When it comes to Minneapolis hardscapes, there isn’t much we haven’t done for our customers. We have installed everything from retaining walls to patios, and we think that the hardscapes can be both beautiful and functional. So here is a brief overview of the most popular types of hardscapes and the purposes they can serve.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are some of the most functional types of hardscapes. They either separate garden rooms or areas, or they hold soil up across varying elevations of your home’s landscape. Retaining walls are also lovely to look at when installed properly. So you get the practical use: holding soil up and helping with erosion issues. But you also get the aesthetics of a pretty wall. This can be the focal point of your landscape, depending on the way your yard and garden are laid out.

Patios and Decks

An open area for holding furniture and for relaxation, patios are lovely hardscapes that can give you even more room to entertain guests. Generally speaking, a patio will be level with the grass and ground. These can be made out of a variety of different stones or slabs of concrete. The type of stone we use will depend on a few different factors, and we can discuss this more with you when you call us for information about our hardscapes services.


Walkways are paths that lead from your house to your patio or around other areas of your yard. They are a great way to help you, your family and your guests get around your yard without having to walk on dirt and grass. They help people keep their footing, and they are especially useful after dark when it’s hard to see. These can be made out of a variety of different materials as well. The type we use will also depend on a few factors, including who will be using the walkway the most often and the overall aesthetics of your yard and landscaping.

Outdoor Fire Pits

These are a fun way to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the comfort of your home. We can install an outdoor fire pit made out of stone and other solid materials. So no matter what the weather is like outside, your fire pit will still be there. These are also great ways to enjoy your outdoor living area when the temperatures outside are a bit on the cool side.

Do you want more information on Minneapolis hardscapes? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or contact us for a Free Estimate.