Tips for Fertilizing Your Lawn This Summer

Tips for Fertilizing Your Lawn This Summer

Cool-season grasses, the kind you’ll find in most Minnesota lawns, grow best in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall and are dormant in the summer. Unlike warm-season grasses, Minnesota lawns tend to benefit greatly from a late summer fertilization, which...
Choosing Patio Materials

Choosing Patio Materials

A hardscaped patio is a great addition to any yard. Beyond just offering an outdoor living space for you and your family to enjoy the summer, patios can also increase your property value and decrease your lawn maintenance. When it comes to choosing a material for your...
Landscaping and Hardscaping Tips for Small Yards

Landscaping and Hardscaping Tips for Small Yards

Having a small yard doesn’t mean you can’t create the outdoor space of your dreams. There are plenty of techniques you can utilize to maximize the yard space you have and make it seem even larger than it is—it’s just a matter of knowing the best strategies. Avoid...
3 Surprising Benefits of Hardscaping

3 Surprising Benefits of Hardscaping

Hardscaping: using manmade, inorganic materials in conjunction with traditional landscaping to create dynamic, attractive, and functional outdoor spaces. Think patios, walkways, fire pits, and retaining walls, all surrounded by lush greenery and flowers—you’ve...
The Guide to Dethatching

The Guide to Dethatching

Thatch is the layer of plant matter—living and dead grass, leaves, and small twigs—that gathers at the base of your lawn. While a small layer of thatch can be beneficial to your turf’s health, when the plant matter builds up faster than your lawn can break it down, it...
Is Core Aeration Right for Your Lawn Maintenance?

Is Core Aeration Right for Your Lawn Maintenance?

When spring arrives each year, homeowners in Minnesota take a look at the damage and assess the maintenance steps to get a lush, green yard for the summer. For many, an important yard maintenance step is core aeration. What is Core Aeration? Core Aeration is the...