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Minnesota Tree and Shrub Pruning Guide
April 12, 2021

Pruning trees and shrubs mean selectively removing branches to keep the tree or shrub healthy and look pleasing. Removing out the dead and dying branches, or ones infested with pests or disease, keep the problem from getting worse. Trimming off branches that pose a safety risk keeps people and buildings,…

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The Importance of Spring Clean-Up for Landscaping
March 26, 2021

You may have heard you need to do a spring clean-up for your landscaping, but not be sure exactly what you need to do or why. This clean-up sets your landscape up to succeed from spring until it goes dormant next winter. Below are several things you need to do…

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20 Landscaping Ideas for Your Backyard
March 13, 2021

According to Angie’s List, landscaping should be updated or refreshed every 5-10 years. While that doesn’t always mean you need to update your entire property from scratch, it does mean tweaking areas of your yard that need attention. In our previous post, we explored 20 landscaping ideas for your front…

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20 Landscaping Ideas for your Front Yard
February 27, 2021

The first step to starting any landscaping project is to get ideas of the concepts you like and dislike. And if you’re looking for front yard landscaping ideas, then look no further. We’ve compiled twenty ideas to get you started so you can begin the landscaping process.  Stairways & Retaining…

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How to Keep Landscaping Fresh with Landscape Mulch
February 10, 2021

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve your property is to freshen up your landscaping mulch. It can bring new life to an older garden bed or add an accent to your property. With the variety of mulch types available, there’s always something available for each property…

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Ice Dam Removal – Tips, Tools, & Prevention
January 19, 2021

Preventing and treating damage over the winter is important – especially when it comes to ice dam removal. Left untreated, ice dams can loosen shingles, damage gutters (in extreme cases it can tear them off), and cause water damage to your home. Too much water damage can turn into mold!…

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Landscape Design & Why You Should Start Planning Early
January 15, 2021

Landscape design is a process that can occur all year round. But for most people, it’s something that we don’t remember until the snow has melted. If you’re waiting to start your landscape design project until spring, think again! In most cases, getting started early will ensure that your project…

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Why Hire an ISA Certified Arborist?
December 14, 2020

What is an ISA Certified Arborist? An ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified arborist is a trained tree specialist. Their certification is a voluntary process that any arborist can receive provided they have enough knowledge and training. A comprehensive examination provided by the nation’s top tree experts determines if an…

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The Benefits of Winter Tree Care
December 6, 2020

When the leaves start falling, it’s hard to imagine that your trees need care. In reality, winter is the perfect time to care for your trees. And according to ISA certified arborists, winter tree care is the ideal time to maintain and care for the health of your trees. Trimming…

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Protect Your Landscaping from Snow Removal
November 18, 2020

Landscaping and snow removal don’t always work well together. In fact, when the snow starts flying, your landscaping can suffer. Unfortunately, most property owners don’t realize the damage until it’s too late. And damage from snow can occur in many ways. Most commonly, damage to your landscaping occurs from improperly…

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Can You Deduct Snow Services in Minnesota?
November 15, 2020

As a property owner, you may wonder if you can deduct snow services in Minnesota. With almost six months of snow, it’s a valid question. While keeping track of expenses is stressful, the payoff adds up. Make sure you are taxed the lowest amount possible by knowing more about snow…

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Why Hire a Company for Snow Removal Services?
October 25, 2020

We know we live in Minnesota when making plans for snow removal services is a year-round process. But what if you haven’t hired a snow removal company before? Maybe you’ve never thought about having someone else do it for you. Why hire a company to do it now? Despite the…

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