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Backyard Landscape Structures And Features For Family Activities

  Your backyard can be your own little slice of paradise if it’s properly designed with activities in mind. Landscaping is important, of course, but architectural structures and elements introduce new levels of interest and activities, whether for play, family entertainment, or relaxation.  While backyard structures can be built from durable materials, such as hybrid metal and vinyl composites, traditional wood carpentry gives them the warmth and natural appearance and feel to the touch that many people admire. When expertly combined, all of these materials create unique designs that suit specific environmental and lifestyle needs.  Whether the style of your

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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

  Many homeowners turn to a professional landscaper due to a lack of time, energy, or design skills. Choosing to hire a landscaping company can be intimidating and time-consuming as it’s essential to do thorough research on all candidates to ensure they can efficiently complete your project. Improve your property value and create the home of your dreams by getting professional help with all your landscaping needs. Identify the Amount of Landscaping Needed Before contacting a full-service landscaping company, it’s encouraged to consider how you plan to utilize your space and establish the desired functionality of your outdoor space. This

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How To Get Everything You Want From Your Landscape Design

  How about a majestic view of an idyllic bay?  If you dare to dream big you can come closer than you imagine. Most homeowners accept less than they want from their landscape design because they don’t understand how the process should work. Don’t worry about your needs and wants too much. They will evolve as you progress through the landscape design process, but if you follow these six steps they will magically come together. None of this is possible without a solid foundation that begins with you. One of the keys to success is compatibility with the designer. He

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Why Landscapes Love Fire and Water

The mountain lake scene in the film Forrest Gump, set in Glacier National Park, is a breathtaking moment that Forrest vividly recalls for Jennie. The majestic reflection of the towering mountain against the blazing orange sunrise is just one of many magical qualities that water can bring to a landscape. Just like drops of rain or dew on leaves and petals, water amplifies and accentuates what we appreciate about nature. In addition to its calming effect, water can introduce sounds and rhythms that energize and delight the senses. Of course, the right landscape lighting extends the enjoyment of water into

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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 used to make your pool a real showpiece rather than just a rectangular hole in the ground. Read on to learn more about how you can use waterscaping to enhance the appearance of your pool. Waterfalls Who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of a waterfall? They

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7 Custom Stone Furniture Ideas to Spruce Up Your Yard This Summer

The official first week of summer is right around the corner, are you ready? If you’re like most people, you can’t wait to get outdoors and soak in the sun after the long Minnesota winter. If your yard seems like it needs a little pick me up, thinks about some new stone furniture. Custom stone furniture is beautiful, durable, lasts forever and can give your yard or patio a whole new look. Read on for some fresh ideas. Fire Pits A fire pit is a great way to extend the use of your yard into the cooler fall months, and

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