Front yard landscape design drawing on the modern farmhouse architectural style of this Edina, MN home.
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For shade and shelter. An arbor, pergola, pool house, or trellis will add functionality and interest to your landscape design.
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Seat walls, built with modular block or natural stone, are a simple way to include additional seating around a fire pit or water feature, or on the edge of a patio or outdoor living space.
Seat walls are low with an average height of 18”. The top of the wall (seat) should be a minimum of 12” wide. Although usually free-standing, these seat walls can also be used to retain soil in a plant bed or create an elevation change.
Seated on the wall, it’s easier to reach the vegetables or flowers. In recent years at senior-assisted living facilities and community gardens, raised planter gardens are surrounded by a retaining-seat wall, giving older or infirm people the opportunity to garden. Seat walls can also be used instead of safety railings when there is an elevation change.
Stone seat wall - year round additional seating!
Seat wall using natural stone.
Seat wall using limestone boulders around a fire pit.
Brick seat wall in a classic St. Paul formal garden.
Seat wall defines fire pit patio space in this lakeside backyard.
Retaining wall has a seat bench for players or spectators.
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Starting with the blank slate of new construction, both the front and back yards have been tailored to the needs of this growing family.
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