Garden Paths – Designs that make your Garden Look More Attractive

Date April 25, 2012

Creating a beautiful garden needs great effort and after proper design. I enjoy garden that begs to be explored. The garden path in a garden allows visitors to explore the garden in a very easy and interesting way. These paths can be inviting and will lead the visitor throughout the garden, allowing them to see […]

Japanese Gardens – Stone Walk

Date April 7, 2012

A nobedan walk is a type of pathway, or stone walk, found in Japanese gardens. These pathways utilize unique stone pavement layout and design principles. Nobedan are often found in tea and entry gardens. It is an art of arranging various sized stones in a design that is artistic and functional. They help to create […]

Groundcovers & Stepping Stones

Date February 15, 2012

When specifying plant materials for stepping stone, or tobishi, pathways in Japanese gardens it is important to consider the size of the stone. A larger stone will allow for a taller groundcover, say one that grows about 5-8 inches, while smaller stones require a shorter plant selection of not more than 4 inches tall. Planting […]

Water Fountain & Garden Decor – Mound Minnesota Landscape Company

Date April 27, 2007

Here our clients were expanding their living space by converting their existing garage into a new entry and constructing new a garage addition. It was Niwa’s responsibility to design and build a new entry walk that would have a water feature of some sort and deal with ice build-up in the winter. We were also in charge of the new driveway layout, which needed to accommodate a basket area […]

Koi Pond – Edina Minnesota Landscape Company

Date April 27, 2007

The Koi pond water feature is the highlight of the “Inherent Garden”, a complete landscape revitalization project in Edina, Minnesota. We completed phase I of our landscape work in November of 2001. The new plan embraced the layout of the horseshoe driveway which had a large perennial flower bed […]