8 Features to Add to Your Property’s Modern Zen Garden

From scatter-brained soccer parents to overworked business executives, most people live a lifestyle that is always on the move. Moments for zen, often described as the state of “no-mindedness,” are few and far between. Also known as a Japanese rock garden, traditional Japanese zen gardens were established during the Muromachi Period (the 1300s-1500s) in Kyoto. […]

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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 […]

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What You Need To Know About The Soil Beneath Your Landscape

  Did you know that the root system of many plants far outweighs what is above ground? Turfgrass is a prime example, with nearly 90% of the weight being below ground level.  Disregarding what’s happening below the surface of landscapes is a common mistake. Experts will tell you that it is where they go first […]

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Landscaping Strategies for Large Properties

The exterior appearance of your home is an important detail, and one guests and neighbors notice immediately. Creating the design for your new landscaping can be intimidating and overwhelming with how many options are available. However, it’s your goal to create a space that is enjoyable, appealing, and fitting to your lifestyle. While homeowners choose […]

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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

  Many homeowners turn to a professional landscaper due to a lack of time, energy, or design skills. Choosing to hire a landscaping company can be intimidating and time-consuming as it’s essential to do thorough research on all candidates to ensure they can efficiently complete your project. Improve your property value and create the home […]

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10 Plants to Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

Having friendly critters visit your garden is always an exciting moment to catch in the warm months. They bring a little bit of joy to your day and make you appreciate nature that much more. A variety of hummingbirds can be found in various environments across the world. Their primary source of nutrition is nectar […]

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Preserving Your Trees Throughout the Winter

When winter starts to roll around, we have a million different things to think about doing. We have indoor checklists, outdoor checklists, car maintenance, and more. Something you often forget to think about is preserving your trees throughout the winter. The trees on your property stand tall all spring, summer, and fall, so make sure […]

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3 Insider Landscaping Winterization Practices You Should Know

This is the time of year when the usual landscaping winterization practices have been completed. These seasonal routines amount to tidying up the landscape. Leaves are raked and loose branches and debris are picked up. This maintenance clears the deck for one last mowing to give that green canvas a crisp appearance. It’s a celebratory […]

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How to Keep Your New Outdoor Patio Cool in the Heat

Summer is here, and that means soaring temps and lots of sunshine. While both are very welcome after the long, cold Minnesota winter, they can be a much when you’re trying to enjoy your new outdoor patio. Ideally, it should be a good 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding air for optimal comfort, but is this […]

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How to Hire a Standout Landscape Contractor

Landscape contractors are people, too. Due to this not so surprising observation, it is vital that we consider that all people are different when we decide to choose a landscaper to help us achieve our landscaping goals. Some people are annoying, a few are lazy, others are flakey, some people take too long selecting an […]

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