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Transform Your Minneapolis Home With Backyard Landscape Lighting Ideas

Intentional placement of lighting fixtures can transform outdoor spaces into safe, aesthetically pleasing, and functional environments. Unfortunately, many homeowners underestimate the profound impact that backyard landscape lighting can have on their outdoor areas, missing out on its incredible benefits. Prioritizing backyard lighting can help homeowners unlock the true potential of their outdoor spaces to create […]

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Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Garden: Tips for Attracting Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Creating a wildlife-friendly garden is important for biodiversity and helping polinators thrive. Three-fourths of flowering plants and about 35% of food crops worldwide depend on animal pollinators for reproduction. With beautiful birds, bees, and butterflies buzzing about, a garden made for wildlife not only brings year-round color and life but also aids in maintaining an overall

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New Home Landscape Done Right | The Blank Canvas

The Glass Door to Nowhere How many times have you driven by subdivisions built in the last 10 years and seen a square glass sliding door that promises a 12-foot drop to anyone who walks through it? It’s underlined by a wood board, that remains there, unused, years after the home is built. Sure, it’s

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The Buck (and Doe) Stops Here: Keeping Deer Out of Your Landscape

The U.S. is home to approximately 30 million deer, according to an article at actionbioscience.org, an educational website sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).  These animals are so numerous that they’re causing conflicts with people. The same article reported that an average deer consumes almost 500 kg of vegetation annually. Homeowners and garden enthusiasts

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Top 10 Plants for Winter Interest (That Aren’t Evergreens)

When you live in a state where winter is the prevalent season 5 months out of the year you really learn to appreciate your warm season landscape. You get used to the idea that winter is just something to suffer through until the green shoots start to come up in April.  We encourage our clients

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Winter Gardening: Maintain a Colorful Landscape During the Cold Months

Your landscape palette doesn’t have to be white and gray with no end in sight during winter. Although most plants are at rest, you can still maintain a beautiful, vibrant garden throughout the cold season. By carefully planning your backyard landscape design you can identify which curb-appeal boosting elements to include to make your home stand out

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Winter-Hardy Plants for Pinterest-Worthy Gardens

When someone talks about gardens and gardening, most people automatically picture flower beds full of blossoms and trees covered in lush green leaves—things that occur primarily in the Spring and Summer. As November signals the tail end of the Fall season and the onset of Winter, can you still have this type of garden? When

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Essential Things to Consider When Planning Your Garden’s Colors

Now that winter has cleared and we’re in the middle of Spring, it’s the perfect time to plant your garden’s colors. It’s easy to get caught up with putting in your all your favorite colors, and your landscape ends up looking like a badly-planned rainbow – or worse: a swamp. However, with some basic knowledge

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