Windsor CompaniesTraditional Landscape, Minneapolis

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.

Photo of a traditional shade landscaping in Minneapolis. —  Houzz
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amhall117 wrote:Mar 16, 2012
amhall117 wrote:Feb 10, 2012
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    Urban Landscape
    looks great! thanks
  • Michelle Randolph
    What is the grass looking ground cover between the pavers?
Lynda Kilgore wrote:Aug 29, 2012
  • 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.
  • Karen
    Good thread guys!
0404kel wrote:Nov 21, 2012
  • redbirdsfan01
    Agree - Pachysandra
  • Cameron Rodman
    It is pachysandra. :) There is a native species in TN.
jny1212 wrote:Jan 11, 2012
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    Windsor Companies
    Thank you! They are Annabelle Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle')
  • Maria Elena Watsula
    I love this walkway
zahradanaei wrote:Sep 24, 2012
  • zahradanaei
    thanks a lot , i am really fond of Houzz.
Eric Hatten wrote:Jul 20, 2014
troshalom wrote:Oct 14, 2013
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    Windsor Companies
    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.
  • Kaydee Lee
    Do you need to replant the sod between the pavers each year?
smithstp wrote:Mar 18, 2012
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    Windsor Companies
    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!
  • Greg Drabik
    how do you clean fallen leaves
riktha wrote:Jan 15, 2012
  • amhall117
    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....
  • Ann Horn
    Yes, I would love to know the color of the trim as well.
Dana C. wrote:Aug 23, 2013
  • nan65jud
    What is the green-gray paint color?
Andrea Gorbatoff wrote:Aug 6, 2012
Enright Sustainable Outdoor Living wrote:Oct 1, 2014
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      susankuo wrote:Oct 10, 2012
        davemarth wrote:Jul 20, 2012

          What Houzz contributors are saying:

          Natalie Myers added this to Add a Dash of Downton Abbey StyleJan 11, 2012

          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.

          What Houzzers are commenting on:

          pesklak added this to 51 PioneerJun 14, 2019

          Idea for 91 Fenner (kitchen side of house).

          Anna Korshunova added this to ПейзажныйJun 10, 2019

          почвопокровники и извилистая дорожка.

          Escott Muergaz added this to Landscape IdeasMay 10, 2019

          Might be biased by the great photo composition... but this FEELS awesome

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