Our 2014 MNLA Minneapolis Landscaping Award-Winning Patio/Outdoor Fireplace Project

Good news! During the offseason, one of our projects we designed (great job, Jodi Axel!) and built in Chanhassen won a 2014 Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Award. The MNLA awards are sort of like the Oscars for Minnesota landscaping, and our company has now won four of them. I don't know of any company our size which has won more.

These clients are entertainers. They love to have friends over. Now they can accommodate large groups in style.

Click READ MORE below these photos to see more (they're amazing) and read about the project!

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Happy Spring 2013! Our Favorite Minneapolis Landscaping Before/After Photos from 2012

Has anyone seen Spring 2013 anywhere? We keep looking for it, but all we find is snow and ice. In 2012, we started installing on April 2nd!

Weatherwise, 2013 looks to be off to a later start. But that's okay. We are ready to go, and are already out meeting with clients and getting projects on the schedule. If you're interested in a landscape project, we are here for you. Just give us a call or send us an email to get started.

In the meantime, please enjoy this BIG group of wonderful before/after photos of projects we designed and built in 2012. Budgets ranged from $3,500 to over $100,000. Similar to 2011, we got to do a lot of really fine stone work, as well as lots of pavers, plants, and... gas firepits! Please have a browse, and let us know if you see anything you want.

Click READ MORE below this picture to see lots more of our favorite Minneapolis Landscaping photos from 2012. They are good. Click and see!

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How To Install A Minneapolis Retaining Wall (Time Lapse Video)

This video shows the retaining wall installation process from start to finish. Jodi Axel designed this project. We put special effort into making sure the two neighbors' walls meshed together cleanly, and they do.

Our next time-lapse videos will be flagstone (blustone) patios, and How to Build an Outdoor Fireplace. These are already filmed; I just have to edit them.

Enjoy the retaining wall video!

"Best video about the segmental retaining wall installation process I have ever seen. If you love retaining walls, this is the must-see film of the summer. Ten Thumbs Up!"    --- Chris Axel

(click the lower right corner to watch the video in full screen.)


All About Minneapolis Landscape Design

Our landscape design and build process is meant to be as productive and painless for you as possible. There are so many options and possibilities; it can get overwhelming. If you have a list of areas that need work, it's hard to know which to focus on first. If you need a whole new full yard landscape design, it can be hard to envision how to get the most out of your space. In us, you'll get a dedicated partner to help figure it all out.


Minneapolis Landscape Design Ideas: Hot Tub

If you've ever dreamed up a landscape design idea with a hot tub, let me tell you-- I like the way you think! A hot tub adds a very pleasant dimension to your outdoor living space. It's one of our favorite patio design accessories, along with a firepit or fireplace, or a sitting wall. Hot tubs aren't for everyone, but if it is something you have on your wish list, we can work with you to create an attractive landscape design that will include one.