Posts by Denise


How to Prevent Spring Flooding

How to Prevent Spring Flooding


Posted on Mar 3, 2020

Warmer temps are almost here – which means lots of melting snow! Every home and yard is different – some pose a bigger risk to your home’s foundation and basement based on how well water drains. If your yard tends to look and feel like a swamp after rain or melting snow, you probably have a drainage problem. With nowhere else to go, water could end up in your basement or foundation, causing costly problems down the...

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Feeling cooped up? 4 Ways to Get out and Enjoy Winter It’s late January, about the time that every Minnesotan gets a little antsy from being cooped up inside for months. Don’t let the cold get you down! Minnesota DNR has plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the great outdoors – just bundle up and be ready to learn something new! 1. Snowshoeing: a great way to get some fresh air and exercise while exploring...

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Your Evergreen Tree Guide!

Your Evergreen Tree Guide!


Posted on Dec 19, 2019

When you’re out enjoying the Minnesota winter landscape, do you ever wonder what type of evergreen you are looking at? It’s easy to assume that any evergreen is a pine tree, but in fact there are many! The top three types of evergreen trees are: Pine Spruce Fir. The easiest way to tell them apart is to take a look at the needles. Pine needles grow in a cluster from one point of origin. These needles are softer and longer than...

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