10 Ways To Refresh Your Outdoor Environment

This year the springtime season of renewal and rejuvenation is especially significant. One of the positive outcomes of the prolonged pandemic is that many people learned to live as they always should have been. People are moving back to their hometowns because they miss the community They are building new homes, some downsizing, and others […]

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Big Under Deck Spaces Make Bold Outdoor Rooms

If your home has an above-ground deck, there is valuable space beneath it. But unless you take the steps to unlock that value, such as waterproofing it to protect the space below, its functionality will remain limited. Getting that space finished with a new underdecking system can transform it into additional outdoor and indoor living […]

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Winter Recovery Tips Your Landscaping Wants You To Know

  The Twin Cities experienced near record-breaking sub-zero temperatures this February. Many homeowners are beginning to wonder if their landscaping will make a smooth transition into the spring cycle. Before we get to that, it may be useful to know that even in the coldest weather conditions plants are biologically active. Knowing this often gives […]

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Permeable Driveway Pavers: The Environmentally Friendly Option

It’s no secret that the United States and the rest of the world are heading towards total climate catastrophe. Rising temperatures, water levels, and unpredictable weathering events are all erupting worldwide, raising concerns about climate change. Although the little guys, like homeowners, are much less responsible for adverse impacts on the environment than large corporations […]

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How to Design a Beautiful Lakefront Deck that Lasts a Lifetime

If you’re lucky enough to own a lakefront property, you want to take advantage of the view. It’s also nice to have a sturdy, comfortable outdoor area where you can enjoy the scenery. A well-built deck or patio can be a great addition and provide not only a great view, but also serve as a […]

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Using Plants to Define Your Property Line

Landscaping is both an art and a science, and homeowners are constantly on the hunt for creative ways to implement various growth on their property lines. Plants and other natural additions can be a great way to define property lines, eliminating the need for unappealing fencing. So, where do you start? Well, before planting any […]

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Design Ideas To Make Indoor And Outdoor Spaces Better

When you decorate the interior of your home, your goal is presumably making it all come together. Choosing furnishings, colors, and styles that complement each other should create a smooth flow from one room to another. Why not reach for the extraordinary by going one step further? Expand that vision to designing complementary outdoor spaces. […]

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8 Outdoor Living Trends For 2021 And The Decade Ahead

  Now that 2020 is squarely in the rearview mirror, it’s time to recognize its impact on how people want to experience their outdoor environment. One certainty is that we all have a greater appreciation for it. Outdoor living transformed our lives the past year. We were advised to quarantine, to stay in our homes […]

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Attractive Outdoor Storage That Works

  Landscape storage doesn’t have to be an unattractive mess. You can protect your belongings with secure storage that is custom-designed and crafted by experienced carpenters. Storage built into and under decks disappears when designed as part of the structure. Stand-alone architectural landscape structures are also complementary alternatives. Outdoor furniture, sporting equipment, and toys need […]

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5 Great Shade Structures To Improve Your Yard

  Creating inviting, comfortable outdoor spaces that can provide a much-needed escape is a priority for many homeowners. Adding a covered outdoor living area maximizes opportunities for relaxing and entertaining by providing protection from both sun and rain. A shade structure can dramatically improve the appearance and function of any landscape. Of course, not all […]

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