Architectural Landscape Design Blog

Weighing the Benefits of Long-Lasting Aluminum Decks

Whether you are making the decision to build a new deck or replacing an old one, a solution you may not have considered is long-lasting aluminum.  If you are planning to spend time and money on a deck, below are some benefits of using aluminum as the material for that project. Bugs and Wildlife Unlike […]

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Backyard Horticulture for Beginners

According to the American Society For Horticultural Science, Horticulture is the art and science of plants. It combines aesthetics and knowledge to improve your outdoor environment. Harvard Health Publications says that gardening can actually improve your health. Here’s how to enjoy backyard gardening even if you don’t have a green thumb. Grow Your Own Food […]

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Four Unique Landscape Design Ideas to Implement in 2017

It’s a bit dull going through a neighborhood and seeing the same perfectly preened landscape, with very little personality and character. Break the mold, and hijack your current landscape in 2017. As long as you follow the regulations set forth by your local homeowner association, then do not hesitate to step a little bit of […]

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Five Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Tranquil Retreat

For some homeowners, they aren’t too involved in making their backyard flashy and interactive. The backyard can be an alternative space where you can unwind, think with very little distraction, or even read a book with no interruptions. Thankfully, elevating your backyard into one that reflects a tranquil oasis doesn’t require much investment and can […]

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5 Reasons Why a Lasting Garden is a Worthwhile Investment

The home garden in Minnesota properties tends to take a backseat to the home’s upkeep and other renovation projects. This is for several reasons – one of them is that Minnesota is a place where the frost season can last for several weeks, with the temperature in the past year dipping to a chilly low […]

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Using Waterfalls to Transform Your Yard into a Summer Paradise

Waterfalls add a sense of beauty and calm to the home’s landscape, with the sound of cascading water adding to the calming effect. There are certain points to consider when installing a waterfall, with many design ideas that will allow the waterfall to complement your home’s landscape. Here’s how you can enjoy the beauty of […]

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Using Big Stone Boulder Walls to Add Backyard Depth

Boulder walls are just that – an interface made with hardscape, typically oversized stones or boulders. They can be utilized for practical reasons or as a method to accentuate aspects of your backyard. Even though some walls may look like they were just thrown together, a boulder can be surprisingly meticulous to install. But once […]

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Transform Your Underdeck into the Perfect Summer Relaxation Spot

The underdeck is the cavity right below an elevated patio or second-story terrace. This area tends to be largely ignored, when in reality, it can be used as a part of your yard. With a bit of know-how and design ideas, you can take advantage of this space and make it the perfect summer relaxation […]

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7 Economical Ideas for Your Outdoor Gathering Space

Homeowners know the relevance of outdoor spaces for social events, with the front and backyard being favorite spots. However, outdoor gathering spaces take a backseat to other renovation projects directly dealing with the home. Learn how you can get back your yard and make it welcoming again without breaking the bank. Customization Ideas for Your […]

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