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Landscaping 101

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Landscaping 101

Do you think your yard or patio area could use a little makeover but you don’t know where to start? We’ll go over a few landscaping basics to help you get the wheels in motion to transform your outdoor space into one where you will be eager to show it off!  Your wishlist and budget are connected so think about the non-negotiables but also have some flexibility. How often will you use the area? Do you have pets or children who will need some space to run? Do you want a vegetable garden and/or fruit trees? Will your seating area be covered...

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Enhance Your Yard With a Water Feature

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No matter the size of your yard or patio area, a water feature is something you can add that will provide a focal point, soothing sounds, and gentle movement in your overall aesthetic. Ranging from as simple as a potted bubbler to as dramatic as a cascading waterfall, the choice is yours in how you would like to incorporate this lovely element into your outdoor decor. We’ll go over several options to hopefully help guide you in your decision-making! Fountains Fountains are not only calming for us humans- but they also offer a reprieve for...

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Beating the Heat

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Beating the Heat

July is notoriously one of the hottest months of the year here in Minnesota. It is essential to take a few steps to stay ahead of the heat, which will ultimately benefit your lawn, your trees, and your flowerbeds. We’re here to help you beat the heat and keep your plants vibrant! Inspecting your irrigation system to ensure it’s in prime functioning condition will save you unnecessary anxiety as the high temperatures set in. Try to water before 9 a.m. as this is the best time of day to limit evaporation and to make sure that your grass takes...

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Petscaping

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Petscaping

When you’re a dog owner, there are certain measures you may want to consider with regards to your landscaping that will help to ensure an aesthetically pleasing yard for you and a safe, functional spot for Fido.  Petscaping can take a little extra foresight but the result will be well worth the effort! Dogs love grass, but they also contribute to its destruction. They are territorial, and will instinctively create paths or borders around the perimeter of your property. They may choose to dig holes near your fences, and of course, there’s...

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Outdoor Dining

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Outdoor Dining

It’s finally here! Outdoor dining season! Being able to utilize your outdoor dining areas as an extension of your house is such a great investment and we pride ourselves on being a resource for folks looking to up their patio game with tasteful, classic hard and softscapes. Entertaining outside during our brief but beautiful Minnesota summers is one of the many reasons we live here after all! Whether you’re looking to create an expansive, grand area for large gatherings or a quaint, intimate nook for your alfresco time, we know how important...

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The “Dirt” on Dirt

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The “Dirt” on Dirt

This spring undoubtedly has many of us feeling like we live in Seattle, not the Twin Cities. With the rain and cool temps, we’ve had to postpone plantings, bundle up for what little lawn work we can get out and tackle, and rather than Prosecco under a porch fan, we’ve been sipping hot cocoa by a bonfire! These relentless cold temps and rains can be detrimental to our soil if we don’t take a few precautionary measures.  Making sure to avoid soil compaction is paramount. Soil is at its best when it is composed of predominantly minerals,...

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Minneapolis Landscaping: Earth Day Edition

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Minneapolis Landscaping: Earth Day Edition

Earth Day is April 22 and we’re celebrating our planet by offering you a few eco-friendly ideas, tips, and tricks that will not only save you money but will also help save our planet. These are great practices all-around, so even when we’re not celebrating Earth Day, feel free to give them a go and see what you think!.  Xeriscaping As our planet changes and our summers get dryer, practicing the eons-old idea of xeriscaping is one way to have beautiful plants without using a ton of water. The basis for xeriscaping is to survive drought....

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning

Just as the insides of our homes need a good going-through each spring as we declutter and clean, so do our lawns and patio areas. Spring is the time to get ready for a lovely patio season after so many of us have been in hibernation mode for most of the winter months. Taking the opportunity when the April midwestern weather decides to cooperate is the best way to make your outdoor area pleasant and inviting- which will only add to your desire to get out there and enjoy it! Get Rid of Refuse The first step to lawn clean-up is getting rid of...

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Choosing an Outdoor Patio Rug

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Choosing an Outdoor Patio Rug

March 20th is the first day of spring! Being that spring will officially be in the air, it’s time to start thinking about patio decor and furnishings. Similar to your indoor spaces, something that really ties a patio together is a lovely rug. Not only do outdoor rugs look striking, but they also offer protection for your feet and your deck from the summer sun. The material, size, and design of your potential rug are all something to take into consideration as you revamp your spring patio and prepare to spend time outdoors. We’re going to...

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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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