Architectural Landscape Design Blog

Low Maintenance Patio Materials

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River and just north of the Minnesota River, Minnesota experiences humid summer months and bleak winters. These temperature extremes have a real effect on the look, characteristics, and longevity of the wood materials used in your patio spaces. Depending on the manufacturing process, the wood used in your […]

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Living Fences Versus Traditional Fencing

Unlike traditional fencing, living fences utilize shrubs, trees, and tall plants to create a fencing effect. Acting as a natural barrier, a living wall complements gardens and lawn spaces while preserving the natural scenery of your garden. A living fence can be made from an informal hedgerow or carefully trained plants that grow on top […]

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Common Compost Problems and How to Fix Them

With properly installed hardscape, a compost pile can easily integrate into the landscape of your yard. For gardeners who aren’t in the know, a compost pile is your at-home recycling facility, breaking down leaves, lawn clippings, and other organic materials into nutrient rich compost for your yard and home gardens. Due to the nature of […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend The MPLS Home and Garden Show

The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show is happening on February 24- 26, with the second exhibition on March 3-5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Here’s why consumers – as well as networking professionals – should visit this trade show and those like it. 1. Trade shows Are Unique Experiences Nowhere else are you going to […]

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Fire and Water Table

Patented by Architectural Landscape Design Inc., the second-generation fire and water table will be a centerpiece of any outdoor event. First introduced at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show in 2016, the fire and water table is something that you need to see to believe – and you will be able to do so at […]

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Fire Pit Care and Common Problems

A fire pit is a surefire way to add to your backyard’s atmosphere, with it surely becoming part of the festive atmosphere on your property. Not only are they majestic, but they are also conventional and practical, providing warmth during the brutal Minnesota winters. For some homeowners, a fire pit is the focal point of […]

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Find ALD at The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show gives homeowners the opportunity to connect with the latest products in the industry, as well as equipping designers with innovative technologies and tools. There’s a reason why shows like these are so successful – it is one of the only opportunities where you can […]

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Deck Building Materials and Ideas

If you are looking for a way to increase your living space and enjoy the weather during the warmer seasons in Minnesota, a deck is a great addition to your property. Not only is it a great space for eating family meals on a summer evening, a sunny spot for container gardening, and a nice […]

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Designing Sustainable Landscapes

Sustainable landscaping has been around for quite some time but is gaining popularity in residential areas. A sustainable landscape can help clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, and contribute to the health of a community and future generations. Although some aspects of sustainable landscaping may sound complex, many of them are […]

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Finding the Right Landscape Designer and Company to Work With

There are many important steps when choosing the right landscaping contractor, but it’s equally important to selecting a landscape designer and company, who will perform all of your landscaping needs. Here are some tips for finding a designer and company that is the right fit for you: Before You Hire Before you hire the first […]

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