Stone patio landscape

3 Tips for Modern Landscaping Design

November 9, 2020

The modern landscape design style has become popular in Minnesota over the last ten years, following the influx of modern homes being built. The clean, simple aesthetic creates a unique contrast on the backdrop of Minnesota’s beauty. Filled with straight lines, monotone colors, and sharp angles, modern landscaping boldly contradicts the curves and rich colors […]

Read More

Retaining wall by riverfront

6 Best Practices for Pond & Lake Retaining Walls In Landscaping

October 14, 2020

Ahh, Minnesota…the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Did you know, the actual count of lakes is 11,842? Add in ponds and that number grows exponentially. Bodies of water are a huge part of Minnesota’s DNA; it’s an aspiration of many to have a home or cabin on a Minnesota lake. The beauty, serenity, and recreation ponds […]

Read More

Front yard landscape with fountain

Best Practices for Landscaping and Hardscaping in Minnesota

September 14, 2020

There is definitely a right way to approach landscaping and hardscaping. And to do it ‘right’ in Minnesota there are additional elements to take into account. Let’s start with the basics: What is Landscaping & Hardscaping? In a previous blog, we’ve defined in detail what landscaping is, and what hardscaping is. So here we’ll keep […]

Read More

landscape bed with flowers

Outdoor Living with Residential Landscape Design

July 27, 2020

Minnesotans are a hardy lot. We live in what many people consider an inhospitable climate, but for us, hospitality knows no season as we’ve learned to thrive in the great outdoors. Still, freezing winters can be long and tiring, and nobody knows how to enjoy spring and summer better than a Minnesotan. We get outside […]

Read More

Why Are Paver Patios Better Than Stamped Concrete?

July 14, 2020

Why are paver patios better than stamped concrete? There are 6 reasons why paver patios are better than stamped concrete patios: Authentic Look More Durable in our Climate Longer lasting with easier maintenance Stain Proof Updatable Looks Expandable   Although stamped and colored concrete has come a long way in recent years, in terms of […]

Read More

landscape hillside on river

Irrigation Is A Crucial Component To Your Landscaping

June 2, 2020

It’s no secret that landscaping plays a huge role in a property’s overall curb appeal. The right combination of plantings and stonework can turn a blank exterior into a custom reflection of its occupants. A boring entryway can be turned into an exotic entrance, and a plain patio can transform into a tranquil retreat. It’s […]

Read More

Overhead Shot

Professional Landscaping: Design, Construction, & Maintenance

April 28, 2020

Whether you’re starting from scratch with a blank canvas, looking to overhaul and update your existing landscaping, or something in between, the more knowledgeable you are about the landscaping design process, the more smoothly it will flow for you. Installing quality, hassle-free professional landscaping that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come is […]

Read More

Landscaping and Hardscaping

April 7, 2020

Despite popular word usage, landscaping and hardscaping are two different things. People tend to say “landscaping” to describe the entire process of beautifying the outside of their property, but in reality, a good professional landscape designer will implement a nice balance of hardscaping and landscaping design elements. So, What is Landscaping? Landscaping design refers to […]

Read More

Large backyard with pool, well landscaped

Making Landscaping Maintenance Easy

March 25, 2020

A nice yard provides more than just resale value and curb appeal; it’s somewhere to relax after a hard day at work or on a sunny weekend. A yard is a place for backyard cookouts, tossing a Frisbee with the kids, or playing fetch with the dog. We want a place we can gaze at […]

Read More