5 Ways You Can Make Your Outdoor Kitchen Stand Out

One of the fastest-growing trends in contemporary backyard landscape design is outdoor kitchens. Backyard living spaces are wonderful places to gather with friends and family to share food, drinks, laughter, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. When you add an outdoor kitchen to your landscape, your property value is guaranteed to increase, while you quickly become […]

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8 Features to Add to Your Property’s Modern Zen Garden

From scatter-brained soccer parents to overworked business executives, most people live a lifestyle that is always on the move. Moments for zen, often described as the state of “no-mindedness,” are few and far between. Also known as a Japanese rock garden, traditional Japanese zen gardens were established during the Muromachi Period (the 1300s-1500s) in Kyoto. […]

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Exotic Looking Plants for Your Minnesota Property

Many people think of the cold, Midwest flyover state of Minnesota as an uninhabitable, tundra-like landscape. Contrary to popular belief, this is far from the truth. Minnesota is home to thousands of beautiful plant species. Many of these native species attract pollinators, like the austere Monarch butterfly. Adding an exotic-looking flower, grass, shrub, or tree […]

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Why Great Landscape Designs Are More Assembled Than Created

  It has been said that great landscape designs are not created; they are assembled. The creative process inspires, compares, and contrasts, but its primary job is organizing elements so that they can be assembled. Applying this mindset to your landscape projects will give them clarity and focus to meet deadlines and budgets. Many are […]

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11 Flowers Fitting for a Minnesota Summer

Why is Gardening Important? Many homeowners end up choosing gardening as a hobby because it not only adds to the aesthetic of your property and keeps it looking nice, but also comes with a lot of benefits for the environment and your health. Incorporating gardening into your lifestyle is an excellent form of exercise, relieves […]

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What You Need To Know About The Soil Beneath Your Landscape

  Did you know that the root system of many plants far outweighs what is above ground? Turfgrass is a prime example, with nearly 90% of the weight being below ground level.  Disregarding what’s happening below the surface of landscapes is a common mistake. Experts will tell you that it is where they go first […]

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Your Guide to Rock Waterfalls

Many homeowners look to their backyard for privacy, enjoyment, and a relaxing paradise. As the years have passed, more and more design opportunities have presented themselves to help homeowners reach this from waterfalls and ponds to plant life and rock sculptures. Incorporating a waterfall into your backyard landscaping design is incredibly simple, and there are […]

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How The Best Landscape Designs Are Planned

  The best landscape designs share one quality with great writing, they are planned. Every piece of writing starts with a controlling idea or purpose and so should your landscape design. The power of a controlling idea is that it becomes a filter for what works. It guides what to leave in and what to […]

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Mulch Maintenance: What You Should Know

Many homeowners are unaware that mulch needs to be appropriately maintained to continue providing your plants and gardens benefits. While it adds to the curb appeal of your property, you may not be informed of the many benefits it brings to your plants and trees. Mulch takes little effort to maintain and gives properties a […]

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Landscape Photography Techniques That Show Your Flair

You love your landscape and want to share it. This has never been easier but you want to do it right to show your flair. In addition to understanding a few basic photography principles, you’ll need to know the nuances that are unique to the outdoor environment. Once you learn them your photos will jump […]

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