Our Process


Twin Lake Design: Your Minnesota Landscaping Company

Our 7-Step Landscaping and Design Process

We have created and tested our own 7 step process to ensure our clients are delighted with their experience as well as their new space.  We are proud that this process has brought us exceptional clients and referrals throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.  Twin Lake Design is your Midwest Landscaping Company.

“Thank you for your help in setting up the Downtown Commons ribbon cutting.  You readily share your time and talents for the City of Buffalo and do such a wonderful job at it.  I feel very confident in all that you provide in consultation and how you have done so much to make our City so lovely.  It is so pretty this time of year.  You have so much to do with that! I sincerely appreciate all that you do.”

Thanks again,

Laureen Asst Administrator

City of Buffalo

“We hired Twin Lake Design with the intention of just getting a little Spring clean up for our yard.  But Marj had so many wonderful ideas and suggestions that we had her come back to work her skills to give us a gorgeous Summer landscape.  When Fall comes around, we’ll be having them back for winterization and spring planning, too!  Thanks for everything, we’ve been loving summertime more than ever this year!”

“Wanted to say that we appreciate how positive and professional you are.  What a treat to have someone around our house and family that is not grumbling and complaining.”

“Thank you very much for the beautiful job your company did landscaping around our new addition! You have a gift for making the new fit in perfectly with the existing things. I also feel you really listened to my likes and wishes and made it a Lovely Reality! Thank you for everything!”

“Dear Marj,

Thank you for the generous donation of 2 beautiful Bur Oaks to the City of Buffalo Library Campus. The City employees say they were donated to commemorate the library’s 100 year anniversary. They are beautiful and we appreciate the kindness of folks at Twin Lake Design. ”

7 Steps to Your Ideal Outdoor Space


  1. Evaluate: In our initial conversation we begin by evaluating your needs and desires to ensure we are the right contractor for you.
  2. Concept Exploration: At our first site visit we discover and explore concepts with you.
  3. PrePlan: To create your plan and budget we combine your site information and your concepts and review it with you.
  4. Final Design: This is where the final plan comes to life and we define your material selections. We meet with you to review your final plan and proposal for construction.
  5. Project Management: As we prepare to begin building your new space we promote open communication and give you regular updates throughout the entire project.
  6. Build Phase: is an exciting time!!! You are educated throughout the design process and ready to see your design become a reality!
  7. Educate: When your new project is complete, we will walk through the new space exploring the area while answering questions. We encourage continued conversations to ensure your questions are always answered, and your landscape provides joy and excitement everyday.

Finding a trusted Minnesota Landscape Company

We understand there is a lot to choose from when looking for a Minnesota Landscape Company.  How do you know who to trust?  Here are a few things to consider when deciding who to hire for your Landscape project.

    • How long has the landscape designer been in the industry?
    • What is their educational background?
    • Have they been recognized by industry professionals?
    • Do they participate in local industry organizations?
    • When you meet, does the pairing between client and company feel right?
    • Do they feel flexible to your ideas, with a willingness to make professional recommendations?

Choosing your Minnesota Landscape Company is an important decision. Ideally, this will become a long-lasting relationship that you can rely on for your future landscape design needs.  So it is important to know that you’ll work well with the company personnel, that you can trust their knowledge and experience, and that they have a long list of strong reviews to support your decision to work with them.

Twin Lake Design is confident that we can be your trusted Minnesota Landscape Company.  Check out our testimonials, look into our awards and education, and then schedule a consultation so we can meet!