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What To Consider Before Investing In Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Have you ever seen a professionally lit home that appears ordinary during the day but looks stunning at night?  This is what outdoor landscape lighting can do for your home. It literally can transform the average into extraordinary for a modest investment. Landscape lighting will showcase the exterior of your home, but also make it safer for you and your family to navigate the outdoor spaces. When used creatively, outdoor lighting can create a signature ambiance and showcase the unique characteristics of your home. This explains why many homeowners consider outdoor lighting to be an investment that pays for itself,

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Privacy Landscaping Design Ideas for Your Home

Many people agree that you can’t put a price on privacy. However, when it comes to landscaping for privacy, it can be difficult to know where to start. Open yards can be nice, but sometimes you want to create a boundary that prevents nosey neighbors from peeking in, which privacy landscaping design can achieve. Whether you’re looking for pool landscaping ideas for privacy or just general yard encasement, the landscaping experts at Architectural Landscape Design have several ideas that will make your property look beautiful. Privacy Fence One of the simplest and most common ways to use backyard landscaping for

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The Best Flowering Trees for Minnesota Landscapes

Flowering trees are always an excellent way of bringing life to your garden and making it look more vibrant, even if you have limited space. However, finding the best flowering trees for your Minnesota home can be quite a hassle. What is the perfect time to plant? When will your trees bloom? How do you plant your trees? Finding the right answers to these questions can help make your work much easier. Incorporating flowering trees into your Minnesota landscape design is a surefire way of improving your home’s curb appeal and property value. However, the tricky part is choosing the

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Aluminum vs. Wood: The Best Material to Build a Pergola

Have you ever experienced one of those sweltering summers where it feels like you just can’t get enough shade? That’s where pergolas can come into play. Pergolas are a trendy backyard landscaping element that offers relief from the shade by casting shadows in different directions throughout the day. Installing and maintaining a pergola is easy, especially when you pick out the right pergola materials to withstand the weather conditions in your local climate. Although wood pergolas were one of the first styles to explode onto the scene, more options are available now than ever before. We encourage you to select

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Save the Bees: Building A Bee-Friendly Garden

Everyone with a green thumb has heard of plants that attract butterflies to your garden and has probably planted a few of them in hopes of luring the delicately-winged guests to your garden. However, not as many people have heard of a bee garden. After one too many negative experiences with bees, people tend to avoid them  at all costs, but bees are vitally important for our ecosystem. And bees need our help. That’s why we will discuss the importance of these buzzing critters in our modern lives and how to build a garden that they will love. Why Are

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How to Design a Beautiful Lakefront Deck that Lasts a Lifetime

If you’re lucky enough to own a lakefront property, you want to take advantage of the view. It’s also nice to have a sturdy, comfortable outdoor area where you can enjoy the scenery. A well-built deck or patio can be a great addition and provide not only a great view, but also serve as a relaxing outdoor oasis. The key to constructing a deck or patio near the lake is to use materials and methods that keep it water-resistant. That’s why it’s best to solicit guidance from skilled professionals who can plan, engineer, and construct a deck that’s functional, stylish,

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