Nov 04

Features of the Paper Birch Tree

The paper birch tree is the epitome of a rural, woodsy tree. They have a canopy that is light and thin enough to give shade, while allowing enough light to allow wintergreen, barberry, and grass to grow below them. As belies their rural nature, they do not survive well in city settings, as the dryness […]

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Aug 19

Enjoying Your Outdoor Entertainment Area Year-Round

In the dead heat of August, your outdoor entertainment area can be a private oasis full of fun, rest, and relaxation. Or, it can be a place that feels (and burns) like Death Valley when the temps reach triple digits. Unless your backyard is well-equipped to battle the seasonal heat, the latter is usually the […]

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Jun 17

How to Start a Garden During Minnesota’s Hot Summer

The hot season brings with it a number of challenges especially with regards to gardening; but your backyard does not have to dry up this summer- just use these tips to start a dreamy garden and keep it green and colorful all year round.   Keep the watering at a minimum More plants die from […]

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Oct 04

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Minnesota’s Dodge & St. Louis Counties

DODGE COUNTY – An emergency quarantine was recently confirmed for Dodge County after emerald ash borer was established in the City of Kasson in early September. An emerald ash borer beetle was discovered on a USDA trap and a visit by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found a nearby infested ash tree. ST. LOUIS COUNTY […]

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Jul 21

Japanese Beetles Invading Minnesota Gardens

An increasing number of Japanese Beetles have been spotted in farms and gardens throughout Minnesota and entomologists warn there could be more arriving in the coming months. According to University of Minnesota, this situation is the worst in five years. Low temperatures during spring help control beetle populations. For instance, the particularly cold and wet […]

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Apr 04

Guarding Your Flowers With a Fence

Flowers in your garden are a great way to spruce up any home during the spring and summer months. They can line your front porch, or walkway, or add texture to a dense flowerbed that filled with brilliant colors. That being said, planning out designs and taking the time to actually plant your flowers is […]

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Mar 29

4 Ways to Avoid Back Pain When Gardening

Spring is easily the favorite season for gardening enthusiasts. It is no wonder that spring is also one of the peak periods for gardening associated back pain complaints. Most gardening related activities require a person to bend their backs for long periods of time. Such unnaturally prolonged bending of the back stresses the spine as […]

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Mar 07

Recommended steps when searching for gardening and landscaping professionals

First, you should decide which gardening cares and landscaping services your garden needs. This will help determine whether you have to find professional gardeners for some quick maintenance issues like pest and weed control or leaf collection, or whether it comes to searching a big crew of professionals for transforming the entire garden landscaping. In […]

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Feb 10

The Benefits of Hiring a Landscaping Company

What happens when you really don’t have the resources you need to make for a really amazing lawn on hand? Well for starters you will still want to have a really good looking lawn and gardening space but it will be something you need to undertake either alone or with professional help. Although you can […]

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Jan 21

Benefits of Gardening with Kids

Are you in need of a new and fun, as well as engaging outdoor activity that will give your family a good chance to join in your work? Well this is a chance to make family gardening time work out quite nicely. From working with vegetables, flowers and so much more to making your soil […]

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Dec 30

The Fundamentals of Proper Garden Watering

At Landscape Design Minneapolis, one of the most common questions people ask is on how to water their plants. They would like to know how much water should be applied on their plants. Although general watering is somewhat easy, is can be a complicated job.

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Nov 20

The Fundamentals of Landscape Design

An amazing landscape design isn’t just beautiful and enjoyable, it can have a positive impact on the value of your home or property. It also can improve how you enjoy your home and property for years to come. Putting some time, thought, and money into your landscape design can have enormous returns. A great landscape […]

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Sep 24

5 Beautiful Fall Landscape Design Ideas

Summer might be winding down but that does not mean that your garden has to do so. Here are five things you might want to incorporate in your garden this fall: Beautiful Veg: You might not think that produce you grow for food can be beautiful. Fall is the time that can prove you wrong. […]

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Aug 28

5 Benefits Of Landscaping With Native Plants

Landscaping your yard is a fun and exciting time. There are so many possibilities, where do you even begin? Well, there are ways in which you can make your property look great and also benefit the environmental by using local, native species of plants and trees. Healthier Plants Using native plants means that you will […]

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Jul 20

Benefits of Personal Garden Waterfalls

Adding water features such as a personal waterfall to your garden has many benefits. Not only does it conserve the environment and offer a serene ambiance for your yard, but it could have other advantages too. Environment conservation. This is a great way to help conserve the environment. If you build a waterfall in your […]

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Jun 29

Perks of Hiring a Garden Designer

Walking in to a garden center or a home improvement store to look for garden ideas can be so overwhelming. There are so many different products to choose from and you think to yourself: “How will I ever choose what is best for my garden?” Even looking at different landscape designs online isn’t always the […]

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May 28

3 Luxury Driveway Ideas

Breaking from the ever-so-common asphalt driveway is a great way to get a unique driveway that is different from the neighbors. Here are three luxury driveway surface ideas that break from today’s most commonly used practices. All three of these are incredibly durable surface options that will last for years to come. Check them out.

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Apr 30

Step Up Your Garden Game with Concrete

Concrete is one of the most durable materials that we use in our everyday lives. We use it for practical purposes such as driveways, roads, and sidewalks. As these are all perfect uses for concrete, we can also use it for accents and creative landscape design. Allowing yourself to think outside the box about how […]

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Mar 26

4 Silly Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Getting that garden ready for the season is always so much fun. Here are some of the most common gardening mistakes that can easily be avoided at the start off the new season with the aim of enjoying your garden. Lacking Foliage To get the most out of a garden, don’t just think of the […]

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Feb 28

Great Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Space

What are some good design ideas for a home outdoor patio or living space? You can add a fireplace, for example…. Outdoor living spaces can greatly enhance the make-up of a home and actually add space to your home by creating space that is functional and incorporates your natural surrounds to provide a soothing and […]

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Jan 07

3 Cold Environment Gardening Tips

If you have a lawn or a garden, then it is understandable that you want to keep it in top condition. For those who live in a colder environment, however, this can be a challenge because you are limited in terms of what plants you can choose. You can’t choose summer plants because they won’t […]

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