beauty and natural diversity of landscapes

From property makeover to gardening advice, the range of services offered by Light & Shade Garden Design can help you create spaces both functional and pleasurable. We offer “soup-to-nuts” design and installation, the “heavy lifting” for the do-it-yourselfer, or simply an opportunity to exchange and develop ideas for a challenging corner. Check out our projects page or the featured projects at left to see examples of our work.

Landscape Design in Boston’s Metrowest

(Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, Winchester, Bedford, Lincoln, Concord, Sudbury, Weston and beyond)

Light & Shade Garden Design, Inc., based in Arlington, Massachusetts, offers customized, innovative designs (including preliminary drawings and detailed master plans) for all manner of hardscaping:  patios, paths and walkways; driveways; steps, stairs, landings and terraces; walls, including seat and retaining walls.  Our designs might feature outdoor rooms, play spaces, vegetable gardens and raised beds, shade gardens, and entryways.  We will even find creative ways to incorporate New England’s ledge, rocks and slopes.  

The designer can also help with the design or selection of structural elements, such as a fence, shed, pergola or arbor, and will seek out other enhancements, such as an attractive pot or garden bench.  

Installations are typically handled by a single contractor, experienced in construction with natural stone and engineered products; only organic methods are used when planting.  Our initial careful analysis of existing site conditions allows selection of appropriate, and therefore lower-maintenance, materials and plantings.  While not all the trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs that we use are native, we do favor native plants where possible, and encourage removal of invasive species. 

The resulting sustainable landscapes provide beautiful, inviting spaces that protect and enhance the natural diversity of the property.