Architectural Landscape Design Blog

How To Frame Your Yard With Rocks 

If you want to shape and frame your yard with natural beauty, sometimes the answer is simple: Rock. There are so many creative avenues and ways you can use rocks to craft a unique appeal and look for your home. Rock organically bring the best out of your current landscaping, and can also be a […]

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Adding Outdoor Luxury Spaces to Your Home

You have an idea, a dream, a vision of what your outdoor space can be. Your luxury home deserves an outdoor extension that matches its grandeur. Luckily, there are many ways to create the look and feel that you’ve been imagining all this time. From additions such as patios, pools, walkways, and more — to […]

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How You Can Make Your Yard Stand Out With A Pergola

Creating an outdoor living space can be an exciting project and making extensions to the home outside has become a popular trend as of late. Minnesotans like us love to spend as much time as possible outdoors, so constructing comfortable and beautiful spaces that we can enjoy when the weather permits is a must.  Pergolas […]

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This Is The Genius Way To Plan Your Outdoor Room

Outdoor room planning can be insanely overwhelming. Why that is so may not be evident. Finding the sweet spot that works for you requires doing the one thing people naturally resist: Letting go. Human beings are wired to take control and put everything in order. That’s what architectural landscape design is all about. It’s placing […]

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Why You Should Consider Pavers For Your Driveway

When you think about driveways they aren’t typically the most exciting feature of many homes. Traditional concrete or asphalt is your usual affair, sitting in front of most of the homes we see today. There’s nothing really wrong with these options, as they are fairly reliable and offer a long-lasting driveway solution for many homeowners. […]

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Why You Need To Grade Your Yard, And How To Do It

When we take a step back and observe elegant landscape design, we rarely look past the surface. When you take a stroll past your favorite properties, you may gawk at beautiful rock gardens, massive patios, tasteful waterscapes, or incredible gardens. But underneath these impressive features is where the magic happens. Every change that you make […]

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Lighting The Way: Tips For Outdoor Lighting

There’s no better way to enjoy a summer night than in the comfort of your own yard with friends and family. Here in the temperant Midwest, we have to take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors before the cold arrives. That means gatherings will undoubtedly go long after the sun goes down,  which […]

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How to Make The Most Out of Your Small Yard (Landscaping Ideas)

Having a small yard doesn’t mean that you’re not able to create incredible landscape designs. Sure, you may not be able to fit a pool in your backyard, or an elaborate plot of massive trees. But bigger doesn’t always mean better.   In fact, having a small yard can be a blessing in disguise. Not […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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