5 Essential Fall Lawn Care Tasks

July 16, 2019

In a couple of months, the leaves will start to change; we will put away pool toys and garden gloves.  Wondering how best to care for your lawn in fall?  Here are a few more important chores that can keep your yard from looking neglected over the winter and give

When (and Why!) to Winterize Your Irrigation System

July 7, 2019

As summer’s rays beat hot on your grass and garden, you’re probably putting that irrigation system through it’s paces.  As we mentioned last summer, the cool-weather grasses that many of us have in our yards will want to go dormant when the temperatures get high, especially when it is also particularly

Irrigating Legally in the South Metro

June 10, 2019

It seems simple: a little water, a little grass… Installing a sprinkler system for your commercial or residential lawn should be easy.  Unfortunately, like most other renovation projects, city and local irrigation ordinances regulate what you can and can’t do to improve your property. Looking for information on irrigation system

Hardscaping 101: What is Hardscaping?

June 2, 2019

You may have seen the uncommon word “hardscaping” or “hard landscaping” while looking for information about lawn maintenance or design.  Put simply, hardscaping encompasses the permanent, hard fixtures in a lawn design—as opposed to “softscaping”, which is basically the living elements of your landscaping.  Think of the contrast between hardscape

How Do They Do That?

May 16, 2019

Creating Neat Lawn Edges Ever wondered why some yards look so much nicer than others, even if they seem to be equally landscaped and cared for?  The trick here is a process called lawn edging. Put simply, lawn edging is the process of digging a narrow trench at the edge

How to Safely Start Up Your Irrigation System this Spring

March 10, 2019

ARE YOU CERTAIN YOU’RE READY FOR SPRING? The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you are excited to get back out into the yard now that the snow has finally melted.   You’re prepping your lawn, perhaps complete the first mowing session of the season, and eye that new

Is Your Lawn Slowly Killing Itself?

March 6, 2019

The Top 2 Ways to Maintain Healthy Grass Without Chemicals A lush, green lawn is a homeowner’s pride and joy.  After all, what is a castle without beautiful grounds to stroll through?  Unfortunately, there are a few things that can keep your grass from being as green and healthy as

When to First Mow Your Lawn in the Spring…

March 3, 2019

…and when not to! It’s almost here!  That time of year when your obnoxious early-rising neighbor finally puts away his noisy snowblower and you get some peace and quiet in the morning. Well, for a couple of weeks anyway.  Until the lawn mowers come out. If you’re lucky though, your

Do You Know What’s Going On Under Your Snow?

February 28, 2019

Winter in Minnesota can bring a lot of good things to your lawn: Cold temperatures cause the grass to go dormant, which provides a healthy growing boost in the spring. Snow is a fantastic insulator and protects your grass from biting winds and below-zero temperatures. Snow melt provides necessary moisture

The Easiest Way to Clean Up Your Lawn for Spring

February 5, 2019

DO YOU HAVE BIG PLANS FOR SPRING? If you’ve got goals, you don’t have time to let spring lawn care get in the way of them. Unfortunately, cleaning up your property to prepare it for the spring season is a huge job. It will take up time you certainly could