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Minneapolis Home and Garden Show 2017

Yardscapes is at the Mpls Home and Garden Show 2017

Visit Our Booth #1455!

Minnneapolis Home and Garden Show:  February 24-26  & March 3-5, 2017

Designers: David Kopfmann, Clayton Johnson, and Lincoln Danforth will be there to help answer any questions you have about an existing or upcoming project!

This "Redesigned Pool" had an Existing Shell that We Carved Away at to Create This Beautiful Pool/Spa Combination.

Artisan Tour Look Book Just Arrived!

The 2016 ARTISAN TOUR Look Book Just Arrived!

All the images are stunning and we wanted to share it with all of you!  These are some of the most talented Builders, Architects, and Landscapers in Minnesota and we were honored to work with Hendel Homes and Twisted Elements on this project! If you get a chance, check it out!

For more project inspiration, check out our galleries

Artisan Tour Look book 2016

Faces of Landscape Design / Build Minnesota 2016

We are excited to be part of the FACES issue in Minnesota Monthly this summer!  You can find all the FACES OF Minnesota in the June 2016 issue. It’s an honor to be with such a great group of Minnesotans!

  • Yardscapes is dedicated to your projects success
  • Yardscapes stands behind its work
  • Yardscapes is creative
  • Yardscapes listens to your visions


Faces of Landscape Design/Build Minnesota Monthly 2016

Fall is here, so let’s start a Fire(place)


This is the best time to have gatherings around your outdoor fireplaces!  Plus, there are so many fireplace options now:

1. Gas or wood burning
2. Fire pit or stand up fireplace
3. Natural stone or brick

Check out our galleries for inspiration

We are a full service Minnesota landscape company that specializes in design and build. We are your one stop shop! 

Outdoor Gas Fireplace on Patio

Stone Vertical Outdoor Fireplace

Woodburning Vertical Outdoor Fireplace

Mpls St.Paul Magazine – “Face of Landscape Design-Build”

Check out our “Face of Landscape Landscapes Design/Build” feature in MPLS.ST.Paul Magazine (December 2014 Issue)

Face of Landscape Landscapes Design/Build

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Entertaining Complete

UM, can I come over? Check out this Entertaining Area that Dave Kopfmann just completed.

It even has outdoor heaters installed under the arbor which are super awesome!

Perfect for our (hopefully) nice fall evenings!

Included in these photos are:

  • Outdoor Kitchen with Limestone
  • Mortared Limestone Pizza Oven
  • Mortared Limestone Gas Fire Pit
  • Cedar Wood Arbor
  • Bluestone Patio

Gas Stone Firepit and Cedar Arbor for Backyard Entertaining

Outdoor Patio with Grill, Pizza Oven and Firepit

Side View of Backyard Outdoor Seating

Before and After with a lot of Impact!

Check out this drastic before and after photo in Edina, MN!

The homeowner had just built an addition off the back of their 1950’s walk-out and was in need of a conversation area that overlooked their serene wetlands. They also added a way to move from the front of the house to the back without having to go through the house, along with screening the road and neighbors using a variety of plant material. Clayton and our team nailed it!

Before and After backyard transformation in Edina, MN


CONGRATULATIONS David Kopfmann and Clayton Johnson for both winning awards from MNLA. Check out the video that MNLA put together:

DAVID KOPFMANN’S project was a remodel in MINNEAPOLIS.  The family loved to entertain, but wanted to keep it low maintenance.  With David’s design, he offered the family an extension of their house to extend outside.  It is fully equip with a full outdoor kitchen, large bluestone patio, custom concrete dipping pool/hot tub, and raised stone fire pit.

2014 MNLA Award Winner David Kopfmann

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CLAYTON JOHNSON’S project was also a remodel, but in EDINA.  His client had just done an extensive remodel on the back of their home and now wanted the help of landscaping to tie it all in together.  The client wanted a backyard to entertain in – complete with outdoor kitchen, mortared fireplace, and a large paver patio.

2014 MNLA Award Winner Clayton Johnson

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Creating a Beautiful Winter Landscape

Midwest Home Magazine asked David Kopfmann the following question, and his answer will be featured in their annual HomeBook, as well as online! David offers great advice and information that a homeowner may not consider while creating a landscape design during the summer months. Take a look…

Ask the Expert: What are important factors when it comes to winter landscape design and installation?

When creating a landscape design and installation project, I keep in mind all four seasons that blend different elements and effects. Since this is the winter season, let’s review a winter landscape.

Lighting: Landscape lighting is a major element due to the shortened daylight hours. A good lighting plan will illuminate driveways and sidewalks leading up to the house, but shouldn’t overpower the area. You can illuminate just the address by mounting it to a stone or brick driveway entrance pillar down by the street, you can light the driveway by utilizing down-lighting from trees (to stay above the height of snow), and you can light structure elements like gates, arbors, and sculptures at night, creating an artistic landscape. Your view of the yard at night from inside of the house is also important, and can be accomplished through adding accent lighting to evergreen trees, water features, urns, and pots.

Color: Ornamental grasses in the winter stand out in the snow and give your barren yard some warmth with its golden color. Plants that have red branches, such as Redtwig Dogwood, create a great color balance against a backdrop of white. Limelight Hydrangea shrubs have a strong branching system to support the dried flower heads all winter long.

Custom Hammock Stand

What do you do when you don’t have 2 perfect trees in your yard to hang a hammock?

You call David Kopfmann to design & build one for you out of metal! That way you can customize it anyway you would like and place it anywhere in your yard! It also becomes a piece of yard art like this one in the picture. What’s more perfect than a lazy day relaxing in a hammock?

Custom Metal Hammock Stand

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