Minneapolis Landscaping: Earth Day Edition

April 14, 2022

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. Start by placing plants with similar irrigation needs together for efficiency- ideally, these should be native plants that are already used to adapting to the region’s changes in weather. Some drought-tolerant plant ideas for MN are ornamental grasses like Karl Foerster or Feather Reed Grass- which has the added bonus of being deer resistant. Many of the native ornamental g