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Sustainable Design isn’t a Passing Fad


At Terravista we have a strong commitment to sustainability. This commitment starts at the beginning of the design process, continues through installation, and carries on through the life of your landscape. We take a holistic approach to sustainability – it is not just the products that we use, nor the design, it includes the way…

Low Maintenance Sustainable Landscape Plants

Royal Star Magnolia

    Eric Baldus of Terravista Landscape and Design, presented a minimalist design that blends low-maintenance sustainable landscape plants with a generous curved play space for children and pets. The plan includes two separate stone patios: a circular paver patio off the existing deck and a more free-form flagstone patio accented with boulders (to provide…

Must-Have Techniques for Retaining Walls and Patios

retaining wall detail

      Retaining Walls Our natural stone retaining walls use the same construction methods that have been used across Europe for over 1000 years. There are two main construction methods for retaining walls – dry stacking fits stone together with friction, and mortaring uses a binding agent to join the stone. These seams make…

What’s ahead for homes and gardens (2003 Edition)

Cat iPad Video

We found this in our archives when we appeared in the Star Tribune ten years ago to talk trends.  Were our predictions correct? Did we predict the trends like outdoor “rooms”, instant access to cat videos, and electric cars? Read it and you be the judge.