Paver Patio Installation

Installing a paver patio is a beautiful way to make a statement and add value to your home. Pavers are a great material for patios, especially in Minnesota’s extreme climate changes, because they won’t crack like concrete. Instead, they flex during harsh Minnesota winters, making it a longer-lasting and more attractive patio option.

With an endless variety of colors and styles of formed pavers and natural stone, we can add elegance and curb appeal with a design that will complement any home.

Whether you prefer the uniqueness and beauty of natural stone or the traditional sophistication and practicality of concrete pavers, our team has the experience to build the patio of your dreams.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls provide a stylish way to restrain soil and add function to otherwise impractical landscapes with undesirable slopes. They are often used to terrace hills to create level areas for flowerbeds, gardens and outdoor living spaces.

With a variety of materials used to build retaining walls, such as concrete blocks, stones and boulders, it’s easy to beautifully incorporate them in any landscape design.

Retaining walls are carefully engineered to defy gravity and hold up soil in areas that would naturally slope downhill. It takes experience and precision to build a retaining wall that can challenge nature, year after year.

Poorly designed retaining walls will result in retaining wall failure and can create major water problems leading to possible wet basements. The team at Groundworks has the experience and craftsmanship to build and attractive wall that will stay stable for many years.

Paths & Walkways

A landscape design is only as good as its walkways. They are necessary to achieve flow and functionality throughout a yard. Properly designed walkways should create a natural flow of traffic between destination zones, such as patios, gardens and home entries.

Adding walkways can also help to achieve the overall style and mood of your landscape. While a formal, straight path can add sophistication to a traditional landscape, a curved path can add whimsy to a more playful design. 

The materials you choose for the pathway will also help determine the mood of the landscape. Some popular materials used for walkways include, brick pavers, slab pavers, and chilton flagstone.

Our team at Groundworks has experience with all styles of walkways and can create one to compliment any home and landscape.

Outdoor Steps & Stairs

Steps and Stairs are necessary additions to a landscape design when changes in the elevation throughout the yard are made. They are often built within a retaining wall where there is a significant change in the ground level and it's not easy or safe move between two areas of a landscape anymore. They are also used in front of doorways and at the end of walkways.

Like retaining walls, steps and stairs can be built from a variety of materials, such as concrete block and natural stone. They are often built from the same or similar materials of the other elements throughout the yard.

Whether it’s one step or a flight of 25 stairs, the team at Groundworks has the experience to build steps and stairs for your landscape that will withstand the test of time and continue to be safe and reliable for years to come.

Tree & Shrub Planting

Planting trees, shrubs and perennials is a great way to enhance your landscape that is both easy and inexpensive. There are endless varieties and combinations of trees and shrubs that can be used to compliment any style home and add color and life to an otherwise drab layout.

Trees and shrubs are not just used in landscape design for aesthetic purposes, but are often planted for very practical reasons. Evergreens, such as arborvitaes, can add natural privacy to a property line or outdoor living space. Trees can also control unwanted sunlight from beating into your home if placed strategically in front of a problem window. 

Check out our Pinterest board, Minnesota Perennials, to get inspiration for your landscape. Groundworks often gets their trees, shrubs and perennials from Gertens Greenhouse & Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights. Use their plant finder search engine to find inspiration for your new landscape.

Natural Stone Landscapes

Natural stone adds a touch of elegance to a landscape. The colors, shapes and textures of natural stone features are just as mother nature intended them to be, and for this reason will never go out of style.

Working with organic building materials in a landscape takes patience and craftsmanship from the builder. Each natural stone patiowalkway and retaining wall built by the team at Groundworks is carefully crafted into beautiful pieces of art that add uniqueness to the homes they adorn.

Wet Basement Solutions

The key to a dry basement starts at ground level. A properly drained yard will keep your basement moisture free all year round. Often, grading around the house will eliminate the problems with a wet basement. Elements such as retaining wallspatios, and edging can also be added to further reduce the chance of water seeping into the foundation of your home. 

At Groundworks, we specialize in correcting poorly drained landscapes. We use the proper equipment to determine the source of the water problem — whether it's from surface water, subsurface groundwater, underground springs, or storm water — and plan a course of action to correct the drainage issue.

A drainage plan is integrated into all our designs to insure long-lasting landscapes and hardscapes that will withstand any extreme weather changes.

Commercial Landscaping

Groundworks can landscape your commercial property to give your business curb appeal. We install long-lasting retaining wallswalkwaysstepstrees, shrubs, and edging. With a long list of commercial clients — including Applebees in Hastings — Groundworks has the experience to make your property functional and inviting for your customers and employees. 

Residential Landscaping

Groundworks specializes in residential landscaping services throughout Hastings, Red Wing, Burnsville and other surrounding Twin Cities suburbs.

Our landscaping specialties include, but are not limited to: wet basement solutionspaver patiosnatural stone featuresretaining wallswalkways, and step installation.

Groundworks serves residential properties in Hastings, Cottage Grove, Afton, Woodbury, Oakdale, Stillwater, St. Paul, Rosemount, Lakeville, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Shakopee, Eagan and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Snow Removal

Groundworks offers convenient and worry free snow removal services for residential and commercial properties in Hastings, Cottage Grove, Afton, Woodbury, Oakdale, Stillwater, St. Paul, Rosemount, Lakeville, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Shakopee, Eagan and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ready to discuss your snow removal and plowing needs? Let us help you get through those long, winter months. You can reach our Hastings office at 651-438-0404. Or, fill out our handy online form to schedule a free consultation.