Wanted: A Warm, Inviting Front Entry

We have all heard how curb appeal can increase the value of a house or sell it faster. This home suffered from the blahs. A covered entry, retaining walls and pavers added much-needed drama. Re-grading and rock mulch solved a small water issue at the foundation. When completed, the home looks larger and more inviting. The homeowners shared their hot-button landscape issues: a steep hill is impossible for guests to climb and difficult to mow; asphalt driveway is ugly; the front of the house is flat and the entry outdated.

Before: BEFORE – Mowing the lawn and keeping it green in the summer sun was impossible.

After: AFTER – Modular retaining walls with wide steps and landings extend the architecture of the home to the street.

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Traditional Brick Home with Retaining Walls and Irrigation System

Irrigation System Keeps Perennials, Shrubs, Ornamental Trees, and Lawn Healthy

Night lighting highlights landscape and architectural elements of this formal front yard landscape design.

Lighting was added to highlight landscape and architectural elements – all while making it safer at night.

Paver Driveway with Inlay in Eden Prairie, Mn

The Red-Blend and Ginger Pavers Play Off the Color of the Roof and Home

The modular retaining wall and steps extend the architecture of the home, making it look larger. Front steps allow easier access to the updated front entry/door.

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