Evergreens – Arborvitae for Minnesota Landscapes

Date April 25, 2012

If you are looking for a green landscape around your house and you are not able to spend lots of time looking after the garden and, evergreens are a good choice. Properly selected evergreens are easy to care for and can provide year round interest. Arborvitae is excellent evergreens that are suited for our Minnesota […]

Japanese Fence and Gate with bamboo

Date April 5, 2012

Although we do not have bamboo planting options for our projects here inMinnesotawe can use bamboo poles for a variety of projects.  We have used bamboo poles for water features, screens, fences, gates, handrails, ceiling treatments, trellis structures and pathway borders.  Bamboo can compliment everything in our western landscapes from a deck to a pond. […]

Fences ideas for Screening Air Conditioners

Date March 3, 2012

An early step in the design process of any project is to take an inventory of the sites existing conditions. In addition to studying the sit you need to understand where your property lines are, setbacks, local codes and other criteria that is not visible. This done by defining your project and the project area […]

Japanese Rock Garden Design & Fence – Excelsior Minnesota Landscape Company

Date April 27, 2007

Our client wanted us to incorporate a Japanese garden theme for the entry yard area of their Lake Minnetonka home. When we first studied the site we decided that the existing Arborvitae hedge separating the front yard from the auto court should stay and that it was also a good starting point for our new garden. So the garage, hedge and the asphalt auto court were the given physical structures of the project. From there we also decided to keep the foundations of existing brick planters flanking the entry steps and use them with an updated look.