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Hot Weather Lawn Care Tips For Minneapolis Homes

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With the unseasonably high temperatures we’ve seen so early in the summer this year, we’re going to stress the importance of caring for your lawn in extreme heat. There are a lot of common misconceptions about the right way to handle hot, dry weather with regards to your grass and we’re here to bust the myths and protect your lawns! The first mistake a lot of homeowners make is overwatering. Here in MN we often get a torrential downpour followed by a heatwave and vice versa, yet we continue to maintain our irrigation schedule. The problem...

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3 Reasons for Landscaping your Minneapolis Home

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3 Reasons for Landscaping your Minneapolis Home

There are multitudes of reasons both practical and personal that make landscaping important. Whether you’re seeking to add value, create a vibe, or combat the elements, landscaping is a way to personalize and prioritize the features that are most important to you.  Retaining walls are a great example where landscaping can serve a purpose by way of preventing erosion on your property. Without retaining walls, wind and rain can wreak havoc on your grass, gardens, and even your foundation. Retaining walls- though functional in nature, are...

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Adding Value when Selling your Minneapolis Home

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Adding Value when Selling your Minneapolis Home

Properties can run the gamut when it comes to outdoor amenities like summer kitchens, pools, orchards, and expansive gardens. It’s hard to know whether your potential buyer will be the kind of person who delights in the idea of these things or is completely turned off by the amount of time and energy they will require. We have a few suggestions for your property that have a great return on investment, and which should also appeal to even the most discerning of tastes when you decide it’s time to sell your home.  A front yard boasting...

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Spring Lawn Care In Minneapolis

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Spring Lawn Care In Minneapolis

After another Minnesota winter, chances are your lawn is needing a spring spa day right about now. If the snow has melted away only to reveal patches of thatch, ice mold, and dead grass along your sidewalks, we can completely sympathize. We’re offering up a few easy treatments to get your lawn looking its best for the warmer months ahead.  Clearing thatch, the insidious dead debris that slowly builds up at the base of grass, is easy to remove with a few swift passes of your rake. Get a nice arm workout as you loosen trouble areas! Or...

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Earth Day Landscaping Tips

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We’re celebrating Earth Day this year by giving you a few landscaping pointers that are easy to implement and are also easy on the planet! April 22nd marks 51 years since the birth of the modern environmental movement and we’re excited to share some ideas that will help lower your environmental impact and hopefully bring you a little joy in the process.  Go for Native Plants Opting for native plants is a great place to start. Not only are they better for the local wildlife, but they also tend to thrive- since they’re...

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Welcoming Spring Entryways

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Have you ever noticed what a new coat of paint on your front door will do to your entryway?! There’s a street on my block where each house has a different paint color on their door and I often take that way just to look at them. It’s little improvements like these that can really pack an aesthetic punch when it comes to making a statement out of your entryway.  Likewise, a fresh coat of paint on your porch swing, bench, or planters can help you channel some of your DIY energy as well as give your space a little facelift. Think about the...

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Spring is Hardscaping Season

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Spring is Hardscaping Season

Hibernation is coming to an end! We’re all eager to get back outside and enjoy our yards, gardens, and patios after another long Minnesota winter. Now that our yards aren’t covered in several feet of snow, we’re able to better envision all the landscaping possibilities. And it’s the perfect time to see some of those potential plans come to fruition.   Between the extreme temperature fluctuations and the salt build-up we experience in this climate, our driveways and sidewalks take on a lot of wear and tear in the winter months. They...

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Productivity in the Shortest Month

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Productivity in the Shortest Month

February can be the month where we start to get a little shack happy. Luckily, it’s only 28 days long, and then we’ll be turning the corner into spring. While you’re waiting for warmer temps and the chance to get out and tend to your bulbs & bushes, we have a few activities to help make you feel like spring is growing ever nearer – even if your crocuses still have a few weeks to go! Now is the time to take out that seed catalog and place your order. By the time your seeds arrive, it will be roughly 10-12 weeks before the last frost,...

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Simplifying in the New Year

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Simplifying in the New Year

Most Januarys are filled with resolutions of reading more books, losing those post-holiday pounds, or planning your perfect vacation- but his year is slightly different. Chances are, you’ve already read all the books on your list. You’ve probably been diligently utilizing your home gym in between math lessons for your children’s distance learning at home. And planning for that perfect vacation sadly might need to wait just a little bit longer. So we’re offering some ideas to simplify your year and to remind you to take a moment to appreciate...

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How to Have a Green Thumb This Winter

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How to Have a Green Thumb This Winter

It may sound crazy, but it’s actually not too late to do some planting… even outdoors! If your green thumb has an itch to stay busy this winter, we have some suggestions to stay in the gardening game, despite the dropping thermometer. Milkweed is a plant that requires winter stratification- meaning, the seeds need to be exposed to cold temps in order for them to sprout in the spring. Seeds like those of the milkweed plant have a very hard outer coating that protects them from sprouting prematurely in the event of a February thaw....

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