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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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Holiday Gift-Giving for the Gardener in your Life

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Holiday Gift-Giving for the Gardener in your Life

The season for bestowing gifts upon our loved ones is here! Even though winters are long for us Minnesotans, having a collection of fun and functional yard toys will give the gardeners in your life a little something to look forward to. These gift ideas for your favorite trimming, pruning, plant-loving friends & family are sure to be a hit this holiday.  Why should the kids be the only ones to unpack a stocking this season?! We recommend an adult stocking filled with a set of pruning shears & trowel, a pair of stylish gardening...

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Understated Holiday Decorating

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Understated Holiday Decorating

Understated Holiday Decorating You don’t need to have the flashiest house on the block to show your holiday spirit. This month, we’re exploring a few simple, yet chic ideas to dress up your door, your porch, and even your mailbox with a little holli-dazzle!  We all know that wreaths seem to be the obvious go-to for a classic-looking front door during the month of December, but there are so many fun variations on the wreath that we wanted to get you thinking outside the box a bit. From burlap & sage to pinecones & cloves, there...

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Winter Preparations

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Winter Preparations

It can be a sad thing to haul in your patio plants, store your outdoor furniture, and cover the grill for the last time of the season. Whether you’re a snow bird heading for a warmer climate or a snow-loving Minnesotan who sticks around to enjoy the cross-country skiing and hot cocoa, we’re here to help you prepare for the long winter ahead. A kitchen herb garden allows you to enjoy a little piece of the outdoors in the warmth of your home. It’s nice to add a little greenery to your culinary environment once the leaves outside are gone and...

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Fire Features for Fall

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Fire Features for Fall

The season is upon us to seek a little extra warmth while enjoying our outdoor spaces. We’re here to shed some light (and heat) on a few options to consider when deciding to outfit your home with a fire feature.  Fire pits are a choice that might offer the most individuality, being that they can be constructed in just about any shape, size, or design you could dream up! Fuel options are plentiful and vary from wood or charcoal to propane and natural gas. There are now many electric models to select from as well. Whether you opt for...

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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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