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  • Tips for Keeping Your Lawn Healthy in the Hot and Dry Summer Months in Minnesota

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your lawn and garden, but it's also when your lawn is most susceptible to damage. While the air may feel muggy, weeks can go by without a drop of rain. Minnesota's hot and dry summer months can be tough on your lawn, but with some care and attention, you can keep your grass healthy and green all summer. We'll share some tips on keeping your lawn healthy in Minne … Continue reading
  • Why Mowing in May Can Be Harmful to Pollination in Minnesota

        Whether mowing is your favorite summer pastime or summer bummer, did you know mowing in May can negatively impact pollination? Pollination is crucial for the growth and survival of various plants and ultimately contributes to the overall health of our environment. Here is why you should consider waiting a month before trimming your lawn. April Showers Bring May Flowers Ma … Continue reading
  • Creative Landscaping Ideas to Try this Spring

    Spring is finally here, and it's time to start thinking about your seasonal landscaping plans. Whether you're looking to add some new plants, freshen up the garden beds, or create a new look for your outdoor space, there are plenty of creative landscaping ideas to try this spring. In this article, we'll explore some of the best ideas to help you create a beautiful and unique landscape you'll be pr … Continue reading
  • How to Prep a Garden for Pollination This Spring

      Gardening is a great activity that brings joy and relaxation. However, if you want your garden to thrive and yield healthy, juicy fruits and vegetables, you need to ensure that your garden is pollinated efficiently. Pollination is essential, especially for the growth and reproduction of most flowering plants. This spring, you can enhance the pollination process in your garden by followin … Continue reading
  • Too Much Snow? What You Need to Know About Your Spring Landscape 

         It's February, so it's time to start thinking about your spring landscape. However, if you live in an area that experiences heavy snowfall, you may be concerned about how the extra snow will impact your landscape when the weather finally starts warming up. Read on for a few tips on handling too much snow this winter and ensure your landscape is in tip-top shape come sprin … Continue reading
  • Protecting Your Trees During the Winter Months 

        Winter can be a challenging season for trees. With the cold temperatures, snow and ice storms, and other harsh weather conditions that winter brings, trees are even more susceptible to damage. Unfortunately, this often leads to expensive repairs or even the removal of the tree altogether. But there are ways to protect your trees during the winter months. Let’s explore what proble … Continue reading
  • Tips to Make Your Landscape Stand Out This Winter

      Winter can be a challenging time for landscapes. Everything is covered in snow, making it hard to make your yard stand out. You don't have to stop decorating once the holidays are over--we will give you some tips on how to make your landscape look great the rest of this winter! Incorporate Winter Plants First, invest in some beautiful winter plants. Winter is an excellent time for ever … Continue reading
  • Create a Winter Wonderland: Tips for Designing a Beautiful Yard This Season

    Winter is a time for snowmen, hot chocolate, and cozy fires. But it's also a great time to spruce up your yard! You can create a winter wonderland in your backyard with proper landscaping techniques. This blog post will discuss some tips for designing a beautiful yard this season. So bundle up, and let's get started! Utilize Natural Elements The first step in creating a winter wonderland in your … Continue reading
  • Why Fallen Leaves are Good for your Lawn

    Leaves falling from trees and covering the ground is a common sight this time of year. But what many people don't know is that those leaves can be good for your grass!  Leaves act as natural mulch, helping retain moisture in the soil and preventing weeds from growing. They also break down over time, providing valuable nutrients to your lawn. So next fall, consider leaving some on your prop … Continue reading
  • How to Protect Your Plants from Early Frost Damage

    As fall starts creeping in, the weather can be unpredictable. One day it might be hot and sunny, and the next, you wake up to a frost warning. If you're not prepared, your plants could suffer severe damage - even death! Here are some tips for protecting your plants from early frost damage.   Bring Them Inside at Night One way to protect your plants from early frost damage is to bring … Continue reading
  • Why You Should Consider Planting Grass Seed at the Beginning of Fall

    As the weather starts to cool down and the days grow shorter, you may consider putting your lawn care efforts on hold until spring. However, fall is an ideal time to seed your lawn. The cooler temperatures and increased moisture help grass seeds germinate quickly and establish a deep, healthy root system. With some preparation, you can have a lush, green lawn come spring.   Here are a f … Continue reading
  • How to Prevent Weeds from Growing on Your Lawn

    Weeds are one of the most common problems that homeowners face when it comes to their lawns. Weeds can not only make your lawn look unkempt, but they can also choke out your grass and other plants, competing for nutrients and moisture. There are several things that you can do to prevent weeds from taking over your lawn. Here are a few tips: 1. Use herbicides Herbicides can be effective … Continue reading
  • Tips on Keeping Your Lawn Healthy During Dry Seasons

    April showers bring May flowers, but unfortunatley, June and July bring the heat. It's not uncommon to have spells of dry seasons that last weeks in Minnesota. But for many homeowners, their lawns may be suffering. Here are some tips to follow to make sure your lawn stays healthy through the droughts. Irrigate Your Lawn Regularly Watering deeply and less frequently encourages deeper … Continue reading
  • Why You Should Consider Repairing your Landscape

    If you have been noticing that your landscape is not looking as great as it once did, then it may be time to consider repairing it. There are many reasons why you should repair your landscape, and some of those reasons include: Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home One of the main reasons why you should consider repairing your landscape is because it can help to improve the curb appeal of your … Continue reading
  • Can Heavy Rain Damage Your Garden?

    While it is true that heavy rain can wreak havoc on your garden, the damage caused can be avoided by taking some simple steps. Here are a few beneficial tips to keep in mind when heavy rains are coming: Look for Cracks Inspect your garden for any possible cracks or openings in your soil or mulch layer. If you spot any, fill them with soil or mulch to prevent water from seeping into the groun … Continue reading
  • Why You Should Consider Planting Native Minnesota Plants in Your Yard

    Did you know that there are many benefits to planting native Minnesota plants in your yard? Some of these benefits include improving pollination, creating a natural habitat for local wildlife, and reducing the need for watering and fertilizing. Here's why you should consider adding native Minnesotan plants to your yard. Improve Pollination One of the biggest benefits of planting native plants … Continue reading
  • Minnesota Landscaping Tips for Spring

    As the snow begins to melt and the temperatures start to rise, it's time to start thinking about how you want your yard to look this spring. If you're looking for some inspiration, check out these Minnesota landscaping tips: 1. Add color with flowers and plants. There are a variety of flowers and plants that can add color to your yard in the springtime. Try tulips, daffodils, crocuses, or g … Continue reading
  • Early Spring Lawn Care Tips

    As winter calms down, many homeowners are anticipating an exhaustive list of lawn chores for the early spring months. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to ensure your lawn is ready for the upcoming spring season. And the best part is, it's very straightforward! Here's what you should tackle as soon as the snow begins to melt. Remove Debris Begin by removing any debris on the l … Continue reading
  • Spring Gardening Prep List

    As the snow melts, it's time to prepare for the busy spring gardening season. Here are some tips to follow before spring is fully upon us. Mulching One of the key things to do in the garden during winter is mulching. Mulching helps to protect plants from harsh weather conditions and keeps the soil from freezing. It is important to use organic mulch, such as leaves, straw, or wood chips, to pre … Continue reading
  • What is Winter Tree Pruning?

    Winter tree pruning is done during the dormant season. This means some trees will be dormant during winter, while some trees will be dormant in spring. If you’re not sure what winter tree pruning is, here are the winter tree pruning basics. Winter tree pruning is a winter lawn care task that helps you maintain beautiful trees and shrubs in the winter and the coming spring season. Why You S … Continue reading
  • Why Ice Dams Can Be So Dangerous

    Ice dams are ice formations that happen on the edge of your roof. They form when ice forms in an area where it shouldn't, like at the edge of a roof or gutter system. This ice then blocks water from draining off of your roof and before you know it, you have a big ice dam that has formed on the edge of your roof. When ice dams form, you might notice that ice starts building up on the edge of you … Continue reading
  • Winter Landscaping Tips For Stunning Yards

    While winter may not be the most beautiful time of year, there are still some things you can do to make your landscape look even better in the colder months. Begin planning your landscaping in summer and fall, and don't forget to add accents in the fall. The cold season can be challenging for plants, so they'll need to be pruned and covered with snow. For winter interest, choose plants that provid … Continue reading
  • Why You Should Professionally Clean Your Gutters in the Fall

    One of the surprisingly worst things that can happen to your home is clogged gutters. Why is that? Clogged gutters can lead to disastrous and costly repairs. The cost of repairing damage from clogged gutters vastly outweighs the cost of maintaining them. Here’s why you should consider having your gutters cleaned before winter. Clear Out Summer Debris If you haven't cleaned your gutters since l … Continue reading
  • Do Boxelders Cause Any Harm To Your Lawn?

    In these fleeting days of beautiful weather, many of us want to enjoy some time on our patios or lawn. However, there is a minor pest that seems to plague the yards and patios of homeowners in September: boxelder bugs. Boxelder bugs seem to be virtually everywhere. You might be finding them crawling on your patio furniture, your window sills, and even worse--you. While they cause no harm to hum … Continue reading
  • Simple Yard Tips to Prepare for Fall

    While many of us are still trying to beat the summer heat, it will soon be time to consider preparing for fall. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure your lawn and yard are ready for the cooler months. Lawn Care Tips You should always try to improve your grass cutting techniques throughout the year. Make sure your mower’s setting is set too high. How you cut and treat your lawn will be … Continue reading
  • Water Conservation Tips For Your Minnesota Lawn

    Whether you are experiencing a drought, or there is a municipal ordinance on water usage, chances are your lawn is in desperate need of water. A lush green lawn is a sight to behold, but for many Minnesotan residents, it is only but a dream. Maintaining your lawn requires a lot of water, however, many factors can prevent a homeowner from having a thriving lawn. No matter where you live, conserv … Continue reading
  • How to Treat Your Yard During a Drought

    Every summer in Minnesota can have unpredictable weather. It could be rainy all week, but then suddenly, the rain hasn’t come in almost a month. Many states are subjected to periods of dry weather, especially in the summertime. During a drought, your yard will surely show that it is suffering, so many homeowners are wondering, what can they do to help their landscape survive during this tough ti … Continue reading
  • Summer Lawn Care Tips

    Summertime means mowing time. But are you treating your lawn the most effective way? Here are some tips you can follow to ensure your lawn is being cared for properly. Mow at the Correct Height You should adjust the height of your mower to leave the grass a bit taller. Taller grass will reduce water evaporation, and it can help the roots grow deeper. This can prevent weed seeds from germinatin … Continue reading
  • How to Naturally Manage Weed Growth in your Garden

    Weeds can be extremely problematic for your garden. Not only do they hinder the appearance, but they can also prevent your garden from flourishing and growing. Getting rid of weeds can also be a difficult task, especially if you want to avoid harming your other plants. Here are some natural weed removal remedies that you should follow. Use a Gardening Tarp Tarps are an excellent and natural way … Continue reading
  • Landscaping Tips For Small Yards

    In denser, urban neighborhoods, yards are usually on the smaller size. Because of this, some people don’t bother with upkeep, as there is this notion that traditional landscaping techniques don’t apply. Lawn equipment tends to be on the bulkier side, so it is harder to store and maneuver. Also, shade from neighboring trees and houses can make growing and gardening seem like an impossible fea … Continue reading