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Drainage problems are one of the top issues for Minneapolis & St. Paul homeowners. Proper drainage is key in preventing erosion, overly-wet spots in the yard, and damp basements. There are a number of ways to solve the problem. Whether you are looking for stormwater management solutions or simply want to keep the water away from the house, the following options should be included in a landscape design:
Don’t Wait.....Soggy spots in the yard, a wet basement, or erosion all indicate a drainage problem. Contact a landscape designer to assess the problem and present a solution.
What used to be soggy ground at the bottom of a hill is now a living room patio.
Dry creek bed handles drainage around the swimming pool.
Permeable pavers keep your basement dry by allowing heavy rains to be absorbed by the ground, not your foundation.
This garden drains into a retention swale where water can collect and soak into the ground instead of polluting the lake with fertilizer runoff.
Drainage solution between neighbors.
Rain garden handles drainage from the roof.
Dry creek bed with a decorative bridge channels storm runoff.
Permeable paver driveway keeps landscape runoff from draining into the lake.
A dry creek bed keeps water from pooling in this backyard by allowing it to flow down hill.
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Front yard landscape design increased the curb appeal of this Minneapolis home and saved a decades-old oak tree in the process.
Mendota Heights backyard is specially designed for big parties with a large social patio and swimming pool. This project also added some curb appeal with a friendly garden.
Modern cabin-in-the-city home gets a boulder retaining wall to match.
With amenities like a dining patio, fire table, and swimming pool, this landscape is ready for summer pool parties and fall evenings around the fire – or enjoying the hot tub.
Dog damaged backyard renovated into a low-maintenance outdoor living space in just three weeks.
Starting with the blank slate of new construction, both the front and back yards have been tailored to the needs of this growing family.