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Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today

Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Make a grand entry to your home with a cedar pergola.

Cedar pergolas and arbors are a wonderful addition to any landscape project. The offer many functional uses. From creating a sense of entry to privacy screening and of course some offer shade from the sun are the key features of pergolas. But there is also an intrinsic beauty that they offer. Some will harken to a more romantic time in landscape design. We love them for the wonderful spaces they create in gardens and landscape. Pergolas can be constructed of many materials. But nothing matches the natural beauty more than cedar. The ease of cedar to work with and its longevity from decaying make it a great choice for pergola projects. Find out more about the great properties of cedar at Real Cedar. Find a pergola detail you like in a picture? Make sure to add the photos to your favorite Pinterest board!

Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Create a sense of entry and a wonderful space to greet friends and family.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – A handsome Craftsman inspired pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – So many wonderful details and that remarkable cedar color.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Gorgeous simple lines in the details.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Nothing beats a beautiful space to gather with friends like a front yard patio with a cedar pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Create a little privacy around your patio with some cedar screnes on your pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Yes please! A dream outdor living space!
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The pergect addition to a cedar pergola… some cedar chairs!
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Craftsman inspired pergola… amazing!
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The naturals… stone and cedar!
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The front yard space done to perfection.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today The perfect greeting space!
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The front yard patio highlighted with a gorgeous cedar pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Wonderful in all season and all times of the day.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The pergola as gate and privacy screen.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The many beautiful colors of cedar.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – So many wonderful details and the ease of cedar to work with… stunning.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The cedar gate on the cedar pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – How to make a perfect garden, just add a cedar pergola and fence.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Create that perfect space on your patio with a cedar pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – That modern contemporary fell with all the warmth of cedar.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The perfect entertaining space created with a modern cedar pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Framing the view with a cdear pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – In all seasons the cedar pergola makes it beautiful.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – The hot tub in the garden covered and screned with a beautiful cedar pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – a perfect space on the back patio with a cedar pergola.
Cedar Pergola Design Ideas ~ Outdoor Living Today – Twin cedar pergolas.
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Crafting the Classic Cedar Pergola -Notching the Post

Landscaper Know How.

Crafting the Classic Cedar Pergola -Notching the Post

The corner of a L-Shaped Arbor Custom Crafted Pergolas and Arbors by Switzer's
The corner of a L-Shaped Arbor.

Pergolas and Arbors add so much beauty and style to your outdoor living space.   With their overhead plane they create the feeling of being in a room.  Yes, you guessed it… an outdoor room!  Many materials are available to construct pergolas.   Stone, concrete, metal, vinyl to name a few… but, we love the look of wood.   And our favorite wood  to work with is Real Cedar.  The beautiful color and natural decay resistance of cedar make our first choice and recommendation.

When constructing a pergola or arbor the joinery is of utmost importance.  A strong construction can provide years of worry free outdoor living.  In crafting our Classic Cedar Pergola and Arbors we notch the top of the post for the strongest connection.  This allows the cross members to rest on the post to carry the load and not the fasteners.   The over sized carriage bolts keep the joint nice and tight.

Classic Cedar Pergola – Watch Video on notching the post.
The complete assembly of a Classic Cedar Pergola  by Switzer's
The completed assembly of a Classic Cedar Pergola.
Using  a wood chisel to finish cleaning out the notch of a Real Cedar post for a Custom Classic Cedar Pergola.
Using a wood chisel to finish cleaning out the notch of a Real Cedar post for a Custom Classic Cedar Pergola.
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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!

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Landscaping in Burnsville….

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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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Pergolas & Arbours the ART of Landscape Design

Arbors, Pergolas and more… Custom Crafted Landscape Strucutres

Crafting a Classic Cedar Pergola

The ART of Landscape design is truly apparent in every Landscape Structure crafted in the Workshop.  Each is uniquely designed and then hand crafted from the finest materials.  Precision installation will give you years of worry free outdoor enjoyment!

All of the pergolas and arbors in the following video have been designed and installed by the Workshop… also, visit the Landscape Structures on the portfolio page.

Contact Switzer’s to find out more about enhancing your outdoor living space with a Custom Crafted Arbor or Pergola.  Contact Info

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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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Landscaping from A to Z Landscaping in Northfield, MN the ART of Landscape Design

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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Landscaping from A to Z Landscaping in Farmington, MN the ART of Landscape Design

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.