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3 Reasons to Install Patio Pavers During Spring

3 Reasons to Install Patio Pavers During Spring

Spring is here and now is the perfect time to plan your spring landscape design projects and install patio pavers. Patio pavers are a popular landscape design project due to their versatility, durability, sustainability, and value they add to a home. Pavers are...

Why is Growing Grass So Hard, and Are There Other Options?

Why is Growing Grass So Hard, and Are There Other Options?

Is there anything more frustrating than a lawn that growing grass, only for it to die and brown in a matter of days? Growing grass in the temperamental New England environment can be challenging and frustrating, particularly during the drought season. In a matter of...

Increase Home Value with Artificial Grass

Increase Home Value with Artificial Grass

Increase home value with artificial grass and learn more about other artificial grass installation benefits! Artificial grass adds many benefits to residential property from Hyannis to Cambridge, including added curb-appeal, reduced utility costs, and a drastic...

Choosing the Right Paver Base Material

Choosing the Right Paver Base Material

Choosing the right paver base material is an important consideration during paver installation. If the paver base material is installed incorrectly, this could leave to cracking, weed growth, and other problems. "You can't build a great building on a weak foundation....

How Long Does Quality Paving Stone Installation Take?

How Long Does Quality Paving Stone Installation Take?

Thinking about investing in paving stone installation, but not sure how long the process takes? Read on to learn what goes into paving stone installation, and how long the install could take. Paving stone installation is the perfect landscape design project to...

Do I Need a Permit For a Fire Pit in Wayland, Massachusetts?

Do I Need a Permit For a Fire Pit in Wayland, Massachusetts?

FIRE PIT INSTALLATION IS AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR LANDSCAPE DESIGN TREND, ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT DO YOU NEED A PERMIT FOR A FIRE PIT IN Wayland, MASSACHUSETTS? Whether you’re enjoying a peaceful moment alone or entertaining family and friends,...

5 Ideas for Budget-Friendly Landscape Design

5 Ideas for Budget-Friendly Landscape Design

Budget-friendly landscape design may sound like a pipe dream, but there are many landscape design services and projects that can be achieved on a budget and increase property value at the same time! If you’re thinking about updating your residential or commercial...

3 Ideas for Budget Friendly Eco-Friendly Landscape Design

3 Ideas for Budget Friendly Eco-Friendly Landscape Design

Eco-friendly landscape design is a great way for homeowners to combine their landscape design vision with a passion for helping the planet and reducing their carbon footprint. When something is eco-friendly, it means that the material or service is earth-friendly and...

Do I Need a Permit For a Fire Pit in Randolph, Massachusetts?

Do I Need a Permit For a Fire Pit in Randolph, Massachusetts?

FIRE PIT INSTALLATION IS A TIMELESS TREND IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN, BUT IS A FIRE PIT PERMIT REQUIRED FOR A FIRE PIT IN RANDOLPH, MASSACHUSETTS? Whether sitting in solitude or entertaining family and friends, outdoor fire pit installation enhances your landscape...

Smart, Easy Ideas for Your New England Landscape Design

Smart, Easy Ideas for Your New England Landscape Design

Beautiful New England landscape design can be achieved affordably and with great results! New England landscape design is always changing due to the...you guessed it...always-changing landscape and weather in Massachusetts and across the Northeast. Famous for vibrant...

Do I Need a Fire Pit Permit in Hingham, Massachusetts?

Do I Need a Fire Pit Permit in Hingham, Massachusetts?

Fire pit installation is a timeless trend in landscape design, but is a fire pit permit required for installation in Hingham, Massachusetts? Whether sitting in solitude or entertaining family and friends, outdoor fire pit installation enhances your landscape design...

Winter is the Best Time to Plan Your Landscaping Projects

Winter is the Best Time to Plan Your Landscaping Projects

Landscaping projects are a great way to enhance curb-appeal and increase property value, which means it's good to be prepared. Read on to learn why winter in Massachusetts is the best time to plan your landscaping projects. Spring will be here before you know it,...

How Long Does it Take to Build a Swimming Pool?

How Long Does it Take to Build a Swimming Pool?

A backyard swimming pool is a luxurious oasis of relaxation, family fun, and backyard entertainment. While it can be costly to build a swimming pool, the construction may lead to a property value increase, but how much of your time will you need to set aside for the...

What Landscape Design Permits are Required in Massachusetts?

What Landscape Design Permits are Required in Massachusetts?

Updating your landscape design is a great way to extend the outdoor season and increase the value of your home, but remembering your landscape design permits is one of the most important steps during the renovation process. Landscape design is a great way to enhance...

The JM Mento Landscape Design Process in 3 Easy Steps

The JM Mento Landscape Design Process in 3 Easy Steps

During the landscape design process, homeowners in Massachusetts can see visual renderings of their paver installation, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and more! The landscape design process is an important step during a landscape design remodel and occurs before your...

How Much Does it Cost to Install an Irrigation System Successfully?

How Much Does it Cost to Install an Irrigation System Successfully?

The cost to install an irrigation system in Massachusetts depends on a variety of factors, but with the right landscape designer, homeowners can save money and have the best looking front yard on the block! If we have anything in common as homeowners in Massachusetts,...

5 Helpful Urban Landscape Design Ideas for Small Spaces

5 Helpful Urban Landscape Design Ideas for Small Spaces

Urban landscape design techniques for Boston homeowners and city dwellers. Homeowners in Boston and other New England metropolitan areas are familiar with the challenge that comes with urban landscape design. An estimated 83% of Americans live in urban...

How Affordable is Flagstone Paver Installation in Massachusetts?

How Affordable is Flagstone Paver Installation in Massachusetts?

Flagstone paver installation is a common choice with Massachusetts homeowners, but how much does it cost? Are flagstone pavers a worthwhile investment? What are Flagstone Pavers? Flagstone pavers are one of the most popular stones used in paver installation in New...

Landscape Design Style Trends for 2021

Landscape Design Style Trends for 2021

Landscape design style trends for 2021 are here! It may be winter here in New England, but we’re already looking ahead to what landscape design style trends await in the New Year.  Landscape design style trends aren’t limited to a fire pit here or a stone wall there....

5 Awesome Landscape Design Trends in 2021

5 Awesome Landscape Design Trends in 2021

Landscape design trends in 2021 are here! 2020 is coming to an end (finally) after a banner year for landscape design. With so many families working from home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, homeowners in Massachusetts and beyond have had more time than ever to focus on...

How Much Does Cobblestone Paver Installation Cost?

How Much Does Cobblestone Paver Installation Cost?

Cobblestone paver installation is highly-sought in landscape design, but is it affordable for the majority of homeowners in Massachusetts? Our love affair with cobblestone dates back centuries to early Italy but is found in the streets of Boston and other communities...

How Much Does Artificial Grass Installation in Massachusetts Cost?

How Much Does Artificial Grass Installation in Massachusetts Cost?

Artificial grass installation in Massachusetts is an emerging trend, but how much does it really cost? Artificial grass installation is an emerging trend in landscape design from coast-to-coast. Homeowners in Massachusetts are investing in artificial grass to save...

Increase Home Value with Artificial Grass

4 Reasons Artificial Grass Installation is a Worthwhile Investment

Is your lawn looking dry and sad? Artificial grass installation may be the answer, but how much does it cost, and is the investment worth it? Whether you live in a dry climate like California or a humid, wet tropical environment, you’ve likely struggled with...

Understanding Patio Paver Installation in 8 Simple Steps

Understanding Patio Paver Installation in 8 Simple Steps

Patio Paver Installation Process for Residents of Massachusetts Patio paver installation in Massachusetts adds elegance, curb appeal, and can lead to an increase in property value for residents from Sudbury to Plymouth. Pavers are also available in a wide variety of...

Will In-Ground Pool Installation Increase the Value of My Home?

Will In-Ground Pool Installation Increase the Value of My Home?

Many factors can influence the decision to move forward with in-ground pool installation. Will my family use the pool often? Is in-ground pool cleaning and care worth the hassle?  How much does in-ground pool installation cost?  Will installing an in-ground...

4 Helpful Cape Cod Landscape Design Tips for Homeowners on a Budget

4 Helpful Cape Cod Landscape Design Tips for Homeowners on a Budget

Cape Cod Landscape Design Tips for Homeowners and Vacation Homeowners on a budget.  Cape Cod, Massachusetts is known for its pristine beaches, scrumptious seafood, and beautiful oceanside real estate. But when you’re not enjoying the beaches, the backyard is a great...

3 Great Ways to Make the Most of Your Landscape Design in Boston

3 Great Ways to Make the Most of Your Landscape Design in Boston

Tips for homeowners on how to make the most of your landscape design in Boston! Landscape Design in Boston is a bit of an anomaly.  Homeowners in Boston and other big cities face a unique challenge when it comes to landscape design. Specifically, homeowners in...

Helpful Hydrangea Pruning Tips for Homeowners in Massachusetts

Helpful Hydrangea Pruning Tips for Homeowners in Massachusetts

Hydrangea Pruning Tips for Homeowners in Massachusetts The Hydrangea plant is one of the most popular plans across Massachusetts, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are these plants beautiful, but are easy to care for, long lasting, and remain vibrant in color longer...

How Much Does In-Ground Pool Installation Cost?

How Much Does In-Ground Pool Installation Cost?

In-ground swimming pools are an exceedingly common way to optimize your backyard landscape design, gather family and friends for a fun day in the sun, and increase the value of your home. Many Massachusetts homeowners have turned to in-ground pool installation to...

How Much Does Fence Installation Cost?

How Much Does Fence Installation Cost?

A fence is not only a great way to keep your children and pets safe but to enhance curb appeal, increase property value, and offer a quaint New England aesthetic to any residential property in Massachusetts. While there are many different materials for fences, wood...

Understanding Patio Paver Installation in 8 Simple Steps

How Much Do Brick Paving Stones Cost?

Paving stones, or pavers, are a popular way for homeowners in Massachusetts to update their landscape design, enhance curb appeal, and in many cases, increase property value! Pavers for the patio, pool deck, walkway, and driveway come in a variety of colors, textures,...

Are Paving Stones Durable?

Are Paving Stones Durable?

Paving stones for the patio, walkway, driveway, or pool deck are becoming increasingly popular in Massachusetts landscape design. Homeowners are looking for new ways to enhance curb appeal, increase the value of their home, and create an outdoor living space that...

Enhance Curb Appeal with These Landscape Design Remodel Ideas

Enhance Curb Appeal with These Landscape Design Remodel Ideas

Have you driven by a home and thought to yourself, “Wow, their front yard looks awesome!” Of course, you have, and you are not alone! We all do this, gaining inspiration from our neighbors, and learning new ways to enhance curb appeal and update our landscape design....

4 Landscape Design Techniques to Enhance Your Backyard Landscaping

4 Landscape Design Techniques to Enhance Your Backyard Landscaping

The backyard is where families gather, children grow, and memories are made. Many homeowners are looking for new and unique ways to optimize their existing landscape and enhance it with modern, trendy, and quality landscape design. Outdoor Lighting Outdoor wall and...

Lawn Care Tips for Healthy & Lush Landscape Design

Lawn Care Tips for Healthy & Lush Landscape Design

Proper lawn care is essential to achieve a lush, healthy landscape. Sounds simple enough, right? You may be surprised to learn that many homeowners do not care for their lawns correctly. In fact, many homeowners we speak to at JM Mento Landscape Design do not know how...

Will Snow Damage Artificial Turf?

Will Snow Damage Artificial Turf?

Massachusetts homeowners dread the first signs of winter - frigid temperatures, leafless trees, and of course, the first snowfall of the year. For homeowners who have artificial turf lawns, or homeowners in Massachusetts considering artificial turf installation, the...

What Are the Different Types of Artificial Turf?

What Are the Different Types of Artificial Turf?

Nylon artificial turf for residential and commercial landscape design projects Artificial turf and grass are often associated with West Coast landscape design due to its warm, Mediterranean climate. However, did you know that artificial turf is perfectly suited for...

Keys to a Successful Outdoor Living Project

Keys to a Successful Outdoor Living Project

A Customer’s Experience with JM Mento Landscape Design The “Outdoor Living Space” has quickly become a priority on the wish lists of many families and homeowners. HGTV has entire episodes dedicated to patios, decks, gardens, pools, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens; the...

How to Care For Artificial Turf in the Winter

How to Care For Artificial Turf in the Winter

"Winter IS coming." - Ned Stark, and every other Northerner in HBO's Game of Thrones. Winter in New England is renowned for its frigid temperatures and excessive snowfall. If you are a homeowner in Massachusetts, your artificial turf landscape may require additional...

How Do I Winterize An In-Ground Pool?

How Do I Winterize An In-Ground Pool?

Summer in Massachusetts is ending, which means it is time for homeowners to begin the painful process of closing down their in-ground pools until next summer. Winterizing an in-ground pool can be tedious when doing so for the first time. By following these steps,...

How Much Do Patio Pavers Cost?

How Much Do Patio Pavers Cost?

Before potential customers buy a product or service, the first question asked will almost always be, “how much does this cost?” Patio paver installation can be a beautiful way to increase curb appeal and the value of your home, but how much do patio pavers cost? Are...

What Type of Pavers are Right for My Landscape Design Project?

What Type of Pavers are Right for My Landscape Design Project?

Paving stones are among the most highly-sought materials for a residential remodel or commercial property renovation. Versatile in color, design, and material, paving stones add a luxurious element to any home or commercial space, while also maintaining durability and...

3 Great Ways to Make the Most of Your Landscape Design in Boston

Do Paving Stones Increase the Value of My Home?

Paving stones for your driveway, pool deck, fire pit, or backyard patio are a beautiful addition to any residential property and can lead to an increase in the value of your home! Versatile in design, color, and style, paving stones can section off parts of your yard,...