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Holiday Lights Planning Ideas For Festive Displays

  Home for the holidays, I believe I’ve missed each and every face, Come on and play my music, Let’s turn on every love light in the place.    This verse from Celebrate Me Home, a song by contemporary musician Kenny Loggins, captures the feelings many of us have this time of the year. As you know, all it takes is planning and preparation to get with the holiday spirit to make this time as special as you’ve long remembered it. You may wish to arrange elegant seasonal displays of fragrant boughs of green and color to enjoy on warm

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Seasonal Holiday Decorating Ideas for Elegant Displays

In the classic holiday film, Bing Crosby dreamed of a white Christmas. Had he lived in Minnesota, one could be certain that dream would be realized. White Christmases are a part of life in the Midwest. Glistening blankets of ivory snow covering streets and sidewalks, trees and bushes, businesses and homes … it’s what we know. Now imagine using your decorating flair to take that further. At Architectural Landscape Design, we celebrate the holidays with a mixture of modern outdoor lighting and traditional festive decor that creates a classic look for your home, one full of grace and elegance, but

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How To Choose Between 3 Season and 4 Season Rooms

To be boxed in is a common feeling. It describes the experience of feeling restricted or limited in one’s options.  This is a feeling many homeowners experience when they embark on important landscaping projects, those that typically require a significant investment. Nobody likes to make mistakes, to build something that may solve one problem when, if it had been better planned, could have created multiple outdoor living options.  3 season and 4 season rooms, for instance, enable homeowners to enjoy an outdoor space over the course of multiple seasons. They give you the freedom to enjoy an environment that is

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Landscape Lighting System Troubleshooting Practices

The rich green of summer is waning and the warm hues of autumn are taking its place. Yellows, oranges, and reds are filling the outdoor environment with temporary warmth. Sooner than you think, however, Jack Frost will come nipping at your nose, and he may get to your landscape lighting systems too. Minnesotans are accumstomed to rain, snow, and cold. Truth is we embrace the changing of seasons. If your landscape lighting system wasn’t properly planned, installed, and maintained, it may not be prepared for its Minnesota environment. That’s alright because the purpose of this article is to help you

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Turning Your Backyard Into A Yoga Oasis

Yoga is an ancient, spiritual practice. Many modern yogis flock to crowded studios to hit their mats. However, this hasn’t been easy to do lately, leading some yoga fanatics to look into home yoga workouts. Yoga is simple to adapt to a home workout regimen. It requires very few props besides a mat or, in some instances, a couple of blocks.  However, imagine having your very own garden yoga getaway. That image poses the question: Why practice inside, between four walls, when you can take your practice to a place of calm, to be united with nature, just like the

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Food and Function: 5 Benefits of Planting Fruiting Trees

Going apple picking with friends and family during autumn is a favorite pastime for many people. Picking your own fresh and healthy fruit is rewarding and fun. Have you considered planting fruit trees in your yard so that you can experience the same apple orchard fun at home? Many people don’t realize that they can grow fruit-bearing trees on their property or assume that the climate they live in wouldn’t be conducive to growing fruit trees. However, many different fruit trees can thrive in all sorts of environments. Could a fruit tree be the missing piece to your unique garden

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