Ever wanted that secluded, peaceful feeling of a getaway without having to leave your backyard? Why not make your yard more sheltered by planting a privacy border? Privacy modifications can make an attractive addition to your yard. We’re sharing design tips and the best trees and plants to plant for privacy and noise reduction.
Visiting a garden is a vastly underrated way to spend a beautiful Minnesota summer day. Gardens can be a peaceful and relaxing alternative to bustling, noisy crowds of other popular destinations. You can only catch most of these Twin Cities public gardens for a few months of the year, but they all are worth the effort for the spectacular views, scents and atmosphere.
It’s that time of year when the fresh green grass begins to emerge in homeowners’ yards, signifying the spring is here to stay. But grass doesn’t always make its debut alone—sometimes crabgrass threatens to steal the spotlight. After hiding in the soil all winter long, this course, yellow weed can begin to sprout and damper the look and feel of your lawn. Learn how to prevent and control this unappealing grass so your yard is looking pristine for the summer.
As the weather warms up and it's finally time to work outside again, you’ll want to be ready with new tools that will let you kill weeds, keep your wheelbarrow organized and water your lawn efficiently. With the right tools you can avoid strained back muscles, scratched hands and other backyard nuisances
What can you do to make sure your landscape looks it finest this spring? The secret is to care for your trees and plants during the dormant season. Besides the visual benefits, tending to your trees and landscape increase curb appeal economically—especially if you are looking to sell your house this year.
As temperatures begin to rise and the snow starts to melt, many Minnesotans are wondering – is winter really over? And while you are bewildered by the back and forth weather, your trees are likely just as confused. In fact, you might notice that your trees are beginning to bud even if it’s technically still winter. What does this mean? Is this problem? Let us try to explain!
Making the decision to become a certified arborist may be an exciting choice, however, there are lots of thing to consider before starting on this professional journey. Doing the research on the roles and responsibilities, the companies in your area that need an arborist and the schooling/experience it will take are all important things to consider.
Minnesota winter weather means white snow, crisp air and unfortunately… rock salt. Rock salt is frequently used during the cold winters as a de-icing agent, prevent winter accidents on roads, driveways and sidewalks. The same qualities that make the salt a great solution against slippery ice can make it toxic for your lawn.
A deer grazing in a field is a peaceful sight. However, if you like your plants, a dear in your yard treating your landscape like a free meal is not an ideal situation. Fortunately, there are a few techniques you can use to manage deer browsing, while keeping the deer safe and reducing damage to your plants.