It sure makes for a long construction project when you are continually trying not to rut up a job site and are cleaning up the mud every night. We now have heavy-duty track mats available for rent to prevent that very thing and make your project go more smoothly. Please contact us if you would like more information.
When people ask us for a low-maintenance landscape and if they have sunny exposures, you can bet we are going to include some sedum. You can get away with a looooot of neglect when it comes to sedum…these perennial plants actually prefer you leave them alone! Water them 1-2 times a week for the first couple weeks […]
One of our suppliers has come out with a new paver meant to look old. I know, I know, but it’s not a cobblestone-street/ tumbled brick look. While definitely cool, that’s been done. THIS new paver is meant to mimic the look of weathered barn wood…how great is that? We are all finding ways to incorporate this new paver in our […]
We truly have the best customers. These great homeowners not only asked us to landscape their backyard, they also made a video of the project from start to finish. A terrific idea and something we have not yet done. I’d like to think it’s because we’re too busy landscaping? Anyway, click the link and enjoy […]
Isn’t it nice that September and October cooperated and were so mild? Isn’t it nice that plants know how to push the re-set button and recover from pest damage? These two facts have allowed the shrub roses to rebound after being chowed on–and then chowed on some more–by Japanese Beetles earlier this summer. The scent of roses […]
A couple years back, Winona State University built a gorgeous, Silver LEED-certified Integrated Wellness Center (IWC). The landscape was not looking quite as stellar as the building, but that has all changed due to a senior student’s capstone project idea…and collaborative follow-through. We were happy to be part of the landscape project that turned the IWC’s landscape […]
Is it just me or is winter starting to drag on and on? Click here for a great how-to tutorial from the Chicago Botanical Gardens on persuading branches to bloom indoors. Could be just the ticket to bring a little spring to your home until it decides to show up outside!
Well this has never happened to us before…an award AND one of our projects landing on the front cover of a supplier’s catalog! We didn’t even have an acceptance speech prepared. We’ll keep it short-and-sweet and tip our appreciative hat to Rochester Concrete and say a very heartfelt thank […]
While at our association’s trade show last week (the MNLA), I spied a Wisteria plant in bloom. A new, improved variety. Could it be true…will THIS be the wisteria to reliably perform in our area? It has a name–Summer Cascade. Doesn’t that sound lovely? I’m hoping to get my hands on one to trial this […]
This can be the time of year to put your landscape to bed and forget about it, but maybe you don’t want to. Maybe you’re feeling a little bit fresh yourself with the cooler temps and want to add color for the winter months. Sure you’ve got evergreens in the plants beds and flowering crabs […]