Idyllic stay-at-home backyard with a pool house, outdoor sound system, putting green, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, lighting, lower-level fire pit, and fire table.
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Enhance your Minnesota landscape's function and beauty with dramatic outdoor lighting.
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From the initial meeting to the final walk through, our process is design to deliver a positive experience every time.
Like the construction industry, landscaping has long been a man’s world. That reality may be starting to change.
Evergreen winter porch pots are a quick, easy, and festive winter decoration that will last from Black Friday to New Year's Day – and beyond.
Many often wonder why pollinators are important in their garden. Pollinators are important because they are vital in the reproduction of flowering plants and the fruits and vegetables. So if you want large blooms, seeds, fruits, and vegetables in your garden, make it a pollinator friendly garden!
"Pollinators help plants that bring us food and other resources. By carrying pollen from one plant to another, pollinators fertilize plants and allow them to make fruit or seeds. Pollinator health is critical to our food system and the diversity of life across the world."
University of Minnesota Extension
For more information on Minnesota Native Bees check out the University of Minnesota Wild Bees and Building Wild Bee houses handbook. (Wild Bee Houses near the middle of the document)
For more information pertaining to pollinator education check out the Learning Center at Pollinator Partnership.
Bee on a Dahlia
To attract more pollinators to your garden be sure to ask your designer to include these flowing plants into your plan or look for these plants at your local garden center. These are not the only flowering plants that attract pollinators.
For planting guides check out the Planting Guides at the Pollinator Partnership.
In order to give the pollinators the best treatment possible in your garden use these pollinator friendly practices:
Bumble Bee Ballet, UMN Extension
It only takes 5 minutes to complete this survey to find out how your backyard measures up on plants, habitat and gardening practices that help bees and other beneficial insects.
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Fertilizing can be done at any time of the year, but experts agree that the best time for this chore is in the fall.
Here are nine, gorgeous spring perennials that you can plant every weekend until Halloween.
Step-by-step guide to planting fall flower bulbs in Minnesota. Once planted, most bulbs need little maintenance and will reward you with a show of color every spring.