Protecting Your Water Feature from Predators and Pests

Having a pond or other water feature in your backyard brings beauty and relaxation and can be a joy to you as a homeowner. Sitting by a pond, watching the goldfish swim lazily under the lily pads is both peaceful and mesmerizing. Much as you love your pond, there are many pests who look at […]

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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 Difference Between Natural Rock And Manufactured Stone

If you have been in a home improvement store or hardware store you may have seen cases of perfectly formed manufactured stone available on demand. The product has become increasingly popular and available in many different styles and colors. While there are some advantages to manufactured stone, there are also some major differences that may […]

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Outdoor Kitchen and Entertainment Designs

A stone based outdoor kitchen is something that a lot of us may have thought about in the past. Why not turn your dreams into a reality with some of these stylish ideas? The sky is the limit to what you can do with these ideas. Pizza Oven Imagine being able to easily cook your […]

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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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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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Planning a Small Garden Design with Principles

The same design principles apply to all gardens, whether large or small:   Unity, Simplicity, Variety, Accent, and Balance. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Planning a garden is one of the most creative home projects we each can undertake. Your landscape should reflect your dreams, your likes and dislikes, as well as your notion of what your […]

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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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Stay In The Swing Of Things: Add A Synthetic Backyard Putting Green

A private putting green is one of the landscape features people are adding to their landscapes. It can be a great place to practice your putting. You can also use it to teach your children or grandchildren how to put. And it can be used for entertaining…you can have putting parties or putting matches with […]

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