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Douthit raised the grade of the patio to match the dining room level, "it now feels like it's part of the same room," he explained. Another of Douthit's projects in Weston had an oversized, flat yard, which was easier to work with than some, but begged for depth and dimension. In this case, the client wanted a place to relax in the summer and entertain, while also creating an intimate setting for family. The team at a Blade of Grass transformed the space by adding extra win- dows for an enhanced view; an expansive patio and pool with hot tub; and plantings of plane trees, boxwood, quick fire hydrangeas, and tree- form 'PeeGee' hydrangeas. "Hardscaping adds beautiful structure to a space, but mixing it with plantings and landscaping is what makes a project really special," added Douthit. No matter how small, steep, wooded, or barren as your yard may be, most lots have underused space that can be repurposed and trans- formed by someone with a trained eye and creative vision. In the end, it can make all the difference. Having outdoor space provides an extra space to entertain — or just relax and decompress. Resources n A BLADE OF GRASS 508.348.4500 www.abladeofgrass.com n BELMONT LANDSCAPE & TREE 617.489.1888 www.belmontlandscapeandtreeservice.com n DAN GORDON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS 781.237.5751 www.dangordonassociates.com n ELLIOTT BRUNDAGE LANDSCAPE DESIGN 978.470.4970 www.elliottbrundage.com n GREGORY LOMBARDI DESIGN 617.492.2808 www.lombardidesign.com n SCHUMACHER COMPANIES 508.427.7707 www.dschumacher.com n SUDBURY DESIGN GROUP 978.443.3638 www.sudburydesign.com n THE MACDOWELL COMPANY 781.899.9393 www.themacdowellcompany.com C O U R T E S Y D A N G O R D O N L A N D S C A P E A R C H I T E C T S Casual entertaining in Weston is made easier with the dining area adjacent to the pool 60 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7 Bringing the Indoors Outdoors

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