Embracing Simplicity and Neighborhood Deer

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Embracing Simplicity and Neighborhood Deer

Michael Blazing, Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Michael Blazing

A design that perfectly blends the existing sidewalks and stone walls, with the new look of low-maintenance, deer-friendly plants to complement the shady front yard.

This front yard enhancement successfully balanced the preservation of the existing features, such as the sidewalks and the stone walls, while carefully shifting the focal point to the simple selection of plantings. 

We selected plants that would thrive in a heavily shaded area while neighborhood deer visit for a treat throughout the year. The deer-resistant selection of plants included boxwoods, spruce, bergenia, geranium, salvia, and ligularia

It was important that we preserve existing features throughout this project, but the existing landscape lighting system had many fixtures and wiring issues. We installed a completely new system, taking advantage of low-voltage LED fixtures not only for efficiency but also for cost-effectiveness in comparison to high-voltage systems. 

The lighting system accents the brick features of the home as well as two massive oak trees in the front yard. This new lighting system provides curb appeal and peace of mind during darker hours.

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Suburban Farm to Table

Backyard patio with Raised Garden Bed and wood-fire Fire oven

Suburban Farm to Table

Ron Peterson

Design by

Ron Peterson

It is always a rewarding challenge to create a backyard that not only meets, but exceeds our clients’ expectations. In this project, our primary focus was to craft a space that seamlessly blends entertainment and sustainability.

The heart of this backyard design is an inviting entertainment area that serves as a hub for family gatherings and social events. The centerpiece is a wood-fired pizza oven, allowing our clients to savor the joy of crafting and enjoying delicious homemade pizzas with a unique flavor. 

Beyond the entertainment zone, we integrated a raised garden bed that serves as a vibrant source of fresh produce. The garden bed not only adds a touch of greenery but also an opportunity for the family to connect with nature and cultivate their fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Imagine plucking ripe tomatoes, basil, and peppers right from your backyard to enhance the flavors of your homemade pizza — a culinary experience like no other to be shared for years to come.

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Bland to Grand – A Hosting Haven

Backyard transformed into the perfect hosting area.

Bland to Grand – A Hosting Haven

Michael Blazing, Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Michael Blazing

This backyard began as a blank canvas, making this a perfect opportunity for Weller Brothers to create an exquisite hosting area in Rochester, MN!

Before this backyard renovation, there was a small, dark concrete patio that the client wanted to be transformed into a space that could be enjoyed by friends and family. 

The in-ground pool, installed by Thatcher Pools and Spas, was the focal point of this project. Weller Brothers extended the concrete patio that surrounds the pool into an additional seating area. The patio features a partially in-ground hot tub for a clean and cohesive design. 

Hosting in the Midwest is not complete without a fire pit. To utilize the slope of this client’s backyard to their advantage while creating an opportunity to extend the area, the Weller Brothers team added a Warming Trends gas fire pit two steps below the pool on Mattoni Patio Pavers and an elegant Brussels Block Border

We wrapped up this project by incorporating new plantings to provide our clients with a beautiful space where they can happily host family and friends for years to come.

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the Weller Brothers Way.

Sophisticated Three-Seasons Living

three-season porch and rock retaining wall

Sophisticated Three-Seasons Living

Cole Jenkins, Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Cole Jenkins
The goal: to create a backyard and entertainment space that serves as an extension of the indoor living space.

The outcome: this timeless and sophisticated backyard in Sioux Falls, SD.

An Outdoor Extension of the Recently Remodeled Interior

outdoor dining area in three-season porch with fireplace

The interior of this home had recently been remodeled by our friends at Deffenbaugh Homes, and the homeowners wanted to extend their sophisticated interior into an outdoor living space where they could cook, eat, relax, and enjoy the company of friends and family.

Our main focal point is the elevated three-season covered porch and fireplace area. It boasts geometric porcelain tile flooring, is wrapped in natural stone veneer planters, and is perched up above the rest of the backyard, allowing you to see out over the other communal spaces and expansive green areas.

The redesigned space also includes a stone veneer fire pit with a crushed limestone patio, a separate outdoor dining area, a kitchen space with dual cooking appliances, and recessed walk-in hot tub pad.

outdoor kitchen dual cooking appliances
recessed walk-in hot tub pad

Incorporating Industry Trends

This homeowner wanted a design with symmetrical elements to create a formal style. To accomplish this, we used straight lines and geometric shapes throughout the space.

To create a sense of uniformity and sophistication, we kept to a simple color palette. The pathways and landscape beds are well-defined and provide structure to the space. This timeless style of landscape architecture is one that homeowners will want to consider when brainstorming and designing their future landscape projects.

porcelain tile patio with outdoor couch
paver walkway and front porch
paver walkway

Finishing Touches – High-Quality Furniture

When investing in a high-quality landscape design, the final touches tie everything together. 

Enter our outdoor furniture services.

Our customer came to our furniture design consultant with the following criteria:

  • An outdoor dining area that would be as comfortable as being indoors
  • A timeless look that would outlast trends
  • Quality and durable materials to last throughout the seasons

To achieve this, we selected pieces from Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics, and Castelle and we love how they tied the entire landscape together.

outdoor dining area
outdoor furniture on patio

 

What Can We Create For You?

How can we extend your indoor home into an outdoor living space in Sioux FallsRochester, or Des Moines?

Our talented landscape design team is ready to turn your vision into reality, no matter what style you’re envisioning.

Contact us today and let’s design your dream outdoor space.

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Ladies’ Night Summertime Soirée

outdoor pool at a white home with black and white furniture and outdoor living space

Ladies’ Night Summertime Soirée

Chad Kasten, Landscape Designer at Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Chad Kasten
 
At Weller Brothers, we strive to turn outdoor dreams into reality. 
 
Our client’s backyard presented us with an intriguing challenge—a neglected pool and patio area begging for some tender loving care. It was clear from the get-go that this space had enormous potential, and our team couldn’t wait to get their creative juices flowing.
 

Porcelain Elegance: The New Patio

porcelain paver patio with a pool and black and white outdoor loungers

To breathe new life into this space, we began with the patio. We opted for porcelain tiles, a choice that not only exudes luxury but also provides durability that will withstand the test of time. We carefully selected these tiles to seamlessly blend the upper deck and the patio area, creating a harmonious flow that ties the entire backyard together.

 

Poolside Paradise

outdoor pool at a white home with black and white furniture and outdoor living space

The heart of any backyard oasis is undoubtedly the pool area. Our team knew that this required special attention. 

We gave the pool a complete makeover, transforming it into a sparkling gem that beckons for relaxation and enjoyment. It’s where you can soak up the sun, unwind after a long day, or entertain friends and family.

 

Beyond the Pool: High-Quality Outdoor Furniture

But we didn’t stop at the pool and patio. Our vision for this backyard renovation extended to the entire space. Our Furniture Design Consultation, Kari, stepped in to help the homeowners select sustainable, comfortable, and eye-catching outdoor furniture

The customers had a vision in mind – white and black furniture, mixing in different textures of material, which made our job easy.

We selected woven and aluminum pieces from Lloyd FlandersCastelle, and Summer Classics to accomplish the look and quality.

 

Outdoor patio furniture
outdoor couch and tables
black outdoor bar stools
 

Embracing Nature: New Plantings

We thoughtfully selected and placed lush, vibrant plantings to breathe life into the landscape. These additions not only provide a burst of color but also create a sense of privacy and tranquility, separating the backyard from the outside world.

 

Illuminating the Night: Low Voltage Lighting

To extend the hours of enjoyment, we installed low-voltage lighting throughout the backyard. This not only adds an enchanting ambiance but also ensures safety and security after sunset. Imagine enjoying a midnight swim in the softly lit pool — utterly magical!

 

The Ground Beneath: Mulch Beds

We know that details matter. We designed and implemented mulch beds to maintain the health of the plantings and ensure that the space remains as beautiful as the day it was completed.

 

rock wall and plant bed
mulch bed and plants in front of a black retaining wall

 

Nature’s Stairway: Natural Stone Stairs

To connect different levels of the backyard seamlessly, we added natural stone stairs. These rustic and elegant stairs serve both form and function, creating a graceful transition between spaces while enhancing the overall aesthetic.

 

backyard staircase
backyard staircase look down onto patio and firepit

 

A Backyard For Any Occasion – Like Ladies’ Night!

We’ve transformed a once-average space into a haven of beauty, relaxation, and functionality. Now, our clients have a backyard that invites them to savor every moment, whether it’s a lazy afternoon by the pool, an evening by the fireplace, or a classy ladies’ night with champagne and great conversation.

four women laughing at a backyard party
women standing at cocktail tables near a pool
bartender pouring champagne
women enjoying an outoor patio

 

Now It’s Your Turn!

If you’re dreaming of your own backyard paradise in Sioux FallsRochester, or Des Moines, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

Our talented landscape design team is ready to turn your vision into reality, just like we did with this stunning backyard transformation.

Contact us today and let’s start designing your dream outdoor space.

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Modern Minnesota Juxtaposition

modern rochester, mn home with paver patio, landscape lighting, and rock beds

Modern Minnesota Juxtaposition

Michael Blazing, Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Michael Blazing

Sharp, clean lines and soft, feathery accents? Perfect.

When the owners of this home in Rochester, MN, wanted a landscape design that would complement the modern style of their home, they reached out to the designers at Weller Brothers to achieve the goal.

To create a sharp and modern landscape style, Michael implemented clean lines and large groupings of single plants into the facade.

The front of this home is eye-catching, and we wanted to accentuate that even more by designing elements that put the focus on the front while screening the driveway from view.

Next up – plants. Choosing the right plant material can create a softer texture, juxtaposed against the hard lines of the house and landscape beds. Michael opted for perennial grasses and flowers to create a feather texture as contrast.
 

The paver patio added to the front of the house creates a peaceful sitting space to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. 

The last element to tackle was landscape lighting. The house is well-lit, so we needed the landscape lighting to expand the front of the house at night. The added lights give the house a visually solid “foundation” at night so that the house doesn’t appear to be floating, especially considering there are no streetlights in the area.

We love how this turned out!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Peaceful Details For a New Build

wide shot of a new home with a backyard patio

Peaceful Details For a New Build

Ron Peterson

Design by

Ron Peterson

The vision → the result!

Our work on this newly constructed Sioux Falls home began when the homeowner reached out to our team, wanting to create a nice hang-out space in the backyard.

In order for the patio level to match an existing covered patio, we added a boulder retaining wall around the perimeter. We then added patio space off the covered patio space to enjoy a fire pit or soak up the sun. On the side of the covered patio, a cedar privacy screen surrounds the hot tub area.

Finally, we planted tall ornamental grasses and flowering shrubs for year-round interest.

Beautiful and functional!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Midwest Masterpiece . . . and More.

Beautiful evening pool party

Midwest Masterpiece . . . and More.

Chad Kasten, Landscape Designer at Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Chad Kasten
This multi-level outdoor living space started as a mostly unusable, sloped backyard. Today, it’s a magical gathering area where meaningful relationships have blossomed.
Phase one of this project started with an outlook grilling and serving structure, a pergola with seating below, and a lower firepit space. The area was designed to eventually accommodate a swimming pool. After a couple of years, the customer decided to take the “plunge” and phase two began. With the slope of the yard, the pool installation required some pretty extensive retaining walls that are something special to look at. Phase one of the project incorporated astroturf throughout the patio spaces, so we wanted to include that same detail throughout the pool deck. Each level of this backyard is truly amazing and this space will be enjoyed for many years to come.
This project became extra special to our team. Throughout the course of the construction, our production employees go to know the homeowners and their family. The video below tells the story of how this process created much more than a brand new backyard.

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Pool Party!

backyard pool and patio redone in sioux falls

Pool Party!

Chad Kasten, Landscape Designer at Weller Brothers Landscaping

Design by

Chad Kasten
Elegance, beauty, and FUN sum up this backyard.

Before the renovation of this landscape began, there was an existing swimming pool and a fairly extensive landscape. The hope was to update the existing pool and redo the surrounding landscape.

To create a classy look to the patio, we used large slap pavers. Stone veneer steps were installed off the back of the house to match the look of the outdoor kitchen structures as well as the gas fire pit.

We then built an overhead structure with a TV to enjoy sporting events throughout the summer months. Whether you’re enjoying a cold beverage or cannonballing into the pool, this backyard will not disappoint. Cheers!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.

Backyard Autumn Charm

After photo of a backyard patio

Backyard Autumn Charm

Ron Peterson

Design by

Ron Peterson

A design that perfectly blends the new look with the old charm of the house and neighborhood.

The client has a busy, growing family and it was time to update the backyard space and make it more usable. They wanted a bigger patio and their kids outgrew the play set. We rebuilt the back steps with caps and block to match the house and lighted them for elegance and safety. The rich, red blend of pavers complemented the brick on the front of the house and made it feel like it’s been there from the beginning. And lastly, the landscape beds were tidied up and new sod was installed to finish it off so it’s ready to enjoy!

Designed

the Weller Brothers Way.