NY Landscape and Property Management around Lake George/Adirondack Region

July 31, 2012

Sod Installation at the Chelka Lodge-in time for the Summer Season

The Chelka Lodge located in Diamond Point on Lake George recently completed a large remodeling project of their lakeside units. The resort is located on 400-feet of shoreline in a very quiet bay on the west side of Lake George and has 25-units.

DeFranco Landscaping was contacted to install sod on a portion of the lawn area that had been disturbed during construction. The timeframe and deadline for completion of the work was tight with Memorial Day fast approaching. All deadlines were met and the irrigation system was extended to provide sprinklers in the new sod locations.

 

Sod Installation at Chelka Lodge in Diamond Point

 

The Chelka Lodge is a member of the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the Chelka Lodge, visit their website at www.chelkalodge.com

July 31, 2012

102 Montcalm Street-Landscape Renovation Project

The landscaping of the building that houses the Times of Ti was recently renovated. The existing landscaping was outdated and overshadowed the building, blocking sunlight into many of the building’s windows and reducing visibility of the building to traffic travelling along Montcalm Street.

The large tree in the front lawn was in poor condition and growing into the roof of the building. It was decided to remove it to provide better visibility and reduce the chance that the tree would fall into the building. The trunk of the tree was rotted in numerous locations. Many of the shrubs were overgrown and had lost their shape.

102 Montcalm Street

102 Montcalm Street

 

July 31, 2012

Hague Veteran’s Memorial Park- One Year Later

We wanted to post a few more pictures of the Hague Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1-year after the project was completed so viewers can see how well the site looks.

 

Hague Veteran's Memorial Park

Hague Veterns' Memorial

Wild flowers and vegetation were established on the steep banks in the background that had previously experienced erosion problems prior to DeFranco Landscaping’s hydroseeding and stabilizing the banks with the placement of erosion control blankets.

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 The original beds were overgrown and a bit outdated.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.

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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Mailing Addess: 244 Dodd Hill Road, Hague, NY 12836
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