Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Belmont Hill Residence contemporary-landscape
 

Belmont Hill Residence

The master plan for this south-facing woodland property celebrates dramatic topography, muscular canopy trees, remnant fieldstone walls, and native stone outcroppings. Sound vegetation management principles guide each phase of installation, and the true character of the woodland is revealed. Stone walls form terraces that traverse native topography, and a meticulously crafted stone staircase provides casual passage to a gently sloping lawn knoll carved from the existing hillside. Lush perennial borders and native plant stands create edges and thresholds, and a crisp palette of traditional and contemporary materials merge––building upon the surrounding topography and site geology.
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bodesigncorp wrote:
I want this pathway - I read that this is made with Chip and Seal. How much will this cost and where can I find it?
     Comment   December 3, 2012
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bodesigncorp
Thank you very much!!
December 30, 2012 at 1:02pm   
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bahngerama
Is there a benefit to using Chip and Seal over some sort of gravel or stone?
May 14, 2013 at 8:53am     
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katietwin wrote:
Knew I loved it for a reason... - I grew up in Belmont, and my brother still lives on the Hill. Immediately loved this pathway. Now I know why!! Beautiful work - perfectly blends with the amazing setting. :)
   Comment   November 30, 2012
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Thanks! :)
December 29, 2012 at 6:52am   
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jessicah_1212 wrote:
white feathery flowers - what are those beautiful white feathery flowers?
   Comment   August 3, 2012
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Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
The white flowers are Astilbe 'Bridal Veil'... It's a fantastic plant--tough as nails!
December 29, 2012 at 7:26am     
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mfwa wrote:
What kind of gravel is this? - I've been looking and looking at gravel locally, and I wish I could get the name of this gravel and just give it to our contractor to locate! Is it black and white quartz or pea gravel mixed with something? Thanks so much!
   Comment   May 23, 2012
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This gravel is actually a product called chip and seal, and it is applied to asphalt to give it the look and feel of loose gravel. We sourced this material from J.F. Price in Weymouth, MA. Good luck!
December 29, 2012 at 7:37am   
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lele smythe wrote:
This is so lovely... but are gravel paths practical in New England? How do you clear them of snow?
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Emily Hurley
That's a great question. Being in California, I wouldn't have thought of that.
April 10, 2012 at 3:33pm   
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Hi there---the paths are actually a product called "chip and seal." There is a layer of asphalt, then a layer of liquid tar, and then the gravel gets embedded into the asphalt. Very similar to an exposed aggregate concrete.
May 19, 2012 at 9:20am        Thanked by lele smythe
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Judy Krebs wrote:
Landscaping - what are the white flowers?
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Koreman Landscape Company
The white flowers look like Astilbe, but it is a little difficult to tell.
April 2, 2012 at 8:09am     
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Correct--they are Astilbe 'Bridal Veil'
December 29, 2012 at 7:55am   
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Geri Travis @ James Michael Howard wrote:
Plants? - What are the beautiful plants/flowers in this photo?
   Comment   November 3, 2013

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Catmint and geranium rozanne add ever-blooming color down the front walkway throughout the summer.The walkway and the driveway are made of Chip and Seal, which has an asphalt base, then a layer of liquified tar topped with a layer of embedded crushed pea stones. This gives the look of stones without the scatter caused by shoveling and plowing in the winter.
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6. Shade brightenersShady pathways may not have as many planting choices as sunny sites, yet classics like astilbe, lady's mantle, coral bells, foamflower and hostas will ensure you never feel deprived.

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Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC Hi there---the paths are actually a product called "chip and seal." There is a layer of asphalt, then a layer of liquid tar, and then the gravel gets embedded into the asphalt. Very similar to an exposed aggregate concrete.
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