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KARE 11 Backyard Landscape Renovation Nearing Completion

Reveal should be week of July 23rd - stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 9th:  The folks at the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) and KARE 11 can hardly contain themselves.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel – or rather Backyard!  The fence is being painted this week.  Southview Design’s crew will be back in KARE 11’s Backyard during the week of the 14th to finish up the final elements. There is irrigation, nightlighting, and planting to be done.  In the past week, our crew tested the water feature.  It’s going to look a lot better with plantings and lighting.

Water Feature - testing! testing! - Is this thing on?

Water Feature – testing! testing! – Is this thing on?

The stone on the fireplace is stunning.  It stands out around the firebox/hearth. This natural stone comes from Montana.  It’s a glacier stone called Canyon Creek.  Note the design detail:  that same stone is repeated in the upper patio/living area as well as the inlay in the permeable pavers below.

Stone on the Fireplace, in the Upper Patio, and for the Paver Inlay - all the same

Stone on the Fireplace, in the Upper Patio, and for the Paver Inlay – all the same

Work started in the past week on the outdoor bar.  Precision Decks and Lampert Lumber have come together to get this done.  It will be topped with a beautiful countertop by Aurora Surfaces.  This will go perfectly with the grill provided by Warners Stellian.

Outdoor Bar - Stone Inlay - Studio Planter

Outdoor Bar – Stone Inlay – Studio Planter

The Studio planter in the foreground will be filled with colorful flowers and grasses as will the plant beds throughout the Backyard.  Belinda and Bobby made the trip to Farmington to visit Bachmans and pick out their favorites!

To see more on the KARE 11 Backyard Renovation, go to our Project Page!  You’ll find more work-in-progress photos, initial concepts drawings, links to the Grow with KARE segments about the project, and information about our partners – we couldn’t have done it without them!

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