Landscaping

Despite all the natural beauty that abounds at the lake, landscaping is still a basic requirement. Here you will discover all sorts of landscaping information from decks to outdoor kitchens, from hot tubs and outdoor showers to native plants and many topics in-between. We invite you to explore the gamut of landscape topics we’ve covered over the years.

Landscaping

Filed in Landscaping by on April 10, 2014
Landscaping

One of the most common laments of homeowners who are making home improvements in preparation for a move is. “Why didn’t we make these changes…”

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Outdoor Living

Filed in Landscaping by on April 8, 2014
Outdoor Living

Rather than taking summer trips, many people are choosing to fix up their outdoor entertaining areas instead.

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Outdoor Oasis

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Outdoor Oasis

By winter’s end, we have all snuggled by the fireplace — underneath a few extra blankets — and gazed upon cold, white landscapes and frozen lakes for what seems an eternity.

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Portable Outdoor Heaters

Filed in Landscaping by on April 4, 2014
Portable Outdoor Heaters

Minnesota homeowners know all-too-well that the number of warm evenings that can be enjoyed under the stars is limited.

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Privacy for your Backyard

Filed in Landscaping by on March 26, 2014
Privacy for your Backyard

No privacy from your neighbors? Does it feel like you are exposed on all sides? Here are some ideas to dress up your lakeside or backyard to gain an “outdoor room” with some privacy.

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Creating Walkways That Are Unique & Durable

Filed in Landscaping by on March 21, 2014
Creating Walkways That Are Unique & Durable

These days, walkways don’t just get you from Point A to Point B without muddying your shoes; with the many options available for material and design, they can mimic or even help set the tone of your home.

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Landscape Design Basics

Filed in Landscaping by on March 20, 2014
Landscape Design Basics

My wife and I like to drive around on lazy summer afternoons and look at houses and the coutryside in and around the area. We enjoy seeing how others live and the “setting” of their places.

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A Room with a View

Filed in Landscaping by on March 5, 2014
A Room with a View

Do you recall those commercials on television showing the perfect view from an exotic sandy beach, complete with overhanging palm trees and an ice-cold beverage in hand? Let’s create your own “commercial” with an outdoor room…

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Life and Your Landscape

Filed in Landscaping by on March 5, 2014
Life and Your Landscape

We anxiously wait for winter to end so we can once again use the lake home to its fullest extent. We plan a million things to do in the summer, and although most of those dreams fall short of fulfillment, they still help us through the cold…

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5 Common Lawn Challenges

Filed in Landscaping by on February 19, 2014
5 Common Lawn Challenges

Everyone wants a nice lawn, but maintaining that perfect patch of green grass requires a lot of work. While generally considered a very fertile area, Minnesota’s lake country has its own share of challenges for homeowners…

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