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  • Small Yard Landscaping Ideas

    There are many ways small yard landscaping can improve your home's appearance. Working with a small space might limit the room you have to work with. There are, however, plenty of options for you to make your small yard landscape beautiful and unique. You will need to take some time to prepare, but once you've finished, you'll have a beautiful landscape project that will make all your neighbors je … Continue reading
  • How to Resurrect Your Lawn by Killing Garden Moss

    Not everything that grows green is good for your outdoor space. Most people try to surround their family homes with plants, trees and bushes. Those who have bigger areas around their houses tend to use it to their advantage. People build gardens and courtyards to spend time with family and friends. Children can play with each other and guests can pay a visit on a festive occasion. Grass that grows … Continue reading
  • How to Plant a Flower Garden in 8 Steps

    A flower garden can enhance your landscape. They should be prepared during spring, after the snow has melted. You can decide on what kind of flowers to plant in your garden. Choose from a wide variety of perennials, annuals, or both for your garden. Try to select an array of colorful flowers that will attract local wildlife. Once you have your selection, follow these tips on how to plant a flower … Continue reading
  • 4 Must-Have Summer Landscape Additions

    You still have time to make your landscape the talk of the town this summer. These four simple summer landscape additions can transform your average yard into a stellar one. As a result, you and your family and friends can enjoy the remaining warm weather in the comfort of your own backyard. Use these summer landscape additions to reinvent your design in time for August and Labor Day festivities. … Continue reading
  • 4 Chemical Free Pest Control Methods for Your Garden

    Keeping a chemical free yard can be really frustrating when you feel like your plants are being destroyed by nature. There are, however, several things you can try in order to detour insects and animals from eating up your prized garden. Check out these chemical free pest control methods for your garden this summer. (more…) … Continue reading
  • How to Enhance Your Front Yard Landscape

    Improving your home's curb appeal is a great way to add value to your home. You can enhance your front yard landscape by creating an appealing design that sets the tone for the rest of your home. Here are three ways you can enhance your front yard landscape this summer that will really turn the neighbors' heads. Enhance Your Front Yard Landscape Use Dark Colors Dark colors can create a lush … Continue reading
  • 4 Things to Consider for Your Outdoor Fire Pit Design

    Minnesotans make a point of being outdoors as much as possible in the summer. Having a great outdoor space to enjoy the weather helps you really enjoy the season. Your front or backyard is the perfect such place. Adding a fire pit can bring a whole new level of enjoyment to your outdoor space. Below are some essentials that go into creating not only a fire pit, but a whole space devoted to beautif … Continue reading
  • Top 13 Flowers for Minnesota Gardening

    Choosing flowers for Minnesota gardening can be challenging. The extreme differences in temperature and weather that occur throughout the gardening season make it planning a difficult task. If you’re planning a garden with long-term use in mind, you’ll definitely want to include perennials. Perennials guarantee beauty year after year and can be planted to bloom throughout the gardening seaso … Continue reading
  • Great Flower Arrangement Ideas for Your Garden

    Gardening can be hard work. Arranging flowers for your garden is no easy task. If you want to make your garden look great, however, you should certainly consider the importance of flower beds. Flower beds can make all of the difference to your garden. In addition, they bring life and vibrancy to your garden. So what are some good flower arrangement ideas for your garden? (more…) … Continue reading
  • Little Known Garden and Landscape Design Strategies

    We have discussed ways to keep your landscape healthy, but this time we are going to discuss proper landscape design strategies that are seldom thought about. Many people have lawns with flowers and trees. For some reason, however, the landscape never seems to look as good as it could. If you want to create your dream landscape or garden, there are a few things you should think about. For examp … Continue reading
  • Potential Ice Dam Damage To Your Home

    It is fun to watch icicles form on your house. In Minneapolis, icicles forming on your roof are one thing you can count on each winter. The bigger they get, the more impressive they become. Behind that large icicle hanging from the side of your roof, there is even more ice holding the structure in place. All icicles from your roof must have strong bonds to your roof or gutters. In previous posts, … Continue reading
  • Tips for Hiring a Minneapolis Landscape Design Professional

    Current trends in landscape design do not just include a nicely mowed lawn and pretty flower beds. If you desire this, you can simply hire a lawn service to keep your lawn perfectly manicured. Today’s Minneapolis homeowners are using companies that perform professional landscape design. But what is the key to hiring a Minneapolis landscape design professional? (more…) … Continue reading
  • How to Prevent Ice Dams in Minneapolis

    It is no secret. Minneapolis is cold. If you are a resident here, you are no stranger to icicles. Icicles hanging from your roof may make your house look pretty, but they may also indicate the presence of ice dams. Ice dams are a damaging winter roofing problem caused by poor ventilation and a warm attic. Left untreated, ice dams can cause serious damage to your roof, gutters, paint, insulation, … Continue reading
  • What is an Ice Dam and What are its Potential Threats?

    You may be wondering, "What is an ice dam?" if you're not from Minnesota. While you do everything you can to take care of your family, you need to take care of your home as well. You should conduct regular inspections on your home throughout the year. Even minute repairs cause major damage overtime. An ice dam on the roof is one of the most common issues facing homeowners during the winter. Ice da … Continue reading
  • 3 Autumn Landscaping Ideas to Protect Your Lawn and Garden

    It is late in the year. If you live in a cold climate region, you might be wondering whether performing autumn landscaping ideas on your property is worth the effort.  Your lawn will likely be covered in snow soon. So why should you waste time making it look pretty? Autumn is a great time to for landscaping. Why? Because you have a great opportunity to provide additional protection for your … Continue reading
  • 5 Common Home Landscape Installation & Design Mistakes

    Landscaping is not as easy to get “right” as you may think. Just because something looks beautiful does not mean it is efficient. Although it is exciting to own a new landscape design, you should not simply “jump in” if you do not know much about landscaping. Landscaping involves planning. Poor design and installation can actually harm your property and will ruin your curb appeal. Addition … Continue reading
  • Top 4 Easy Ideas to Prepare Your Autumn Landscape for Winter

    It has to be mentioned: winter is coming. If you live in the Midwest, you might be feeling sad to see the beauty of summer fade. Knowing that snow is on the way, many homeowners give up on their lawn because they believe that there is no point in maintaining something that will soon be buried. However, fall is actually the ideal time to get to work on your lawn. If you give your lawn extra care wh … Continue reading
  • 4 Effective Tips for Healthy Organic Gardening

    A personal garden is a perfect way to grow delicious, organic food and to add some visual appeal to your property. However, there are mistakes and factors that can keep your garden from flourishing. That is why we have provided four organic gardening tips below that you can use to maintain a healthy organic garden. (more…) … Continue reading
  • Popular Landscape Water Features

    Water features can be a great addition to any landscape design. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful pond or a lively fountain, they can help bring life to your yard. There is quite a large variety of water features, each with differing prices and levels of upkeep, so here are some overviews of popular water features to help you choose the one that is perfect for your yard. (more…) … Continue reading
  • 5 Tips to Make a Small Yard Seem Bigger

    Fitting all the elements you want to have in a small space without it looking cluttered and overwhelming is a challenge. Here are some tips to make a small yard seem bigger that you can incorporate into your landscape design. Get the landscape you want everything you want with plenty of room to spare this season. Tips To Make A Small Yard Seem Bigger 1. Have a Plan Creating a landscape i … Continue reading
  • Keep Your Landscape Healthy With These Summer Landscaping Tips

    It seems like it just stopped snowing, but somehow the scorching hot summer is already upon us. Finally getting your yard green and vibrant is exciting, but keeping it from turning to a brown crisp during the summer is another feat altogether. Help keep your yard green and beat the summer heat with these simple tips. (more…) … Continue reading
  • Landscaping Your Pool Area – Dean Bjorkstrand

    A pool can be a great addition to your yard. Not only is it a functional amenity that will provide the family with activities and enjoyment, but it is also an aesthetic addition to your yard. The pool will act like a centerpiece to your yard, so it’s important that you plan landscaping in such a way that it compliments your pool aesthetically and functionality. A lot of it has to do with your pe … Continue reading
  • Five Plants You Want in Your Garden This Summer

    Having a beautifully vibrant but low maintenance summer garden sounds too good to be true, right? Not if you know which plants to use. It’s possible to have it all- a garden with beautiful, durable flowers that last nearly all summer and add color from the entire spectrum. Here are 5 plants you want in your garden this summer to help it last all season long. 5 Plants You Want In Your Garden T … Continue reading
  • Landscaping to Attract Wildlife

    Creating a landscape for wildlife The great outdoors can be enhanced by getting to interact with some of your local wildlife. Although you do not want wild animals living in your home, it is possible to get some local fauna to your living space with effective landscaping. There are four elements animals need to survive, and therefore four things you must provide in order to attract wildlife to … Continue reading
  • The Impact of Effective Landscaping on Home Value

    When preparing to sell your home, it’s wise to invest in proper landscaping to enable you to see the effects of landscaping on home value. It forms one of the strategies home sellers employ in efforts to make the sale more profitable in the long run. Investing in good landscaping could increase the value of a home by almost 14% due to a number of reasons outlined below: Curb Appeal A propert … Continue reading
  • Top 5 Winter Plants For Minnesota

    The climate in the Twin Cities makes it a difficult place to have a garden, but it’s certainly not impossible. While we may not be able to have the same selection of flowers that warmer climates allow, there are plants that we can grow that look beautiful topped with snow and even better in the summer. (more…) … Continue reading