Peterson Companies News & Blog

Lakefront Tiered Slope - Project Summary

July 24, 2018

The existing slope of this lakefront property in Chisago City, Minnesota was overgrown and difficult to manage. The homeowner wanted to revamp their sloped backyard into a more usable space to enjoy their lakefront property. To achieve this, sections of the existing stone retaining wall were...

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Best Methods For Shoreline Restoration

September 28, 2017

If you live on a lake or river, the best feature of your home is arguably the shoreline. Letting your waterfront property become overgrown is a waste of usable space that could be thoroughly enjoyed. Even worse is to let that waterfront wash away in front or your eyes. Here are some solutions to...

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Don't Wait Until Spring For These Fall Landscape Projects

September 12, 2017

The season for landscaping is quickly ending. Now is the time to get started on those fall chores before the ground completely freezes and is covered by snow. Any fall tasks that get neglected in the Fall will need to be dealt with in Spring. Waiting for Spring though can put you between a rock...

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Shoreline Restoration - Project Summary

August 15, 2017

Project Description:

Homeowner had some erosion along their shoreline, and needed to have this area fixed and cleaned up.  Boulders were brought in to build a retaining wall, complete with a clay loam base and heavy felt fabric.  The area also had trees and debris that needed to be removed, and...

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Major Retaining Wall Needed For Historic Home

July 14, 2017

Project Description:

Homeowner had a large corner lot, and most of the yard was sloped, creating a difficult scenario for successful landscaping.  The grass was spotty at most, and there were areas of dirt.  Almost the entire perimeter of the lot was sloped, which caused lots of erosion in the...

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Erosion Control With Native Plants

June 13, 2017

Project Description:

Homeowner was having erosion and drainage problems in the backyard of their residential landscape. The eroded slope in the backyard was dug out, regraded, and rebuilt with drain tile to help prevent future erosion. A total of 810 native perennials,   two birch trees, and a...

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Grading and Erosion Control

August 22, 2016

Project Description:Removed and disposed small trees, and graded a portion of the yard to raise it up. Installed 45 yards of black dirt, shade tolerant seed mix, seed blanket, and vinyl edging from the driveway to the corner of yard along with shredded wood mulch. Installed fabric and rock below...

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Drainage System

July 19, 2016

Project Description:

Client needs a drainage system to manage water runoff from its large outdoor facility in accordance with EPA standards.  For this commercial landscaping project, Peterson Companies created a system to channel runoff into a retaining pond through a 600-feet long ditch and...

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