Category: Commercial Landscaping

Avoid These Mistakes by Having a Landscape Design Plan

While DIY projects are a great way to make you feel involved in the maintenance and beautification of your home, they are not without risk. Some projects are inherently dangerous, while others are deceptively difficult. One of the most common DIY projects for homeowners in Minnesota is landscaping and gardening to improve the curb appeal of their home or to make their backyard more usable. While it seems as simple as planting a few bushes, landscaping is a much more complicated process than many DIYers might think. A professional landscape design will help you eliminate mistakes while giving you a

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The Importance of Landscape Design

Landscaping is about more than just making a yard beautiful. After all, a well-cared-for lawn can make even a bare yard look appealing. Landscape design is about transforming your yard into beautiful retreat while minimizing the impact human activities have on the plants and the environment in your yard. While adding a few potted plants significantly help improve the look of your yard, the true value of landscape design lies beyond aesthetic improvements. Prevent Erosion on Your Property Erosion is a risk in every yard. As wind and rain move across your property, the soil can shift away from the

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10 Top Tips for Fall Maintenance Checklist

Plummeting temperatures and changing leaf colors bring to light that fall is here. This is the perfect time to attend to those little niggles that can result in expensive repairs if you ignore them. Before cold winter sets in follow this fall maintenance checklist to ensure you don’t miss any part of your home. You will be grateful for it, and your home will thank you for it. 1. Roof and Chimney Inspections Snow, rain, and ice can easily enter your home through damaged roof. Replace missing and broken shingles. Make sure the roof is clean. Clear dead leaves and

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Tips to Work with an Effective Landscape Contractor

As much as understanding the inner aesthetics of your home, the manner in which your outdoors are designed make for a great first impression too. The look and feel that the outdoor living space of your house exudes should encompass a beauty, no matter what the time or season. You need a reliable and efficient landscape contractor to transform your vision into a gleaming reality. Here are a few tips on how you can synchronize with your landscaper so that the result proves to be an eighth wonder of the world. Provide Enough Time and Importance to the Project For

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Creating Fantastic Drainage

While discussing drainage may not sound too exciting or raise the eyebrows of most, it’s importance cannot be stressed enough. Here are a few of the problems that can be caused by lack of drainage around your home or business. Puddling If you find that you are dodging a lot of puddles during a moderate rain, then you could do some drainage work. Standing water is not only a hassle to navigate around, but it can also be hazardous to small children, pets, and make it harder for the elderly to get where they need to go. Places, where puddles

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Creating A More Inviting Business

No matter what business you are in, there is probably something you could be doing to make it more attractive to customers. Here are a few things to consider for your business. Improved Lighting There are so many attractive ways to light up your store front, walkways, or create an interesting light accent for a sign or outdoor features such as a statue or fountain. ALD can help you create the perfect lighting plan for your business. Sure you could put up a few lights yourself but custom lighting will be a more attractive fit for your business and will

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