Time For an Upgrade

This backyard landscape design in Edina is small and had open sightlines to neighboring properties. Before construction, the backyard was nothing but a deteriorating screen porch and an old concrete patio covered in Astro Turf. The clients envisioned their back yard becoming the center of outdoor activity as part of the larger remodel of the house.

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2022 MNLA Landscape Award Winner

Before: A cramped porch and featureless backyard.

After: A functional use of space with aesthetic charm.

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Bluestone patio and custom fiberglass pergola with a space for dining and sitting

A place to unwind

Hand-cut and patterned bluestone is both durable and stylish

The clients and their guests intend to spend many hours on their patio. For that reason, cut and patterned bluestone was chosen as a stable and durable material that reinforces the intended character of the space.
Bluestone dining patio in Edina, MN

A custom fiberglass pergola and solid cedar fencing were used to create a sense of enclosure. The custom pergola defines the overhead plane, establishing a “ceiling” that extends beyond the house and creates a sense of spaciousness.

Raised vegetable garden in Edina, MN

A raised garden for veggies and herbs

The client wanted a large, raised vegetable garden. To maintain aesthetics, a solid structure and strong skeleton plants were designed to keep the naturally loose style of vegetables and herbs from becoming a jumble. The plants amongst the vegetables and herbs were selected for their visual strength and moderate maintenance.
Bluestone patio with a space for dining and sitting

Functionality meets style and charm

The outdoor living and entertaining space can now accommodate individual and small groups in relative privacy, while the style and design of the landscape reduces the feeling of a small space through harmonious interaction with the house.

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