Sponzilli Landscaper Winter Training

Winter 2016 Team Training Recap

Training is an essential part of building a strong team. By adapting techniques, gaining new insight and building relationships, a higher level of quality and growth can be seen throughout operations. Winter Training gives team members time to reflect and review the previous season’s work, increase their knowledge about landscape design and participate in discussions … Read more

Vote Sponzilli for Morris-Essex Life and Health Magazine ‘Best of Awards’

Vote for Sponzilli Today! Voting has already started for this year’s Best of Morris-Essex Life and Health Magazine! Many people have already taken to the internet to vote and share their opinions about all of their favorite places and services within Morris and Essex Counties…Don’t wait to share yours! Categories included in the ‘Best of … Read more

Types of Hardscaping Materials for Your Landscape

Landscaping is split into two main design elements: hardscaping and softscaping. Hardscaping includes materials that make pathways, patios, retaining walls, and stairs. They create curb appeal, organization, and outdoor living spaces. Softscaping is incorporated around hardscaping. It is the flowers, soil, grass, and trees that breathe life into the rest of the area. To create … Read more

Landscape Design Trends - Outdoor Living

Top Landscape Design Trends for 2016

Landscape design trends come and go, but quality design components that are sustainable and low maintenance never go out of style. Knowing the timeless elements of design is important to the foundation of any landscape project but using ideas from outside-the-box will always increase your design’s special and unique qualities. Aesthetically pleasing landscape design typically … Read more

Snow Removal by Sponzilli S3 Services

Sponzilli Named to Top 100 Snow Contractor List 2012

S3 Services, an affiliate of Sponzilli Landscape Design Group was named to the Top 100 Snow Contractors List in the US.  This honor goes to companies exhibiting a high level of sophistication in the running of their organization, including best business practices, advanced operations, tracking, customer satisfaction, revenue, and accountability. S3 Services continues to look … Read more

Swimming Pool

Top 10 Reasons to Get Poolside

Summer is here and that means sunshine, barbeques and heat! Finding the summer’s trendiest vacation spot, latest theme park attraction or easiest ways to drop a few extra pounds are usually on people’s minds during the warmest season of the year. These fads may be enjoyable or even helpful to some, but will leave you wanting for more by the time next summer rolls around with its newest and hottest topics.

Only one trend has become timeless and never seems to lose its cool for summertime fun because of the variety of positives it brings to any home.  Create an outdoor oasis in your own backyard with a poolscape and see why this fad has gleaned itself above the rest!

Here are 10 excellent reasons to integrate a pool into your landscape this summer season.

1. Encourages Family Time

Incorporating a pool into your landscape enables you to build lasting memories in your own backyard with your entire family. Spending those long summer days under your new cabana with a cold drink while keeping an eye on your children as they splash around the pool…what could be better?

2. Increase the Value of your Home

Pools increase the value of your home by about 15 percent. If you have ever thought about doing something more with your yard, why not include a dynamically beautiful and fun element like a pool.

3. Entertainment

Celebrating family and friend’s birthdays, special holidays and everything in between only gets better (and easier) when you have an amazing outdoor space. Throw a neighborhood barbeque, have a 4th of July party or celebrate the end of the work week by opening your backdoor and stepping into your custom designed oasis.

4. Stay Healthy and Lose Weight

Studies have shown that swimming provides an unparalleled cardiovascular workout. Swimming is also great for conditioning, creating longer and leaner muscles, boosting your metabolism and increasing flexibility. Swimming is an excellent summertime exercise that will get you fit while keeping you cool.

5. Endless Vacation

Reap the rewards of having a poolscape by creating your fantasy outdoor living space with unique qualities to suit your lifestyle and vacation will never seem out of arms reach

6. Be the Talk of Your Town

Allow your custom designed poolscape to have a resort or spa like feel by adding lush and colorful plants, multiple seating areas and a fire pit or fireplace. Guests and neighbors won’t be able to stop talking about the beauty and value that has been added to your home after you have upgraded from a yard to a retreat.

7. Unwind and Relax

Create a water feature or waterfall that flows into your pool or beside it so that you can listen to the sounds of a “babbling brook” as you float underneath the stars on a hot summer night.

8. Beat the Heat

Stay cool by being in your pool! Save on air conditioning by taking a quick dip in your pool and sitting under your shady pavilion instead of tinkering with the thermostat.

9. Privacy

Take advantage of owning your on private pool by having a swim teacher come to you for family swim lessons or become a certified instructor and create your own swim curriculum.

10. Pets Can Join in on the Fun

Public pools and swim areas will not let you bring your pets for a swim but having a poolscape will allow the ENTIRE family to join in on all the summertime fun!

New Landscaping at Vail Mansion

The Residence at Vail Mansion

Sponzilli Landscape Group recently completed work for The Residence at Vail Mansion, located in Morristown, NJ, which boasts “a fairy-tale lifestyle available to a select few”.

The Vail Mansion, built over a century ago, was commissioned with the idea of creating an Italian Renaissance palazzo that would be both home and museum for Theodore Vail, President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Vail, who was also chief architect of Bell Systems, did not end up living in his opulently designed home; instead the mansion became the municipal office of the Township of Morristown in 1922.

Today, this historic landscape continues to act as a sanctuary for the elite by offering pristine grounds and sought after amenities in the heart of a thriving town.

Sponzilli Landscape group kept with Vail Mansion’s classic symmetrical look by adding vivid greens to walkways and open areas.

They continued the property’s clean lines in the pond area by selecting plants that will mature into the column and globular shapes reminiscent of the Renaissance time period.

A mix of greens, flowers and trees, at varying heights, gives the garden a full, lush and brimming charm.

Appealing bright pops of colorful flowers were placed into Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, niche and courtyard areas throughout the property

Vail Mansion’s picturesque feel is amplified by Sponzilli’s introduction of stately vegetation throughout. Each undulation of the deep green grass that surrounds the property is an extension of the classic beauty and appeal of the historic architecture and landscape.

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