Architectural Landscape Design Blog

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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5 Ways to Properly Prepare Your Garden for the Summer Heat

Last summer was a scorcher, and this one is predicted to be no different. While there are some plants that thrive in high temps, the searing heat can do a number on a garden if it’s not properly prepared. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help your garden get through the worst of it. […]

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A Strong Foundation is the Key to a New Outdoor Deck

If your summer home improvement plans involve building a new deck, congratulations! Decks are a great addition to any home and provide a lovely place for entertainment and relaxation. Before you get started on building though, it is crucial you have the proper foundation in place first. Depending on where you live you may need […]

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How to Keep Those Pesky Weeds from Overtaking Your Property

  So, you’ve put a lot of effort into that lush green lawn. Your garden is healthy and productive, and your flower beds are the pride of the neighborhood-but then you see it. A weed, and where there is one there are many more to follow. Weeds propagate rapidly and have deep and extensive root […]

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Supplemental Waterscaping Ideas to Make Your Pool Shine

If you have a pool, chances are you put a lot of thought and care into its design and the landscaping around it, but have you thought about waterscaping? Waterscaping is just what it sounds like, landscaping with water. If you have a pond or a fountain, for example, you have waterscaping. Waterscaping can also be […]

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7 Custom Stone Furniture Ideas to Spruce Up Your Yard This Summer

The official first week of summer is right around the corner, are you ready? If you’re like most people, you can’t wait to get outdoors and soak in the sun after the long Minnesota winter. If your yard seems like it needs a little pick me up, thinks about some new stone furniture. Custom stone […]

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How to Keep Your New Outdoor Patio Cool in the Heat

Summer is here, and that means soaring temps and lots of sunshine. While both are very welcome after the long, cold Minnesota winter, they can be a much when you’re trying to enjoy your new outdoor patio. Ideally, it should be a good 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding air for optimal comfort, but is this […]

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3 Incredible Ideas For Your Outdoor Areas

So you have already built the outside area of your dreams. You have the deck you have always wanted. You have even decorated it to perfection. Now what? How exactly will you use your deck? Good question. This post will give you three things you can do on your deck this year. Rest And Relaxation […]

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