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What is Permeable Paving?
May 17, 2017

If you ask yourself, “what is permeable paving?” then you are not alone… Used as an eco-friendly paving option, permeable paving is a porous, sustainable material. It consists of a top base and a sub base. The pavement still acts as a structural surface like normal paving. The difference is, it also…

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Landscaping for Butterfly or Bee Gardens
May 4, 2017

With the concern for the decline in pollinators, many homeowners and business owners are installing butterfly or bee gardens to help. In fact, cities in Minnesota are encouraging their residents to create sustainable and eco-friendly yard spaces. This can range from something simple, like purchasing a rain barrel. Larger projects…

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10 Simple Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Yard
April 28, 2017

Your yard is one the first things people see when they come to your home so it is important to make it look nice by adding curb appeal to your yard. In fact, people that live in well kept neighborhoods and take care of their own yards, are statistically happier…

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2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates
April 20, 2017

If you are considering landscaping your yard this year, you may be eligible to save money depending on where you live. Below is a list of 2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates or grants that are offered in the Twin Cities area. 2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates by County …

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Lawn Fertilizer 101: How and when to use fertilizers in MN
April 11, 2017

When to use a fertilizer in MN? Sometimes your lawn needs more than just a regular mowing and watering. When your lawn is lacking a bright green color and needs some extra care, it may be time to start thinking of applying a fertilizer. Why Use Fertilizer? Fertilizing your lawn…

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How to Choose the Right MN Landscaper
April 6, 2017

Winter is gone, the snow has melted and we begin to see our yard again. For some homeowners, spring is the perfect time to begin planning the changes you want to make to your landscaping. But, how do you hire the right landscaper when there are so many out there?

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Spring Lawn Clean-Up Checklist
March 25, 2017

Spring is here, the snow has melted, the birds are chirping , and yard clean up has begun! If your yard is in shambles from the toll winter has taken on it, here are some ideas on how to get started with an easy Spring Clean-Up Checklist. Remove Excess Debris…

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Keeping your lawn healthy
July 25, 2016

Achieving a lush green lawn requires more than just the occasional mowing and watering. Keeping your lawn healthy and green requires attention throughout the growing season such as proper mowing, fertilization, watering, and if necessary, patching and repairs. Mow To reduce the stress on your lawn, experts recommend to mow your…

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What is Hardscape?
June 24, 2016

When dealing with landscaping (or even just watching your favorite fixer-upper tv show), you are more than likely going to hear the word “hardscape” thrown around  in conversation. It seems as though the word has gained even more popularity within the past decade but it can still be confusing as…

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Is Lawn Irrigation Worth it?
June 2, 2016

Is Lawn Irrigation Worth it? Watering lawns during the summer months becomes necessary when trying to achieve a green lawn. But getting the hose out and your sprinklers aligned perfectly isn’t always something we want to do. Installing a lawn irrigation system can relieve the chore of watering your lawn…

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Selecting A Landscape Contractor
March 23, 2016

In past blog posts I have touched on a lengthy topic of selecting a landscape contractor and getting bids. With modern technology, it’s far more complicated than just going to the yellow pages and calling all 4 or 5 listed. You hire the one you liked the best or with…

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Should I Create A Landscape Design?
March 9, 2016

So here you are with some solid ideas and concepts. But you are not sure on how exactly things will look or come together. Now what? Do you get a bid and hope things turn out the way you imagined? Or do you pay for a quality design? A design will…

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