Landscape Design, Installation, Maintenance and Masonry

A Grand Tree for Kennebunkport’s Annual Christmas Prelude

December 10, 2020

Anyone that lives in the vicinity of Kennebunkport, Maine knows that the annual Christmas Prelude is one of the highlights of the entire year. The week and a half long celebration is filled with different events, activities, crafting, and perhaps the most exciting event of all–the Dock Square tree lighting and following fireworks show. Each year hundreds of people gather in the center of town to watch as the enormous tree is set aglow and topped with their signature red lobster. This year’s tree, and perhaps Kennebunkport’s grandest yet, was donated by Terrapin Landscapes’ own founder, Mike Corsie. The tree was plucked from the Corsie’s backyard after receiving a request from the Prelude organization. Mike wrote in a social media post alongside a photo of his smiling family There is no greater example of community spirit than that displayed by the organizers, and volunteers of [the Christmas Prelude]. For that reason, it was extremely exciting for me and my family to be asked to play such an important role in the event this year. In fact, this year may be one of the most imperative in maintaining Kennebunkport’s sense of community spirit, with the annual tree-lighting happening virtually to...

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Maine Landscaping Design Trends from the Experts

February 19, 2020

There may be snow and ice all around us, but the residential landscaping professionals at Terrapin Landscapes are already meeting with residential and commercial clients to plan projects and improvements to start this spring. Front yard landscaping ideas, pool landscaping ideas, driveway entrance ideas, walkway ideas—our offices are overflowing with sketches, swatches, and samples. Looking for inspiration for your garden design or residential landscaping project? Our landscape planners are seeing some clear (and exciting) trends for 2020—and we’re sharing them below! #1: MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Terrapin Landscapes would never tackle a project without considering its environmental impact. From minimizing water and energy usage to avoiding invasive plantings to prioritizing sustainable, renewable materials and solutions, green thinking is a given at Terrapin. So where are low-impact landscaping trends going in 2020?  While water supply is not as much of a concern in Maine as water purity, we are seeing a growing number of clients and customers asking great questions about water retention, water recycling, and water runoff during the design process. An overall concern for water quality is driving more residential landscaping decisions in the coming year and our backyard designers are being asked to design architectural water features like...

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