The owners of this Savage, MN backyard also own a small restaurant that they both work at full time so they don’t take time for vacations – they are always taking care of the business! So they wanted to transform the back yard into an oasis they could visit whenever they want to. They do have company over and spend time in the basement arcade/bar and the lower deck which both look out onto the backyard so the view was important from inside the home and out in the backyard.Read More
In March, we can't help but be inspired by our favorite teams in the March Madness tournament. We love when a backyard before-and-after makes you do a double-take, so we’ve singled out this unbelievable transformation that delivers playtime to the next level.Read More
The fence is the simplest way to divide boundaries and to create privacy in your yard. The difficulty with fences, however, is that many municipalities only allow for the construction of fences that are 6 feet in height. This limits to the amount of privacy that can be achieved with just a fence. If you would like to have anything taller, there are a few simple ways in which privacy can be achieved. The best such way being, with plants!Read More
From a reclaimed pallet filled with herbs to a 15-story building covered in over 10,000 plants, living walls are becoming more and more popular—and for good reason. Whether indoors or out, they offer much more than just beauty. Living walls improve air quality and increase overall well-being, but can also absorb sound and help insulate your home.Read More
Long before it became a scourge upon middle class Americans wanting to masquerade as lords and princes upon their suburban estates, the dandelion was prized for its usefulness making medicine, wine, and food. In these dreary days of March, even the most fervent dandelion hater looks forward to the emergence of this adversary.
Hidden beneath its sunny and fertile flowers are tasty leaves and a taproot that can penetrate up to 15 feet into the ground. I remember when my grandmother visited from Taiwan and strolled through our yard amazed at how successful our salad crop was! So next time you're tempted to curse this humble plant, call off the chemical attack, pick some tender young leaves, and consider making something like this: