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The entire grounds of this Lake Minnetonka home was renovated as part of a major home remodel.

The orientation of the entrance was improved to better align automobile traffic. The new permeable driveway is built of recycled clay bricks placed on gravel. The remainder of the front yard is organized by soft lawn spaces and large Birch trees. The entrance to the home is accentuated by masses of annual flowers that frame the bluestone steps.

On the lake side of the home a secluded, private patio offers refuge from the more publicly viewed backyard.

This project earned Windsor Companies a Grand Honor award and Judge's Choice by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.

Photos by Paul Crosby.
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July 20, 2014
Eric Hatten wrote:
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Progressive Solutions / Renaissance Bronze Windows
Eric Hatten,
We didn't provide the doors on this project, but you may be interested in our similar Renaissance Solid Bronze Windows and Doors.
Our products are made using 90% recycled materials and shipped nationwide. Some of the unique features of Renaissance include narrow sight lines, insulated triple seal glass, and patent pending mounting flange options.
You are welcome to contact joslyn@solidbronzewindows.com or call our office 210.832.8040 with your project details and we will gladly assist you.
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October 14, 2013
troshalom wrote:
How do you maintain the grass between the pavers? - How do you maintain the grass between the pavers?
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The lawn, as any other plant, is treated the same with regular irrigation and trimming as needed. A lower setting on the lawn mower or careful trimming with a weed trimmer.
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troyka01
Do you need to replant the sod between the pavers each year?
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August 23, 2013
sooneralumom wrote:
What is the gray trim paint color please?
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nan65jud
What is the green-gray paint color?
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November 21, 2012
0404kel wrote:
what are the mass planted annual flowers mentioned?
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redbirdsfan01
Agree - Pachysandra
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Cameron Rodman
It is pachysandra. :) There is a native species in TN.
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September 24, 2012
zahradanaei wrote:
where is this place ??! and in which country ?
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thanks a lot , i am really fond of Houzz.
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yakubudanja
Gud one
    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 8:37AM
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August 29, 2012
Lynda Kilgore wrote:
How do you prevent tree roots from damaging the flag stone walk way?
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Lynda Kilgore
oh wow, that sounds great, if it really works. When we had the plumbing problems I had wondered why there wasn't some sort of product like this to discourage root growth in certain ares. It seems like such a product could make a fortune.
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Good thread guys!
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August 6, 2012
Andrea Gorbatoff wrote:
What type of mulch was used?
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We use dark brown shredded wood mulch.
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March 18, 2012
smithstp wrote:
Why type of flagstone is used in the walk path? Thanks.
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It is Bluestone irregular flagstone. In the industry, the term "steppers" refers to stone pieces 8" to 18" in diameter while "flagstone" refers to stone pieces 18" to 40" in diameter. Since this path contains some larger pieces, it is flagstone. Also, there is a difference between "irregular" and "patterned." Irregular is like this in the photo, while patterned refers to stone pieces that have been cut to nominal dimensions and set in various brick patterns (i.e. 12"x12", 12"x24", etc.) Thanks for asking!
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how do you clean fallen leaves
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March 16, 2012
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Terry Widner
Amagsame ~ A couple of things... You did not mention where the house is located which might have some bearing on whether the plant will grow well (With or without river rock). Assuming that you are in an area where Pachy can thrive.... then I suggest one of two things.

First, it might be best to scoop up the majority of the river rock.... and I will bet that there is plastic or landscape fabric beneath.... which would have to be removed before planting the ground cover. IF there is not plastic or other barrier..... and if the soil is loose enough.... it might be possible to plant with the stone in place... although a lot of work with a trowel and probably slower to fill in.... as Pachy takes a little while to get going.

If this river rock bed is in the sun.... forget about it and consider ivy or some other ground cover. The rock combined with the sun would cook the tender plants. Sounds like you have some work to do. Best of luck...
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I read somewhere that Pachysandra is so hardy it will even grow under pine trees.....
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looks great! thanks
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Michelle Randolph
What is the grass looking ground cover between the pavers?
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January 15, 2012
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That looks more like a blue-green to me...I built a home with cedar siding and we stained it a similar color....It was called Canadian Hemlock by Behr....Home Depo paint dept....
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Yes, I would love to know the color of the trim as well.
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January 11, 2012
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Thank you! They are Annabelle Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle')
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I love this walkway
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October 2, 2014
Dharmesh Chavhan wrote:
Front elevation of house - House
October 1, 2014
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June 15, 2014
Kate Hanley wrote:
Are those new pachysandra plantings? Ours do not look so neat! :-) I'm
October 10, 2013
sbricke6 wrote:
Landscape under native california oaks
January 15, 2013
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October 10, 2012
susankuo wrote:
What are the large trees in the background?
October 6, 2012
jilly54 wrote:
Hi there, I just wanted to ask what is growing inbetween the pavers? I love the look! Jilly
July 20, 2012
davemarth wrote:
what type of pachysandra?

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Most of us will be lucky enough to tour an Edwardian castle let alone live in one, but we can take cues from the designs of English country homes and their grounds. Soft lawn spaces, meandering walkways, and large trees accentuated by masses of annual flowers are all reminiscent of English country estates — perfect for a clandestine rendezvous away from prying eyes back at the main house.

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