Exciting App News! (Hint: landscape design ideas for free!)

Exciting App News! (Hint: landscape design ideas for free!)

Yesterday we released an update for our Home Outside Palette landscape design app with an exciting new feature. You can now send a design from the app to the JMMDS team for suggestions on how to improve it. Our designers can then move elements around, adding or deleting objects to organize the space better, and […]

The Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

The Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Books, Design, Products | 2 Comments

By Julie Moir Messervy If you’ve never had an opportunity to tour the private gardens hidden behind high brick walls or at the end of narrow alleys in Boston’s beloved neighborhood on a hill, tomorrow is your chance.  The Beacon Hill Garden Club, formed by twenty residents with a love of horticulture in 1928, continues […]

Holiday Gift Round-Up from JMMDS

Holiday Gift Round-Up from JMMDS

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Products | One Comment

By Julie Moir Messervy Here are a few of our favorite things that we’re giving or have been given (or wouldn’t mind being given) as gifts this year. 1.   Hard act to follow: we were all told growing up that the best gifts are those that are handmade by the giver.  No one does […]

Eye on Design: Room 68

Eye on Design: Room 68

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in All, Design, People, Places, Products | One Comment

Eye on Design: Room 68 Recently, Julie and her daughter Charlotte—on a quest for outdoor furniture for a client—ventured into Room 68, a new “concept store” in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.   Outdoor party featuring Flux chairs. Image courtesy of Room 68. What is a concept store, you ask?  On its website, Room 68 is described […]

Home Outside Landscape Design App Version 2.0

Home Outside Landscape Design App Version 2.0

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in All, Products, Services | 4 Comments

This has been an exciting week for JMMDS! So much news to share: New York Times Review of Our Home Outside App On April 4, the Home Outside app received a positive mention in The New York Times, in an article by Kate Murphy called “Gardening by the App.” Read the online article here. JMMDS and our […]

Holiday Gift Suggestions from JMMDS

Holiday Gift Suggestions from JMMDS

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in All, Books, Products | No Comments

By JMMDS A holiday gift blog post has become an annual tradition at JMMDS. Here’s what we’re giving (and hoping to receive!) this holiday season. Julie This year JMMDS has given the gift of beautiful wreaths from Lands End to our treasured clients. Thanks to the thoughtfulness of our public relations consultant, Suzanne Fedoruk, this […]

Design Moment #1: Pools of Space

Design Moment #1: Pools of Space

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in All, Design, How-To, Products, Tips, Video | No Comments

by Julie Moir Messervy We have just launched a new landscape design tutorial series called Design Moments. Each brief video in the series will explain a landscape design concept using the Home Outside Design app for iPhone and iPad. Our first Design Moment tutorial focuses on a landscape design concept I call “Pools of Space.” Design […]

Will the REAL Green De-Icers Please Stand Up?

Will the REAL Green De-Icers Please Stand Up?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in All, Products | 11 Comments

By Jennifer Silver, JMMDS Those of us who live in snowy climates are besieged by choices when it comes to melting ice and snow on our walkways, driveways, and stairs. Keeping in mind that any product we use is going to remain in our soil and waterways long after winter has passed, we want to […]

Paving the Way: Pervious Solutions Take Hold

Posted by on Aug 10, 2010 in Design, How-To, Products | 5 Comments

by Anna Johansen and Val Khislavsky We take a look at the What’s and the Why’s of pervious paving. L: Pervious concrete bears an uncanny resemblance to Rice Krispies Treats; R: Water flows through pervious concrete designed for cold weather climates. Photos: L: Low Impact Developing; R: US Concrete.

Small Yard / Big Ideas: Bringing it Home

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in Design, How-To, Products, Tips | 2 Comments

by Jana Bryan Wunderle, Landscape Architect, JMMDS We’ve taken the back yard design from last week’s blog and personalized it for the young couple who lives there using our Home Outside Design process. Keep reading to find out how it works! The first and second versions of a portion of the design. Drawings: L: Anna […]