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Jim Westphalen Photo courtesy of Wagner Hodgson landscape architecture

“Editing is important!” says Jeff Hodgson of Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture. “Sometimes with existing homes we remove a lot. It may be as simple as limbing trees to let more light in and provide more space under them. We like simple, clean palettes that let you think about what the plants are really doing for the landscape.” courtesy of Di stefano landscaping

“You enjoy your outdoor living and entertaining earlier in the spring and later in the fall with a fire pit,” says Chris Di Stefano of Di Stefano Landscaping. “A fireplace or fire pit adds a great focal point and gathering place for grilling, roasting marshmallows, or just enjoying a drink while stargazing. Who doesn’t like to gather around a fire? People use them even in the wintertime.” “We’re seeing a lot more swimming pools and swimming ponds,” says Jason Leduc of Landshapes. “Most of our installations have fully automated systems. From your phone or tablet, you can control your pool, lighting, and other features. If you’re on your way home and want to heat up your spa, you can turn it on and it’s waiting for you.” Photo by Susan Teare courtesy of Landshapes

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Best of Burlington - Summer 2014  

Read about the Burlington Coast Guard Station, the South Village, Lake Champlain and more in the Summer 2014 edition of Best of Burlington.