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Rocking Out Minneapolis This Fall!

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Rocking Out Minneapolis This Fall!

Decorative rocks have been part of the human experience for eons. From Stonehenge to cave drawings, our fixation with these geological wonders continues to evolve into today’s trends, as we still use rock and stone to decorate much of our home’s interior and exterior. When we think about landscaping, there are so many exciting, versatile, and durable elements at play when using rocks or stones that we just had to name a few! Boulders are a great way to add interest to your landscape beds. Acting as visual anchors, boulders create focal points...

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Choosing Kid-Friendly Patio Furniture for Your Minneapolis Backyard

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Choosing Kid-Friendly Patio Furniture for Your Minneapolis Backyard

Not only do kids like to be outside, they also yearn to be included in whatever the adults are doing. Keeping this in mind when deciding on patio furniture is a good idea so that your tykes are happy and your investment doesn’t get destroyed once playtime starts!  From a safety perspective, choosing furniture and features with rounded corners and edges could help prevent bumps, bruises, or worse- impromptu trips to the ER. It’s natural for kids to get excited. Unfortunately, this excitement is sometimes accompanied by a loss of spatial...

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Solutions for Diseased Plants in Minnesota

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Solutions for Diseased Plants in Minnesota

Our Minnesota trees and plants are part of the beauty and charm of your yard. They increase your home’s curb appeal, offer shade in the heat of summer, and can even provide sustenance if you’re growing any edible plants like herbs, fruits, or vegetables. Once disease strikes though, it can be difficult (and expensive) to rebound. But it can be done! Having an arborist out annually to inspect your property for disease is one way to be proactive about protecting the health of your trees specifically.  Sometimes it can be difficult to...

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Trending Patio Ideas in Minneapolis

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Trending Patio Ideas in Minneapolis

Now that summer entertainment season is in full swing, our lovely Minnesota outdoor spaces are once again being utilized. Versatility and style are qualities we tend to look for when deciding to renovate or build outdoor additions to our homes. Whether you’ve been wanting to do more dining al fresco, more poolside lounging, or even trying your hand at a little gardening, now is the time to get the most out of these fabulous but fleeting summer months! Summer Kitchens: For many, the kitchen is the heart of a home, so why not bring that love of...

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Leveling Your Minneapolis Lawn

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Leveling Your Minneapolis Lawn

Whether you’ve had heavy items depressing your lawn, water pooling that didn’t drain, or natural settling over the span of your homeownership, leveling your property might be in the cards this summer. Not only is a lumpy lawn unsightly, but it’s also problematic for the health of your grass — and in some cases, your home’s foundation. We’re going to give you a few DIY pointers on how to level your lawn to save you from more severe issues down the line.  To start, you’ll want to have a good soil mixture of 40% sand (sandbox filler works...

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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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