NY Landscape and Property Management around Lake George/Adirondack Region

August 13, 2011

Project Follow-Up – Silver Bay YMCA Welcome Sign at Night

We have received a lot of compliments on our recent work at the Silver Bay YMCA and thought our followers/viewers would like to see some follow-up pictures of the project. Attached is a photo of the Silver Bay YMCA Welcome Sign at night. You will be seeing a similar project somewhere in the near future. Just wait and see. We have been working on another site that is going to really showcase our artistic talents.  

The sign structure is built for the long-term and should hold up to almost anything, barring a tree falling on it, a 52 foot tractor trailer hitting it or a major natural disaster. Concrete footings and pier are substantial for this sign. (Over Designing never hurts)

Silver Bay YMCA Welcome Sign at night


August 6, 2011

Silver Bay YMCA Welcome Sign Completed

The Silver Bay YMCA Welcome Sign project has been completed.  DeFranco Landscaping took the project from initial design through construction. Full Service Design (Renderings, Landscape Plans,  Design Plans and Permitting with LGPC and the Town of Hague)were provided on this project.  The project scope included the installation of a new rock wall that was shifted back from Silver Bay Road to provide a wider shoulder for vehicles and snowplowing during the winter months. A set of slab steps were also installed along with a porous walkway that was placed over grass cells to provide pedestrian access to the gym and beach area from (3) cottages located at the southern end of the campus.

Landscape plantings were installed along the walkway path and consisted primarily of native plants. The disturbed areas were hydroseeded prior to project completion. Erosion Control measures were implemented and modified as needed to prevent sediment from leaving the site and entering Lake George.

Finished Landscaping & Welcome Sign Bed

The main part of the project was the installation of a new welcoming sign for Silver Bay YMCA. Two stone masonry piers were poured and a landscape bed was constructed around the welcome sign pier. Exterior lighting was also provided to light the sign in evenings. The sign was shifted prior to construction to minimize glare to neighboring cottages and reduce impacting the view of Lake George upon entering the campus. The landscape plantings around the welcome sign took into account the shade conditions as well as using primarily native plants.

Numerous visitors and seasonal residents have been praising the work. We enjoyed all aspects of this project, allowing us to highlight the wide range of services and craftmanship that our crews have and can bring to a project.

We look forward to working with other commercial businesses in the area that are looking to upgrade their entrance ways and signage. We can provide a “wow” factor to make people take notice.  

Stone Retaining Wall, Granite Slab Steps and Walkway Plantings

August 5, 2011

Silver Bay Sign Bed Nears Completion

The work at Silver Bay YMCA is nearing completion. The pillars and framing of the structure are completed. The beds are ready for landscaping.

We look forward to displaying the finished product. We have received a lot of compliments of this project.

 The rock wall and porous stone walkways are also installed.



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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DeFranco Landscaping Inc. - Landscaping and Property Management Lake George/Adirondack RegionDeFranco Landscaping Inc. :: Phone: 518.543.6089
Mailing Addess: 244 Dodd Hill Road, Hague, NY 12836
Display / Material Loading Site: 110 NYS Route 9N in Ticonderoga, NY
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