Edible Landscapes For Minnesota

One very popular trend is edible landscapes. This means creating beauty and charm with plants and trees that can offer a harvest of food for you. Here are some ideas for edible landscaping to get you started planning. Fruit Trees Dwarf fruit trees never reach more than 10 feet in height generally speaking. There are […]

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The Many Benefits of Having a Pond

Having a pond on your property, whether it’s man-made or all-natural, is the dream of many homeowners. While they can be a lot of work, depending on how well they are designed, the long term benefits can far outweigh the amount of work that may be required. Choosing a qualified professional to design your pond […]

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How Does Sun Exposure Change in Your Yard?

When developing your landscape plan, keep in mind where the sun and the wind are at during the various seasons of the year – that will affect what works best where. Let the experienced Minnesota landscape design professionals at ALD help you develop the right plan for your yard.

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Garden Illusions: Up, Down and Around

A wide variety of design elements can be employed when designing the landscape for your Minnesota garden area. Let the creative design professionals at Architectural Landscape Design help you create beautiful illusions in your yard.

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Creating Mystery, Anticipation and Depth in Just Twenty Feet

How can you create a sense of mystery and anticipation and make your garden have depth? The Japanese have done this for centuries. They developed a technique to conceal parts on a garden from the initial view; than gradually to reveal them. In just a twenty-foot space lush foliage and planted containers in a layered planting […]

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Water Pools and Fountains In Styles That Work For Everyone

Water pools and fountains come in many different styles. Designing the one that will work for you is very much defined by personal style, along with matching it to your landscape. Whether you plan to install a water pond, or a fountain, our garden designers and architects can help you pick the right option for […]

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Covered Structures Create Seclusion from Spring to Fall

A garden filled with trees, shrubs, and flowers and a lawn can be quite delightful. Edith Wharton, the noted American author lived most of her life in Europe. She noted that in Italy, “the grounds were as carefully and conveniently planned as the house,” and that “the old Italian garden was meant to be lived […]

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Isolate Your Garden From the Dark With Lighting

Your yard and garden can be isolated from the dark world outside by introducing lighting to your landscape. Lighting will allow you to enjoy the scene out your window from indoors in any season and in any kind of weather. What is more beautiful than being able to watch big snowflakes float down from the […]

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