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Do you think you might be interested in a modern landscape design for your yard? What exactly is a modern landscape? It can be defined by geometry and straight lines in hardscapes, both vertical and horizontal. There are fewer colors, with a more neutral palette. It is uncluttered with a minimalist approach, lacking in yard ornaments. There’s no plastic. Planters are Corten steel, as is bed edging. Steel edging disappears between the mulch and lawn – a clean look. The landscape is low-maintenance with little, if any, lawn. Mass plantings are preferred, but sometimes there are no plantings at all.
Corten steel planters are bold, stylish and a popular choice among modern enthusiasts.
Notice the connection between the home and the landscape? This minimalist front yard landscape is clean and neutral.
The outside is connected to the inside with an easy flow between the spaces. Views out the windows are important. Geometry in the landscape is framed by the window. Considering climate change and in keeping with low maintenance, water stays on the property. Smart irrigation systems and rain gardens achieve that end.
Modern with a zen twist. Clean lines give this serene backyard a modern feel.
Neutral palette, clean lines and Corten accents - this minimalist design has all the modern vibes.
Geometry in the landscape. These bluestone planks were individually measured, scored, and cut to create a complex, irregular pattern.
A good mix of modern and traditional characteristics. Can you pick out the modern elements?
This Minneapolis, MN design includes a modern front yard zen garden, unique bluestone patio, and wood-burning fire pit.
This family of six upgraded their backyard with a modern Bluestone patio and a perfectly regraded lawn for playing sports and games.
Modern lines, fine pavers, detailed patio and a simple color palette with vibrant garden accents.
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Sweater weather is just around the corner and with it hints of red, orange, and yellow peeking through fading green canopies. Here’s a list of some of the best annuals and perennials to brighten your fall landscape.
Examples of the different types of outdoor lighting: path lights, uplights, downlights, and wash lights.
This is not our first hot summer day, and it won't be the last. Our plants and trees suffer right along with us in the heat. Here are a few things to look for and a couple of tips to help your landscape through this heat.