NY Landscape and Property Management around Lake George/Adirondack Region

June 11, 2013

Native Plantings at Top of Historic Mountain

DeFranco Landscaping was honored to plant native trees and shrubs to screen a cell tower communication building at the top of historic Mount Defiance.

 

Native Tree & Shrub Plantings at top of Mt. Defiance

Berms were constructed to elevate the plantings to help with initial screening. Successful plantings always starts with good soil.

Tree & Shrubs to screen Cell Tower Communication Building

Feel free to give us a call if you have been thinking about screening something in your yard or your neighbor’s yard.  We can develop a solution that works for you.

 

July 31, 2012

Historic Hancock House has Updated Look

DeFranco Landscaping recently renovated the shrub beds at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga. The original beds were overgrown and a bit outdated. Volunteers removed the overgrown evergreens. A new landscape plan was submitted to the Ticonderoga Historical Society for approval. The shrubs and plants were installed in the summer of 2012. An extensive stone roof drip was installed to capture water running off the roof and direct it away from the building’s foundation.

DeFranco Landscaping has worked on the grounds of many of the historical sites in the Ticonderoga region. It requires proper coordination with the client to make sure that the site has been properly checked for historical artifacts before starting work. Even after the site has been checked, there is still a chance of finding a historically significant artifact on these grounds. Our crews have been trained to contact the appropriate person on each site to make sure that no artifact gets lost.

Hancock House-Ticonderoga, NY

The Hancock House is a Georgian Mansion replica of Thomas Hancock’s Beacon Hill residence that was built in 1737 and demolished in 1863. It is located next to the Liberty Monument (Moses Circle). The exterior of the building is constructed out of Weymouth granite. The weather conditions can cause the illusion that the color of the building changes from a green, rose and warm gray at varying times. The Hancock House was placed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES by the United States Department of the Interior on July 8, 1925.

Hancock House-Front View

Hancock House-Front View

For more information on the Hancock House, visit the following link:ahttp://www.thehancockhouse.org/index.htmncock House was a gift to The New York State Historical Association (NYSHA)
from native son and philanthropist Horace Moses. He built the house as a
repository for the purpose of perpetuating “American Traditions in History and
the Fine Arts,” and it served in this capacity for many years as the NYSHA
“Headquarters House,” although it can no longer claim this title. This imposing
Georgian mansion is a replica of Thomas Hancock’s (uncle to John Hancock) Beacon
Hill residence built in 1737 and 1741, and demolished in 1863.
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Hancock House was a gift to The New York State Historical Association (NYSHA)
from native son and philanthropist Horace Moses. He built the house as a
repository for the purpose of perpetuating “American Traditions in History and
the Fine Arts,” and it served in this capacity for many years as the NYSHA
“Headquarters House,” although it can no longer claim this title. This imposing
Georgian mansion is a replica of Thomas Hancock’s (uncle to John Hancock) Beacon
Hill residence built in 1737 and 1741, and demolished in 1863.

June 23, 2012

Fort Ticonderoga Allee Project Completed

DeFranco Landscaping has completed the Allee Tree & Pathway project leading to the Fort Ticonderoga King’s Garden. The Allee was planted with (50) ‘Karpick’ Red Maples (Acer rubrum) last month between Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden. The project really enhances the entrance into the King’s Garden from the Fort. Visit www.fort-ticonderoga.org for more information on the King’s Garden and their summer schedule. Admission to the King’s Garden is included in the fort’s admission.

The grass walkway was replaced with a reinforced cell walkway with gravel and stonedust. The walkway is designed to withstand small vehicle loads and the heavy foot traffic from the 20,000 seasonal visitors a year that the King’s Garden receives during the summer season. The clay soils on the site can stay saturated for many days after a rain event so the walkway’s grade was elevated up with a stone drainage layer and the reinforced cells.

View of the Allee looking toward the King's Garden

View of the Allee looking toward Fort Ticonderoga

The King’s Garden is a term used on 18th-century military maps to delineate the Fort’s garrison gardens. The King’s garden was originally designed in 1921 by a leading landscape architect, Marian Coffin. The new trees lead to the nine foot brick walls of the King’s Garden.

A well is the focal point at the center of the Allee

 

May 11, 2012

Fort Ticonderoga King’s Garden’s Allee coming back to Life

DeFranco Landscaping has started the Fort Ticonderoga King’s Garden Allee tree planting project last week. Planting of (50) ‘Karpick’ Red Maples (Acer rubrum) was completed last week in the Allee between Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden. Project really enhances the entrance into the King’s Garden from the Fort. Visit www.fort-ticonderoga.org for more information on the King’s Garden and their summer schedule. Admission to the King’s Garden is included in the fort’s admission.

The King’s Garden is a term used on 18th-century military maps to delineate the Fort’s garrison gardens. The King’s garden was originally designed in 1921 by a leading landscape architect, Marian Coffin. The new trees lead to the nine foot brick walls of the King’s Garden.

Check out the progress photos:

Initial Layout of the Allee

 

Tree Plantings in the Allee

 

Dave DeFranco waters one of the Red Maples

Memberships & Affiliations:

>> NY State Nurseryman's Association
>> NYS Adopt-A-Highway Participant
>> Hague / Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
>> CNLP: Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional
>> Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
>> ICPI Certification
>> Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce
>> Member of the Lake George Association
>> GlensFalls.com
>> Planting What Comes Naturally
>> The DeFrancos of Hague-Sustainable Landscapes & Green Infrastructure

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