Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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South End Courtyard contemporary landscape
 

South End Courtyard

Historic Boston rises above a contemporary private courtyard in the city’s South End. Steel-framed, whitewashed fir walls enclose a vibrant, durable garden. Innovative storage solutions make efficient use of limited space. Soothing geometric patterns visually extend the volume of the courtyard, and bright plantings punctuate the landscape. Native moss joints create a soft, porous carpet between antique cobblestones. A salvaged Maine granite pier rises from the earth to form the pedestal of a table—the centerpiece of the garden. Interior and exterior spaces blend to expand urban living.
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houseonsproat wrote:
What kind of moss is this between the cobble stones?
   Comment   October 31, 2012
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Probably Irish Moss. It tends to grow over the edges like that.
November 17, 2012 at 7:24am   
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This moss was actually harvested locally from a nearby construction site when we were building the project. I'm not 100% sure what the species are... I can tell you we added some rock cap moss as well as some sheet moss. You should check out Moss Acres' website: http://www.mossacres.com/
December 26, 2012 at 10:44am     
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jeffmkeller wrote:
What type of stone and do you recall the cost?
   Comment   August 11, 2012
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These are reclaimed granite cobblestones. The size is jumbo, and they were laid face-up, exposing the largest face of each stone. You could expect to spend anywhere between $30 to $40 a square foot to have this installed by a quality mason. Good luck!
December 29, 2012 at 7:22am     
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to Hardscaping Shows Its Soft Side
Ahhh ... just think how different this path would feel if it were solid stone. This planted cobblestone surface is beautiful and permeable.
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Resilient HardscapeMuch of historic Boston is made of brick. Cunningham used reclaimed granite paving as an intentional diversion from this tradition while staying true to regional aesthetics and clean design. Dry-laid cobbles — many already on site — were carefully tucked with salvaged native moss, maintaining permeability and allowing water percolation.
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Moss can also grow beautifully between patio pavers if the area is shaded and moist. Soil acidification is the best way to encourage moss to grow this way, although it can be successfully transplanted. Don't cut it too thinly, as it can readily dry out before it has become established.

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