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Category: Minneapolis Landscaping

Landscape Lighting Techniques That Transform Outdoor Living Spaces

To see a light at the end of a tunnel. To offer a ray of light. To have a light bulb moment. We recognize the inherent truth in these idioms because the concept of light extends far beyond the literal meaning of illumination. Light has become synonymous with respite, hope, and clarity. It is for this reason that Architectural Landscape Design takes great pleasure in offering our clients lighting options that will completely change outdoor living spaces, both on a literal and metaphorical level. Let’s take back the light, one outdoor arena at a time. Pools, Spas, and Ponds The

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How To Grade Landscaping Performance

Arranging the pieces of any landscape project is both a science and art. You have to consider horticulture, architecture, and personal style to get it right.  The truth is trial and error is part of the process. Plans are made and landscapes are built from them. However, it’s you, the property owner, who must ultimately bless the work and live with it.  It is possible to grade the performance of your landscaping so that you can affect the right changes. This will give you a roadmap that you can use work from, but more importantly, you will have greater and

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10 Ways to Use Planters in Your Pool Deck Design

So, you finally have your dream pool all set up and ready for use in your backyard. The water is crystal clear, cool, and beautiful, but now, what can you do to really ramp it up to the next level? What about some attractive poolside planters to accentuate an already outstanding landscape design? Planters are an excellent way to bring in a pop of color to your pool deck and add a bit of personality to your outdoor oasis. 1. Custom Planters For homeowners who haven’t finished installing a pool, custom planter boxes can be a great choice. Custom planters

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Hire Property Inspections Before You Invest in Landscaping

Hiring a home inspection is standard practice nowadays, even for new construction. Most homebuyers do not realize they should be hiring professionals to inspect their outdoor living spaces too. This is especially important for larger and older properties. Most villages and municipalities have checks and balances that assure compliance with codes and regulations. Building permits trigger a series of inspections. However, once the final inspection is made and the house is sold to a new buyer, what happens outdoors goes largely unnoticed. Occasionally, a complaining neighbor may trigger an inspection by the municipality, but those occurrences are few. What tends

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5 Advantages of Living Fences

Natural fences are a popular idea with Minnesota homeowners looking to add natural beauty to define their property. You can use plants to line your property naturally. Shrubbery, trees, or flowering bushes are attractive and planet-friendly sanctuaries for birds, butterflies, and other fauna. These living fences also provide a visually pleasing privacy screen. Here are the benefits and some ideas for incorporating a natural fence into your own yard. The Advantages of a Living Fence Besides being lovely to look at, a living fence has many advantages. Read on to learn more.  1. Economically Friendly  Living fences have all the

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Landscape Drainage Systems To Keep Your Property Safe and Beautiful

Keeping your property safe requires a drainage system that manages surface water and water that finds its way below the surface. Most municipalities have guidelines for this. That’s the place to start for new construction and renovation projects. You’ll discover that your property must comply with community guidelines that protect your rights as well as those of your neighbors. Understanding the big picture will help you solve any drainage problems you may be having. For example, if your current systems are unable to excessive moisture, you first want to be sure you are taking on water that it is not

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