Landscaping Pool Area Ideas

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When it comes to landscaping for pool areas, it is highly recommended to carefully choose the plants near a outdoor swimming pool, because some plants grow quickly and drop leaves and debris into your pool. Landscape architects suggest that we pick the plants or ornamental grasses that thrive when planted next to a swimming pool and also blend in with the rest of your landscaping elements.

Here’s an example of landscaping pool area ideas for your Minneapolis home or residential property ...

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Landscaping with Native Minnesota Plants

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Landscaping with native Minnesota plants not only add natural beauty, but also provide benefits to your garden. According to Susan Bachman West on KARE 11 News at 4 from Golden Valley, MN mentioned the following benefits of landscaping with native MN plants.

  • Low maintenance. Minnesota native plants are used to growing in Minnesota’s environment, so they often require fewer maintenance, They also require less watering and mulching.
  • Protected water supply. These native ...
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How to Plan a Landscape Design

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You want to plan a landscape design for your backyard, but don’t know where to start. To plan a landscape design, start with a big stuff; establish focal points. Those focal points can include softscapes such as trees, big shrubs and tall ornamental grasses and structures such as a gazebo, pond, trellis, statue or archway. Once these are in place, the rest of your landscaping can fall in places.

Natural Environments Corporation (NEC), one of largest landscaping companies in Minneapolis has ...

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Minneapolis Landscaping Ideas with Creating a Staycation Spot

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A new Minneapolis landscaping idea is to create a staycation spot in your backyard. The word, “Staycation” include a combination of “Stay” and “Vacation.” A staycation is a period of time in which a family or individual stays home and partakes in leisure activities within driving distance of their home according to Wikipedia. A Minneapolis landscape designer said, “Why not making your backyard feel like you’re on vacation during the summer?”

To create a staycation spot in your backyard, here are ...

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Landscaping with Minnesota Plants that Thrive in the Winter

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When it comes to backyard landscaping, you don’t want to harm plants that are not designed to survive in the cold weather. In Minnesota, especially, Minneapolis – St. Paul, the Twin Cities area, it often gets cold as low as negative 20 to 40. You may want to consider landscaping with Minnesota native plants that thrive during the harsh cold weather.

One of the Minnesota native plants is forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica.) The blue forget-me-not is a cool season annual plant. Cool ...

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Landscaping for Water Drainage in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Have you had overly-wet spots in the yard or damp basement? Severe storms often strike the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul area in Minnesota during the summer, which causes wet yards or wet basements. It is necessary to do landscaping for water drainage.

One of the stormwater drainage solutions is to create a rain garden or creek bed. These are two creative ideas that can enhance your landscape design. With the proper landscaping, your landscapes can look good even ...

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Two-in-one Landscape Design for Minneapolis 2019

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Two-in-one landscape design is one of Minneapolis landscape design trends / landscaping trends 2019. Two -in-one landscape design includes both functional elements and aesthetic elements. In today’s landscape design, homeowners and commercial property owners desire stunning outdoor features that also serve functionally. Two-in-one landscape design is designed for landscapes that are lack of spaces. Particularly, in the Metro Twin Cities area where homeowners and commercial property owners’ outdoor spaces are limited, this two-in-one landscape design works well.

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Minneapolis Landscaping Trends 2019 with Water Features

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Water Features were on display on Garden Stage at the Home & Garden Show 2019 happened at the Minneapolis Convention Center. As shown on the picture, the green plants and outdoor water features dominated this year’s Garden Stage, which leads us to assume that one of the Minneapolis’ landscaping trends is to add water features to your landscape. In fact, water gardens are becoming more and more popular in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis – St. Paul area in Minnesota.

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Landscaping Trends 2019

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In this blog, we are going to summarize the landscaping trends 2019 that we have talked about this year.  These landscaping trends are based on Minneapolis – St. Paul, the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. Some trends are universal. Please click the links if you want to know more details about each trend.

The 2019 landscaping trends are:

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Landscaping Trends and Younger Generation

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As younger generations are becoming homeowners more and more, the customer expectations to landscaping are changing as well. In fact, people between the ages of 18 and 34 made up 29 % of all gardening households. The new landscaping trends affected by those younger generation are as follows:

  • Younger people don’t care about how the lawn looks
  • Younger generation want pet-friendly backyard
  • Younger couples are looking for an organic approach to gardening and maintaining their landscapes
  • Younger generation underestimate how much care their landscape ...
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