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After a major remodel took a major toll on the yard, this lakeside bungalow needed a landscape upgrade to match. New lawn. New patio. New retaining wall. Fresh garden. Now, after some serious TLC, this home overlooking Excelsior Bay is the jewel of the block
Before: Dirt front yard is a true eyesore
After: A lakeshore cottage with massive curb appeal
Before: Crumbling retaining wall
After: Solid and dependable
Beyond the retaining wall upgrade, note the new side paver patio with a small arbor to define the space. A bit more private than the front patio, steps in the retaining wall allow easy access from the sidewalk.
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This front yard may be small, but it has lots to offer. The lush lawn is ideal for sun bathing, basking, and taking in the lake. Formal inspired garden plantings along the perimeter make a perfect frame. Don’t you want to be a part of the picture?
The elegant paver walkway and patio make a great first impression.
Café patio for bistro dining with lakeside vistas. Notice the firewood off to the left? There’s a small, mobile fire pit for the front patio. On those fire-lit evenings, neighbors and passers-by stop for a chat.
This modest and charming landscape design continues in the backyard. Tucked between the house and the garage, the same paver patio pattern ties the two spaces together. Small gardens delight. A new fence and matching pergola provide privacy and a sense of enclosure for the hot tub. Can you say “relaxation?”
This front and backyard in Excelsior, MN proves that you don’t need tens of thousands of square feet to create an oasis at home. With careful attention to details, and the help of the right landscape designer (we can help), any yard can be transformed into a landscape.
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