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It’s fall! The air is crisp and colors are changing all around, here in Minnesota. Some of the most brilliant trees this time of year is the Maple. It also gives us one of nature’s sweetest gifts – maple syrup!  Did you know this tasty treat is only made in certain parts of North America and nowhere else in the world? Minnesota is one of 19 states in the U.S.  where maple syrup is made, and we have many licensed...

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Using a natural rainwater collection system, like a rain barrel, to collect and distribute rainwater to your lawn and gardens is a great way to practice sustainability. It conserves treated drinking water, and reduces the amount of water running off your property. Rain water is better for plants and soil because it doesn’t contain the salts and flouride compounds found in treated drinking water. There are several options to...

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It’s officially Spring! Minnesotans everywhere are heading outside to see how their gardens and landscape have fared over this long, snowy winter. If you’re unsure how to get started with spring clean up, here are a few tips to help you give your lawn and gardens a great start this season: 1.Lawn care In early spring, remove turf that has been damaged by plows, disease or salt, and prepare the soil for seeding later in the...

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