Category: Paths & Walkways

How Birds Can Brighten Up Your Yard This Coming Winter

Minnesota’s grey sky and snowy white color are undeniably majestic. Still, cabin fever from cold temperatures and short days without much light can make our winter environment feel a bit dreary. Thankfully, nature provides birds to add excitement and a range of lovely hues to help us stave off the winter doldrums. It is spectacular to see the bright red of a cardinal in the deep winter. Proper landscaping and winter preparation of your yard can help attract cardinals and other avian visitors all winter long. Landscape with The Right Trees and Shrubs Trees and shrubs are ideal places for

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6 Cost-Efficient Lighting Ideas for Your Backyard

Outdoor lighting can be a great addition to your backyard. They add both ambiance and security and are very versatile. You can highlight a specific planting or piece of garden décor, light a walkway, or add warmth to a dining or entertaining area. The possibilities are endless and thanks to today’s energy efficient lighting, they don’t have to break the bank. Getting Started The first thing to do is map out exactly what you want the lighting to accomplish. Do you want security lighting? Lighting for walkways to improve safety? Or are you looking at more decorative lighting for your garden,

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How to Keep Those Pesky Weeds from Overtaking Your Property

  So, you’ve put a lot of effort into that lush green lawn. Your garden is healthy and productive, and your flower beds are the pride of the neighborhood-but then you see it. A weed, and where there is one there are many more to follow. Weeds propagate rapidly and have deep and extensive root systems, which makes them more than a little difficult to eradicate. There is hope though! Read on to see how you can gain an advantage over those pesky weeds. Mulch Mulch is your yard’s best friend. It keeps weeds down and soils cool and moist.

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3 Incredible Ideas For Your Outdoor Areas

So you have already built the outside area of your dreams. You have the deck you have always wanted. You have even decorated it to perfection. Now what? How exactly will you use your deck? Good question. This post will give you three things you can do on your deck this year. Rest And Relaxation If you need a better way to relax, your deck can provide the perfect solution. In the spring and summer months, a relaxing patio can give you the ambiance you need to let the stress melt away. There are a few things you can do

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5 Awesome Corporate Landscaping Strategies That Inspire

A commercial property’s value isn’t the only thing that’s influenced by the exterior landscaping. For many businesses, poor landscaping can conceal an otherwise professional and thriving business. When the yard is junky, we often will assume that the inside is of a similar catastrophe. Whether it be clients or customers approaching your entry, you want them to feel at ease and inspired as they near your doors. The good news is that commercial landscaping upgrades aren’t as overwhelming as one might think when they know understand the various landscaping sections. Boulder work, retaining walls, garden beds, and accent pieces are

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Tips to Turn Your Backyard into the Ideal Staycation Destination

When the summer months start to approach, people everywhere begin booking travel agents, searching getaway destinations, and budgeting vacation days. But what if there was a way to enjoy your vacations right at home? Though not often considered “vacations,” staycations – or vacations enjoyed at home – come with several benefits. You can turn your very own backyard into the perfect vacation destination with just a few changes. Landscaping Views and sightseeing play such a huge role in the process of choosing your vacation spot. A tropical island lends its beauty through gorgeous beaches and sunsets over the water. A

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