MNLA 2023 Awards

Ground One was recently honored with two awards by the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA). We received both the Excellence in Landscape Award and the Judges’ Choice Award at the 2023 MNLA Landscape Awards for our recent mid-century home landscape design + build project on the west shore of Cedar Lake in Minneapolis.

Our clients hired an architect to remodel their home, which is located on the lakeshore bluffs with a spectacular view of both Cedar Lake and the Minneapolis skyline. Ground One was brought in to create site plans required for permitting that met all the detailed code requirements related to hard surface permeability and bluff setbacks. We collaborated with the architects to ensure a strong connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces.  

For instance, basalt tiles were used inside the home as flooring and outside to create the main terraces and walkways as permeable hardscapes. We designed and constructed the masonry retaining walls needed for the auto-court with the same burnished block that was used for the inside fireplace surround  and exterior chimney detail on the home. 3D design models were used to show the clients an illustration of what the proposed landscape ideas would look like and how they fit the architectural goals.  A custom fire feature and raised planters were designed to accentuate the dark details of the home’s exterior.

We utilized eco-friendly drainage solutions, landscape lighting, and low-maintenance planting choices throughout the project. The project goal, as stated, was realized which was to create a mid-century home interior and an outdoor landscape which are perfectly connected, and the client was overjoyed with our contributions.  

Every year, the MNLA honors local landscape companies for their achievements in landscape design + build. Ground One submitted our Cedar Lake mid-century project for consideration, and this project won the Excellence in Landscape Award, as well the Judges’ Choice Award.Do you want to work with our award-winning landscape design + build team on a landscaping project in the Twin Cities metro? Contact Ground One today if you’re ready to get started!