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

Exposed Street Corner

Woodchip path winds through trees, shrubs and arbor

Located at an urban intersection, the yard of this large two-family house had little to offer to either the homeowners or passersby.  The continuous row of evergreens appeared to separate the house from the lawn; the taller shrubs blocked light …view this project Exposed Street Corner

Challenging Slopes

With the home set into a hillside, this property is steeply sloped front and back, making it difficult to maintain.  In the front yard the turf was removed and the slope partially terraced and stabilized with large rocks before planting with …view this project Challenging Slopes

From Cramped to Spacious

A better utilization of the available space allowed a wider driveway and direct access to the house.  An enlarged patio with a sitting wall along one side will comfortably accommodate guests. The vegetable bed was redesigned to retain generous planting …view this project From Cramped to Spacious

Shady Retreat

Looking for a nurturing environment in which to relax while still allowing children ready access to the neighboring yard, the clients opted to remove the fence, gaining the view of a beautiful stone wall. The bluestone patio is surrounded with …view this project Shady Retreat

Downsizing the Lawn

No longer interested in devoting time to lawn maintenance, the client was looking to create an attractive and welcoming space for family and wildlife.  A combination of native and non-native plants combine to provide four seasons of color and interest.

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