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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5 Easy Ways To Maximize Your Homes Curb Appeal

The first impression is essential, especially when you’re planning to sell your home. Every homeowner has heard the term “curb appeal,” which refers to how attractive the outside of your house looks to potential buyers. A large percentage of that curb appeal will come from your landscaping. A good guideline for maximizing the value and […]

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Choosing the Right Sized Tree for Your Landscape

Trees play a huge role in your landscape, not just because of their physical size, but because they will last for decades to come and are unlikely to be removed. A great tree can make a landscape, whereas the wrong tree can look out of place or become overbearing. Choosing the right sized tree for […]

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5 Steps To Using The Natural Elements To Feng Shui Your Landscaping

Feng Shui is, to put it quite simply, the art of maximizing the good energy while minimizing the bad. Its focus is to help people live in harmony with their surroundings. The Chinese believe that the ancient art of Feng Shui-ing your landscaping will balance out the Ch’i, the animating force behind all living things. Using […]

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Backyard Horticulture for Beginners

According to the American Society For Horticultural Science, Horticulture is the art and science of plants. It combines aesthetics and knowledge to improve your outdoor environment. Harvard Health Publications says that gardening can actually improve your health. Here’s how to enjoy backyard gardening even if you don’t have a green thumb. Grow Your Own Food […]

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How to Create a Tranquility Garden

Have you ever noticed that formal botanical gardens and arboretums often have cozy nooks carved out in the space? These quiet areas may induce you to breathe a little more deeply and take a quick break from your busy life. It’s tempting to want to add tranquility to your own backyard. However, the idea can […]

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Using a Trellis to Lift Your Vines

Watching vines grow around posts and supports is a magical experience. The vines seem to grow rampantly, and each day, they have a story to narrate. Many vines tend to bloom and bear fruits, and this adds to their beauty. Rather than letting your vines grow across your yard and take up valuable living space, […]

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10 Top Tips for Fall Maintenance Checklist

Plummeting temperatures and changing leaf colors bring to light that fall is here. This is the perfect time to attend to those little niggles that can result in expensive repairs if you ignore them. Before cold winter sets in follow this fall maintenance checklist to ensure you don’t miss any part of your home. You […]

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Hedge Rows Versus Fences

If you have been considering how to create different spaces around your home or business then you are not alone. This is an issue that many people deal with at some point in their life. There is a lot to consider when planning out long term partitions and how you want foot traffic to flow […]

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