5 Things To Know Before Planning, Designing and Building Outdoor Rooms

Summer in Minnesota is the perfect time to enjoy a beautiful outdoor room that welcomes nature’s fresh northern breezes. Outdoor rooms are currently the most in-demand home spaces. In fact, in Architect Magazine’s annual survey, outdoor rooms have been the most popular type of special-function room for six straight years, surpassing home offices, mudrooms, craft […]

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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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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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What We Talk About When We Talk About Landscaping

The conversations we have about landscaping are different than people expect. That’s because landscaping projects require lots of decisions. Those decision criteria are interconnected. This choice affects that one and probably several others.   Sometimes it’s hard to choose the right entree at a restaurant because there are nearly a dozen and they all sound […]

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How a Professional Landscape Design Company Can Help With Your Project

Ever consider re-doing your entire landscape as a summer project? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people consider taking it upon themselves to do their landscape design. In many cases, it can be an enjoyable endeavor. However, there’s a reason why professional landscape designers are out there. There are quite a few things […]

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How Birds Can Brighten Up Your Yard This Coming Winter

Minnesota’s grey sky and snowy white color are undeniably majestic. Still, cabin fever from cold temperatures and short days without much light can make our winter environment feel a bit dreary. Thankfully, nature provides birds to add excitement and a range of lovely hues to help us stave off the winter doldrums. It is spectacular […]

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How to Hire a Standout Landscape Contractor

Landscape contractors are people, too. Due to this not so surprising observation, it is vital that we consider that all people are different when we decide to choose a landscaper to help us achieve our landscaping goals. Some people are annoying, a few are lazy, others are flakey, some people take too long selecting an […]

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5 Ways to Properly Prepare Your Garden for the Summer Heat

Last summer was a scorcher, and this one is predicted to be no different. While there are some plants that thrive in high temps, the searing heat can do a number on a garden if it’s not properly prepared. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help your garden get through the worst of it. […]

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Supplemental Waterscaping Ideas to Make Your Pool Shine

If you have a pool, chances are you put a lot of thought and care into its design and the landscaping around it, but have you thought about waterscaping? Waterscaping is just what it sounds like, landscaping with water. If you have a pond or a fountain, for example, you have waterscaping. Waterscaping can also be […]

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