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Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes… in Burnsville, Minnesota

Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Burnsville, Minnesota
Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Burnsville, Minnesota

Repetitive and redundant, just a bit…

but, YES, we landscape in Burnsville.

Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping is a Full Service Design/Build Landscape company specializing in creating and enhancing your outdoor living space.  Switzer’s is located just eight miles north of Northfield on MN State Highway 3.  We have been there since 1926.

Creating beautiful outdoor spaces with custom made cedar pergolas and fences.
Creating beautiful outdoor spaces with custom made cedar pergolas and fences.

practicing in the Art of Landscape Design…

Complete Landscape Renovations
Complete Landscape Renovations

Providing Exceptional Quality & Uniquely Creative Design/Build Landscapes.

From Contemporary to Classic…

Transforming functional spaces to evoke the feeling of living in fine art.

Switzer’s is Landscaping from A to Z… that’s Afton to Zumbrota.

Complete Landscape Design/Build Services
Complete Landscape Design/Build Services

Please view the Portfolio Page to enjoy images of projects we have designed & installed.

Thank you for your time.

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Landscaping from A to Z in Minnesota… that’s Afton to Zumbrota

A passion for creating emtionally evocative environments for your life.Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes…   Repetitive and redundant, just a bit… but Hey,  you found us! Welcome to Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.   We are an Award Winning Full Service Landscape Design/Build company with a passion to create emotionally evocative environments for your life.   Switzer’s is located just eight miles north of Northfield on MN State Highway 3.  We have been there since 1926. While we love the World Wide Web, the internet can provide some challenges… like how do you find us when you get a million results in .23 seconds? With that in mind we’ve created these blog postings to help the search engines.

Creating a Grand Sense of Entry with a Cedar Arbor
Creating a Grand Sense of Entry with a Cedar Arbor

We service anyone that shares the passion for creating works of ART to live in.  But, our primary area is the Twin Cities, the South-Metro and South-Eastern Minnesota. We will be adding cities to the list below as we go along.  If you don’t see your city yet don’t worry we’ll be there shortly.  You can send us an email if you’re not sure and we would love to work with you!

Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes… in a city near you!

Landscaping in Afton….

Landscaping in Apple Valley…

Landscaping in Burnsville….

Landscaping in Empire

Landscaping in Farmington….

Landscaping in Lakeville….

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Landscaping in Rosemount….

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Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes… in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Apple Valley, Minnesota
Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Repetitive and redundant, just a bit…

but, YES, we landscape in Apple Valley.

Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping is a Full Service Design/Build Landscape company specializing in creating and enhancing your outdoor living space.  Switzer’s is located just eight miles north of Northfield on MN State Highway 3.  We have been there since 1926.

Beautiful outdoor living space... Paver and Stone Patio
Beautiful outdoor living space... Paver and Stone Patio

practicing in the Art of Landscape Design…

Complete Landscape Renovations
Complete Landscape Renovations

Providing Exceptional Quality & Uniquely Creative Design/Build Landscapes.

From Contemporary to Classic…

Transforming functional spaces to evoke the feeling of living in fine art.

Switzer’s is Landscaping from A to Z… that’s Afton to Zumbrota.

Complete Landscape Design/Build Services
Complete Landscape Design/Build Services

Please view the Portfolio Page to enjoy images of projects we have designed & installed.

Thank you for your time.

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Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes… in Zumbrota, Minnesota

Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Zumbrota, Minnesota
Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Zumbrota, Minnesota

Repetitive and redundant, just a bit…

but, YES, we landscape in Zumbrota.

Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping is a Full Service Design/Build Landscape company specializing in creating and enhancing your outdoor living space.  Switzer’s is located just eight miles north of Northfield on MN State Highway 3.  We have been there since 1926.

Natural Stone Steps in Landscape
Natural Stone Steps in Landscape

practicing in the Art of Landscape Design…

Natural Stone Retaining Wall and Cedar Pergola
Natural Stone Retaining Wall and Cedar Pergola

Providing Exceptional Quality & Uniquely Creative Design/Build Landscapes.

From Contemporary to Classic…

Transforming functional spaces to evoke the feeling of living in fine art.

Switzer’s is Landscaping from A to Z… that’s Afton to Zumbrota.

Interlocking Clay Paver Patio and Walk with Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting
Interlocking Clay Paver Patio and Walk with Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

Please view the Portfolio Page to enjoy images of projects we have designed & installed.

For a complete list of the Landscape Services offered by Switzer’s please visit the What We Do page…

Thank you for your time.

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Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes… in Afton, Minnesota

Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Afton, Minnesota
Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer in Afton, Minnesota

Repetitive and redundant, just a bit…

but, YES, we landscape in Afton.

Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping is a Full Service Design/Build Landscape company specializing in creating and enhancing your outdoor living space.  Switzer’s is located just eight miles north of Northfield on MN State Highway 3.  We have been there since 1926.

Natural Stone Work and Paver Driveway
Natural Stone Work and Paver Driveway

practicing in the Art of Landscape Design…

Complete Landscape Renovations
Complete Landscape Renovations

Providing Exceptional Quality & Uniquely Creative Design/Build Landscapes.

From Contemporary to Classic…

Transforming functional spaces to evoke the feeling of living in fine art.

Switzer’s is Landscaping from A to Z… that’s Afton to Zumbrota.

Complete Landscape Design/Build Services
Complete Landscape Design/Build Services

Please view the Portfolio Page to enjoy images of projects we have designed & installed.

Thank you for your time.

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Premium Landscape Paving Stones from Borgert Products

Patio installed by Switzer's
Patio using Borgert Cobble Paving Stones

…just better. It may seem a little pretentious, but Borgert’s statement about their paving stones is spot on.  From the granite aggregates to the rich colors, the unmatched strength to endless pattern possibilities Borgert’s paving stones perform!  Visit their website to find out a little bit more… Borgert Products.

Please enjoy the following photos of interlocking concrete paver patios, walkways and driveways. For more information about concrete pavers visit the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute.

Interlocking Paver Patio & Sidewalk for front of residence
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Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes… in Northfield, MN

Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping business sign on Highway 3
Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping business sign on Highway 3

Repetitive and redundant, just a bit…

but, YES, we landscape in Northfield.

Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping is located just eight miles north of Northfield on MN State Highway 3.  We have been there since 1926.  Switzer’s is a Full Service Design/Build Landscape company specializing in creating and/or enhancing your outdoor living space.

the Art of Landscape Design…

Providing Exceptional Quality & Uniquely Creative Design/Build Landscapes.  From Contemporary to Classic… Transforming functional spaces to evoke the feeling of living in fine art.

Switzer’s is Landscaping from A to Z… that’s Afton to Zumbrota.

Please view the Portfolio Page to enjoy images of projects we have designed & installed.  Thank you for your time.

  • the ART of Landscape Design

    Providing Exceptional Quality & Uniquely Creative Design/Build Landscapes. From Contemporary to Classic… Transforming functional spaces to evoke the feeling of living in fine art.




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Five Ideas you can use when Designing Landscaping for Winter Interest

The rustle of the colorful oak leaves - Landscaping for Winter Interest - the ART of Landscape Design
The rustle of the colorful oak leaves - Landscaping for Winter Interest - the ART of Landscape Design

Minnesota is not the only place that gets snow.  It seems everyone had snow this year and too much of it!  In Minnesota where we could be covered in snow for more then four months of the year and the temperatures can plunge well below zero for extended periods of time… it’s not always easy to think about landscaping.  But, we at Switzer’s Nursery and Landscaping do!  Always exploring the possibilities to enhance the landscape for year round enjoyment… Here are five ideas you can keep in mind when contemplating your landscape design:

one ~ PATTERNS & SHAPES ~  The white snow and gray skies can provide for some dramatic contrasts.  The skeletal structure of shrubs and trees are on full display.  Many have interesting bark or a funky branching structure.  The Burr Oak being one of our favorite.  Broad leaf evergreens like rhododendron or boxwood can provide a delicate interest while larger evergreens can decorate the grander landscape.  Pavers, boulders, natural stone and other hardscaping elements should be considered for their winter possibilities.

Snow Highlighted Pavers

Colorful Andirondack Chairstwo ~ COLOR ~ While it may not be the explosive color of a massed perennial garden, winter color can be just as dramatic.  Several plants have amazing color that stands out in the winter.  Especially the dogwood family.  The bronze colored bark of the Scotch Pine truly is inspirational during the winter. Evergreens have different colored needles and can vary in shape.  Garden accessories painted in bright colors can also play a starring role during the winter months.

three ~ ACTIVATION ~ Whether it is a gentle breeze rustling the remaining leaves on an oak tree or the wind whistling through the needles of a white pine the movement can be most engaging.  Flower heads left on hydrangea and the inflorescences of ornamental grasses activate the garden close at hand.  Wind chimes are not only a pleasure for the ears but also the eyes with their rhythmic movement.  Inviting the wildlife to participate in the garden can be enjoyable at the bird feeder, but a bit more challenging with deer and rabbits.

Feeding the Birdsfour ~ STRUCTURE ~ Pergolas and arbors provide wonderful interest in the winter by framing views and by casting the delicate long shadows of winter.  Not everyday is sub-zero so providing a shelter to escape from some of the elements can elongate your time outside.  Many structures are just wonderful to look at when they’re covered with a layer of fresh snow.

Japanese Tea House provides shelter from the Snow
Japanese Tea House provides shelter from the snow

five ~ THE VIEW ~  The view is something that is always important in landscape design, but planning for the winter months is a must.  First inside looking out… the placing of landscape elements so they can be viewed form the window is most important.  Not only the bird feeders, but all key elements should be kept in mind when designing.  Keeping track of the flow of traffic outdoors, especially pedestrian,  during the winter assists in the placement of landscape elements.

One element that helps all of the ideas above is Low Voltage Landscape Lighting.  Especially in the winter when the duration of daylight is short the lighting can really brighten up the landscape.   Patterns & Shapes, Color,  Activation, Structure and The View are some of the principles used by the landscape designers at Switzer’s Nursery and Landscaping to provide it’s clients enjoyment in their landscaping the whole year.

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Interlocking Concrete Paver Patio Installed in Farmington

Interlocking Paver Patio

Creating a warm and welcoming entry was a goal from the beginning with this beautiful patio project located in Farmington, MN.   The interlocking concrete pavers used for this front entry patio helped achieve the goal.   Tumbled pavers are mechanically distressed to create a soft weathered look.  The pavers were manufactured by Borgert Products of St. Joesph, MN.  The cobble series uses three different size pavers to enhance the softness of the patio.  The paver’s color is a blend of natural tones of chamois, brown & charcoal called MN River color blend.  The patio was installed exceeding the guild lines of the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI).  To see more images of paver patios installed by Switzer’s visit the Portfolio Paver PageSwitzer’s Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. is a full service Design/Build Landscape Contracting firm that services the Twin Cities Metro Area which includes the City of Farmington located in the South Metro County of Dakota.

Paver Patio Paver patio detail




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Landscaper Landscaping Landscapes… in Farmington, Minnesota

Switzer's roadside business sign along Mn State Highway 3
Switzer's roadside business sign along Mn State Highway 3

Okay… it may sound a little redundant.

YES, we landscape in Farmington.

Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping is located just five miles south of Farmington on MN State Highway 3.  We have been there since 1926.  Switzer’s is a Full Service Design/Build Landscape company specializing in creating and/or enhancing your outdoor living space.  You can visit our display located by the Children’s Barnyard at the Dakota County Fair in Farmington.

Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping Display at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington
Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping Display at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington

Please view the Portfolio Page to enjoy images of projects we have designed & installed.  Thank you for your time.