Landscape 101

The following information is to help you better understand the differences in landscape style, stone used in the garden, unique features you can add, and final touches to pull your landscape together.

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Types of Landscaping

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The use of shade-tolerant plants with interesting leaf color and blooms.

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Perfectly manicured for the tidy gardener.

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Very colorful and informal, this type of garden has year-round color.

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Walking through your own meadow is a reality.

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Strictly Minnesota!

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Berms decorated with rock and alpine/drought-tolerant plants.

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Mixing Japanese or Asian-looking plants with rock and water.

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Traditional beds and borders with elegant old-fashioned plants.

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Add another month of color into your garden.

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Help Mother Nature by channeling run-off into a collection area.

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Attract butterlies by using specific plantings.

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Stone Used in the Garden

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There are many patterns to choose from including basket weave or herringbone.

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Traditional 4” x 8” clay bricks create an outstanding edging.

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This stone creates bold edging lines.

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Nothing looks better than a natural stone wall.

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Bluestone, Fond du Lac and Desert Bronze are ideal choices.

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Naturally occurring in Minnesota, this stone is elegant.

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If you like the “up north” look, this is it!

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Texture like natural stone but more cost effective.

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The man-made alternative to natural stone.

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Cheaper than brick with all the looks!

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Granite boulders are abundant in Minnesota and make great walls!

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Unique Touches

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Create an outdoor room for that weekend get-together.

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Relax around a fire after a long day!

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An essential part of any landscape.

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Structure in the garden can make the difference.

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A natural way to add movement to your yard.

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These are so realistic…forget the cabin!

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Pulling It All Together

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Save yourself the hassle of watering every day

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Extend the beauty of your landscape into the night.

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Sometimes they are necessary components of the new landscape.

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It’s the little things that count.

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