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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Live outdoors with comfort and ease</h2><p>The latest trends for outdoor rooms have expanded to include fireplaces, fire pits, entertainment centers, kitchens, and bars. We have moved beyond the simple deck or back patio. Each outdoor living space is as unique as the family and frequently is an extension of the indoor spaces. </p><h2 style="text-align: center;">All the comforts of home – outdoors</h2><p>Recognizing the increasing popularity of these outdoor rooms, furniture companies, carpet and drapery companies, lighting and appliance companies have all stepped up with new products to withstand all sorts of weather – even here in Minnesota. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_room_with_fireplace_and_arching_ceiling_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_room_with_fireplace_and_arching_ceiling_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="outdoor room with fireplace and aching ceiling" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_room_with_fireplace_and_arching_ceiling_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="outdoor room with fireplace and aching ceiling" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~176]]">The ultimate outdoor living room</a>, this relaxing party space under a soaring timber ceiling is the perfect place to kick back after a long week.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/minnesota_outdoor_living_room_and_pool_house_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/minnesota_outdoor_living_room_and_pool_house_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Outdoor Living Room with Stone Fireplace and Travertine Floor" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/minnesota_outdoor_living_room_and_pool_house_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Outdoor Living Room with Stone Fireplace and Travertine Floor" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~208]]">Find comfort in the cabana;</a> drop down screens protect family and guests from mosquitoes.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_dining_room_and_kitchen_patio_1.9ec29dbb9fea0069d80260c22c60820b.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_dining_room_and_kitchen_patio_1.3d6ddf5d0021b31b7503046ef7d496b8.jpg" width="1200" height="800" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="outdoor dining room and kitchen patio" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_dining_room_and_kitchen_patio_1.a1be628ac436a73aab3a86f467a263cd.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="outdoor dining room and kitchen patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Plenty of room for a large family to enjoy this outdoor dining room and kitchen under the shelter of a pergola.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_pool_house_living_room_1.9ec29dbb9fea0069d80260c22c60820b.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_pool_house_living_room_1.3d6ddf5d0021b31b7503046ef7d496b8.jpg" width="1200" height="800" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="outdoor pool house living room in wayzata" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_pool_house_living_room_1.a1be628ac436a73aab3a86f467a263cd.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="outdoor pool house living room in wayzata" > </noscript> <p class="caption">This award-winning backyard in Wayzata, MN sports an <a href="[[~187]]">open pool house with a fireplace and ceiling fans.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_bluestone_paver_patio_pergola_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_bluestone_paver_patio_pergola_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="luxury outdoor living room with bluestone patio and ceiling fan" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_bluestone_paver_patio_pergola_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="luxury outdoor living room with bluestone patio and ceiling fan" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Take a break from swimming in the pool in this <a href="[[~792]]">luxury outdoor living room</a>.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/indoor_outdoor_two_way_fireplace_outdoor_room_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/indoor_outdoor_two_way_fireplace_outdoor_room_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="unique fire place and outdoor living room in eden prairie landscape design" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/indoor_outdoor_two_way_fireplace_outdoor_room_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="unique fire place and outdoor living room in eden prairie landscape design" > </noscript> <p class="caption">This Eden Prairie, MN landscape has <a href="[[~783]]">a unique two-way fireplace as its center piece.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/EXC_2018_concrete_patio_fire_table_timber_frame_shelter_2.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/EXC_2018_concrete_patio_fire_table_timber_frame_shelter_2.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="wheel chair accessible backyard outdoor living room with fire feature" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/EXC_2018_concrete_patio_fire_table_timber_frame_shelter_2.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="wheel chair accessible backyard outdoor living room with fire feature" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Backyard <a href="[[~888]]">outdoor living room with a custom-built fire bowl</a> that is angled to accommodate a wheel chair getting close to the fire.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/under_deck_lounge_and_bar_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/under_deck_lounge_and_bar_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Under deck outdoor room lounge and bar in Mound, MN" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/under_deck_lounge_and_bar_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Under deck outdoor room lounge and bar in Mound, MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption">This landscape design has an <a href="[[~779]]">outdoor living room at walkout level</a>. Featuring bar-height seating, a ceiling fan, and plenty of seating for family and guests.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/small_minnesota_backyard_pergola_1.48e7640b48873591e7d8a4de4c9d794b.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/small_minnesota_backyard_pergola_1.609fa111465615243f3ae78c428072b8.jpg" width="1500" height="1450" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Pergola covers the entire patio in this outdoor living room backyard landscape in savage" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/small_minnesota_backyard_pergola_1.def27d9d1cc160e7435f90cf0120f5c4.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Pergola covers the entire patio in this outdoor living room backyard landscape in savage" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~130]]">This pergola makes this outdoor living room more intimate</a> by defining the upper space of the patio.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/rea_gala_backyard_outdoor_dining_room_under_a_pergola_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/rea_gala_backyard_outdoor_dining_room_under_a_pergola_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Gala backyard with outdoor dining room. White pergola shelter. Brick paver patio." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/rea_gala_backyard_outdoor_dining_room_under_a_pergola_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Gala backyard with outdoor dining room. White pergola shelter. Brick paver patio." > </noscript> <p class="caption">A regal white pergola protects this <a href="[[~167"]]">elegant dining room patio</a> from the hot, hot sun.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eclectic_deck_outdoor_room_1.9ec29dbb9fea0069d80260c22c60820b.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eclectic_deck_outdoor_room_1.3d6ddf5d0021b31b7503046ef7d496b8.jpg" width="1200" height="800" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Outdoor Living Room & Patio Design Eagan, MN" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eclectic_deck_outdoor_room_1.a1be628ac436a73aab3a86f467a263cd.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Outdoor Living Room & Patio Design Eagan, MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Cozy decorations make this <a href="[[~167]]">sheltered outdoor living room<a> feel like a natural extension of the interior living space.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_under_the_deck_1.9ec29dbb9fea0069d80260c22c60820b.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_under_the_deck_1.3d6ddf5d0021b31b7503046ef7d496b8.jpg" width="1200" height="800" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Underneath the deck a sheltered outdoor living room" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_under_the_deck_1.a1be628ac436a73aab3a86f467a263cd.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Underneath the deck a sheltered outdoor living room" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~128]]">A sheltered outdoor living room<a/> makes use of under-utilized space beneath the deck.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eden_prairie_three_season_porch_1.9ec29dbb9fea0069d80260c22c60820b.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eden_prairie_three_season_porch_1.3d6ddf5d0021b31b7503046ef7d496b8.jpg" width="1200" height="800" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Three-season dining patio with tile floors, fireplace, and retractable screens" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eden_prairie_three_season_porch_1.a1be628ac436a73aab3a86f467a263cd.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Three-season dining patio with tile floors, fireplace, and retractable screens" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~198]]">Diagonal floor tiles help blur the boundaries between inside and outside in this three-season dining patio</a> with paneled ceilings, a fireplace, and retractable screens.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_room_and_bar_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_room_and_bar_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Outdoor Bar with TV, Beverage Cooler, and Sink. 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Landscape designs featuring fire pits, fireplaces, and fire tables. [content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Stone or Paver Fire Pits & Fire Features add enjoyment, value</h2><p>Besides providing warmth and entertainment, a fire pit or fireplace can add to the value of the home. When asked why a fire pit or fireplace was an important addition to the landscape, homeowner responses went right to the basics: </p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">“A warm fire on a cool Minnesota evening, with family and friends, roasting marshmallows and having fun."<br>“Watching a fire is a peaceful way to end the day.”</p><p><br></p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_pit_boulder_glass.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/fire_pit_boulder_glass.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Gas fire feature created from a boulder cut in half" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_pit_boulder_glass.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Gas fire feature created from a boulder cut in half" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Distinctive and unique fire bowl created from a boulder.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/firepit_on_a_minnesota_deck.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/firepit_on_a_minnesota_deck.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="dark wood deck with a fire bowl over looking a woodland pond" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/firepit_on_a_minnesota_deck.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="dark wood deck with a fire bowl over looking a woodland pond" > </noscript> <p class="caption">A good fire beats Netflix every time. Sited next to a woodland pond, <a href="[[~175]]">this deck has the best seats in the neighborhood to enjoy a serene sunset</a>.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/luxury_backyard_decorative_fire_bowls_at_dusk.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/luxury_backyard_decorative_fire_bowls_at_dusk.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="luxury backyard landscape with two fire bowls flanking an infinity pool" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/luxury_backyard_decorative_fire_bowls_at_dusk.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="luxury backyard landscape with two fire bowls flanking an infinity pool" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~203"]]">Luxury backyard landscape in Minnetonka</a> features ornamental fire bowls flanking the infinity pool.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_pergoal_bar_and_outdoor_kitchen_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_pergoal_bar_and_outdoor_kitchen_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="outdoor living room with pergola and statement open fireplace" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_pergoal_bar_and_outdoor_kitchen_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="outdoor living room with pergola and statement open fireplace" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~792]]">A rustic and open fireplace</a> is the center of this elevated outdoor living room patio.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_chalet_style_outdoor_fireplace_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_chalet_style_outdoor_fireplace_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="natural stone statement fire place" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_chalet_style_outdoor_fireplace_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="natural stone statement fire place" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~895]]">A one-of-a-kind hearth that</a> evokes an elemental scene of snow-capped mountains and pine forests.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_place_and_cantilevered_pergola.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/fire_place_and_cantilevered_pergola.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Luxury outdoor living room with custom fireplace with cantilevered pergola " > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_place_and_cantilevered_pergola.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Luxury outdoor living room with custom fireplace with cantilevered pergola " > </noscript> <p class="caption">This lakeside outdoor living room features a cantilevered pergola that shades this <a href="[[~191]]">lakeside outdoor living room.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_pit_at_the_edge_of_the_woods.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/fire_pit_at_the_edge_of_the_woods.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="In-ground Fire Pit in Eagan Mn Backyard Landscape Design" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_pit_at_the_edge_of_the_woods.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="In-ground Fire Pit in Eagan Mn Backyard Landscape Design" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~215]]">A classic campfire circle</a>, just like when your grandparents were kids.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/ANS_2018_in_ground_wood_fire_pit_diagonal_pavers_and_granite_seat_wall_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/ANS_2018_in_ground_wood_fire_pit_diagonal_pavers_and_granite_seat_wall_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="in ground wood-burning fire pit with 45 degree diagonal pavers and missouri ledgestone seat wall" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/ANS_2018_in_ground_wood_fire_pit_diagonal_pavers_and_granite_seat_wall_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="in ground wood-burning fire pit with 45 degree diagonal pavers and missouri ledgestone seat wall" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Modern and sleek, <a href="[[~791]]">this fire circle is set flush into the stone patio.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/urban_patio_backyard_with_square_fire_table.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/urban_patio_backyard_with_square_fire_table.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="small backyard with paver patio, screen porch, and square fire table" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/urban_patio_backyard_with_square_fire_table.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="small backyard with paver patio, screen porch, and square fire table" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Urban backyard with a custom-built fire pit.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/EXC_2018_concrete_patio_fire_table_timber_frame_shelter_3.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/EXC_2018_concrete_patio_fire_table_timber_frame_shelter_3.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Lakeville, MN backyard landscape and covered pergola with wheelchair accessible fire feature" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/EXC_2018_concrete_patio_fire_table_timber_frame_shelter_3.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Lakeville, MN backyard landscape and covered pergola with wheelchair accessible fire feature" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Underneath this timber pergola is a <a href="[[~888]]">fire table customized for wheelchair accessibility.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fireplace_warms_an_outdoor_living_room.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/fireplace_warms_an_outdoor_living_room.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="backyard outdoor living room with a distinguished outdoor fire place" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fireplace_warms_an_outdoor_living_room.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="backyard outdoor living room with a distinguished outdoor fire place" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~130]]">A formal outdoor fireplace</a> is the focal point of this outdoor living room.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/stacked_stone_fire_pit.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/stacked_stone_fire_pit.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Stone patio and fireplace in Golden Valley, MN backyard landscape" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/stacked_stone_fire_pit.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Stone patio and fireplace in Golden Valley, MN backyard landscape" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Small backyard patio with organically shaped pavers and <a href="[[~179]]">a stacked stone fire circle</a>.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_table_underneath_a_pergola.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/fire_table_underneath_a_pergola.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Deck with Fire table and Hot Tub in an Award-Winning Landscape" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/fire_table_underneath_a_pergola.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Deck with Fire table and Hot Tub in an Award-Winning Landscape" > </noscript> <p class="caption">With a flick of a switch, <a href="[[~214]]">this hexagonal fire table</a> is ready to go!</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_3.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_3.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="wood-burning fire pit overlooking the minnesota river in eden prairie, mn" > <noscript> <img 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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">First Impressions and Focal Points</h2> <p>The front entry is the gateway to your home. The entry should welcome guests or be a comfortable place to pause before saying good night. </p> <p>A front entry can be a porch, stoop or landing (the most common), or a patio. Occasionally, they are outdoor living spaces with a dining area surrounded by a garden or a quiet place to visit with neighbors. The front door should be the focal point. The path between the street (or driveway) and the door should be obvious. This can be achieved through architectural details, color, lighting, plants, or any combination thereof. </p> <p>‘Curb appeal’ is the catchphrase for homeowners who are looking to update the look of their front entry. There are simple ways to enhance the front entry of your home. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/modern_front_entry_steel_container_garden.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/modern_front_entry_steel_container_garden.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Modern front entry container garden design." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/modern_front_entry_steel_container_garden.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Modern front entry container garden design." > </noscript> <p class="caption">You can create interest by adding color and texture with plants. No matter what architectural style your home is, plants can liven up an entry.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_shore_chalet_retreat_circle_driveway_front_entry.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_shore_chalet_retreat_circle_driveway_front_entry.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Lake shore chalet-style home with a circle drivewal and warm night lighting." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_shore_chalet_retreat_circle_driveway_front_entry.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Lake shore chalet-style home with a circle drivewal and warm night lighting." > </noscript> <p class="caption">Another simple way to change the look of your front entry is to add warm night lighting.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HEA14_front_yard_landscaping_pavers_wall_steps_06_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HEA14_front_yard_landscaping_pavers_wall_steps_06_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Paver driveway and new staircase leads directly to the front door" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HEA14_front_yard_landscaping_pavers_wall_steps_06_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Paver driveway and new staircase leads directly to the front door" > </noscript> <p class="caption">A do-it-yourself job gone wrong set right. Now <a href="[[~212]]">this front entry is safe, secure, and scenic.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/stone_retaining_wall_front_entry_upgrade_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/stone_retaining_wall_front_entry_upgrade_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Low stone retaining wall matches details of the home." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/stone_retaining_wall_front_entry_upgrade_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Low stone retaining wall matches details of the home." > </noscript> <p class="caption">How about remodeling the entire front entry to highlight the uniqueness of your home?</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/blue_stone_walkway.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/blue_stone_walkway.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Bluestone walkway and front yard court yard in St. Paul" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/blue_stone_walkway.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Bluestone walkway and front yard court yard in St. Paul" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~177]]">Bluestone walkway leads to a Bluestone courtyard in St. Paul.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/CAR_2014_suburban_front_entry_design_boulder_wall_and_paver_walkway.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/CAR_2014_suburban_front_entry_design_boulder_wall_and_paver_walkway.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="suburban front entry design that uses boulder and natural elements" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/CAR_2014_suburban_front_entry_design_boulder_wall_and_paver_walkway.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="suburban front entry design that uses boulder and natural elements" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Boulder retaining walls, blooming flowers, evergreen shrubs, and elegant pavers create a welcoming front entry design with a nod to nature.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HAH_2010_eden_prairie_frontyard_landscape_at_night_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HAH_2010_eden_prairie_frontyard_landscape_at_night_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="formal front yard design on a hill" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HAH_2010_eden_prairie_frontyard_landscape_at_night_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="formal front yard design on a hill" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~217]]">Formal front yard landscape with curb appeal.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_house_curb_appeal.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_house_curb_appeal.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="eco-friendly front entry front yard landscape design" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_house_curb_appeal.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="eco-friendly front entry front yard landscape design" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[174]]">Welcoming and eco-friendly front entry.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/POH_2018_luxuryious_and_impactful_front_entry_design_with_bonsai.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/POH_2018_luxuryious_and_impactful_front_entry_design_with_bonsai.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="modern front entry design mixes rustic and modern elements" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/POH_2018_luxuryious_and_impactful_front_entry_design_with_bonsai.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="modern front entry design mixes rustic and modern elements" > </noscript> <p class="caption">High-end front entry mixes rustic textures and formal modern design.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_side_secluded_front_entry_garden.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_side_secluded_front_entry_garden.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="lakeshore front entry design with gardens" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/lake_side_secluded_front_entry_garden.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="lakeshore front entry design with gardens" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Pathway from the driveway to the secluded front door passes by welcoming gardens.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/PER_2014_edina_frontyard_landscape_design_with_curb_appeal.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/PER_2014_edina_frontyard_landscape_design_with_curb_appeal.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Landscaped front entry garden with curving edges and native grasses in Edina, MN" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/PER_2014_edina_frontyard_landscape_design_with_curb_appeal.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Landscaped front entry garden with curving edges and native grasses in Edina, MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Native grasses, perennials, shrubs, and trees add curb appeal to <a href="[[~125]]">this newly constructed home in Edina.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/shady_garden_curb_appeal.a7f9a548d454cbade819fa5e5fb672e5.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/shady_garden_curb_appeal.7464f16242eb6ed2bce900922f7667e7.jpg" width="1500" height="750" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Garden and Front entry Landscaping in Minneapolis Mn" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/shady_garden_curb_appeal.c8bd24c845dd6bb9e8dd93977c86ac8f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Garden and Front entry Landscaping in Minneapolis Mn" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~218]]">Vibrant hues and verdant greens thrive in this shady front yard garden.</a></p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Designing your front entry</h2><p>A Southview Design landscape architect or landscape designer can help you design a front entry that complements the style and colors of your home. 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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;" rel="text-align: center;">Stunning Stone, Brick and Paver Patios</h2><p> If there's one thing that distinguishes Southview Design from other landscape design and construction companies, it's the beautiful design and flawless construction of our patios and hardscapes. That's why our hardscapes are backed by an <a title="landscaping warranty" href="[[~156]]">industry-leading warranty</a>. </p><p>Southview Design's landscaping crews are trained by professionals with 20 years or more of experience building hardscapes. Translation: our crews know their stuff. Whether you prefer the elegance of natural stone, the timelessness of classic brick, or the practical beauty of concrete pavers, we'll help you build the walkway or patio of your dreams. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Fire pit paver patio overlooking the minnesota river patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Fire pit paver patio overlooking the minnesota river patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~783]]"">Circular paver fire patio</a> makes the most of this gorgeous Minnesota River vista.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_paver_patio_with_wood_inlay_pattern_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_paver_patio_with_wood_inlay_pattern_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Paver patio with wood inlay pattern" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_paver_patio_with_wood_inlay_pattern_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Paver patio with wood inlay pattern" > </noscript> <p class="caption">This <a href="[[~776]]"">dining patio with wood-look pavers</a> is part of a no-mow Minnesota backyard.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_oversize_bluestone_outdoor_living_room_patio_andpaver_pool_deck_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_oversize_bluestone_outdoor_living_room_patio_andpaver_pool_deck_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="oversized bluestone pavers outdoor living room patio and paver pool deck" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_oversize_bluestone_outdoor_living_room_patio_andpaver_pool_deck_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="oversized bluestone pavers outdoor living room patio and paver pool deck" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~792]]"">Bluestone patio living room</a> in Gem Lake, MN.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_eden_prairie_backyard_landscape_blends_with_home_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_eden_prairie_backyard_landscape_blends_with_home_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="indoor outdoor living eden prairie backyard patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/THU_2018_eden_prairie_backyard_landscape_blends_with_home_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="indoor outdoor living eden prairie backyard patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption">This <a href="[[~783]]"">walk-out patio shares a two-way fireplace with the living room</a>, now that's indoor-outdoor living.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/STA_2018_upper_level_walkout_large_format_paver_patio_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/STA_2018_upper_level_walkout_large_format_paver_patio_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="upper level walkout large format paver patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/STA_2018_upper_level_walkout_large_format_paver_patio_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="upper level walkout large format paver patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~894]]"">Elevated Tupelo stone dining patio</a> with large format pavers is just steps from the kitchen.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_ski_chalet_style_backyard_patio_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_ski_chalet_style_backyard_patio_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="mountain cabin style backyard patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_ski_chalet_style_backyard_patio_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="mountain cabin style backyard patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~895]]">Mountain cabin-style backyard paver patio</a> with a one-of-a-kind fireplace.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/LIT_2018_Inlaid_patio_with_large_format_pavers_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/LIT_2018_Inlaid_patio_with_large_format_pavers_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="inlaid patio with large format pavers in orono Mn" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/LIT_2018_Inlaid_patio_with_large_format_pavers_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="inlaid patio with large format pavers in orono Mn" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Luxury backyard <a href="[[~886]]">patio combines organic flagstone pavers with modern Laurel Stone pavers.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/KUR_2011_golden_valley_mn_landscaper_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/KUR_2011_golden_valley_mn_landscaper_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Stone patio and fireplace in Golden Valley, MN backyard landscape" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/KUR_2011_golden_valley_mn_landscaper_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Stone patio and fireplace in Golden Valley, MN backyard landscape" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Even a <a href="[[~179]]">small and inaccessible backyard</a> can have a unique patio.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/KNU_2014_bluestone_patio_fire_circle_at_sunset_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/KNU_2014_bluestone_patio_fire_circle_at_sunset_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt=" Natural Stone Fire Pit on a Bluestone Patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/KNU_2014_bluestone_patio_fire_circle_at_sunset_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt=" Natural Stone Fire Pit on a Bluestone Patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption">S'mores around the fire? This <a href="[[~212]]">backyard bluestone fire circle</a> is perfect for creating memories together.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/DIE_2018_natural_stone_backyard_paver_patio_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/DIE_2018_natural_stone_backyard_paver_patio_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Custom bluestone backyard paver patio in Edina, MN" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/DIE_2018_natural_stone_backyard_paver_patio_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Custom bluestone backyard paver patio in Edina, MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~774]]">Modern Bluestone patio</a> is the perfect spot to either lounge in the sun or dine al fresco.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/CAR_2018_paver_patio_natural_stone_and_walkway_to_dock_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/CAR_2018_paver_patio_natural_stone_and_walkway_to_dock_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Multipurpose fireplace and dining room backyard paver patio design and installation" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/CAR_2018_paver_patio_natural_stone_and_walkway_to_dock_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Multipurpose fireplace and dining room backyard paver patio design and installation" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Different paver styles divide the space in this <a href="[[~779]]">party patio in Mound, MN.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/backyard_patio_and_hot_tub_deck_DIE_2016_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/backyard_patio_and_hot_tub_deck_DIE_2016_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="modern stone backyard patio with a stacked stone seat wall" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/backyard_patio_and_hot_tub_deck_DIE_2016_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="modern stone backyard patio with a stacked stone seat wall" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~168]]">Modern backyard patio</a> with a unique and streamlined aesthetic.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/ANS_2018_Modern_Multi_level_backyard_plymouth_patio_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/ANS_2018_Modern_Multi_level_backyard_plymouth_patio_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Multi-level and modern backyard patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/ANS_2018_Modern_Multi_level_backyard_plymouth_patio_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Multi-level and modern backyard patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~791]]">This modern patio with elegant lines</a> has plenty of space for this large family to host all their friends.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/PATIO_HERO_backyard_patios_pool_deck_and_fire_circle_NIC_2015.429095d1bfb015f114da5256dd0258f1_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/PATIO_HERO_backyard_patios_pool_deck_and_fire_circle_NIC_2015.429095d1bfb015f114da5256dd0258f1_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Outdoor chilton stone dining patio next to an outdoor bar under a pergola - Minneapolis Metro Area" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/PATIO_HERO_backyard_patios_pool_deck_and_fire_circle_NIC_2015.429095d1bfb015f114da5256dd0258f1_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Outdoor chilton stone dining patio next to an outdoor bar under a pergola - Minneapolis Metro Area" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Mix and match. <a href="[[~171]]">Chilton stone dining patio</a>, paver pool deck, concrete for the kitchen and bar, and flagstone for the fire circle.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/PATIO_paver_and_flagstone_patio.2aa1a7ae8bfbb1b6de95e4c54dff20aa.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/PATIO_paver_and_flagstone_patio.2aa1a7ae8bfbb1b6de95e4c54dff20aa.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Northwoods style multi-level natural stone and paver patios. Minneapolis Metro Area" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/PATIO_paver_and_flagstone_patio.2aa1a7ae8bfbb1b6de95e4c54dff20aa.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Northwoods style multi-level natural stone and paver patios. 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An arbor, pergola, pool house, or trellis will add functionality and interest to your landscape design. [content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Outdoor structures make spaces more functional, inviting</h2><p>Landscape and garden structures such as arbors, pergolas, trellises and fences are as individual as the homeowner and serve as points of interest in the landscape. </p><p>Whether they are simple or elaborate, these landscaping structures can draw us from one outdoor space to another, moving us through gardens or from the front yard to the back yard. </p><ul> <li><span style="line-height: 28px;">Use arbors as arches to mark a passageway. </span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 28px;">Design an overhead pergola “roof” to create shade over a patio.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 28px;">Trellises covered with vines or flowers can stand alone or cling to the side of a building.</span></li> </ul><h3>Form and Function: fences, decks and gazebos</h3><ul> <li><span style="line-height: 28px;">Fences make excellent decorative boundaries, usually with details matching a home or landscape.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 28px;">Decks extend indoor spaces, giving you more room for entertaining and relaxation.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height: 28px;">Gazebos beckon as a destination point in the landscape.</span></li> </ul><h3>Soften the edges with vines and vertical gardens</h3><p>All of these structures can support climbing vines and shrubs. Vertical gardens soften the hard edges of the structures and add to the colorful floral displays in any garden. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/backyard_patios_pool_deck_and_fire_circle_NIC_2015_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/backyard_patios_pool_deck_and_fire_circle_NIC_2015_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="wooden pergola shelters the bar and kitchen" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/backyard_patios_pool_deck_and_fire_circle_NIC_2015_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="wooden pergola shelters the bar and kitchen" > </noscript> <p class="caption">As part of this fully equipped family-friendly backyard, <a href="[[~171]]">a pergola covers and shades the kitchen and bar.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/BER_2016_back_yard_landscaping_sitting_nook_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/BER_2016_back_yard_landscaping_sitting_nook_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Private corner sheltered seating nook in small urban landscape design" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/BER_2016_back_yard_landscaping_sitting_nook_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Private corner sheltered seating nook in small urban landscape design" > </noscript> <p class="caption">A secluded nook in the corner of <a href="[[~177]]">this New Orleans-inspired backyard.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/eagan_patio_and_deck_rea_2010_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/eagan_patio_and_deck_rea_2010_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Backyard Mendota Heights patio, porch, and pergola" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/eagan_patio_and_deck_rea_2010_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Backyard Mendota Heights patio, porch, and pergola" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~167]]">A covered deck and regal white pergola</a> provide shelter in this backyard landscape.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/END15_mn_swimming_pool_landscaping_06_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/END15_mn_swimming_pool_landscaping_06_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="open pool house with Stone Fireplace and Travertine Floor " > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/END15_mn_swimming_pool_landscaping_06_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="open pool house with Stone Fireplace and Travertine Floor " > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~208]]">Keep it cool (or hot) in this luxurious pool house.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_pergoal_bar_and_outdoor_kitchen_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_pergoal_bar_and_outdoor_kitchen_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="outdoor living room with pergola" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAN_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_pergoal_bar_and_outdoor_kitchen_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="outdoor living room with pergola" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Elevated and sheltered, <a href="[[~792]]">this posh outdoor living room</a> balances openness and enclosure.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/pool_house_over_outdoor_structure.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/pool_house_over_outdoor_structure.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Outdoor living room with elegant and arching architectural structure design in Woodbury, MN" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/pool_house_over_outdoor_structure.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Outdoor living room with elegant and arching architectural structure design in Woodbury, MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Soaring wooden canopy shelters <a href="[[~176]]">this ultimate outdoor living room.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/2013_RYA_edina_minneapolis_back_yard_03.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/2013_RYA_edina_minneapolis_back_yard_03.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Custom built white arbor in edina, mn" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/2013_RYA_edina_minneapolis_back_yard_03.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Custom built white arbor in edina, mn" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~131]]">Custom-designed arbor</a> with purple Clematis and Chilton stone columns.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_ski_chalet_style_backyard_patio_3.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_ski_chalet_style_backyard_patio_3.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="rustic cedar pergola over a custom bluestone paver patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/SLI_2018_ski_chalet_style_backyard_patio_3.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="rustic cedar pergola over a custom bluestone paver patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~895]]">A rough-sawn cedar pergola</a> covers this woodsy outdoor living room patio.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/wheelchair_accessible_pergola_with_fire_table.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/wheelchair_accessible_pergola_with_fire_table.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Lakeville, MN backyard landscape and covered pergola" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/wheelchair_accessible_pergola_with_fire_table.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Lakeville, MN backyard landscape and covered pergola" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~888]]">Every detail in this timber frame structure</a>, from the wood-paneled ceiling to the ornamental boulder installation, was thoughtfully considered.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_02.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_02.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="custom backyard fence" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_02.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="custom backyard fence" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~127]]">Backyard privacy fence with custom diamond lattice windows.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/mil_2013_pool_house_in_wayzata_mn.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/mil_2013_pool_house_in_wayzata_mn.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="timber frame pool house structure with outdoor living room" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/mil_2013_pool_house_in_wayzata_mn.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="timber frame pool house structure with outdoor living room" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~187]]">Timber frame pool house living room with ceiling fans, fireplace, and flat screen television.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/pergoal_and_deck.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/pergoal_and_deck.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Award-winning Landscape Deck with Bluestone Patio/Walk, Pergola and Hot Tub" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/pergoal_and_deck.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Award-winning Landscape Deck with Bluestone Patio/Walk, Pergola and Hot Tub" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~214]]">An inviting and comfortable outdoor living room underneath a wooden pergola.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/KARE11_backyard_02_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/KARE11_backyard_02_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="KARE11 Backyard fireplace, cascading waterfall, and rustic timber pergola" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/KARE11_backyard_02_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="KARE11 Backyard fireplace, cascading waterfall, and rustic timber pergola" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~182]]">Part of "Minnesota's Backyard" at KARE 11</a>, this timber pergola and stone fireplace embody the northwoods spirit.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/FRE_2018_dining_patio_and_patio_shelter_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/FRE_2018_dining_patio_and_patio_shelter_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="dining patio and pergola" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/FRE_2018_dining_patio_and_patio_shelter_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="dining patio and pergola" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Part of an indoor-outdoor living design, <a href="[[~790]]">this pergola covers the dining patio.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/clou_2014_outdoor_shower.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/clou_2014_outdoor_shower.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Outdoor Shower in St. Paul Mn" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/clou_2014_outdoor_shower.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Outdoor Shower in St. Paul Mn" > </noscript> <p class="caption">This elegant outdoor shower is part of an <a href="[[~216]]">award-winning backyard swimming pool design.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/LEO_2012_Outdoor_livingroom_with_pergola_and_fireplace.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/LEO_2012_Outdoor_livingroom_with_pergola_and_fireplace.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="custom designed cantilevered pergola structure" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/LEO_2012_Outdoor_livingroom_with_pergola_and_fireplace.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="custom 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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Green, Earth-friendly and Sustainable<br></h2><p><strong>By helping our clients design and build sustainable, earth-friendly landscapes – and by changing how we think and act – Southview Design is committed to "green in action."</strong> </p><h2 style="text-align: center;">Experts in Landscaping Best Practices</h2><p><strong>Southview designers and crews are Minnesota Green Star-Trained.</strong> This means we are experts at using landscaping best practices to reduce the environmental impact of building and remodeling projects, and to restore air and water quality. For an example of one of our sustainable landscape projects, see <a href="[[~185]]">Green Luxury</a>. </p><p>Our active participation in the <a href="http://www.mngreenstar.org/" target="_blank">Minnesota Green Star</a> program, and service to the organization, is proof of our commitment to healthy and sustainable landscaping practices. Minnesota Green Star is a non-profit organization that educates homeowners, builders and remodelers, and certifies green building and remodeling residential projects. </p><h2 style="text-align: center;">In Our Own Backyard</h2><p>In addition to our participation in Green Star, we look for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in our homes and at work. We’ve significantly cut the amount of waste we generate in the office, and we have completed many landscaping projects using <strong>permeable pavers and stormwater management practices.</strong></p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_Inver_Grove_Height_Dry_River_Bed_and_Bridge_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_Inver_Grove_Height_Dry_River_Bed_and_Bridge_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="sustainable landscape design dry creek bed for drainage in inver grove heights mn" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_Inver_Grove_Height_Dry_River_Bed_and_Bridge_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="sustainable landscape design dry creek bed for drainage in inver grove heights mn" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~776]]">No-mow backyard</a> conserves water and time by replacing the lawn with a hardy garden.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_sloping_northwoods_backyard_pool_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_sloping_northwoods_backyard_pool_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt=" Inver grove heights backyard plunge pool and artificial grass" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/TAY2018_sloping_northwoods_backyard_pool_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt=" Inver grove heights backyard plunge pool and artificial grass" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~776]]">Diminutive plunge pool and hyper-realistic artificial grass</a> are two landscaping elements that can help conserve water.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/tress_provide_shade_from_the_afternoon_sun.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/tress_provide_shade_from_the_afternoon_sun.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Sustainable Garden and Front Yard Landscaping in Minneapolis Mn" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/tress_provide_shade_from_the_afternoon_sun.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Sustainable Garden and Front Yard Landscaping in Minneapolis Mn" > </noscript> <p class="caption">We took extra measures to preserve a mature oak tree when we installed <a href="[[~218]]">this garden and walkway.</a> Trees that shade your home on summer's hottest days can keep you cool and save energy (and money).</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/permeable_pavers_in_minneapolis_mn.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/permeable_pavers_in_minneapolis_mn.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="up close view of permeable pavers" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/permeable_pavers_in_minneapolis_mn.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="up close view of permeable pavers" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Permeable patio with two contrasting patterns and colors.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/2_OhmSweetOhm_CoreyGafferPhoto_1_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/2_OhmSweetOhm_CoreyGafferPhoto_1_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="rustic yet modern green home with sustainable landscaping in Minneapolis, MN" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/2_OhmSweetOhm_CoreyGafferPhoto_1_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="rustic yet modern green home with sustainable landscaping in Minneapolis, MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~762]]">Award-winning net zero home and sustainable landscape design.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/permeable_paver_patio.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/permeable_paver_patio.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="permeable paver seating patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/permeable_paver_patio.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="permeable paver seating patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Permeable paver sitting patio.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/GAM_2011_luxury_landscaping_paver_driveway.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/GAM_2011_luxury_landscaping_paver_driveway.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="brick paver circle driveway front yard landscape with curb appeal" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/GAM_2011_luxury_landscaping_paver_driveway.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="brick paver circle driveway front yard landscape with curb appeal" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~206]]">This brick paver patio is designed to protect nearby water ways</a> by allowing stormwater to infiltrate into the ground to prevent toxic runoff.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/sustainable_lakeshore_landscape_design_permeable_driveway_and_low_maintenance_garden.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/sustainable_lakeshore_landscape_design_permeable_driveway_and_low_maintenance_garden.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="permeable lake house drive way and sustainable garden plants" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/sustainable_lakeshore_landscape_design_permeable_driveway_and_low_maintenance_garden.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="permeable lake house drive way and sustainable garden plants" > </noscript> <p class="caption">A permeable driveway and garden of native flowers and grasses protect the lake from stormwater and fertilizer runoff.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/sustainable_landscape_design_preserved_natural_pine_forest_setting.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/sustainable_landscape_design_preserved_natural_pine_forest_setting.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="hillside forest landscape with wrap around patio" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/sustainable_landscape_design_preserved_natural_pine_forest_setting.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="hillside forest landscape with wrap around patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~170]]">In this hillside landscaping project,</a> we were able to add a wrap-around patio, staircase, and waterfall without disturbing the established pine trees.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/green_landscaping_rain_garden.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/green_landscaping_rain_garden.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="New construction with a rain garden sustainable landscape in the front yard." > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/green_landscaping_rain_garden.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="New construction with a rain garden sustainable landscape in the front yard." > </noscript> <p class="caption">This rain garden mitigates storm runoff.</p> </div> <div 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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">PAVER DRIVEWAYS: ARRIVE IN STYLE</h2><h3 style="text-align: center;">PROFESSIONAL PAVER CREWS AND AN INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY</h3> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/long_paver_driveway.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/long_paver_driveway.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="long elegant paver driveway in North Oaks" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/long_paver_driveway.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="long elegant paver driveway in North Oaks" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Elegant circle drive in North Oaks feels like a cobbled village lane.</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Why choose a paver driveway?</h2><p>Today’s homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to driveway design. Black asphalt, plain gray or stamped concrete can all a driveway make – but, without a doubt, pavers are the pinnacle of driveway design. The perfect combination of durability, aesthetics, and long-term value – pavers add style to every step. We stand behind the quality of our work with an <a href="[[~156]]">industry-leading warranty</a>.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/HEA14_front_yard_landscaping_pavers_wall_steps_06_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/HEA14_front_yard_landscaping_pavers_wall_steps_06_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="classic car on paver driveway in Minnetonka" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/HEA14_front_yard_landscaping_pavers_wall_steps_06_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="classic car on paver driveway in Minnetonka" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Contemporary or classic, cars look sharp when they’re parked on pavers.</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Paver driveways age with elegance and grace – no facelifts needed here<br></h2><p> The number one stress on outdoor surfaces isn’t cars, SUVs, footsteps, or the sun. It’s the annual cycle of freezing and thawing which causes the earth to swell and contract, and concrete to buckle and crack. Even stamped concrete succumbs to this annual trial, leaving unsightly spiderwebs and mismatched patches.</p><p>Pavers (whether they are concrete, brick, stone, or permeable) all weather the freeze-thaw cycle with grace. In the unlikely event that an individual paver breaks, you can always replace it, leaving its neighbors undisturbed. If, over time, this driveway shifts and becomes uneven, the structure can easily be repaired by removing individual pavers, re-leveling, and then reinstalling the same pavers. Simple. Easy. No mud-jacking, jack hammering, or ugly patching necessary. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> </div> </div> <div class="section dynamic-content " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div data-personalized-content='{"resource":143}' data-static-block="257"> [[$svd-personalized-block? &unique_idx=`7` &layout_id=`1` &layout_column=`main` &layout_idx=`1` &layout_title=`` &id=`257` &static=`` ]] </div> </div> </div> <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/herringbone_brick_driveway.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/herringbone_brick_driveway.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Herring bone paver driveway" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/herringbone_brick_driveway.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Herring bone paver driveway" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Herringbone patterned driveway adds curb appeal in Minneapolis, MN</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2>Endlessly customizable patterns and designs</h2><p>Whatever material you choose, no other option comes close to the level of beauty and customization offered by pavers. Paver driveways can enhance the home with color, stone or paver inlays, or stamped designs. Herringbone or versailles patterns, a circle, or a fleur de lis – nearly anything is possible.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/permeable_paver_driveway.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/permeable_paver_driveway.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Permeable Paver Driveway on Lake Minnetonka in Mound" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/permeable_paver_driveway.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Permeable Paver Driveway on Lake Minnetonka in Mound" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Newly installed permeable paver driveway protects the lake from runoff</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2>The value of long-term durability and permeability</h2><p>While the up-front cost of pavers is higher than an asphalt or concrete driveway, the long-term value over their entire lifespan is unquestionable. Because they are relatively easy to repair, a properly maintained paver driveway can last between 25 and 50 years! The initial cost of an asphalt or concrete driveway may be low, but those initial estimates often don’t take into account the labor-intensive and expensive process of breaking up and hauling away those surfaces when it’s time for a new driveway.</p><p>Besides being gorgeous, pavers can help control toxic runoff. Water can seep between individual pavers, entering the soil below instead of washing chemicals onto the street and down the drain. Permeable pavers are specifically engineered to facilitate this process. With a traditional concrete slab driveway, water will collect oil and carry it into the street and storm drains, eventually entering local lakes and streams.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/negative_slope_driveway.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/negative_slope_driveway.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Negative slope paver driveway installation" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/negative_slope_driveway.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Negative slope paver driveway installation" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Negative slope paver driveway.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/inlaid_paver_driveway.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/inlaid_paver_driveway.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Driveway using color pavers" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/inlaid_paver_driveway.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Driveway using color pavers" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Driveway with contrasting pavers forming a path to the front entry and decorative circle.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/long_paver_driveway_in_suburban_minnesota.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/long_paver_driveway_in_suburban_minnesota.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Long and elegant paver driveway." > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/long_paver_driveway_in_suburban_minnesota.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Long and elegant paver driveway." > </noscript> <p class="caption">Long and elegant paver driveway.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/HAH_2010_two_tone_paver_driveway_1.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/HAH_2010_two_tone_paver_driveway_1.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Two tone paver driveway" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/HAH_2010_two_tone_paver_driveway_1.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Two tone paver driveway" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Two-tone paver driveway.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="assets/uploads/images/backyard_paver_basketball_court_RAA_2010_2.jpg" data-original="assets/uploads/images/backyard_paver_basketball_court_RAA_2010_2.jpg" width="" height="" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Inlaid paver sport court driveway" > <noscript> <img src="assets/uploads/images/backyard_paver_basketball_court_RAA_2010_2.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Inlaid paver sport court driveway" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Unique <a href="[[~172]]">paver basketball court driveway</a> with inlaid foul and three-point lines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section brand-primary-light " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> [[$svd-render-call-to-action? &unique_idx=`19` &layout_id=`1` &layout_column=`main` &layout_idx=`3` &layout_title=`` ]] </div> </div> <div class="section invert brand-primary " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> [[$core-listing-cb-related-projects? &unique_idx=`21` &layout_id=`1` &layout_column=`main` &layout_idx=`4` &layout_title=`` ]] </div> </div> [richtext] => 1 [template] => 1 [menuindex] => 19 [searchable] => 1 [cacheable] => 1 [createdby] => 1 [createdon] => 1512670005 [editedby] => 3 [editedon] => 1551909293 [deleted] => 0 [deletedon] => 0 [deletedby] => 0 [publishedon] => 1512669960 [publishedby] => 1 [menutitle] => Paver Driveways [donthit] => 0 [privateweb] => 0 [privatemgr] => 0 [content_dispo] => 0 [hidemenu] => 0 [class_key] => modDocument [context_key] => svd-residential [content_type] => 1 [uri] => landscaping/paver-driveways [uri_override] => 0 [hide_children_in_tree] => 0 [show_in_tree] => 1 [properties] => Array ( [contentblocks] => Array ( [content] => [{"layout":1,"content":{"main":[{"value":"<h2 style=\"text-align: center;\">PAVER DRIVEWAYS: ARRIVE IN STYLE</h2><h3 style=\"text-align: center;\">PROFESSIONAL PAVER CREWS AND AN INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY</h3>","field":6,"settings":{"width":"10"}},{"url":"assets/uploads/images/long_paver_driveway.jpg","size":"187200","width":"1500","height":"1000","extension":"jpg","crops":[],"field":7,"settings":{"alt":"long elegant paver driveway in North Oaks","caption":"Elegant circle drive in North Oaks feels like a cobbled village lane."}},{"value":"<h2 style=\"text-align: center;\">Why choose a paver driveway?</h2><p>Today’s homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to driveway design. 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Black asphalt, plain gray or stamped concrete can all a driveway make – but, without a doubt, pavers are the pinnacle of driveway design. The perfect combination of durability, aesthetics, and long-term value – pavers add style to every step. We stand behind the quality of our work with an <a href="[[~156]]">industry-leading warranty</a>.</p> [field] => 6 [settings] => Array ( [width] => 10 ) ) [3] => Array ( [url] => assets/uploads/images/HEA14_front_yard_landscaping_pavers_wall_steps_06_2.jpg [size] => 338507 [width] => 1500 [height] => 1000 [extension] => jpg [crops] => Array ( ) [field] => 7 [settings] => Array ( [caption] => Contemporary or classic, cars look sharp when they’re parked on pavers. [alt] => classic car on paver driveway in Minnetonka ) ) [4] => Array ( [value] => <h2 style="text-align: center;">Paver driveways age with elegance and grace – no facelifts needed here<br></h2><p> The number one stress on outdoor surfaces isn’t cars, SUVs, footsteps, or the sun. It’s the annual cycle of freezing and thawing which causes the earth to swell and contract, and concrete to buckle and crack. Even stamped concrete succumbs to this annual trial, leaving unsightly spiderwebs and mismatched patches.</p><p>Pavers (whether they are concrete, brick, stone, or permeable) all weather the freeze-thaw cycle with grace. In the unlikely event that an individual paver breaks, you can always replace it, leaving its neighbors undisturbed. If, over time, this driveway shifts and becomes uneven, the structure can easily be repaired by removing individual pavers, re-leveling, and then reinstalling the same pavers. Simple. Easy. No mud-jacking, jack hammering, or ugly patching necessary. </p> [field] => 6 [settings] => Array ( [width] => 10 ) ) [5] => Array ( [chunk_properties] => Array ( ) [field] => 69 [settings] => Array ( [id] => 257 [static] => ) ) [6] => Array ( [url] => assets/uploads/images/herringbone_brick_driveway.jpg [size] => 293115 [width] => 1500 [height] => 1000 [extension] => jpg [crops] => Array ( ) [field] => 7 [settings] => Array ( [alt] => Herring bone paver driveway [caption] => Herringbone patterned driveway adds curb appeal in Minneapolis, MN ) ) [7] => Array ( [value] => <h2>Endlessly customizable patterns and designs</h2><p>Whatever material you choose, no other option comes close to the level of beauty and customization offered by pavers. Paver driveways can enhance the home with color, stone or paver inlays, or stamped designs. Herringbone or versailles patterns, a circle, or a fleur de lis – nearly anything is possible.</p> [field] => 6 [settings] => Array ( [width] => 10 ) ) [8] => Array ( [url] => assets/uploads/images/permeable_paver_driveway.jpg [size] => 306922 [width] => 1500 [height] => 1000 [extension] => jpg [crops] => Array ( ) [field] => 7 [settings] => Array ( [caption] => Newly installed permeable paver driveway protects the lake from runoff [alt] => Permeable Paver Driveway on Lake Minnetonka in Mound ) ) [9] => Array ( [value] => <h2>The value of long-term durability and permeability</h2><p>While the up-front cost of pavers is higher than an asphalt or concrete driveway, the long-term value over their entire lifespan is unquestionable. Because they are relatively easy to repair, a properly maintained paver driveway can last between 25 and 50 years! 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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">We're Serious about Custom Swimming Pool Design</h2><p>Designing and building poolscapes is serious business, requiring real project management and construction expertise. For swimming pool and landscape design and construction, call the experts – Southview Design. </p><p>Southview works closely with reputable and experienced subcontractors to design and build comprehensive landscapes. We put all the landscaping pieces together, including grading and site planning, pool design, spa selection, custom-designed decks, fences, outdoor kitchens, pool houses, and more. Swimming pool landscaping projects leave little room for error and often involve thousands of details.<br></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="[[~252]]">Don't miss these Swimming Pool Design Projects.</a></strong> </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/KOT_2016_flush_patio_and_swiming_pool.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/KOT_2016_flush_patio_and_swiming_pool.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="In ground patio swimming pool in Prior Lake MN" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/KOT_2016_flush_patio_and_swiming_pool.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="In ground patio swimming pool in Prior Lake MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~174]]">This luxurious swimming pool with paver decking</a> is seamlessly integrated into the design of this custom lake home.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/hot_tub_pool_house_autumn_flame_flagging_stone_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/hot_tub_pool_house_autumn_flame_flagging_stone_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Pool house, hot tub, and natural stone patio and pool deck." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/hot_tub_pool_house_autumn_flame_flagging_stone_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Pool house, hot tub, and natural stone patio and pool deck." > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~1088]]">The hot tub is set in concrete</a> rather than dropping a stand-alone tub into the space. It also has an auto-cover and Laurel stone coping to match the pool’s coping</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_BAS07_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_BAS07_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="backyard swimming pool on a hill in a suburban backyard" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_BAS07_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="backyard swimming pool on a hill in a suburban backyard" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~215]]">Backyard swimming pool with a diving board</a> in a suburban backyard.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/backyard_resort_swimming_pool.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/backyard_resort_swimming_pool.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="round backyard swimming pool" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/backyard_resort_swimming_pool.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="round backyard swimming pool" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Swimming pool with a custom shape is the main attraction in this resort-style backyard.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SCH_2014_Hot_Tub_at_Sunset.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SCH_2014_Hot_Tub_at_Sunset.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="luxury backyard swimming pool and spa in Wayzata, MN" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SCH_2014_Hot_Tub_at_Sunset.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="luxury backyard swimming pool and spa in Wayzata, MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~203]]">Infinity pool and hot tub</a> overlooking Lake Minnetonka.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DER_2018_paver_patio_outdoor_room_under_deck_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DER_2018_paver_patio_outdoor_room_under_deck_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="sunked hot tub and outdoor living room with bug screens and curtains" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DER_2018_paver_patio_outdoor_room_under_deck_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="sunked hot tub and outdoor living room with bug screens and curtains" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~784]]">This outdoor spa and living room</a> can be closed off with drop-down screens and curtains for privacy and protection.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/END15_mn_swimming_pool_landscaping_04.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/END15_mn_swimming_pool_landscaping_04.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="backyard hot tub and swimming pool with dramatic blue lighting" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/END15_mn_swimming_pool_landscaping_04.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="backyard hot tub and swimming pool with dramatic blue lighting" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~208]]">This hot tub fits 6-8 people</a> and gets a lot of use during the Minnesota winter.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HUT_2010_backyard_swimming_pool_night_lighting_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HUT_2010_backyard_swimming_pool_night_lighting_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="expansive backyard swimming pool in Eden Prairie" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/HUT_2010_backyard_swimming_pool_night_lighting_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="expansive backyard swimming pool in Eden Prairie" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Night lighting adds to the ambiance of this <a href="[[~198]]">backyard swimming pool landscape.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/suburban_pool_landscaping_MIL_2013_3.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/suburban_pool_landscaping_MIL_2013_3.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="wayzata backyard pool and timber frame open pool house" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/suburban_pool_landscaping_MIL_2013_3.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="wayzata backyard pool and timber frame open pool house" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~187]]">Backyard swimming pool</a> and pool house at twilight.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/ZIE_2013_creative_landscape_design_to_fit_a_pool_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/ZIE_2013_creative_landscape_design_to_fit_a_pool_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Curved backyard swimming pool fits around a deck and fire patio" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/ZIE_2013_creative_landscape_design_to_fit_a_pool_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Curved backyard swimming pool fits around a deck and fire patio" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~129]]">Even small backyards can fit a swimming pool.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SLI_2018_backyard_hot_bu_and_flat_screen_tv_in_rosemount.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SLI_2018_backyard_hot_bu_and_flat_screen_tv_in_rosemount.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="north woods style backyard hot tub with laminar jets and lighting" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SLI_2018_backyard_hot_bu_and_flat_screen_tv_in_rosemount.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="north woods style backyard hot tub with laminar jets and lighting" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Laminar jets add an element of playful whimsy to <a href="[[~895]]">this sunken hot tub.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/W4A0434.ecfeb49ea32adf642ab950dab3e8624d.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/W4A0434.74062038fa741ed9334bc98e447af687.jpg" width="1067" height="1600" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/W4A0434.a1b915cd326393f2c670a01e2362507c.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Convenient and private <a href="[[206]]">outdoor shower with a zen feeling.</a></p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_inver_grove_heights_plunge_pool.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_inver_grove_heights_plunge_pool.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Inver grove heights backyard plunge pool" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_inver_grove_heights_plunge_pool.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Inver grove heights backyard plunge pool" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~776]]">This shallow plunge pool</a> is fed by a waterfall and is perfect for lounging, staying cool, and listening to the sounds of the woods to relax.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SCH_2014_Dramatic_Night_Lighting.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SCH_2014_Dramatic_Night_Lighting.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="backyard swimming pool landscaping with fire features and night lighting" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/SCH_2014_Dramatic_Night_Lighting.60dbd83f06434477ead4b6fe8ab8b670.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="backyard swimming pool landscaping with fire features and night lighting" > </noscript> <p class="caption"><a href="[[~203]]">Luxury swimming pool</a> glows and shimmers against the twilight sky.</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2014_CLO_landscaping_swimming_pool_chairs_fountain.2e42ad6b7f7af0e8e7eb32ef36441d48.7c24829e4063f7b00f4b357f7dd660c6.jpg" 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The design features a new dining paver patio and a wide Bluestone walkway that doubles as a spot to catch the sun.</p><p>This project won a <strong>2011 Contractor of the Year (CotY) award in the Outdoor Living category from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and a 2011 MNLA Landscape Design Award</strong> for its sleek and understated renovation.<br></p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="before-after cocoen"> <img data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_beforeA_1.dc34c04995ae310d7295241c9ee9e53a.jpg" class="img-responsive lazy [[+align]] [[+shape]]" alt="[[+alt]]" > <p class="caption first"> <b>Before: </b> Open to a busy alleyway, this urban backyard wasn't ideal for entertaining. </p> <img data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_03_1.dc34c04995ae310d7295241c9ee9e53a.jpg" class="img-responsive lazy [[+align]] [[+shape]]" alt="[[+alt]]" > <p class="caption "> <b>After: </b> A cedar fence, water feature, dining patio and an edible garden make this small backyard an urban oasis.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section dynamic-content section-fluid" style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container-fluid"> <div data-personalized-content='{"resource":127}' data-static-block="785"> [[$svd-personalized-block? &unique_idx=`4` &layout_id=`1` &layout_column=`main` &layout_idx=`1` &layout_title=`` &id=`785` &static=`` ]] </div> </div> </div> <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Small Retaining Wall Creates Level Space</h2><p>Creating living spaces posed a few challenges. The yard sloped down and away from the house making it difficult to create an entertainment space. The designer talked the homeowners out of putting in a deck which would have made a small yard seem even smaller. Instead, a small New York Bluestone retaining wall solved the problem by leveling a space for the paver patio to give them the entertainment and dining space they wanted. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_05.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_05.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Edible Garden Minneapolis Mn Landscape Design" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_05.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Edible Garden Minneapolis Mn Landscape Design" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Located Mid-Yard, this Plant Bed has Perennials, Annuals, and a few Edibles</p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_04.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_04.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="New York Bluestone Water Pondless Waterfall Feature in Minneapolis MN" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_04.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="New York Bluestone Water Pondless Waterfall Feature in Minneapolis MN" > </noscript> <p class="caption">A Pondless Water Feature Using Stacked New York Bluestone Steppers Offsets the Sound of Traffic in the Alley Beyond the Fence </p> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_wide.c393ce44e92f807fbf160612d9f29944.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_wide.3cd416563587eee8645d50896e0959d5.jpg" width="1500" height="605" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Landscape Elements Tie into the Home's Architecture" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_GOR_small_minneapolis_landscape_wide.86ddb079db03d02c754aa1d6156ed18a.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Landscape Elements Tie into the Home's Architecture" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Stucco Fence Columns Tie into the House and Indiana Limestone Caps Match the Upper Terrace Caps </p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Details add comfort, unify the design</h2><p>Nighttime illumination enhances the serenity of the back yard. Bronze-colored light fixtures, used indoors, were repeated in the landscape. Since the backyard is at the end of a short alley, the privacy fence is essential to completing the coziness factor. One advantage of this small yard: little maintenance is required. </p><p><strong>Materials:</strong> New York Bluestone retaining wall and walkway<br><strong>Paver patio:</strong> Anchor Afton, walnut color </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> </div> </div> [richtext] => 1 [template] => 10 [menuindex] => 1 [searchable] => 1 [cacheable] => 1 [createdby] => 1 [createdon] => 1512666793 [editedby] => 4 [editedon] => 1594832853 [deleted] => 0 [deletedon] => 0 [deletedby] => 0 [publishedon] => 1512666780 [publishedby] => 1 [menutitle] => [donthit] => 0 [privateweb] => 0 [privatemgr] => 0 [content_dispo] => 0 [hidemenu] => 1 [class_key] => modDocument [context_key] => svd-residential [content_type] => 1 [uri] => landscape-designs/small-backyard-landscaping-minneapolis [uri_override] => 0 [hide_children_in_tree] => 0 [show_in_tree] => 0 [properties] => Array ( [contentblocks] => Array ( [content] => [{"layout":1,"content":{"main":[{"value":"<h2 style=\"text-align: center;\">An Ordinary Urban Yard, Re-imagined</h2><p>These southwest Minneapolis homeowners were looking for a private place to entertain and garden. 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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="" id=""> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8 col-sm-8"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Miniature Northwoods Resort</h2><p>These homeowners are lucky enough to have a pine forest in their backyard. However, their suburban lawn suffered from chronic drainage issues. That’s where Southview came in to transform this backyard into a low maintenance space with the amenities of a resort – a plunge pool, terraced patios, a fire table, water feature, and a outdoor great room.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> </div> <div class="col-md-4 col-sm-4"> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2019_Landscape_Award_badge_med_2.fe3c995b7635450b4a6a9f6fdb9d2475.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2019_Landscape_Award_badge_med_2.a89d71da3b032c86eee6ec5680fd20e9.jpg" width="300" height="230" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association award winning badge" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2019_Landscape_Award_badge_med_2.df203a54685b2eb13ca9962ffc6a4f80.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association award winning badge" > </noscript> <p class="caption">2019 MNLA Landscape Award Winner</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="before-after cocoen"> <img data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_inver_grove_backyard_before.dc34c04995ae310d7295241c9ee9e53a.jpg" class="img-responsive lazy [[+align]] [[+shape]]" alt="[[+alt]]" > <p class="caption first"> <b>Before: </b> A plain, suburban lawn.</p> <img data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Dry_Riverbed_Inver_Grove_Backyard.dc34c04995ae310d7295241c9ee9e53a.jpg" class="img-responsive lazy [[+align]] [[+shape]]" alt="[[+alt]]" > <p class="caption "> <b>After: </b> Beautiful, no-mow north woods backyard.</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h4 style="text-align: center;">Move the slider to see this astonishing transformation.</h4><p style="text-align: center;">Between the hardy plantings, balanced hardscapes, dry creek bed, and artificial turf there is no yard left to mow!</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Inver_Grove_Height_Dry_River_Bed_and_Bridge.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Inver_Grove_Height_Dry_River_Bed_and_Bridge.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Dry creek bed for drainage in inver grove heights mn" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Inver_Grove_Height_Dry_River_Bed_and_Bridge.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Dry creek bed for drainage in inver grove heights mn" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Dealing with drainage</h2><h3 style="text-align: center;">Finding a solution for a swampy and mushy backyard</h3><p>Because of the sloping terrain the backyard was always swampy and mushy. Improving the site to enable water to flow through the yard and infiltrate into the ground was a top priority. Now, during heavy rains, water is channeled through the yard and away from the home’s foundation. The drainage issues were put to rest by building a creek bed from real river rocks. Bonus – when the stream bed is dry it adds a Zen element to this already tranquil backyard. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_paver_patio_with_wood_inlay_pattern.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_paver_patio_with_wood_inlay_pattern.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="natural look manufactured paver patio with wood-look inlaid rug" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_paver_patio_with_wood_inlay_pattern.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="natural look manufactured paver patio with wood-look inlaid rug" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Outdoor Great Room Design</h2><h3 style="text-align: center;">Unique manufactured paver patio</h3><p> Step down from the kitchen to this patio designed for entertaining. Built with manufactured pavers that look like natural stone, this patio has a little something extra. Simulating an area rug, wood-look pavers perfectly frame the dining set. These next generation pavers from Techo-Bloc combine the beauty of natural materials with the affordability and durability of concrete. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Bar_with_arch_and_bauble_lights.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Bar_with_arch_and_bauble_lights.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Outdoor bar with arching pergola and bauble lights" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Bar_with_arch_and_bauble_lights.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Outdoor bar with arching pergola and bauble lights" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>No backyard for entertaining would be complete without an outdoor bar! Featuring a unique mini-pergola draped with pendant lights and festive baubles.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> </div> </div> <div class="section dynamic-content " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div data-personalized-content='{"resource":[[*id]]}' data-static-block="749"> [[$svd-personalized-block? &unique_idx=`14` &layout_id=`1` &layout_column=`main` &layout_idx=`1` &layout_title=`` &id=`749` &static=`` ]] </div> </div> </div> <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_sloping_northwoods_backyard_pool.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_sloping_northwoods_backyard_pool.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Inver grove heights backyard plunge pool" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_sloping_northwoods_backyard_pool.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Inver grove heights backyard plunge pool" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Resort Style Amenities at Home</h2><h3 style="text-align: center;">Plunge Pool, Patio, and Plants</h3><p>No yard is too small for a pool. This “plunge pool,” is fed by a waterfall and is perfect for lounging, staying cool, and listening to the sounds of the woods to relax.</p><p> A plunge pool is a small, shallow pool built for the purpose of lounging, wading, and cooling off instead of for swimming and exercising. Some homeowners prefer them because of their lower costs to build, smaller sizes, easier maintenance, and reduced water requirements.<br></p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_plunge_pool_patio_forest.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_plunge_pool_patio_forest.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Low maintenance northwoods backyard landscape design" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_plunge_pool_patio_forest.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Low maintenance northwoods backyard landscape design" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>The best part of a resort is not having to do anything! In this backyard upkeep has been reduced to as close to zero as possible. A stacked limestone retaining wall and a variety of low-maintenance perennials and annuals compliment the pine forest backdrop. The “grass” surrounding the plunge pool is actually artificial turf which means it never needs to be weeded or mowed.<br></p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Modern_fire_table_and_natural_stone_patio.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Modern_fire_table_and_natural_stone_patio.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Bluestone patio and propane fire table" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/TAY2018_Modern_fire_table_and_natural_stone_patio.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Bluestone patio and propane fire table" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>This intimate Bluestone patio offers an escape from the city, from work, even from home (in a pinch). The fire table has a wide concrete surface for mugs and plates, as well as a protective glass fence to keep silverware and little fingers out of the flames.</p><h2 style="text-align: center;">From problematic to perfect</h2><h3 style="text-align: center;">Going above and beyond</h3><p>With this project we were able to put our northern landscaping expertise into action for our clients, and we couldn't be more proud of the final result. Not only did we resolve all the issues, we did so in a beautiful way. 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More than a patio! This design includes a backyard waterfall, stream, fire circle, and fly-fishing pond. [content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">2017 MNLA <em>E</em><em>xcellence in Landscape Design </em>Award Winner</h2><p>Deep green and dark gray, this backyard design merges functional outdoor living spaces with a simple, naturalistic setting. Southview's landscape architect took great care to cultivate a simple atmosphere by blending the new features into the existing yard. This project won an award for Excellence in Landscape Design in 2017 from the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. </p><h2 style="text-align: center;">Homeowners' Wishlist</h2><ul> <li>Address erosion/drainage issues</li> <li>Create entertainment spaces (under the deck and a fire pit patio)</li> <li>Create a natural-looking stream/waterfall and pond with native fish and plants for a fly-fishing homeowner</li> </ul> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/backyard_patio_and_fire_pit_arial_view_REN_2016.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/backyard_patio_and_fire_pit_arial_view_REN_2016.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="aerial view of the fish pond, natural stone patio, and paver walkway" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/backyard_patio_and_fire_pit_arial_view_REN_2016.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="aerial view of the fish pond, natural stone patio, and paver walkway" > </noscript> <p class="caption">From above, you can see how the organic shapes of the fire circle and pond feel natural and balanced.</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Design Elements</h2><ul> <li>Natural stone patio and fire pit</li> <li>Cascading waterfall and pond with native fish</li> <li>Native garden plantings</li> <li>Tucked away under the deck outdoor living room</li> <li>Natural forest palette</li> </ul> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_under_the_deck_REN_2016.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_under_the_deck_REN_2016.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Underneath the deck a sheltered outdoor living room" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/outdoor_living_room_under_the_deck_REN_2016.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Underneath the deck a sheltered outdoor living room" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Underneath the deck, is a sheltered paver patio with a ceiling fan and more seating.</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Best Management Practices</h2><ul> <li>Install drainage system to manage storm water</li> <li>Re-use existing plant material</li> <li>Use locally-sourced hardscape materials</li> <li>Native plants, native fish</li> <li>Balance of cut and fill for the stream and fire pit patio</li> <li>Reduce irrigation needs</li> </ul> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> </div> </div> <div class="section invert brand-primary " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div data-personalized-content='{"resource":128}' data-static-block="225"> [[$svd-personalized-block? &unique_idx=`7` &layout_id=`1` &layout_column=`main` &layout_idx=`1` &layout_title=`` &id=`225` &static=`` ]] </div> </div> </div> <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="heading-group" data-aos="fade-up"> <h2 class=" text-center">Before &amp; After</h2> </div> <div class="before-after cocoen"> <img data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/Eagan_backyard_landscape_design_build_REN_2016.dc34c04995ae310d7295241c9ee9e53a.jpg" class="img-responsive lazy [[+align]] [[+shape]]" alt="[[+alt]]" > <img data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/before_and_after_steep_backyard_landscape_REN_2016.dc34c04995ae310d7295241c9ee9e53a.jpg" class="img-responsive lazy [[+align]] [[+shape]]" alt="[[+alt]]" > </div> <div class="" id=""> <div class="row "> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-12 "> <h3>Before: Challenges on all sides</h3><p>With a sloping backyard in one direction and a large, heavily-wooded hill dropping in from another, there was little room to entertain or level area for the kids to play. Erosion was a serious issue, creating deep gullies in the yard and filling the underdeck area with sand.</p><p>Furthermore, the space under the deck was used for wood storage. People generally use this space for storage so no surprise – except the stacked wood, covered in tarps, was an eyesore on view through the sliding glass doors of this walkout.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-12 "> <h3>After: Functional Design and Forest Waterfall</h3><p>The design concept was to emulate nature as much as possible. The waterfall and stream should look like they had been there forever. So, native plants and fish were added to the mix. Mr. Homeowner chose crappie and perch for the pond. (The fish come through winter just fine.)</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> </div> </div> </div> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eagan_backyard_pond_and_patio_REN_2016.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eagan_backyard_pond_and_patio_REN_2016.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="backyard water feature pond with fish in eagan, mn" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eagan_backyard_pond_and_patio_REN_2016.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="backyard water feature pond with fish in eagan, mn" > </noscript> <p class="caption">Aquatic plants grace the surface of this stony backyard fish pond</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Private backyard pond, Verdant gardens</h2><p>The designer chose a combination of garden schemes from Roy Diblik. Hailing from Wisconsin, Roy has created perennial gardens for all conditions. Right plants, right conditions, right spot – garden maintenance would be a snap for these homeowners. And in time, as the plants grow together, there would be no need for irrigation (not counting the lawn in the area outside the renovated landscape space).</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eagna_backyard_water_fall_construction_REN_2016.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eagna_backyard_water_fall_construction_REN_2016.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="building an award winning backyard waterfall" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/eagna_backyard_water_fall_construction_REN_2016.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="building an award winning backyard waterfall" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Building a Waterfall</h2><p>After clearing some of the hillside, a test showed sandy soil was contributing to the ongoing erosion problem. To solve this issue, the designer worked with the grade of the large hill instead of reshaping it into level spaces.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/erosion_and_drainage_water_feature_c_REN_2016.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/erosion_and_drainage_water_feature_c_REN_2016.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="backyard water fall and stream" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/erosion_and_drainage_water_feature_c_REN_2016.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="backyard water fall and stream" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>The stream started higher up on the hillside so it would appear to emanate from deep within the hill. The steepness of the hill created the waterfall effect with the stream curving along the base of the hill – completing the illusion. The larger Gitchee Gumee boulders formed the sides of the stream. It was important the boulders be locally-sourced. 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[content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="video-embed embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"> <video playsinline autoplay muted loop width="400" height="300"> <source src="/assets/uploads/Sprinkler_web.mp4" type="video/mp4" width="400" height="300"> Video tag is not supported in this browser. </video> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Spring 2020 has had below normal rainfall, low humidity, gusty winds, and a handful of times with fire weather watches and warnings across the state. This year is dry. We need rain. If you have a rain gauge in your yard, tracking the amount of water each week is easy. Some irrigation systems have rain sensors.</p><p>“What is working in our favor right now is the cooler than normal temperatures. Working against us? Below normal precipitation expected for the next month. It’s time to water” said Chris Sletten, Southview’s Irrigation Manager.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/off15_prcp.1ac3168d932b5380d89ddd99d9755531.gif" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/off15_prcp.2b912a4faa4eb8eb4a1b1567f219c44f.gif" width="719" height="707" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="A map of the United States showing areas with above and below normal precipitation, indicating a 40% probability of below average precipitation in the Twin Cities in May 2020." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/off15_prcp.dc303f10899fe0b4cbd916d4def6e5cc.gif" class="img-responsive" alt="A map of the United States showing areas with above and below normal precipitation, indicating a 40% probability of below average precipitation in the Twin Cities in May 2020." > </noscript> <p class="caption">One-month precipitation outlook from NOAA indicates a 40% probability of below average precipitation in May.</p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>In a normal year with average snowfall, a gradual ground thaw, and spring rains, we would not have to water the lawns and gardens until Memorial Day. 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It’s time to water” said Chris Sletten, Southview’s Irrigation Manager.</p> [field] => 6 [settings] => Array ( [width] => 10 ) ) [2] => Array ( [url] => assets/uploads/images/off15_prcp.gif [size] => 34826 [width] => 719 [height] => 707 [extension] => gif [crops] => Array ( ) [field] => 7 [settings] => Array ( [alt] => A map of the United States showing areas with above and below normal precipitation, indicating a 40% probability of below average precipitation in the Twin Cities in May 2020. [caption] => One-month precipitation outlook from NOAA indicates a 40% probability of below average precipitation in May. ) ) [3] => Array ( [value] => <p>In a normal year with average snowfall, a gradual ground thaw, and spring rains, we would not have to water the lawns and gardens until Memorial Day. It is better to let the lawn green up on its own. It will be a stronger, healthier lawn. </p><p><del></del></p><p>Existing lawns require at least 1 inch of rain/water per week. 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Here are a few ideas for creating a relaxing and joyful space in your backyard. [content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p style="font-size: 115%;">Now more than ever, we need spaces to relax and recharge. Fortunately, your backyard is there for you. The benefits of time outside are seemingly endless – Vitamin D, better sleep, increased creativity, better focus, a boost of self-esteem. Even chores like mowing the lawn, weeding the garden, or cleaning up the yard offer satisfaction and delight. </p><p>Not sure where to start? Here are a six ideas for creating a relaxing and joyful outdoor living space in your backyard.<br> </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/modern_green_lawn.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/modern_green_lawn.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/modern_green_lawn.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Take Care of Your Lawn</h2><p>Nothing beats the soothing look of healthy grass. It’s been a dry spring so we need to start watering now instead of waiting until after Memorial Day like in a normal year. </p><p>Existing lawns require at least 1 inch of rain/water per week. A deep, slow soaking is much better than frequent, light watering. Sandy soils require more watering than clay or heavy soils. The best time to water is between 6 to 8 am. Watering in the morning reduces the chance of diseases. </p><p> As the season continues, follow the <a href="https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/lawn-care-calendar">University of Minnesota Extension’s Lawn Care Calendar.</a> </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/mulch_close_up.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/mulch_close_up.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/mulch_close_up.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Re-Mulch In The Spring</h2><p>Applying mulch in the spring helps control weeds and retain moisture, which means healthier plants and less maintenance work for you. </p><p>When the weather turns warm, a blanket of mulch will help keep moisture in. A layer of 1-2 inches of fine mulch should be sufficient, bulkier mulch should be 3-4 inches deep. Leave 1-2 inches of space between woody stems and tree trunks to prevent damage to your plants and trees. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/Potted_plants_3_Julie_W.c28120b8aa85ef5013c8a7ca78bf2e56.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/Potted_plants_3_Julie_W.d41dea6c78a185141b0b31fc30b9e49a.jpg" width="1600" height="1200" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/Potted_plants_3_Julie_W.98c3788dc39c6281113ad7baeaac91bf.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Grow Your Own Food</h2><p>There is a special kind of pride that comes from cooking with ingredients you’ve grown yourself. You can garden at whatever scale you feel comfortable. Growing fresh herbs in a container is a great way to start.</p><p>New to veggie gardens? <a href="[[~1133]]">We have tips for you on our blog.</a></p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/reading_outside.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/reading_outside.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/reading_outside.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Indulge Your Inner Bookworm</h2><p> Reading outdoors is a great pastime. For an ideal experience, you must have protection from too much sun and comfortable seating. Bonus if you have a water feature to provide the tranquil soundscape of running water. <a href="https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/what-to-read-right-now">27 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down, Real Simple</a> </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/gilling_a_fish.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/gilling_a_fish.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/gilling_a_fish.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Outside Cooking Projects</h2><p> Eating an elaborate meal is something everyone enjoys. Make a commitment to level up your grill game and challenge yourself to prepare a gourmet feast over the fire. This <a href="https://www.bonappetit.com/collection/grilling">summer grilling guide from Bon Appétit</a> is a great place to start. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/goregeous_flowers.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/goregeous_flowers.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/goregeous_flowers.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Breathe In Nature’s Beauty</h2><p>Shrug off the stress and reset outside. 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It’s been a dry spring so we need to start watering now instead of waiting until after Memorial Day like in a normal year. </p><p>Existing lawns require at least 1 inch of rain/water per week. A deep, slow soaking is much better than frequent, light watering. Sandy soils require more watering than clay or heavy soils. The best time to water is between 6 to 8 am. 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Bonus if you have a water feature to provide the tranquil soundscape of running water. <a href="https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/what-to-read-right-now">27 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down, Real Simple</a> </p> [field] => 6 [settings] => Array ( [width] => 10 ) ) [9] => Array ( [url] => assets/uploads/images/gilling_a_fish.jpg [size] => 199336 [width] => 1500 [height] => 1000 [extension] => jpg [crops] => Array ( ) [field] => 7 [settings] => Array ( [caption] => [alt] => [link] => [align] => center-block [shape] => [width] => [height] => [enlarge] => ) ) [10] => Array ( [value] => <h2 style="text-align: center;">Outside Cooking Projects</h2><p> Eating an elaborate meal is something everyone enjoys. Make a commitment to level up your grill game and challenge yourself to prepare a gourmet feast over the fire. This <a href="https://www.bonappetit.com/collection/grilling">summer grilling guide from Bon Appétit</a> is a great place to start. </p> [field] => 6 [settings] => Array ( [width] => 10 ) ) [11] => Array ( [url] => assets/uploads/images/goregeous_flowers.jpg [size] => 261876 [width] => 1500 [height] => 1000 [extension] => jpg [crops] => Array ( ) [field] => 7 [settings] => Array ( [caption] => [alt] => [link] => [align] => center-block [shape] => [width] => [height] => [enlarge] => ) ) [12] => Array ( [value] => <h2 style="text-align: center;">Breathe In Nature’s Beauty</h2><p>Shrug off the stress and reset outside. Stopping to smell the flowers, pausing to listen to the sounds of the outdoors, and feeling the sun on your skin can help you recenter when you’re feeling swamped.</p> [field] => 6 [settings] => Array ( [width] => 10 ) ) ) [fieldcounts] => Array ( [6] => 7 [7] => 6 ) [_isContentBlocks] => 1 ) ) [tv.core-project-related-services] => [tv.core-resource-image] => assets/images/1132/meta/DOW-2015-stone-patio-and-fireplace-in-edina-mn.jpg [tv.core-resource-seo-kicker] => Landscape Design Inspiration [idx] => 2 [link] => ) Array ( [imageAspect] => [[+imageAspect]] [images] => has-images [imageShape] => [button] => Learn More [buttonDisplay] => true [introtextLength] => 255 [id] => 1056 [type] => document [contentType] => text/html [pagetitle] => Secluded Outdoor Spaces [longtitle] => [description] => [alias] => secluded-outdoor-spaces [alias_visible] => 1 [link_attributes] => [published] => 1 [pub_date] => 0 [unpub_date] => 0 [parent] => 104 [isfolder] => 0 [introtext] => While the outdoors can make a great place for entertaining, sometimes they are better enjoyed without the company of too many other people. [content] => <div class="section " style="padding-top:; padding-bottom:;"> <div class="lazyload" style="background-image:url([[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=40&w=200&zc=1&q=50`]]);" data-bg="[[pthumb? &input=`` &options=`h=800&w=2000&zc=1&q=95`]]" ></div> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p style="font-size:110%;">While the outdoors can make a great place for entertaining, sometimes they are better enjoyed without the company of too many other people.<br> </p><p>Here are a few secluded spaces, far away from WiFi, perfect for a daily retreat. Private spaces to relax and unwind. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_pool_house.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_pool_house.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Timber frame pool house at sunset" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_pool_house.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Timber frame pool house at sunset" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Timber frame pool house is a posh outdoor lounge for relaxing after a day the sun.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/EXC_2018_Lakeside_outdoor_living_room_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/EXC_2018_Lakeside_outdoor_living_room_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Lakeside outdoor living room with custom fire table" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/EXC_2018_Lakeside_outdoor_living_room_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Lakeside outdoor living room with custom fire table" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Detailed timber structure offers lakeside views and nights by the fire.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DER_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_hout_tub_and_curtains.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DER_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_hout_tub_and_curtains.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Under deck hot tub spa with pull down screens and curtains." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DER_2018_outdoor_living_room_with_hout_tub_and_curtains.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Under deck hot tub spa with pull down screens and curtains." > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Connected to the walk-out basement, this paver patio living room and spa is the perfect place to unwind. Fabric curtains and pull down screens keep out mosquitoes, flies, and the neighbors. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Creating separation from the neighbors</h2><p>We love our neighbors, but sometimes we need a little space. Fences, hedges, and walls create healthy borders between next-door neighbors.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DIE_2018_White_stone_retaining_wall_and_evergreen_privacy_shrubs_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DIE_2018_White_stone_retaining_wall_and_evergreen_privacy_shrubs_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Limestone mortar retaining wall and privacy hedge." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/DIE_2018_White_stone_retaining_wall_and_evergreen_privacy_shrubs_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Limestone mortar retaining wall and privacy hedge." > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Hedges and a mortared limestone retaining wall create a privacy border for this backyard in Edina, MN.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/KUR_2011_golden_valley_mn_landscaper_2.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/KUR_2011_golden_valley_mn_landscaper_2.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Small natural stone paver patio overlooking a ravine." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/KUR_2011_golden_valley_mn_landscaper_2.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Small natural stone paver patio overlooking a ravine." > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>This intimate backyard retreat overlooks a dramatic ravine. Even though the next door neighbor’s home is nearby, a seat wall and shrubs create separation and privacy.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2013_RYA_edina_minneapolis_back_yard_03_1.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2013_RYA_edina_minneapolis_back_yard_03_1.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Custom-designed white trellis separated the driveway from the dining patio" > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2013_RYA_edina_minneapolis_back_yard_03_1.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Custom-designed white trellis separated the driveway from the dining patio" > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Custom-designed arbor with purple Clematis and Chilton stone columns separate this Bluestone dining patio from the driveway to the street.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Perfect Fireplaces</h2><p>Nothing is more idyllic than spending an evening watching the dancing flames of a fire, far from your worries and cares. </p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_backyard_garden_with_native_plantings.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_backyard_garden_with_native_plantings.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Gas fire pit surrounded by native plant garden." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_backyard_garden_with_native_plantings.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Gas fire pit surrounded by native plant garden." > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>A secluded fire patio surrounded by native perennials and a seat wall.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_4.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_4.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Patio overlooking the Minnesota River." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/THU_2018_fire_pit_patio_overlooking_river_valley_4.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Patio overlooking the Minnesota River." > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Imagine resting your eyes on this scenic vista after a busy day of work.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_BAS04_3.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_BAS04_3.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Back woods camp fire retreat." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/2011_BAS04_3.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Back woods camp fire retreat." > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>Backwoods-style fire that will remind you of nights away at summer camp.</p><h2 style="text-align: center;">Urban Backyard Retreats</h2><p>In urban environments, creating space that feels distant and separate from everyday life is especially challenging.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_urban_retreat.be5b289a6c43990611a37e2d0aa26ad7.jpg" data-original="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_urban_retreat.bf7f96f6ba58290eb16bcfa12ee69ce6.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" class="img-responsive lazy center-block " alt="Red brick structure with timber roof and tranquil water feature." > <noscript> <img src="/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/secluded_urban_retreat.e9909b7ec5c6543fb6f758f816e1c52f.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="Red brick structure with timber roof and tranquil water feature." > </noscript> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-centered col-md-10 col-md-offset-2.5"> <p>In this St. Paul backyard, a water feature covers up the sounds of the street while the custom-designed cedar and brick structure provides shade and shelter.</p> </div> </div> <!--eof row --> <div class="figure"> <img 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