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The Growing Appeal of Faux Turf

Consider artificial turf for its low maintenance, water-saving benefits, and year-round green appeal, providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to natural grass.

The Healing Power of the Outdoors

Here are some fascinating ways in which nature positively impacts our physical and mental health, providing you with even more reasons to invest in your outdoor space.

Summer Heat and Your Plants

This is not our first hot summer day, and it won't be the last. Our plants and trees suffer right along with us in the heat. Here are a few things to look for and a couple of tips to help your landscape through this heat.

Jumping Worms

You may think those wiggly worms in your soil are helping your garden, but not so fast. Some species of earthworms, such as the Jumping Worm, can negatively impact soil and plant health.

Show Your Love for Pollinators This Growing Season

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!

Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

Low-maintenance landscaping saves you time, money, and resources. By implementing these ideas, you can spend less time working on your landscape and more time enjoying it.

Why Fall is the best time for Planting Trees and Shrubs

Many landscape designers would agree that Fall is the ideal time for planting trees and shrubs.

Time to Start Watering Your Lawns and Gardens

Spring 2020 has had below normal rainfall and low humidity. In a normal year, we would not have to water until Memorial day. This year, it's time to water now.

Composting Basics

Composting converts organic waste into nutrient-dense soil. This process offers several benefits for gardens and results in vibrant and abundant plant life.

TRENDING: Backyard Kitchens & Edible Gardens

More homeowners are asking for space to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, and a variety of fruits. How great to cut fresh herbs for one of your kitchen masterpieces or make a fantastic salsa with peppers from your own garden?

10 Emerging Landscape Design Trends

Whether you're looking to revamp your backyard or create a welcoming outdoor space, here are 10 emerging landscape design trends that are making waves in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

How to Force Branches to Bloom Indoors

Here's a general guide on how to force branches to flower or bloom indoors.

Five Ways to Dog-Proof Your Yard

Our four-legged friends are part of the family. Their undeniably cute faces, waggy tails and unconditional love bring immense joy to households around the world. As cute as they may be, sometimes pets can really “ruff” up our outdoor living spaces.

Monarchs, Migration, Milkweed

The monarch populations have declined 90% since the 1990s. Want to help? Plant milkweed. Here's how.

Water until the freeze, please

Trees and shrubs are stressed from the summer heat and drought. Keep watering until the ground freezes.

TRENDING: Water-Conscious Landscaping

With drought conditions continuing, it should come as no surprise homeowners are leaning toward water-saving landscape options such as rain gardens, rain barrels, and drought-tolerant/native plants that don’t need much water.

Treat Apple Scab in the Early Spring

Did your crabapple tree turn brown and drop its leaves suddenly mid-summer last year? If so, apple scab was likely the cause.

5 Fall Flowers to Brighten Your Landscape

Sweater weather is just around the corner and with it hints of red, orange, and yellow peeking through fading green canopies. Here’s a list of some of the best annuals and perennials to brighten your fall landscape.

Tabletop Succulent Garden Tutorial

Learn how to create tabletop succulent garden pots with this easy DIY tutorial.

TRENDING: Fun and Functional Entertainment Spaces

Since the pandemic, homeowners have increasingly sought ways to optimize the use of their backyard spaces.

Rain Garden Facts

Water pollution threatens the delicate ecological balance of our waterways. High levels of chemicals, nutrients, and sediment harm vegetation, kill wildlife, foul drinking water, and destroy pristine recreational areas.

Summer Pet Comfort and Safety

This summer's constant heat reports remind us to protect ourselves, but what about our pets? They can't sweat like us. How do we keep them safe?

Spring Yard Work

Spring is an exciting time in Minnesota. The melting snow and bright rays of sunshine serve as a welcome sign that it's time to put away the mittens and winter boots and prepare for another beautiful Minnesota summer.

Elevate your Garden: A Guide to Vertical Gardening

Discover the art of vertical gardening – a space-saving solution to bring lush greenery into any environment. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a novice, learn how to transform walls and fences into vibrant oases of growth and beauty.

Nine Flower Bulbs For Minnesota Gardens

Here are nine, gorgeous spring perennials that you can plant every weekend until Halloween.

Mulch Madness

​It’s that time of year again. The ice is melting, the birds are chirping and those first rays of warm sunshine are peeking through the clouds. Springtime is here, and homeowners are eager to get their yards in tip top summer shape.