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Maximizing Usable Outdoor Living Space

A large, open backyard offers a lot of potential for a custom landscape. It serves as a blank slate to create an extension of your home that perfectly matches you and your lifestyle. A client in Howard Lake, Minnesota wanted to revamp their backyard to maximize the usable space for outdoor living. We installed a large paver walkway and patio with custom features including multiple seating areas, a full kitchen, and a fire pit, as well as a four-season porch addition.

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OUR PROCESS

To complete this project, we:

  • Installed a new, large paver walkway with multiple seating areas
  • Updated existing single-level attached deck and replaced footings
  • Replaced larger deck with a four-season porch addition with staircase
  • Created outdoor living area with seating and mounted TV below porch
  • Installed full outdoor kitchen featuring a grill, warming drawer, side burner, and wood-fired oven
  • Built a separate outdoor bar with seating, counterspace, and additional grill
  • Constructed a spacious fire pit with seating area and two built-in planters 
  • Designed and installed custom lighting for stylish accents and nighttime usability
  • Added new plants, mulch, and edging for a clean and completed look

Your landscape should serve as a sanctuary for you, your family, and your friends to relax and enjoy nature. With this project, our design-build experts were able to create a custom outdoor living space that’s perfect for taking advantage of Minnesota’s warmer months, both day and night. From daytime cookouts and happy hours to nights by the fire or watching the big game, this stunning landscape has something for everyone.

Contact us to optimize the usable space of your backyard and outdoor living areas with a custom landscape design.

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  • Best landscaping services in the Twin Cities hands down. I’ve worked with several others with projects in the past and Spears Landscape went above and beyond the competition with our patio project. Highly recommend if you are looking for incredible c…
    – Matthew S.
  • Spear’s landscaping completed a very professional and beautiful project on my property, the knowledge and attention to detail is top notch. Truly next level work and service. Look forward to more projects in the future.
    – Ben R.
  • The entire process from initial design concept to finished product was great. Extremely professional and knowledgeable.
    – Jerrod B.
  • It was a great experience. John, Dave and Jeff were great to work with throughout the entire process. Very responsive and helpful with any questions or concerns that may arise. I would 100% recommend Spear's to others!
    – Jonathan A.
  • Our outdoor kitchen is more than we could have hoped for! Friends and family love coming over to make pizza in the pizza oven. Thank you so much for turning our backyard into a place we truly enjoy!
    – Kelly & Jordan Truman
  • Spear's Landscape has been great. Marshall worked diligently with us to design a beautiful landscape that was also within our budget. The crew was always on time, kept the area clean, and finished the project on time. We feel they exceeded our exp…
    – Jon & Denise Richards
  • Jeff and his team were great to work with. Jeff visualized my backyard in a way I had not thought of and it turned out to make it a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy. He coordinated the project that included a new composite deck, a patio, paver w…
    – Ann S.
  • We just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the amazing job you are doing on our home. Your staff has been absolutely perfect. They are always so polite and very conscious of leaving the place clean when they are done. We have 100% confidence …
    – Patrick & Mary Wilson
  • We would like to take this opportunity to THANK everyone involved with our project. Even though our house was built on flat ground, we wanted a walkout, which meant bringing in our own hill. Spear's Landscape was the only company that wanted to tak…
    – Jeff & Christine Saunders
  • The artificial turf you installed in the backyard is fantastic. I truly enjoy not having to mow or water my grass anymore. Plus it's great to look out the window and always see a plush green. The workers were very courteous and professional and ans…
    – Rachel Sullivan
  • Spear’s Landscape did an excellent job, start to finish. They took our ideas and turned them into a beautiful, well-designed backyard our entire family can enjoy.
    – Bill and Sue Palmer
  • Jeff and his team at Spear's Landscape transformed our property into a stunning landscape. The patios and walls along with the waterfall are beautiful, and we regularly get compliments from friends about the design and quality of workmanship. Jeff …
    – Phil and Beverly Erickson
  • I didn't fully understand how much I would appreciate proper landscaping until I had it. And it was Spears Landscape that transformed our backyard into a phenomenal outdoor living space. Spears can do anything and everything. Patios. Pools. Retaining…
    – Michele Tafoya Vandersall
  • Great designers and the workers were second to none. Never watched a landscaping crew so diligent and meticulous. Although expected there isn’t always follow through. Always follow through here. I would recommend Spears to anyone.
    – Steve C.
  • Thank you, Spear's Landscape, for making our home so beautiful. We especially love our new patio with the outdoor kitchen area, just in time for the summer!! This was a whole new experience for us and one we truly enjoyed from phase I (design plans) …
    – Terri & Carl Anderson
  • Wonderful, professional experience! Spears Landscape has helped with multiple projects at our home. From design to completion, we couldn’t be happier.
    – Levi F.
  • Thank you so much for our new landscape! Our paver driveway is especially spectacular as you pull up and gives our house so much more character. We were amazed by the crew's quality of work and would recommend Spear's to anyone!
    – Sheri and Brad Stewart
  • Spear's Landscape was great in every aspect of our project. Jeff was very professional and knowledgeable and worked with us patiently to create a design that we truly loved. He answered all questions and made us feel comfortable at all times. We were…
    – Carol and Dean Miller
  • We just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Spear's Landscape that was involved with our project. Marshall worked with us and took our ideas and integrated them into a design that was everything we wanted and more. He was always avai…
    – Dave & Alice Callahan
  • Spear's Landscape provided a top notch experience with our project renovation. From the start Jeff was attentive to our needs for a complete design and thorough estimate. He also was very complete with his job start up estimation. Tim and his crew…
    – Joan and Steve Richmond

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