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12 Sturdy Landscaping Trees to Stand Against Minnesota Weather

  Every landscaping enthusiast knows that trees provide many benefits for the local community and biodiversity besides offering beauty and shade. Trees and other foliage help reduce stress rates. People’s heart rates drop when they are in the presence of trees. In turn, property values increase when there are beautiful, mature trees nearby. Trees also help protect the area animals and insects, including bees. In chilly climates like Minnesota, trees also offer a natural buffer against the winds. As a result, there are countless reasons to plant a tree. However, not all trees can survive the brutal Minnesota winters. We’ve

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10 Ways To Refresh Your Outdoor Environment

This year the springtime season of renewal and rejuvenation is especially significant. One of the positive outcomes of the prolonged pandemic is that many people learned to live as they always should have been. People are moving back to their hometowns because they miss the community They are building new homes, some downsizing, and others upsizing Lots of families are renovating their current homes Experts expect this trend to continue as the economy strengthens. We do too because clients are telling us their lifestyles have changed and they want to create the right environment to support it. Here are our recommendations for

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Stressed Out? Install a Spa in Your Backyard

As the weather turns warmer, Minnesotans look forward to enjoying all that their outdoor spaces have to offer, which can include a relaxing escape from busy day-to-day routines. By creating an oasis in your backyard, you can easily unwind after a long day or enjoy a relaxing staycation without having to leave your home. One way to achieve optimal relaxation in the comfort of your own space is by installing a spa. What Is a Spa? The term spa often describes a heated body of water built into the ground, kind of like an in-ground pool. It is often used

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Big Under Deck Spaces Make Bold Outdoor Rooms

If your home has an above-ground deck, there is valuable space beneath it. But unless you take the steps to unlock that value, such as waterproofing it to protect the space below, its functionality will remain limited. Getting that space finished with a new underdecking system can transform it into additional outdoor and indoor living space that will enhance your lifestyle and increase the value of your home. Plan To Maximize Under Deck Possibilities When homes are built the infrastructure for expansion is hidden behind walls, and sometimes within concrete slabs. Your under deck space is fully accessible, and if

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Winter Recovery Tips Your Landscaping Wants You To Know

The Twin Cities experienced near record-breaking sub-zero temperatures this February. Many homeowners are beginning to wonder if their landscaping will make a smooth transition into the spring cycle. Before we get to that, it may be useful to know that even in the coldest weather conditions plants are biologically active. Knowing this often gives everyone a better mindset to prepare for next year’s winter. Studies of root systems below the tundra-like Minnesota surfaces reveal there is still activity at the microbial level, with mycorrhiza fungi performing their biochemistry role to keep plants alive. While you may never see this activity,

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Multi-Level Deck Designs for Large Properties

Large backyards leave a lot of room to play around with unique landscape designs and outdoor living elements like decks, pools, patios, and more. Multi-level deck designs make it easy to accommodate large amounts of friends and family, adding valuable square footage to your already large yard. Install an attractive multi-level deck design in your backyard to improve your property value and boost curb appeal immensely. Once you have a functional space for entertaining, your friends will never want to leave the multi-level deck on your large property. Installing a Multi-Level Deck Making your dream multi-level deck design into reality

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