Architectural Landscape Design Blog

Attractive Fence Alternatives For Outdoor Privacy

  Outdoor living spaces are more than an extension of the home. The physical and psychological benefits of an outdoor living lifestyle are well documented. Yet many families limit the time they spend in their own backyard because they lack enough privacy from neighbors and busy streets. Your lifestyle and personal priorities will determine the […]

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How To Prepare Your Wood Deck For Winter

  It’s time to prepare your wood deck for the winter to protect your investment and keep it safe for those times when you have to use it. These recommendations also apply to wood outdoor furniture and landscape elements such as wood arbors, pergolas, and fences. The age of your wooden structures will largely determine […]

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Attractive Landscaping Ideas for Any Property

Every home needs an attractive landscape design. Adding beautiful garden plantings and inviting elements like seating areas, pools, patios, waterscapes, and outdoor dining spaces all immensely improve your curb appeal and property value. There is an abundance of appealing outdoor features available for both large and small properties. Plan the landscape design for your property […]

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Preparing Your Pool for Winter

Many homeowners spend the entire summer building a beautiful backyard for family and friends to spend time enjoying the outdoors. You can plant eye-catching flowers and trees, install a stunning pool or spa, or sit on a perfectly landscaped patio. During the Covid-19 pandemic, some people even turned their backyard into a dedicated office space […]

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5 Great Shade Structures To Improve Your Yard

  Creating inviting, comfortable outdoor spaces that can provide a much-needed escape is a priority for many homeowners. Adding a covered outdoor living area maximizes opportunities for relaxing and entertaining by providing protection from both sun and rain. A shade structure can dramatically improve the appearance and function of any landscape. Of course, not all […]

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Tips for Creating a Beautiful Backyard Spa

Are you in desperate need of an escape from the draining doldrums of everyday life? Perhaps its time to consider implementing a private outdoor spa on your property. Hot tubs and saunas are attractive backyard elements by themselves, but a designated spa area, complete with all the trappings of a five-star resort, can take your […]

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Residential Fencing Tips For Privacy and Safety

Residential fencing serves multiple roles in modern landscaped environments, and with planning, they can be combined into multipurpose installations. Along with providing safety and security, the right fencing can help create a private and appealing outdoor space for the entire family to enjoy. Leading Fencing Installation Purposes Here are six top reasons to consider adding […]

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The Perfect Outdoor Furniture for Luxury Lounging

Everyone needs time to unwind, and it’s always easier to find that time when your backyard is a beautiful, relaxing outdoor oasis. You can create the ultimate escape for your family and friends with luxurious outdoor furniture. Intersperse attractive lounging areas around your backyard’s other elements like pools, patios, firepits, and dining areas. When you […]

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Creating a Dedicated Office Space in Your Own Backyard

Dedicated home office or studio spaces have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Telecommuting has become popular with many sectors of the population as technology has made working from home easier than ever.  This trend preceded our current reality in which families are learning to navigate working and studying at home. Nowadays the question […]

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10 Inspiring Ideas for Your Backyard Poolscape

Standing at the sink, staring off over a snow-covered Minnesota landscape, it’s challenging to conjure up the image of a sunny summer day. It’s even more difficult to picture yourself poolside when there are multiple inches of snow on the ground. However, when the snow and ice thaws and the beautiful midwest summer creeps in, […]

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