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Landscape Lighting Techniques That Transform Outdoor Living Spaces

To see a light at the end of a tunnel. To offer a ray of light. To have a light bulb moment. We recognize the inherent truth in these idioms because the concept of light extends far beyond the literal meaning of illumination. Light has become synonymous with respite, hope, and clarity. It is for this reason that Architectural Landscape Design takes great pleasure in offering our clients lighting options that will completely change outdoor living spaces, both on a literal and metaphorical level. Let’s take back the light, one outdoor arena at a time. Pools, Spas, and Ponds The

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10 Outdoor Dining Space Designs for Small Backyards

Summer in the Midwest is the best time of year to go on a hike, a camping trip, or spend a weekend at the lake. It is also a great time to take an extended vacation either by yourself or with your family. However, there is nothing better than spending a warm summer night in your cozy backyard for those who don’t prefer to travel. Create Your Backyard Paradise Sometimes you need to take time for yourself to relax, especially when work has been stressful. No matter the size of your small backyard, you can still turn it into a

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6 Smart and Stylish Shade Solutions For Your Backyard

The sunshine is a welcome addition to any day, but when you want to enjoy your backyard on a hot Minnesota afternoon, a place with good shade is a must. Each home and outdoor living space has a different style and needs, so taking the time to look at all your shading options is key to creating a beautiful and functional backyard. Once you’ve found the perfect kind of shade, spending countless hours outside will be part of your daily routine. Combine Beauty and Function Each home is unique, and your property is no different. Your backyard will need its

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Landscape Lighting Photography Techniques

  After enjoying the summer’s lazy days that seem to last forever, Nature is gradually reminding us of who is in charge. Take this as a signal to grade your outdoor living spaces for the months ahead. Rather than accepting the way it is, perhaps this is the time to consider how you want to live your best life. You remember admiring the patio lighting your close friend recently installed. Despite the heavy, almost foggy air, that outdoor entertainment space worked out perfectly during game night. How do you decide if a change is necessary for your home? After all,

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How To Grade Landscaping Performance

Arranging the pieces of any landscape project is both a science and art. You have to consider horticulture, architecture, and personal style to get it right.  The truth is trial and error is part of the process. Plans are made and landscapes are built from them. However, it’s you, the property owner, who must ultimately bless the work and live with it.  It is possible to grade the performance of your landscaping so that you can affect the right changes. This will give you a roadmap that you can use work from, but more importantly, you will have greater and

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10 Ways to Use Planters in Your Pool Deck Design

So, you finally have your dream pool all set up and ready for use in your backyard. The water is crystal clear, cool, and beautiful, but now, what can you do to really ramp it up to the next level? What about some attractive poolside planters to accentuate an already outstanding landscape design? Planters are an excellent way to bring in a pop of color to your pool deck and add a bit of personality to your outdoor oasis. 1. Custom Planters For homeowners who haven’t finished installing a pool, custom planter boxes can be a great choice. Custom planters

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