Fix Drainage and Grading Before Winter

When it rains, does water sit in your yard? The fastest way to determine that you have a training problem is spotting standing water in your yard. While drainage and grading issues may not be a huge concern during the summertime, don’t let the problem fester until wintertime. Winter makes the problems worse because standing […]

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How to Attract Friendly Wildlife Into Your Garden

Gardens can be more than just a beautiful, tranquil and relaxing escape from your hectic lifestyle, but they are also incredibly important features in our overall green space and environmental impact. In fact, many garden owners are taking their gardens one step further towards eco-friendly by making use of tried and true techniques that invite […]

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How a Waterfall Can Elevate Your Garden without Breaking the Budget

The sound of trickling water is almost universally pleasant, from listening to the rushing waves of the beach, to a small mountain creek trickling down the rocks as the spring snows melt down to the rivers. Many homeowners are capturing this beauty by installing a waterfall directly into their own backyard, where they can listen […]

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What is the Proper Mix of Soils in Your Garden?

Are you a gardener that cares about properly growing your plants and flowers during the spring, summer and fall? The right mix of soils along with the implementation of soil berms helps your plants grow and flourish. Without the proper nutrients in the soil, you will find yourself without a growing garden. So, what is […]

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Ways to protect Your Yard From Snow and Cold Temperatures

As Summer comes to an end, the people of Minnesota know exactly what is right around the corner. We know that Winter weather in this state tends to begin a few months earlier in the year than in many other states. With this in mind, preparations for maintaining yards for the snow and freezing temperatures […]

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Four Unique Landscape Design Ideas to Implement in 2017

It’s a bit dull going through a neighborhood and seeing the same perfectly preened landscape, with very little personality and character. Break the mold, and hijack your current landscape in 2017. As long as you follow the regulations set forth by your local homeowner association, then do not hesitate to step a little bit of […]

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Common Compost Problems and How to Fix Them

With properly installed hardscape, a compost pile can easily integrate into the landscape of your yard. For gardeners who aren’t in the know, a compost pile is your at-home recycling facility, breaking down leaves, lawn clippings, and other organic materials into nutrient rich compost for your yard and home gardens. Due to the nature of […]

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Plant Selection and Placement

One of the most eye-pleasing and popular features of landscaping is plant life. Although placing plants in various spots throughout your yard always looks nice, the right placement and choice of a variety of plants can elevate your yard to the next level. Here are some tips and ideas for plant selection and placement: Plants […]

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The Importance of Hiring a Professional Landscape Contractor

If you’re like millions of other Minnesotans, your yard is one of your favorite places to spend downtime, and since the seasons often determine how much time we can enjoy our outdoor spaces, spring and summer are the most popular times to beauty of right outside of our homes. Essentially, anyone can do landscaping, but […]

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Avoid These Mistakes by Having a Landscape Design Plan

While DIY projects are a great way to make you feel involved in the maintenance and beautification of your home, they are not without risk. Some projects are inherently dangerous, while others are deceptively difficult. One of the most common DIY projects for homeowners in Minnesota is landscaping and gardening to improve the curb appeal […]

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