Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Front Ridge Residence traditional landscape
 

Front Ridge Residence

A rural hillside residence in Downeast Maine serves as a model for regenerating fragmented native plant communities and restoring damaged site systems. Sensible land management practices guide the homeowner’s efforts to rehabilitate expansive areas of mown lawn. Spaces carved from the landscape overlook stunning panoramic regional views, while new plantings define edges and thresholds. Brilliant seasonal drama is heightened along mown paths meandering through a rich tapestry of managed native meadow.
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Small kitchen - Ideas for a very small kitchen and eating area please
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Hi there--perhaps you could look through my portfolio to get some ideas? Good luck.
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Here is a good look at the rugosa roses in the shrub borders. "Rugosas are spectacular in the fall," says Cunningham. "The foliage is a lemon-butter yellow, and the rose hips turn a beautiful cranberry color."
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The garden's edge is gradual. Instead of an abrupt end of lawn, casually (but thoughtfully) placed shrubs signal the boundaries of the garden.
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In the foreground, the landscape architect planned out more manicured elements: a diverse mix of perennial colors, textures and shapes, providing interest throughout three seasons. In the distance are views of Acadia National Park and Blue Hill Mountain.
Views. When a landscape is oriented to take advantage of framed views and vistas, it feels doubly abundant. This gorgeous semiwild landscape is exposed to the elements and has a seemingly endless perspective. The cloud-filled sky is invited into the open scheme, lending a sense of drama. Everything is oriented outward, including the suggestion of a grassy trail leading to the world's edge.
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TrenchThe basics: Trench edging consists of making a fairly shallow trench between the grass area and your landscape bed, creating a barrier for grass to grow over. It's a much more natural look, good for when you want the bed to look more casual and relaxed. Now some might say this is not a "correct" way to edge a bed — not true. Gardeners have been using this method for many generations with great effectiveness.Cost: Free, with the exception of the tools necessary to create it (a sharp-shooter shovel or trencher).Advantages: It's free, easy to create and effective. It's also a very natural edging option for casual or informal gardens.Disadvantages: Slightly higher maintenance, as you might need to freshen the trench several times a year to keep the line of the bed sharp.Maintenance: You'll need to use your string trimmer frequently during the growing season to keep the edges neat and tidy.

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