Shorelines & Bluffs

Crafting a beautiful shoreline is essential to any lakefront property. Our unmatched experience will help you to select the best shoreline solution, balancing recreational opportunities, lake dynamics, and nature aesthetics with the needs of the native plant and animal communities that also call the shoreline home.

Riprap Landscaping Minneapolis


Shoreline change is a natural part of lakefront property, but the effects of erosion and shoreline loss can be accelerated without proper management. Traditional lawns that extend to the waterfront contribute to more rapid erosion, since the roots of turf grass only extend a few inches below the surface. Lakeside soil stabilization can be achieved by restoring your lakeshore with native plants and grasses, which have roots that can extend multiple feet. Restoring a natural shoreline will create a beautiful natural area with abundant flowers to enjoy. Additional benefits include pollutant and runoff filtration, increased wildlife habitat, and erosion prevention.

Natural Stone and Rock Walls

There’s a reason that stone walls are seen throughout the countryside in Minnesota. These structures are durable, elegant, and never go out of style. Natural stone walls can add a stunning landscape accent and provide functional use to any landscape design.


Shoreline erosion is a major concern and can pose a significant risk to your lakefront property. Riprap, one of the most common and cost effective shoreline erosion control techniques, can enhance the value of your property and increase lakeshore stability. Considered the most trusted local riprap experts in Twin Cities, NEC has completed many riprap installations and we can help make your shoreline project easy and worry free.

Cost Considerations

If you live on a lake or river you need a contractor who understands the unique challenges that these properties present. From the permitting process to the steep slopes and relentless wave action, your project requires an experienced designer and contractor. Our Minneapolis landscape design/build team has the experience to protect and enhance your property. We utilize native plantings and rip rap to armor the shoreline. We use many materials such as natural stone, concrete, and wood to construct lakeshore retaining walls, patios and stair systems. We can even build you a custom dock to handle unique shoreline situations.



Our landscaping services in Minneapolis St. Paul – Twin Cities include landscape design, retaining walls, boulder retaining walls, stone walls, rip rap, shoreline erosion control, patios, driveways, helical piers and more.


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