Architectural Landscape Design Blog

Said In Stone: Your Rock Garden Guide

What do you typically think of when you hear the word garden? We’re guessing it’s not rocks.   Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, with a variety of purposes. You have ornamental gardens that are lush in greenery and beautiful floral pageantry. You have water gardens that are rooted in antiquity. You can even […]

Read More

Landscape Drainage Problems: How To Fix Them Forever

  Water is a necessity for every landscape. It nourishes plants and freshens hardscape elements by washing them clean of unwanted debris. It makes turfgrass lush and green as springtime in Ireland. Sometimes you can get too much of a good thing. Water puddles on your lawn. No big deal you say. Soon the sun […]

Read More

Outdoor Living Spaces: Outdoor Room Ideas

As Minnesotans, we cherish the outdoors. No matter the season, we’re always looking for ways to get back outside to enjoy the fresh air and beauty of northern nature. That being said, once those cold fall and winter months start rolling in it becomes more and more difficult to find comfort while gathering outside. You […]

Read More

What We Talk About When We Talk About Landscaping

The conversations we have about landscaping are different than people expect. That’s because landscaping projects require lots of decisions. Those decision criteria are interconnected. This choice affects that one and probably several others.   Sometimes it’s hard to choose the right entree at a restaurant because there are nearly a dozen and they all sound […]

Read More

This Is Why A Screened Porch Is A Perfect Home Improvement

You have experienced one at a beachfront vacation home, ski lodge, or hunting cabin. Screened porches or 3 season rooms are timeless lifestyle home improvements. They can be easy on the budget too. This makes them perfect home improvements that bring families and friends together in a space that makes you feel like you are […]

Read More

3 Insider Landscaping Winterization Practices You Should Know

This is the time of year when the usual landscaping winterization practices have been completed. These seasonal routines amount to tidying up the landscape. Leaves are raked and loose branches and debris are picked up. This maintenance clears the deck for one last mowing to give that green canvas a crisp appearance. It’s a celebratory […]

Read More

How a Fire Water Table Can Add Some Sizzle to Your Property

Entertaining is a passion for many of us and small features in your property can quickly become magnificent or focal when you have twenty or thirty people in your home examining it from top to bottom. But when it comes to an outdoor event, there is nothing that draws attention like a fire water table, […]

Read More

How a Professional Landscape Design Company Can Help With Your Project

Ever consider re-doing your entire landscape as a summer project? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people consider taking it upon themselves to do their landscape design. In many cases, it can be an enjoyable endeavor. However, there’s a reason why professional landscape designers are out there. There are quite a few things […]

Read More

Let’s Talk About Holiday Lighting Ideas for Your Home

With holiday season 2018 in full swing, now is the time to get started on those holiday lighting ideas. Decorating the outside of your home can be a fun family experience that transforms your property into a lit up, glistening Winter wonderland. With options ranging from mini incandescent, LED, icicle lights and dancing holiday displays, […]

Read More

Constructing an Outdoor Gathering Spot for Cold Weather Months

There’s nothing more frustrating than creating a beautiful yard for you and your family to enjoy, only for winter to roll around quicker than you expected and having it force you inside. However, it doesn’t have to be that way, you don’t have to stay inside all winter long, and if you create a comfortable […]

Read More