Maple Plain, MN patio divided into an outdoor living room and dining room by an elegant Bluestone pathway.
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Enhance your Minnesota landscape's function and beauty with dramatic outdoor lighting.
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From the initial meeting to the final walk through, our process is design to deliver a positive experience every time.
Some landscaping preferences will last forever. The primal appeal of fire features will endure for years to come, and the function and beauty of outdoor lighting is indisputable. But what changes are on the horizon for the landscape design industry? What innovations lie in store?
While you may prefer to stay indoors, winter is the ideal time to prune your trees.
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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Perched on a bluff above the Minnesota River, this Eden Prairie landscape design has unbeatable views, two fireplaces, and patios for dining and sunbathing.
Idyllic stay-at-home backyard with a pool house, outdoor sound system, putting green, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, lighting, lower-level fire pit, and fire table.
Recognized for excellence in design and construction. A steep hill became a casual Northwoods living space.
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Expansive views and dramatic landscape design includes an Infinity swimming pool, fire features, an outdoor kitchen, and hot tub.
Natural Stone Fire pit, seat wall, and patio give this suburban backyard a northwoods, cabin-y feel with natural materials like stone and water.