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Stylish Fall Spaces

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Fall winds will soon be heading our way, so there’s no better time to take advantage of the final days of summer. We have a few late-season ideas to get the most out of your courtyard, patio, and seasonal garden. Why roll up your entertaining plans for the year just because the temps are dipping a bit? With a few simple adjustments, you can get your spaces ready for sweater season!  Just a simple arrangement of striking containers on your front porch can work wonders for livening up your entrance. Rotating decor by season helps to keep...

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Landscaping Tips For Fall

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We often think of spring as the optimal time to be out in our yards, pruning and preening- preparing for a season filled with cookouts and lawn games. But fall, with its hot cider and bonfires is actually the time when our yards need the most TLC. We have some time and money saving tips to help ensure that your fall efforts pay off come springtime! Even though the temps are cooler, your yard still needs water. Summers can take a toll on grass, and fall waterings will help your lawn recover from seasonal stressors. The extra hydration will...

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Landscaping with Pets in Mind

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Landscaping with Pets in Mind

Having a great outdoor space where your pets can safely roam and get a little exercise is one of the perks of being a homeowner! There are a few things to consider before transforming your yard into a doggie haven though. We have some helpful ideas to keep your pets safe & happy while keeping your yard looking fabulous!  Pets are curious, so having little pathways & areas for them to explore will keep them occupied and out of mischief, as well as tire them out so they stay calm when back inside. Think of it as an aesthetically...

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Landscaping Tips When Selling Your Home

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Landscaping Tips When Selling Your Home

Summer is a great time to sell your home, and one thing that will surely improve your chances of finding that perfect buyer is curb appeal. By presenting a well-manicured lawn, lovely hardscaping, and attractive gardens, you’ll be sitting pretty in today’s real estate market. We’re here to help you get the most out of selling your home! Don’t let the fact that your property is situated on a hillside be a deterrent for aesthetics. You can turn that unattractive area of your yard that’s a pain to mow and difficult to garden into a terraced...

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Landscaping Where Grass Won’t Grow

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Whether it’s lack of sunlight, too much foot traffic, or high acidity levels, we have three creative and eye-catching ideas on how to deal with those tricky spots in your yard where the grass just won’t grow! Container Gardens: Building these attractive little boxes can be a great family project- as can the process of planting, caring for, and harvesting the healthy fruits & veggies at the end of the season. If you’re worried that you’ve missed the ideal window for gardening, then stick with carrots, arugula, broccoli, and beets- all of...

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How to Keep Insects out of Your Lawn

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How to Keep Insects out of Your Lawn

It’s that time of year again where pesky mosquitoes put a damper on our backyard BBQs and sneaky little beetles and earwigs take up residence in our gardens. But there’s a balance between eliminating the hungry bugs while protecting our pollinators, pets, and kiddos and we’re here to help!  Maintaining your trees and shrubs with regular trimmings is a good first step because direct sunlight can be lethal for many types of bugs. Regular watering and mowing will also help to keep insect populations down and will make your backyard...

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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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