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Spring Landscape Planning

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Spring Landscape Planning

March is just around the corner and with it comes, longer days, warmer temps, and visions of your landscaping goals for 2022! With evening frosts still inevitable, we can’t be too ambitious but we can start thinking about things like spring plant maintenance, replacing hardscapes, and incorporating water features into your outdoor spaces. Hopefully, the notion of these things only adds to your excitement for the ever-closer spring thaw!  To keep your shrubs and trees from becoming overgrown, be sure to trim the new growth each spring....

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Indoor Gardening Ideas

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Indoor Gardening Ideas

February may be the chilliest of them all, but it’s also the month of love! We’re going to share several ideas for making someone’s Valentine’s Day special with a few cute DIY gardening ideas that you can do from the comfort of your cozy house and give away with love. Give the gift of an indoor herb garden Looking to spruce up your culinary game?! An indoor herb garden is a great way to get a little greenery into your home, and a lot of flavor into your favorite dishes. Start by soaking your choice of herb seeds for an hour or so. Next, find...

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Weather-Resistant Patio Furniture

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Weather-Resistant Patio Furniture

We’re in the heart of winter now. During these long months, despite sitting vacant, our patio furniture takes a beating with the fluctuation in temperatures and moisture from rain & snow. If you haven’t updated your outdoor seating areas in several years, it may be time to think about taking advantage of winter discounts on patio furniture. But where do we turn when we think of durable, weather-resistant options? First, we should consider what they are made of. Wood With its timeless appeal, wood is what comes to mind when we plan our...

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Holiday Outdoor Decorating

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Holiday Outdoor Decorating

It’s that time of year when we’re busy buying gifts, planning festive meals, and decking the halls, but what about decking the… deck?! With so many festive options and creative ideas out there, it can be a joyful task to bring a little holi-dazzle to your outdoor spaces. You’ll likely bring smiles to the faces of those who happen to be passing by or guests who stop in for a visit. Remember those flower boxes that used to sit outside your windows and held vibrant floral arrangements? Well, those can be reconfigured to include boughs, berries,...

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Minneapolis Winter Patio Inspirations

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Minneapolis Winter Patio Inspirations

It can be difficult to find inspiration with regards to our patios and porches once winter hits. Getting the whole family involved in a DIY project can be both a mood booster as well as a productive way to use some of that pent-up energy we all feel during the winter months.  If you have a garage or workroom with ventilation, try giving your wooden patio furniture or picnic table a facelift with a new coat of paint. In the summer, we’re so busy utilizing these things that we often forget they need some love too. Pick out a color or two...

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Time to Winterize!

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As we prepare ourselves for the onset of winter, there are a few preventative measures that, if taken, will help to see our patios through the coldest months without detriment. Being that most of us use our patios for 3 seasons, it’s important not to neglect them during the winter- in other words, out of sight should not mean out of mind! Here’s a little to-do list to help you with your winterizing: Sweep & Seal Pavers This will prevent seepage and possible cracking as temperatures fluctuate. An added benefit is that it also helps offset...

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Late-Fall Lawn & Garden Preparations

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Late-Fall Lawn & Garden Preparations

It’s that long-awaited time of year for harvesting your apples and pumpkins- or taking a trip to one of the local orchards to harvest theirs! With so many tempting options here in Minnesota, you’ll no doubt be able to have your fill of apple cider and pumpkin bars this season. Hopefully, you had a successful bounty yourself, but if any of your homegrown apples or gourds have fallen and are spotty with disease, it’s important to get them off of your property since many of the pests that cause these diseases hide out and spend the winter in...

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Fall Planting in Minneapolis

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Fall Planting in Minneapolis

It’s the time of year for pumpkin spice and sweaters. That said, it might seem counterintuitive to be planting anything with cold temps encroaching, but in reality, fall can be the perfect time to set yourself up for success in the spring. With the cooler weather and frequent rains, planting trees, shrubs, perennials, and even flowers before the ground is frozen is a proactive and therapeutic way to spend these beautiful fall days. Garden shops generally run sales and offer discounts later in the season as well, so get out your gardening...

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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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