Outdoor Living Listings

Gates & Fences

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Grand Entrance Gates, Ltd.

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487 E Main St.

, Mount Kisco

(800) 486-7553

www.grandentrance.com

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Grand Entrance is high-tech meets Old World (think wrought-iron entrance gates with programmable, timed access codes and full security systems, including closed-circuit television). In the event of an outage, emergency power provisions are available.

 

Northern Fence Corp.

166 Tomahawk St.

, Yorktown Heights

(914) 248-1100

www.northernfences.com

PVC, ornamental aluminum, custom wood fences, and automated estate gates are among the services available from this family-owned business with 20-years of experience. The company also can make a dog run or doggie door.

 

Salem Fence Company Inc.

34 Rte. 118,

Baldwin Place

(845) 628-7200

www.salemfence.com

One of the few wood-fence manufacturers in the area, Salem Fence Company has its own craftsmen build fences in its own shop using Northern White Cedar, one of the most durable timbers and the most resistant to decay and insects. The company also installs fences of ornamental
aluminum, chain-link, PVC, wrought-iron, and deer fences. You’ll find a range of arbors and pergolas to accent gardens or walkways, too.

 

Walpole Woodworks

(800) 394-1933

www.walpolewoodworkers.com

Walpole controls the entire woodworking process from forest to finish, including selection of the lumber, milling, crafting, design, and installation of fences. Northern white cedar is the lumber of choice, due to its resistance to decay. Call for the closest location.

 

Westchester Automated Gate LLC

34 Rte. 118,

Baldwin Place

(914) 962-7770

www.gatesandfences.com

Westchester Automated Gate was established in 2003 by Vincent Bellissimo, the owner and operator of Salem Fence Company, which was established in 1969 (see above). All gates are hand-fabricated. Emergency service and yearly service maintenance contracts are offered.

 

Landscaping

(Gardening, Landscape Architecture & Landscape Construction)

 

Ann Catchpole-Howell

448 Longridge Rd., Bedford

  

(914) 764-4317

Using her art background (Catchpole-Howell was a fashion designer in England), this gardener specializes in restoring untended gardens. She can tell what’s aesthetically amiss in a garden and work her magic—with help from her crew—to create a balanced look. She then returns, usually weekly, for maintenance.

 

Anne Homer Polk & Associates

Bedford

(914) 234-3261

Polk specializes in rare and unusual plants and she strives to make an architectural connection between the home and the landscape. She is a strong proponent of layering gardens.

 

Babbling Brook Enterprises, Inc.

Mahopac

(914) 248-6792

www.babblingbrookny.com

Thought a water view in Westchester was just a pipe dream? Babbling Brook Aquatic Gardens can install a pond, waterfall, or aquatic garden for about the same price as a hot tub (but with a whole lot less maintenance). Keith L. Poellot designs each water feature and specializes in ecologically friendly fish and pond habitats. Tell that to your buddy who brags ad nauseum about his 95-gallon fish tank.

 

Benedek and Ticehurst  Landscape Architects

448H Old Post Rd.

Bedford

(914) 234-9666

www.abgthla.com

How about an expansive terrace with a full outdoor kitchen from Lynx, complete with stainless-steel grill? Offering complete landscaping architectural services, this company specializes in residential properties of two acres or more and the company’s projects have been featured in Architectural Digest and House & Garden.

 

Daniel Sherman Landscape Architect, PC

4 Broadway,

Ste. 9

, Valhalla

(914) 824-0999

www.danshermanlandscape.com

Rather than dictating to clients, Sherman prefers to discover what works for both the home-
owner and the home (he’ll wander around inside to explore your style and make sure your exterior complements your interiors). Then, he makes suggestions to solve site problems. Sherman’s penchant is for properties with historic landscapes (his forte is creating stately grounds and gardens in an old English garden style). Sherman and company also handle small projects.

 

Delphinium Design

South Salem

(914) 763-6026

Along with landscape designs, Jan Axel provides maintenance services and even does decorating for holidays and events. 

 

Fiori Garden Design

Irvington

(914) 591-2679

www.fiorigarden.com

Owner Sheri Silver has an eye for merging colors and textures, coupled with an architectural background (she earned a bachelor of architecture degree from Pratt Institute in addition to attending the New York Botanical Garden School of Continuing Education). Fiori Garden Design also offers maintenance instruction on an hourly basis for clients who want to use their own green thumbs. She is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).

 

John Jay Landscape Management

262 Katonah Ave.

, Katonah

(914) 232-0399

www.landdesign.net

John Jay handles a wide variety of landscape design and installation services (perennial, mixed border, rock, and grass gardens, as well as waterfalls and ponds and swimming pool/spa design) in addition to professinal lawn care. President Jay Archer is a product of the New York Botanical Garden School of Landscape Design & Horticulture, certified in stream corridor restoration and soil bioengineering.

 

Lasting Impressions

Mount Kisco

(914) 241-9597

“I’m design-oriented,” says licensed landscape architect Robert Schweitzer, who launched Lasting Impressions 15 years ago, taking pride in his gardening designs.

 

Michael Labriola, Inc.

84 Business Park Dr., Ste. 214

, Armonk

(914) 273-6530 

www.michaellabriolainc.com

This family-run business offers a wide range of landscaping specialties including masonry work, landscape construction, site design, tree servicing, blacktopping, water features, and drainage. Whether it is new construction, reconstruction, or restoration, Labriola, a graduate of The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, has vast knowledge of plants and trees. Member: Professional Landcare Network – PLANET.

 

Perennial Gardens Inc.

Route 22,

414 Old Post Rd., Bedford

(914) 234-6311

www.sculptedland.com

Is Perennial a landscape construction company? A garden center? A floral shop? With more than half a century of experience, Perennial Gardens is all three, focusing on high-end landscape construction, site work, and masonry—and, yes, even bouquets for weddings.

 

Robin J. Roy Landscape Design
& Fine
Gardens

1 Griggs Ln.

, Chappaqua

(914) 238-2666

www.robinjroy.com

Robin Roy’s firm specializes in native plants and sustainable landscapes, and all staffers are professionals with New York Botanical Garden certification. Roy’s services include landscape design, gardening, and garden ornaments and furniture.

 

Tony Luigi Bueti Landscaping & Masonry

25 Whittier Hill Rd., North Salem

(914) 232-5787

www.lululandscaping.com

Tony Luigi Bueti and his family have been in the landscaping and masonry business for more than 45 years, and the estates in the Pound Ridge, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Katonah, North Salem, and Greenwich area serve as a living, breathing portfolio of their work. Bueti also provides expert lawn care and builds decks, patios, stone walls, walkways, and fences.

Garden Centers

 

 

Cherry Lawn Nursery

815 Weaver St., New Rochelle

 

(914) 632-2322

Cherry Lawn started out 70 years ago as a farm stand and has become a destination nursery in the Sound Shore area—a must-see for its selection of perennials, as well as pumpkins. The garden retail center offers a wide variety of annuals and perennials plus shrubs, some trees, and a full line of pottery.

 

Fleur Garden Antiques

10 Dakin Ave.

, Mount Kisco

(914) 241-3400

www.fleur-newyork.com

Fleur, a well-edited and charming garden shop in Mount Kisco, is replete with French and English stone statuary and garden antiquary. Barbara Schumacher, a Chanel executive and Fleur’s owner, opened the shop after she and her husband bought a weekend house in Westchester and, looking for special garden antiques, found local retailers lacking. Many of her clients are interior designers and landscape architects.

 

Katonah Nursery, Inc.

Rte. 100 (opposite Somers Manor), Somers

(914) 232-3570

Katonah Nursery features a complete line of products grown at the nursery—annuals, perennials, evergreens, and shrubs. You can also pick up insecticides, fertilizers, planters—and great landscaping advice from those in the know.

 

Mariani’s Garden Market

45 Bedford Rd.

, Armonk

(914) 273-3083, www.marianisgarden.com

In September 2005, Mark Mariani purchased the long-established Winkler’s Nursery in Armonk, reopening its doors as Mariani’s Garden Market and filling it with rare trees and shrubs, garden accessories, and other products, including sculptures, statuary, pottery, fountains, and home and garden decor. The unusual trees and shrubs are sold in their natural state or delicately sculpted by Mariani (topiary is a specialty). The nursery also boasts the largest collection of American boxwood in the world, with specimens from the 1950s.

 

Michael and Sons Nurseries, Inc.

200 Tarrytown Rd., White Plains

(914) 682-4224

300 Saw Mill River Rd.

, Elmsford

(914) 592-6620

http://michaelandsonsnurseries.com

This business, owned and operated by the Olivieri family since 1961, specializes in large specimen plantings and estate development with two garden centers (check out the elegant Kingsley-Bate outdoor teak furniture if you venture into one). A full-time landscape architect and three certified nursery professionals are on staff. Members: New York State Nursery Landscape Association & American Society of landscape Architects.    

 

Nabel’s Nursery

1485 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains

(914) 949-3963

Voted Best Nursery by Westchester Magazine in 2005, Nabel’s specializes in rare and exotic plants, trees, and shrubs. Landscaping includes English and Japanese gardens and water features. On the next sunny day, stroll Nabel’s five acres of foliage; you’ll also find a nice selection of accessories, as well as indoor and outdoor pottery. Rumor has it that all of Tony Soprano’s garden veggies come from Nabel.

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