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Learn about landscape design techniques, the latest trends, materials and more.

Get to know wood burning and gas fire features!

Cool nights next to a fire with friends and family are the best!  Especially, when you add smores!  Fire features have always been a highly requested item when designing a

Lakeside Minnetonka, MN Project Before & After

See how Yardscapes transformed the landscaping for this unique Lake Minnetonka Lakeside Retreat which features a modern / mid-century architecture vibe.

Driveways… and what you need to know

Driveways are part of your curb appeal and an important design element for how you want your front entrance to “look and feel”. See photos of driveway installations we have done for customers.

The ins and outs of natural stone retaining walls

Many, if not most, landscape installations require some type of retaining wall. See the most common types of retaining walls that Yardscapes installs.

Outdoor Kitchens Ideas in Minnesota

Outdoor kitchens have become our highest demand outdoor features over the past 10 years. See examples of outdoor kitchens we have created for our customers.

Designer Clayton Johnson Wins MNLA Judges Choice Award!

Clayton Johnson’s landscaping project in Bloomington, MN won an award both for his outstanding design, and he also was recognized with the “Judges Choice” at the Northern Green Expo. 

Yardscapes Wins THREE Landscape Design Awards

We are really excited to announce that at the Northern Green Expo / MNLA (Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association) Yardscapes was recognized by winning three awards for Best Landscape Design and Installation.

Historic Stillwater Home on the St. Croix River

See how Yardscapes transformed the landscaping for this historic 1887 home in Stillwater, MN overlooking the St. Croix River.

Minneapolis Rooftop Landscaping with Custom Elements

This homeowner wanted something out of the ordinary for his rooftop patio in Minneapolis. See how Yardscapes transformed the space using custom metal work, accessories seating, lighting and plants.

Old-World Farmstead: An Interview with David Kopfmann

The landscape design for this Old World-style home, located in Farmington, MN, was completed in June 2017. Below is an interview with David Kopfmann, founder of Yardscapes and the landscape designer for this project.