- Retaining Walls
- Sidewalks & Concrete Curbing
- Shrubs & Perennials
- Pruning/Hedge Trimming
- Mulching & Repair
Sure, retaining walls look like simple stacked stone, block, or timber. But in fact, they’re carefully engineered systems that wage an ongoing battle with gravity. They restrain tons of saturated soil that would otherwise slump and slide away from a foundation or damage the surrounding landscape. These handsome barriers also make inviting spots to sit, and can increase usable yard space by terracing sloped properties, something that is increasingly important as flat home sites become ever more scarce in many regions.
Along with sloped landscapes where water runoff causes hillside erosion, ideal locations for a retaining wall include spots downhill from soil fault lines and where the downhill side of a foundation is losing supporting soil or its uphill side is under pressure from sliding soil.
If your property needs a retaining wall, or if the one you have is failing, give us a call and we can help you out with all your landscaping needs!
Sidewalks & Patios
In Minnesota, when the weather is nice, we want to be outdoors enjoying it. That’s where Ground Control can help out.
One of the most effective ways to enhance the look of your sidewalk or patio is by adding color and/or texture.
While sidewalks can be welcoming to your home or a relaxing path through the garden, your patio is an outdoor extension of your indoor living space. As Minnesotans we need to enjoy the summer to its fullest! Everyone loves to Barbecue in the summer and what better place to do it than in your own back yard?
Give us a call today to see how we can help!
Mulching & Repair
What can we say? Yep, we do this too! We’ll haul it in, prep the ground space and lay it down. Whether its repairing or refreshing the existing, or putting it in for the first time, we’ll do it right.
Shrubs & Perennials
Shrubs and perennials reward from year to year — but there are so many to choose from. Where to start?
We would love to meet with you and discuss the challenges you face that are specific to your soil, sunlight and shade requirements, and zone. It involves so much more than just sticking a plant into the ground and hoping it will grow.
Contact us today to talk about what we can do for you regarding landscaping needs.
Pruning & Hedge Trimming
Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape tree and shrub, while improper pruning can ruin or greatly reduce its landscape potential. In most cases, it is better not to prune than to do it incorrectly. Pruning, like any other skill, requires knowing what you are doing to achieve success. The old idea that anyone with a chain saw or a pruning saw can be a landscape pruner is far from the truth. More trees are killed or ruined each year from improper pruning than by pests. Remember that pruning is the removal or reduction of certain plant parts that are not required, that are no longer effective, or that are of no use to the plant. It is done to supply additional energy for the development of flowers, fruits, and limbs that remain on the plant.
Not sure if you should prune or when to do it? We have you covered. Give us a call today and we can handle your pruning and trimming needs!