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Caring For Your Paver Patio

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Caring For Your Paver Patio

Of course you have a beautiful patio so you can relax and enjoy the outdoors but it is also important to take steps to maintain the surfaces so you can enjoy it for years to come and relax with friends and family. If moss or mold appears on or between the pavers, use liquid bleach diluted in water (10 parts water to 1 part bleach) and scrub with a broom then rinse off. If this is an ongoing issue, and for a more permanent solution, ask an expert to consult on correcting the moisture or shade problems that are causing mold and moss to...

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Patios are in Season: How to Make the Most of Yours

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Patios are in Season: How to Make the Most of Yours

TIME TO ENJOY NATURE TO ALLEVIATE STRESS AND ANXIETY The right accessories and furniture investment and arrangement will bring beauty and purpose to any patio or outdoor space. In these ever-changing times, whether you choose to entertain a small group of guests or simply enjoy the outdoors in comfort with family, these tips will help transform your patio into an outdoor space that allows you to get away from the stress of everyday life and enjoy the outdoors which is so therapeutic right now. It is even the number one recommendation by...

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Landscaping for Outdoor Living

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Landscaping for Outdoor Living

Annie, guest blogger for this post, recently went through the process of choosing to do a DIY project or hiring professional design and build services for her family’s outdoor living space. Right now is a great time to add features to your yard. Let us know if we can help design the perfect outdoor living space for you! Patios, Pavers and Pits — Oh my! Minnesotans know how to savor every moment of good weather we are given, almost as a survival tool to withstand the long and snowy winters. It only makes sense then to be able to turn...

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Spring Landscape Maintenance Calendar

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Spring Landscape Maintenance Calendar

Before the last frost you can begin… You may think there isn’t much landscaping to do prior to the predicted ‘last frost’ in Minnesota, however, we have a list to get a little spring in your step, even your hands dirty and enjoying the fresh, crisp air of early spring. Where to start? Read on: Uncover and remove winter mulch from roses, spring bulbs, and perennials. Divide and replant overgrown perennials. Till flower and vegetable garden soil and add composted cow manure, rice hulls, peat moss, or composted leaves. Planting before the cold...

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How to Freshen Up Your Minneapolis Yard for Springtime

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The snow is—hopefully—all done for the year and that means it’s time to get your Minneapolis lawn ready for springtime again after a long winter. There are many things you could do today to get your lawn looking fresh for springtime.  The first step you should take is to remove any debris there may be on your lawn.  If you have pets, this could include picking up after them and for many this means clearing any fallen tree branches, large sticks, pinecones, and any other large debris.  After the large debris is gone, it will be easier for you...

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Is Landscaping Considered an Essential Business?

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As the concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, as does the confusion on what is considered an “essential” business during this time.  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz extended the Stay at Home Order on April 8th, 2020 and in this new Executive Order, Governor Walz expanded on what businesses are now deemed “essential.” Executive Order 20-33 states that the following industries are included under the food and agriculture category in being essential: “Workers supporting agricultural equipment repair service. Lawncare and landscaping workers....

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How to Prevent Spring Flooding

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How to Prevent Spring Flooding

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 road. There are a few ways to mitigate your home’s flood risk:   Drain tile is a great way to...

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Feeling cooped up? 4 Ways to Get out and Enjoy Winter

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Feeling cooped up? 4 Ways to Get out and Enjoy Winter

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 the tundra landscape! Several times a month, the DNR has snowshoeing 101 classes at various state parks, where...

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Your Evergreen Tree Guide!

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Your Evergreen Tree Guide!

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 other trees. In contrast, spruce needles are short and stiff and are attached to their branch from a single...

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‘Tis the Season for…Gourds?

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‘Tis the Season for…Gourds?

You may have been seeing them out at local grocery stores next to the pumpkins this fall and wondered – what in the world do I do with that? First, what IS a gourd? It’s in the same family as the pumpkin, and they are all considered “squash” – for some reason in our American culture, pumpkins just got the favored spot!   Unlike pumpkins, gourds aren’t edible – but they are great for autumnal decoration! Here are a few ways you can use gourds to add to your fall home décor: Add them to your mantel, perhaps with some foraged berries from...

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