Architectural Landscape Design Blog

Custom Stone Furniture Ideas to Last a Lifetime

Custom stone furniture is the perfect addition to any firepit while flattering your landscape and the aesthetic of your home. When selecting stone furniture, it’s helpful to take a few factors into consideration to ensure that you get the new furniture of your dreams. A little research, including determining the type of stones you would like […]

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Why Landscapes Love Fire and Water

The mountain lake scene in the film Forrest Gump, set in Glacier National Park, is a breathtaking moment that Forrest vividly recalls for Jennie. The majestic reflection of the towering mountain against the blazing orange sunrise is just one of many magical qualities that water can bring to a landscape. Just like drops of rain […]

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5 Reasons Why Luxury Landscapes are Worth Every Dollar

Luxury landscapes can change a home completely, turning it from something good into something great. How many times have you seen a home in a magazine that didn’t have a stunning landscape? Never, us neither, which is why we always insist that a luxury landscape is worth every dollar. If you’re spending a significant sum […]

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It’s Never too Early to Make 2019 Landscaping Plans

It might seem far away, but 2019 is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start making landscaping plans. The number one rule of any contracting is that everything always takes longer than you think it will, which is especially the case with creating detailed landscaping plans. For you to prepare for […]

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Revamp Your Yard With 2018s Top 5 Landscaping Trends

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outdoor spaces. If you’re tired of seeing the same boring, conventional landscaping designs in every yard in your neighborhood, it may be time for you to spice things up with some hot new ideas. Here are 5 of the most […]

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How Birds Can Brighten Up Your Yard This Coming Winter

Minnesota’s grey sky and snowy white color are undeniably majestic. Still, cabin fever from cold temperatures and short days without much light can make our winter environment feel a bit dreary. Thankfully, nature provides birds to add excitement and a range of lovely hues to help us stave off the winter doldrums. It is spectacular […]

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How to Hire a Standout Landscape Contractor

Landscape contractors are people, too. Due to this not so surprising observation, it is vital that we consider that all people are different when we decide to choose a landscaper to help us achieve our landscaping goals. Some people are annoying, a few are lazy, others are flakey, some people take too long selecting an […]

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Why Yearly Maintenance is a Crucial Component of Your Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are a fabulous asset for entertaining and can enhance the beauty and value of your home, but in order to keep them looking and operating at their best, they need regular maintenance. In fact, they’ll need more than your regular kitchen because they are facing the elements all year long. This maintenance will pay […]

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6 Cost-Efficient Lighting Ideas for Your Backyard

Outdoor lighting can be a great addition to your backyard. They add both ambiance and security and are very versatile. You can highlight a specific planting or piece of garden décor, light a walkway, or add warmth to a dining or entertaining area. The possibilities are endless and thanks to today’s energy efficient lighting, they don’t […]

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Get a Jump On Your Perfect Summer Lawn with These 5 Tips

The front lawns of eight average homes have a cooling effect equal to 70 tons of air conditioning. The average central air system only has 3 to 4 tons. Well-kept lawns decrease air pollution and can increase a home’s property values by up to 20%. These are all good reasons to insure your lawn is at […]

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