Preparing Your Pool for Winter

Many homeowners spend the entire summer building a beautiful backyard for family and friends to spend time enjoying the outdoors. You can plant eye-catching flowers and trees, install a stunning pool or spa, or sit on a perfectly landscaped patio. During the Covid-19 pandemic, some people even turned their backyard into a dedicated office space […]

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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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Residential Fencing Tips For Privacy and Safety

Residential fencing serves multiple roles in modern landscaped environments, and with planning, they can be combined into multipurpose installations. Along with providing safety and security, the right fencing can help create a private and appealing outdoor space for the entire family to enjoy. Leading Fencing Installation Purposes Here are six top reasons to consider adding […]

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Creating a Dedicated Office Space in Your Own Backyard

Dedicated home office or studio spaces have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Telecommuting has become popular with many sectors of the population as technology has made working from home easier than ever.  This trend preceded our current reality in which families are learning to navigate working and studying at home. Nowadays the question […]

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10 Inspiring Ideas for Your Backyard Poolscape

Standing at the sink, staring off over a snow-covered Minnesota landscape, it’s challenging to conjure up the image of a sunny summer day. It’s even more difficult to picture yourself poolside when there are multiple inches of snow on the ground. However, when the snow and ice thaws and the beautiful midwest summer creeps in, […]

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Brick Paver Installation and Maintenance Practices Experts Know

The charming brick paver streets of Midwestern and New England towns were installed more than a century ago. In Europe and other parts of the world, they date back thousands of years. The brick materials at the time could be wood or granite but for the most part, were clay pavers. These paving installations gave […]

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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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Architectural Landscape Elements For Function and Beauty

Adding architectural landscape elements to a residential environment instantly distinguishes it. The investment may be moderate but the uncommon talent required to design and construct these unique elements is greatly valued. There are many options for outdoor utilitarian elements like fences, gates, walls, sheds, etc., that not only serve their intended purposes but add elegance […]

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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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5 Ways To Give Your Deck Personality

  There are aficionados for everything and outdoor decks that complement indoor living spaces are no exception. Decks typically have a casual feeling that makes for great enjoyment of the outdoors. A deck’s style may signal a particular region of the country, such as Northern New England or recall favorite childhood memories of vacations at […]

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