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Pond Perspective

How to add pizzazz to your landscape with a fish pond—or a pondless waterfall.

When homeowners think about improving their landscape, they often focus on how to make their lawn look better, or perhaps how to make their home look more appealing with new foundation plantings. Read more…

Pooled Wonders

From wading pools to 65-foot water worlds, Anchor Pool does it all.

If you dream about swimming in beautiful pools, they don’t get more stunning than the one at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis. The pool is massive at 65 feet by 35 feet, with a semi-circular spa on one end and a wading pool on the other. Arches and waterfalls provide places to splash or just sit and find a bit of serenity. To keep things running smoothly, nearby is a hidden stash of “all kinds of electronics,” says Tom Kearns of Anchor Design & Pool Corporation, in Dennisport and Hyannis. Kearns and his wife, Charlotte, have owned the company for eight years. Read more…

Enduring Excellence

Triad Associates shapes homeowners’ hardscape dreams with step-by-step perfection.

With a new home, the hardscape may not be the first feature noticed. But when beautifully rendered, a hardscape—essentially, the outdoor work that is not landscaping—can take a structure to an entirely new level of looks and comfort. Read more…

Land Lover Mary LeBlanc

Mary LeBlanc and her husband, Michael, literally built their Cotuit home brick by brick. Their property, backing a conservation area, is dotted with a constellation of flowers, shrubs, and trees, including her favorite, a Japanese Stewartia that LeBlanc got as a seedling from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens many years ago that now towers over her half Cape house. Read more…