Architectural Landscape Design Blog

The Perfect Outdoor Furniture for Luxury Lounging

Everyone needs time to unwind, and it’s always easier to find that time when your backyard is a beautiful, relaxing outdoor oasis. You can create the ultimate escape for your family and friends with luxurious outdoor furniture. Intersperse attractive lounging areas around your backyard’s other elements like pools, patios, firepits, and dining areas. When you […]

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Creating a Dedicated Office Space in Your Own Backyard

Dedicated home office or studio spaces have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Telecommuting has become popular with many sectors of the population as technology has made working from home easier than ever.  This trend preceded our current reality in which families are learning to navigate working and studying at home. Nowadays the question […]

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10 Inspiring Ideas for Your Backyard Poolscape

Standing at the sink, staring off over a snow-covered Minnesota landscape, it’s challenging to conjure up the image of a sunny summer day. It’s even more difficult to picture yourself poolside when there are multiple inches of snow on the ground. However, when the snow and ice thaws and the beautiful midwest summer creeps in, […]

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Brick Paver Installation and Maintenance Practices Experts Know

The charming brick paver streets of Midwestern and New England towns were installed more than a century ago. In Europe and other parts of the world, they date back thousands of years. The brick materials at the time could be wood or granite but for the most part, were clay pavers. These paving installations gave […]

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5 Ways You Can Make Your Outdoor Kitchen Stand Out

One of the fastest-growing trends in contemporary backyard landscape design is outdoor kitchens. Backyard living spaces are wonderful places to gather with friends and family to share food, drinks, laughter, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. When you add an outdoor kitchen to your landscape, your property value is guaranteed to increase, while you quickly become […]

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Landscape Structures For Activities And Personal Style

The art and science of landscape architecture are the harmonious coexistence of people and Nature. Imagine waking up in the morning and stepping outside to breathe in Nature’s freshness and aliveness. Now imagine going further to your gazebo where you will enjoy magical moments as the sun rises. These structures, arbors, pergolas, and gazebos, punctuate, […]

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8 Features to Add to Your Property’s Modern Zen Garden

From scatter-brained soccer parents to overworked business executives, most people live a lifestyle that is always on the move. Moments for zen, often described as the state of “no-mindedness,” are few and far between. Also known as a Japanese rock garden, traditional Japanese zen gardens were established during the Muromachi Period (the 1300s-1500s) in Kyoto. […]

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Backyard Landscape Structures And Features For Family Activities

  Your backyard can be your own little slice of paradise if it’s properly designed with activities in mind. Landscaping is important, of course, but architectural structures and elements introduce new levels of interest and activities, whether for play, family entertainment, or relaxation.  While backyard structures can be built from durable materials, such as hybrid […]

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Architectural Landscape Elements For Function and Beauty

Adding architectural landscape elements to a residential environment instantly distinguishes it. The investment may be moderate but the uncommon talent required to design and construct these unique elements is greatly valued. There are many options for outdoor utilitarian elements like fences, gates, walls, sheds, etc., that not only serve their intended purposes but add elegance […]

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Exotic Looking Plants for Your Minnesota Property

Many people think of the cold, Midwest flyover state of Minnesota as an uninhabitable, tundra-like landscape. Contrary to popular belief, this is far from the truth. Minnesota is home to thousands of beautiful plant species. Many of these native species attract pollinators, like the austere Monarch butterfly. Adding an exotic-looking flower, grass, shrub, or tree […]

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