Category: Minnesota Landscaping Plants

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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Using Plants to Define Your Property Line

Landscaping is both an art and a science, and homeowners are constantly on the hunt for creative ways to implement various growth on their property lines. Plants and other natural additions can be a great way to define property lines, eliminating the need for unappealing fencing. So, where do you start? Well, before planting any growth near or on your property lines, it’s always recommended that you have a firm grasp on where the boundaries lie. Check with a surveyor to get the exact dimensions of your property lines to prevent any issues down the road. You can also look

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7 Plants That Will Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

If you’re a nature lover and enjoy butterflies visiting your yard, there are many flowers you can plant that will provide them with the nourishment they need along with creating a whimsical atmosphere in your front and back yards. Butterflies go through a unique series of life cycles: egg, larvae, pupa, and adult. Many butterflies have one life cycle per year, and most adults only live for two to three weeks. In their adult life, they must find a mate, reproduce, seek out food and shelter, and find nectar to fuel each of these activities. Butterfly Garden Necessities Butterflies are

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The 15 Best Plantings for a Pop of Winter Color

The cold, dark, and dreary weather of winter can take a toll on people’s mental health. One way to improve your spirits during the colder months is with colorful winter landscaping. There is a vast range of attractive plants, trees, and shrubs that look striking against the stark, snowy ground or wintry sky. Colorful winter landscaping adds value to your property and helps improve your spirits as the cold clutch of winter takes hold. 15 Winter Plantings for a Pop of Color People often associate the winter months with dull, dreary, and drab weather. While this might hold true, your

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Attractive Fence Alternatives For Outdoor Privacy

Outdoor living spaces are more than an extension of the home. The physical and psychological benefits of an outdoor living lifestyle are well documented. Yet many families limit the time they spend in their own backyard because they lack enough privacy from neighbors and busy streets. Your lifestyle and personal priorities will determine the level and type of privacy that is important to you. Generally speaking, privacy is determined by what you want to see, hear, and feel while engaged in your desired outdoor activities. When choosing a property people almost immediately get a feeling when a space suits their

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Exotic Looking Plants for Your Minnesota Property

Many people think of the cold, Midwest flyover state of Minnesota as an uninhabitable, tundra-like landscape. Contrary to popular belief, this is far from the truth. Minnesota is home to thousands of beautiful plant species. Many of these native species attract pollinators, like the austere Monarch butterfly. Adding an exotic-looking flower, grass, shrub, or tree species can enhance the allure of your property’s landscape. Exotic Looking, Not Invasive Before planting exotic looking plants in your Minnesota landscape, we must denote the difference between exotic looking plants and actual exotic, invasive species. According to the National Wildlife Foundation: “An invasive species

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