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Outdoor Yoga in the Backyard? Yes, Please!

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Outdoor Yoga in the Backyard? Yes, Please!

Whether it’s practicing yoga or hosting a movie night with friends, flexible outdoor spaces are at the top of the list for many homeowners this season. In a recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) the top three trends for outdoor amenities include flexible use space (74%), charging stations for mobile devices (70%), and bike storage (70%). Wouldn’t it be great to have your own little zen area for downward dogs? Or a charging station to keep your mobile devices ready for streaming music or movies outdoors? These...

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Top 5 Landscaping Trends for 2018

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Top 5 Landscaping Trends for 2018

We’re excited to finally kick off the spring season after a long, snowy winter! Wondering what’s new this year? You’re in luck – we’ve reviewed the official list of 2018 landscaping trends from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Here are the Top 5: 1. Experiential landscape design. Today’s landscapes are thoughtfully and creatively built for living, working and playing outdoors. Designated areas for cooking, dining, relaxing and even working outside are becoming more common. When you add fully integrated outdoor...

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3 Ways to Add Value to Your Home Through Landscaping

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3 Ways to Add Value to Your Home Through Landscaping

Did you know a recent REALTORS® report ranked a new patio, softscapes and an overall landscape upgrade among the top ways to add value to your home? We’re excited about that! We love what we do, and it’s great when our customers’ home values rise because of the work we’ve done. Landscaping is usually a great return on investment, too, with these projects at roughly 100% in cost recovery. And just as important, we’ve seen the joy that our projects bring to the families that stay in their homes to enjoy their updated spaces. Whether...

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Add a Little LOVE to Your Landscape

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Add a Little LOVE to Your Landscape

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this month – so why not add some LOVE to your landscape? Here are a few plants we love for adding a touch of red to your yard: Here are some other ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day!   Feeling sentimental? Learn to carve your own Valentine...

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Bring It Home! Add Vikings Pride to Your Landscape

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Bring It Home! Add Vikings Pride to Your Landscape

  How about that Minneapolis Miracle?! Whether you’re a die-hard or a fair-weather fan, most of Minnesota is caught up in the excitement of this amazing Vikings season. If you’d like to carry that spirit through to your landscape this spring, we’ve got some ideas here to get you started. Good choices for spring color are Moonshine Yarrow and May Night Salvia. If you’d prefer your Purple Pride to bloom in late summer/early fall (in time for football season) plant Little Goldstar Black-eyed Susan and Purple Dome...

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Tips for Enjoying Wildlife this Winter

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Tips for Enjoying Wildlife this Winter

Winter in Minnesota is a great time to get outside, enjoy the weather and watch for wildlife. Next time you’re out hiking, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing, look for signs of animal tracks in the snow. State parks and nature centers are a great place to learn about animals in the area and look for tracks. White-tailed deer, red fox, coyotes, fishers and timberwolves are all common here. Check out Minnesota’s DNR website for more tips. If you’re headed up north, look for Boreal owls, usually found in St. Louis, Lake and Cook. Great gray,...

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End of Season Landscape Care Tips

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End of Season Landscape Care Tips

As temps tumble, bundle up and take a look around your yard. Are there some plants that need a little clean up? A spot where you’d still like to plant a tree? There’s still time! Here are a few fall planting and cleanup tips: Cut ’em or Leave ’em? When you see the dead foliage on your plants, you might wonder, “Do I leave that or should I cut it back?” There aren’t any hard & fast rules, but here are a few guidelines: Perennials like Coneflowers (Echinacea) and Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)...

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Fall Bulb Planting Guide – Get Ready for Spring Now!

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Fall Bulb Planting Guide – Get Ready for Spring Now!

Fall is the ideal time to plant most bulbs in the ground, and you can look forward to cheery blooms sprouting up in the spring. Here are a few tips for planting this season: Decide where to plant. Look around your yard and landscape to decide where you’d love to see color pop up next spring. Consider the soil conditions, the amount of sun and shade, and compare it to the packaging on your bulb to ensure it’s a good spot for that particular variety. Then, check the soil. If it’s too sandy or too dense, you may need to amend it. Find out how...

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Add a Soothing Water Feature to Your Landscape Now

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Add a Soothing Water Feature to Your Landscape Now

The gentle sound of flowing water can sooth the soul, adding peace and tranquility to your landscape. Summer will soon be coming to an end, there’s still time to install and enjoy a water feature in your backyard this season. Here are a few ideas: Boulder fountains are popular now, or you can go the traditional route. Birds love them and they make a fantastic focal point in your yard. Big or small, a pond is a great way to add a water feature, too. It can stand alone or serve as a gathering pool from an adjoining stream. Add a water lily,...

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Caring for your New Landscape

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Caring for your New Landscape

Congratulations – your new landscape is installed and you’re all set to enjoy it the rest of the summer. But do you know how to care for it properly to ensure you’ll enjoy it for years to come? Here are a few tips you can follow to help your new plants, trees and shrubs thrive. Watering your Landscape the First Year (Light Soil) In general, landscapes need about 1” of water per week (rainfall + irrigation). Watering can be more of an “art” than hard & fast rules… you’ll need to consider many variables, such as: •...

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