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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Landscaping with Water Features for your Minneapolis Home

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There are things to be considered when you do landscaping with water features for your Minneapolis home. If you want to add an outside water feature to your landscape in a very cold area such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, you should take the following three things into consideration.

  • The outdoor water features allow you to drain easily and simply
  • The material of the outdoor water feature is strong stone or concrete
  • The heated water feature that withstands ...
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Landscaping and Outdoor Spot Lighting Fixtures

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One aspect of landscaping that people often overlook is outdoor lighting. Your beautiful landscape design is nothing without properly placed lighting at night. We introduce you to one of landscape lighting ideas for your Minnesota or Minneapolis home.

Outdoor spot lighting or accent lighting is designed to create accent illumination. The outdoor spot lighting is most commonly used to highlight appealing lighting fixtures or beautiful landscape design in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. You can use it ...

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How to Hire Landscaping Contractors

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When it comes to a landscaping project, you need to make decision whether you hire landscape architects, landscape designers, landscaping contractors or a large landscaping company.

Most design-build landscaping companies have landscape designers, landscape architects and landscape contractors in house to design, build and install the most complex landscapes. On the other hand, some landscape designers and landscape architects hire their own landscaping contractors.

Natural Environments Corporation is one of the largest design-build landscaping companies in Minneapolis, Minnesota that can provide the ...

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