“I would hire these guys 6 times over if I had to ever do this again. We did a major renovation of our landscape/hardscape and backyard seating areas. Given the scope of the project and the complexity of how our house is situated it was important that we picked an excellent company with good follow through. More important was we wanted a team that we would enjoy working with and an on-site crew we could trust. Laura and Tony listened to all the things we wanted to accomplish, worked out an amazing design and gave us options that aligned with our budget concerns.

As we got into the project the crew and site managers they assigned were exceptional: incredibly competent, really hardworking and, as a reflection of Laura and Tony, highly professional and attentive to the tiniest details. One of their guys wielded this gigantic paver saw like a paintbrush and literally hand carved our front walkway. In the backyard I wanted a certain slope and level to the yard and after talking through it for a bit the guy (Erik) gets into the bobcat and literally re-sloped my entire backyard in like 7 minutes (while avoiding sprinkler flags) exactly like I wanted. I couldn’t believe it. Throughout Laura and Tony quality assured and were engaged with both my wife and I in addition to their crew.

What you won’t see on this board is other professional appraisals of ALD. If you are reading this you should know that we hired for other specialist work and asked their opinion of ALD (knowing they work with other companies as well). They all without exception stated that Laura and Tony do some of the best work out there. Those opinions in addition to the work they did and the follow-up after left me completely satisfied with our decision, our beautiful new yard and our overall experience. You don’t know if you hired the right crew until the middle, end and follow-up on a project and these guys are the real deal. Thank you Laura, Tony and the crew!!!”


“Laura Westrude of Architectural Landscape Design and her team were very professional. Laura was very thoughtful in getting feedback from us and incorporating ideas of our family into our landscape design. She did sketches of the property ans was very good at explaining what she recommended for us and also highlighted the pros/cons of different types of plant materials and explained why they would work well on our property. She and her team were a real pleasure to work with.

I would certainly recommend ALD to friends and other homeowners in the Minneapolis area.”

Gabrielle & Chris Becker

“Five-star service is our goal, and we’re very happy whenever a client tells us that’s exactly what we delivered. We thoroughly enjoy what we do, and few things are more satisfying that seeing the smile on a client’s face when their landscaping project is complete. We have had the great joy of building lasting relationships with our clients over the years, and many have been kind enough to leave reviews online or send us detailed written feedback. Here are just a few of the testimonials we’ve received.”

Our Satisfied Landscaping Customer

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Architectural Landscape Design, Inc. for projects both business and residential areas. The delivered project proves exceptional functionality for my family and home in addition to substantial increased market value.

The initial “one on one” visit with you offered reassurance that your company would offer the kind of service, dedication, teamwork and performance that are so rare. Your company demonstrated clarity, quality, creativity, professionalism, integrity, talent, timeliness, care, competence and “going the extra mile”. The design, implementation and completion of the project enabled the property to be enjoyed and its beauty to shrine through much like the skill of you and your crew.

At the time, the family was out of town for a few days and upon return I believed the yard would be “in process” and a mess. When I got home, I walked around and was in awe. My teenagers got a laugh as they saw me cry with joy, as I had been so sick recovering from a two year battle with cancer and unable to maintain the gardens and landscape. As a prideful homeowner, your work was a tremendous gift to my mind, body and spirit!!! The neighbors came over and spoke highly of you and your crew. The sense of community your company helped to disclose became very clear to all of us, some of which we had never met or known. For the new beauty, functionality, and increased market value of the home as a result of ALD’s design and installation of the landscape, as well as the beauty of family, community and the “extra’s” you created without ever knowing, We THANK YOU.

I strongly recommend your company and am very sure all your clients will be satisfied with Architectural Landscape Design, Inc. performance and dedication.”

Karen K. Akason

“We highly recommend Architectural Landscape Design. Laura created a plan that incorporated our wishes along with her ideas and recommendations. The entire process was very thorough and professional. We especially liked her willingness to work with us and our ideas and details so we knew exactly what we were getting.

The costs and expectations were laid out up front and there were no surprises. Plants were in great condition. We love the design she created for our home, it turned out awesome. Even our neighbors commented to Laura and her crew on how great the landscape project looked. The project exceeded our expectations and you could tell that they take great pride in their work!”

Ann & Mike Ducatelli

Dear Laura Westrude & ALD Crew,
“I’m writing you today to thank you for the exquisite job that you did on our landscape. As you know, we had hired one of the largest landscape companies in the area and paid the price tag with it. Unfortunately, they did not stand behind or follow up with their warantee, that is why we called you. After you came in our landscape went from embarrassing to beautiful, you prices we also an added value. Thanks again looking forward to working with you all in the future.”

Terrie Fischa

“I would strongly recommend Laura and Tony with Architectural Landscape Design to anyone needing some help with the beauty or function of their yard. We were very impressed with the design that Laura created for our yard. Laura and Tony always took the time to listen to our ideas and concerns and were available to us during every stage of our project. The crew that came out to our home everyday was professional and respectful at all times. They were always approachable and very pleasant to have around. We are thrilled with our new backyard!”

Kathy & Jim Martin

“Thanks so much, again I can’t stress enough your willingness to work around my budget, yet keeping the integrity of my ideas and plant selection. The overall look was still beautiful and I get plenty of compliments. I would recommend ALD to family and friends.”

Credit River, Prior Lake

“Laura is a great listener and understood what I wanted. Workers were professional, nice and did a great job of cleaning up. Project was completed on time. Laura was insightful and creative in incorporating her ideas with mine to create a beautiful and comfortable outdoor environment.”


“We know we can call Laura any time we need to consult about an issue we are having or need their expertise regarding do it yourself project details. They have always responded right away to these service calls. ALD’s consulting service was fantastic!”

Kim Rose
Prior Lake