Gardening Around Your Mailbox Post

Spring is here! After a long and cold winter you can finally break ground (literally) on some of your spring projects. While the season is still in transition now is the perfect time to make some smaller changes to you home and garden. The perfect place to start is with a simple yet beautiful mailbox post or lantern post.

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We manufacture a variety of mail and lantern posts in a variety of materials. A mailbox post or lantern post is a great way to add some curb appeal to your home and create a classic elegance to your landscaping. One of the funnest part of having a beautiful mail or lantern post is getting to add some seasonal touches to the area around it.

Around the post: Spring is full of possibilities. Garden around your mail or lantern post with bright flowers and simple planters. A great way to start is to add mulch or potting soil to a circular area around the post. From there add some kind of edging like stone or brick. If you don’t want an edging make sure the edge between dirt and grass is clearly defined. After creating the space add some simple spring plants that can add some color. Add a few small shrubs to create some lush greens and add a few bushels of colorful tulips, daffodils, or bunches of pansies. If you want a more rustic look go big with larger plants with smaller flowers and grasses.

Mail Post Garden

Go tall: If you like something more vertical plant a climbing plant like clematis or climbing roses! These plants will quickly climb and add a beautiful mix of colors and greens that will bring your post to life. If you take this route be sure to keep an eye on your post to make sure the plant is growing in the right direction and is well pruned. Read up on five of our favorite climbing plants to get some ideas!

Fun planters: If you want to keep the ground area around your post simple add a few plants in pots and containers. A great way to celebrate spring is to utilize a small wooden barrel cut in half, filled with colorful flowers. Another fun idea is to fill an old watering can with soil and plant some tulips in it and place it next to the post. The post is already a focal point in your yard so make it fun and seasonal! Look through our past post for some inspiration on container gardens.

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Elements Of Curb Appeal

We all have that home or business we drive by and silently envy. Whether its the building or the landscaping curb appeal makes a big impact on our unconscious judgment of homes and businesses.

Do you want to make your home one that people remember, are inspired by or just silently envy? Do you want to make passerby notice and remember your business before ever coming inside? Boosting curb appeal doesn’t have to be a huge expensive undertaking it just requires smart use of what your property already has going for it.

Create an Area of Interest

An arbor is a beautiful structure to add interest to any front ward.

An arbor is simple structure that can add interest to any front yard.

A surefire way to boost your homes’ appeal is by adding an external structure that will serve as a point of visual interest. A great example of this are homes that feature pergolas near the front of their yard or attached to the home. Pergolas are stately and never go unnoticed. A sleek white structure that extends or adds on to the home will draw interest and boost your home’s value.

If a pergola is too much of a change to your home’s structure consider a much simpler arbor. Arbors come in a variety of styles and can be customized fully insuring you have a structure as unique as your home. This structure adds a whimsical element to an entryway instantly pulling the space together.

Create a Memorable Entry

Even a tiny space can be transformed into a positive and memorable entryway.

Even a tiny space can be transformed into a positive and memorable entryway.

The entry to any building sets a tone – if patrons see old, un-maintained fencing or a creaky gate you are putting them in a negative headspace before their encounter with your business even begins. If overhauling the facade and landscaping is too pricy or unrealistic a good place to focus your attention (or begin a larger project) is the entrance.

Simple improvements like replacing old fencing and adding a new gate can go a long way. Smaller touches also don’t go unnoticed – think planters and window boxes with season flowers and a lantern on a sturdy lantern post lighting up the walkway. In conjunction with simple garden maintenance you can make any home or business look welcoming.

Larger structures like pergolas make great entryway additions as well and can be customized to create a one-of-a-kind impact.

Maintain Your Investment

A custom pergola installation makes a truly grand entrance.

A custom pergola installation makes a truly grand entrance.

You could spend thousands overhauling the exterior of your home or business but if you don’t maintain your new hardscape or landscaping it will go back to looking dull pretty quickly.

Luckily Walpole structures made with the state-of-the-art AZEK cellular vinyl material are virtually maintenance free! This material has the look and feel of real wood without the decay, splintering, chipping and weather related damage. AZEK structures are installed and will never need to be repainted or repaired (under normal conditions). The occasional cleaning will help with seasonal accumulation (pollen, leaves) but your structure will look the same as the day it was installed years later.

 

For more information on how Walpole Outdoors can help boost curb appeal for your business or development contact us at 508-668-2800 or email Clint.caban@walpolewood.net.

 

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Commercial Lattice Uses

When designing an outdoor area or building facade for a client or a project a lot of thought goes into the functionality of each structure. Will it last? Is it strong? While keeping that in mind think more about the details of the project – Is this striking? Will this create a positive association in people’s memories?

A great way to accomplish both is by utilizing lattice panels as both decorative and functional structures.

Privacy Screening

Custom lattice panels, paired with planters, create privacy on this rooftop lounge area.

Custom lattice panels, paired with planters, create privacy on this rooftop lounge area.

Lattice has a unique way of creating a more private space while also not making a space feel suffocating. Clients have used lattice panel fencing, custom large-scale lattice pieces and even lattice fence toppers to create breathable areas of privacy. Rooftop gardens, pool areas, storage enclosures and courtyards have all been improved with beautiful and low-maintenance AZEK lattice panels and fencing.

Large scale projects are also a great way to introduce some natural elements into the design of a building or outdoor area. Just coax some ivy or another climbing plant and any outdoor area is bright to life.

 

Areas of Visual Interest

Custom lattice arch front view.

Custom lattice arch front view.

Creating a beautiful lasting memory is the goal of any designer or developer. A classic way to do this with an outdoor space is to utilize standard or decorative lattice panels. Panels can be custom made in any size and can be attached to bare walls or freestanding.

Lattice panels provide an almost limitless number of opportunities to be creative in a specific area of the garden – with spectacular results. The custom Lattice Arch shown here was handcrafted for a function facility and serves as an appropriately charming backdrop for treasured photographs.

 

Enhancing Architecture

Standard Walpole lattice sections are mounted on either side of sliding glass doors.

Standard Walpole lattice sections are mounted on either side of sliding glass doors.

While beautiful in a garden, lattice panels don’t always have to be where the nature is.

Adding symmetrical panels to either side of an entryway is a great way to create some visual interest at the first point a visitor is in contact with your space.

Made with long lasting, maintenance-free AZEK wood alternative, Walpole lattices are fully customizable to truly fit the aesthetic of your building.

 

For more information on how Walpole Outdoors can help create lattice panels for your business or development contact us at 508-668-2800 or email Clint.caban@walpolewood.net.

 

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Lattice Panels For The Home

Adding some charm and interest to your home or garden doesn’t have too be difficult or even too expensive. You can go big or small with something geometric or with romantic curves. Lattice panels come in all shapes and sizes and fit into almost any home or garden setup. If you can dream it we can do it!

Small Attached Pieces

Standard Decorative Lattice Panel in Osterville, MA.

Standard Decorative Lattice Panel in Osterville, MA.

Small lattice panels are a great way to add a little interest to a bare wall attached to the exterior of a home, garden enclosure, shed or garage. You can go with something simple and rectangular like the Standard Decorative Lattice Panel or something sweeping and elegant like the Rosewood Classic Lattice Panel.

Each piece comes in its own standard sizing but can be made to order in any size that you need to complete your project. Each AZEK lattice panel is finished in white but can be painted any Sherwin Williams vinyl safe color to best suit your needs.

Large Free-Standing Pieces

Custom lattice arch front view.

Custom lattice arch front view.

A little creativity goes a long way. We’ve helped customers bring their unique visions to life by crafting the intricate large-scale free-standing lattice structures in their imaginations. Each structure serves a unique purpose whether it be a visual statement, fence or a privacy screen.

Lattice panels provide an almost limitless number of opportunities to be creative in a specific area of the garden – with spectacular results. The custom Lattice Arch was handcrafted for a function facility and serves as an appropriately charming backdrop for treasured photographs. 

Historical Replication

Urban rooftop garden lattice panels.

Urban rooftop garden lattice panels.

Preserving the look and feel of a historical location is important when renovating. Walpole has worked with numerous clients to craft lattice panels that maintain the historical appearance of old, treasured buildings.

In 2013 a New York City customer sought Walpole’s help in replicating an historical lattice motif for their rooftop garden at a location originally built by Fred F. French in the 1920s. This distinctive lattice was handcrafted in cellular PVC, so the apartment owners will have little maintenance concerns for years as they enjoy the great looks of this classic presentation high above the bustling metropolis.

 

Businesses and homeowners are invited to contact Walpole and arrange a free, no-obligation design consultation on-site. Call 800-343-6948.

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Five Great Climbing Plants

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If you have a garden structure like an arborobelisklattice, or trellis you are always on the lookout for a beautiful climbing plant to really bring it to life. Luckily there is a climbing plant for every style; some with colorful flowers and some with sweeping vines. Which one is the best for your home? Which one grows the fastest and lasts the longest? Here are five of our favorite climbing plants that will bring your home and garden to life and last throughout the season.

1. Clematis. The clematis plant is a well known and common climbing plant for good reason. This beautiful plant grows quickly and latches on to just about anything. This won’t just look good on your garden structure but will also climb along you fence and up your mail and lantern posts as well. The flowering vine looks amazing in the spring and summer with beautiful pink and purple flowers blooming everywhere.

2. Wisteria. If you are looking for true drama consider planting some sprawling wisteria. This plant grows fast and produces long lavender blooms that add elegance to any structure. This plant is harder to grow than some others and requires a sturdy structure to support it and a good deal of care and pruning. Grow this on a trellis or arbor over a walkway but keep it away from other, smaller plants, as it is competitive for space.

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3. Moonflower. A beautiful, classic climbing plant is the moonflower. The plant grows thick on just about any structure with beautiful white flowers opening all over. This plant looks great on any structure because it creates a thick, lush covering. Moonflower grows best around its supports so give it some guidance and send it on its way.

4. Star Jasmine. If you are looking for a beautiful evergreen vine go for star jasmine. This plant grows quickly on structures like arbors and fences with white flowers blooming through the spring and the summer. This plant looks great in the off season when it isn’t growing with its sprawling and lush greens remaining on your outdoor structure.

5. Climbing Roses. A true classic, climbing roses add a touch of elegance to any garden structure. Depending on your needs you can choose between climbing (smaller long lasting blooms) and rambling (larger blooms that only open once a season) roses, both of which are beautiful climbers. You can find climbing roses in a variety of colors to suit your needs. Add these to a trellis or an arbor and watch them open in the warm weather!

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Commercial Fencing Solutions

First impressions are critical to any business or development. Creating a beautiful exterior for your business is a priority to ensuring prosperity and creating lasting positive experiences.

Post and Rail perimeter fence at Merrimack Premium Outlet, Merrimack, NH.

Post and Rail perimeter fence at Merrimack Premium Outlet, Merrimack, NH.

Many restaurants, private clubs, housing developments, senior living centers, sports complexes and shopping centers have benefitted from the lasting beauty of a fence and gate from Walpole Outdoors. Classic designs with lasting, low-maintenance components makes Walpole fences the choice for businesses all over the country.

Our commitment to crafting high quality fences and gates is the Walpole difference. We offer more than 40 different fencing styles and will collaborate with landscape architects and architects to fully realize their vision for a property’s exterior.

Walpole offers dozens of fencing options in the popular AZEK wood alternative. AZEK is a cellular vinyl material that has the look and feel of real wood without all the upkeep and a longer lifespan. AZEK will never rot or split and is impervious to moisture. For further customization AZEK can be pained any shade of Sherwin Williams vinyl safe colors and comes with a 25-year warranty.

Red post and rail fence lining the entry at Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, RI.

Red post and rail fence lining the entry at Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, RI.

Unlike generic vinyl fencing materials AZEK is solid and reinforced. Fabricated in Maine, all AZEK products are built to last through tough weather for years and years.

Fencing and gates are also available in traditional wood, created with the highest quality white and red cedar. Wood fences are sturdy and beautiful, taking steps to maintain the natural beauty of the wood without compromising on durability.

A beautiful fence is not just a way to create a beautiful exterior but also provide essential security and privacy. Walpole board fences stand tall at apartment complexes, senior living centers and more providing privacy and security for residents and visitors. Our AZEK fencing also secures pool areas at hotels and protects the perimeter at schools and universities. High quality fencing also helps protect outdoor storage areas giving business owners peace of mind.

After selecting your fence all that’s left is deciding on the perfect gate. Walpole offers fully customizable gates in every shape and size imaginable to create a unique and memorable entry. Walpole gates, gatepost, hinge, footing and latch systems are engineered to hang straight and true unlike any other.

For more information on how Walpole Outdoors can help create the perfect fence and gate for your business or development contact us at 508-668-2800 or email Clint.caban@walpolewood.net.

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