Our Landscape Services
Areas of Expertise
Natural Landscape Minnesota has over 45 years of experience providing clients with the services below to make their landscape just what yu desire. From the intial consultation to the finishing touches and beyond, we listen to your wants and needs and determine the best way to make your ideas become reality.
With over 45 years experience, our goal is to listen to our clients and create an overall landscape design that meets thier wants, needs and budget. We strive to educate our clients on the reasonings behind our designs, the various plant material chosen, the process of installation and estimated time of completion. During this time, we continue to listen to concerns, ideas and give additional suggestions along the way. Once the design is finalized, we are ready to schedule installation.
Our installation process is advanced and efficient. Our equipment is well-maintained, and our team is experienced, professional and friendly. Through constant communication, our clients feel well-informed and a part of the whole process. We also have the flexiblity to make changes along the way. Our goal is for the process to be enjoyable experience with 100% satisfaction.
Defining outside spaces by adding retaining walls and steops in unique, natural yet functionals designs is one of our specialties. These two hardscape elements not only serve a purpose, but add beauty and distinction while creating durability, continuity and flow to your landscape. Residential and Commercial properties may require retaining wslls for a varety of reasons such as variation in slope or drainage issues within the landscape. However, besides functionality, we believe a retaining wall today whould also enhance the landscape. It is one of our passions to use walls to help turn "ordinary" landscapes into amazing works of art.
Steps are another element that can be added as needed or simply to invite you to enjoy another part of your landscape. From our experience, we have found that dimensional steps in materials such as granite and limestone function perfectly and will last forever. We believe that a perfectly positioned set of steps can change the way one views their outdoor areas. Looking out fromyour window or from a distance in your yeard, at a set of beautifully crafted steps built naturally in a retaining wall along with a unique paver pathway is an invitation to imagine and enjoy all your landscape has to offer.
Patios and Walkways
Natual Landscape Minnesota is one of the Twin Cities most experienced companies offering complete hardscape installation for both new and existing construction. We use a variety of natural stone and concrete pavers available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs to create beautiful and unique hardscapes. Our clients often believe they know what they want. Our job is to listen and use our 45+ years of experienceto to give them more than what they invision...patios and walkways that will function best for their lifestyle while adding to the natural beauty of their home and landscape.
Whether you are building a new home or have a driveway or other traffic areas that is in need of reaplacement or repair, we have the experience to design this very important element with beauty and function in mind. Driveways must function to fit your lifestyle but they also must enhances the beauty of your home. With a budget in mind, we will give you options for a practical and functional yet aesthetic solution that will enhance your home landscape in an affordable way. Moreover, with our knowledge of the different materials available today, we will recommend the best products to fulfill your needs.
Perhaps one of the biggest trends in landscaping today is adding a water feature to your outdoor areas. The natural and beautiful element of water adds the feeling of relaxation and sound of tranquility. The "pond-free" option today is the most popular. The water spills from a stone feature or flows from a waterfall and stream and ends in a gravel bed with a ground water vault below. Not only are the pondless features stunning in a garden, but they are easy to maintain as well.
Because of our expertise in working with stone, we are able to drill all of our own water features. This gives our clients a great deal of flexibility on deciding what kind of stone and what type of look appeals to them. Basalt columns, weathered limestone boulders, or quartzite from Canada are a few of the types of rocks that we have used in our custom water features. Adding this element to your garden is also a wonderful way to attract wildlife to your landscape...birds love them!
A well-designed fire pit or fireplace can provide a beautiful focal point as well as add to the overall enjoyment of your landscape. Stone fire pits serve not only as a decorative centerpiece for your patio but are also a nice cozy, comfortable and warm place for family and friends to gather outside. While there are many different shapes and designs of outdoor fire pits, a natural stone fire pit is always a nice option to choose for its source of long-lasting heat and durability. Where you install your fire pit also determines the ambiance you want to create for your outdoor space. Clients may want a more rustic feel that is set away from the house for a feeling of gathering in a remote destination. Others would prefer to gather and enjoy the fire to be closer to their house and integrated in their main patio. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you and what you are envisioning and give you some ideas that yould fit your lifestyle best.
Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
Low voltage lighting is the most elegant element to dramatically enchance the ambiance of your home and landscape. This design component is one of the first to be cut within a landscape budget. Yet, the feedback from clients who have had us install lighting has been its incredible value and that it is the best money they have spent. Our use of pathlights, up-lights, down-lights, and other specialty fixtures highlights the art, architecture, and plant material of your home. Lighting is also very important for safety and security. Lighting pathways, steps, and places where you gather outside make it safer for everyone to enjoy the evening hours. The benefits outdoor lighting may be most realized in the winter. With greater periods of darkness, lighting brings a special feeling of tolerance to those long winter nights. We are licensed for low voltage installation and use only LED lights for their energy efficiency, durability and reliability.
As a full-service landscape company, we design and install irrigation systems for both residential and commercial properties as part of a new construction landscape project or landscape renovation. We believe that providing irrigation to our clients when working on their project simplifies the whole process for everyone involved including the homeowners and building contractors.
Natural Stone Products
One of ours services that sets us apart from other landscape companies is our ability to work with stone in making unique stone products for the landscape. Natural stone benches, birdbaths, fairy houses, custom memorials are some of the many stone items that we make and sell at our Display Garden in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and at the Minnesota State Fair. Please visit our special section on our Natural Stone Products.