Category Archives: Healthy Outdoor Living

Musings on Low Maintenance Landscape Design in the St. Croix Valley

Everyday we get questions like, why does your company focus on sustainability and low maintenance landscape design?  The answer is all too simple, we believe that this is the only world we have and it is our job to be … Continue reading

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RAGWEED is in FULL BLOOM in Wisconsin and it may have you sniffling!

Oh yes, Allergy season is in full swing in the Midwestern region of the U.S. Sneezing and drippy, red rimmed eyes are plaguing allergy sufferers all up and down the St. Croix river valley.  So what’s causing us all to … Continue reading

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Strawberries and an Eastern Minnesota Summer: Perfect Picnic Combinations

What better way to spend a summer morning than picking a few items from your garden for a fresh summer picnic?  What’s in bloom right now in our Eastern Minnesota landscapes?  Berries of all sorts are popping up all over … Continue reading

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Refreshing Water Flavors Straight from your Edible Garden

So much more than water!  We are so excited to share some refreshing ways to use those edibles you have growing in your landscapes.  One really simple and completely eco-friendly way to use all those aronia, blueberries or raspberries you … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fathers and “Manly” Outdoor Activties

It is Father’s Day this month, so  we’re talking outdoor activities!  “manly” kind! What updates can be done to your property that your husband would really enjoy? Our expert Osceola landscape designers  have collected a few ideas to get your … Continue reading

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The Journey of the Smokinistas

An idea formed when we heard about the St. Croix Valley Brew-B-Que competition.  From the very beginning we knew we were destined for BBQ greatness, so we put the question out there, should we enter?  “Of course,” raved our fans!  … Continue reading

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Get out, Unplug and Enjoy Family Time Outdoors!

Ever feel stuck in a rut of endless re-run TV and looking at the back of your kid’s heads as they ping away at the video games?  Why not get off the couch, turn off the tube and spend some … Continue reading

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Farm to Fork Outdoor entertaining with locally grown foods

Did you know that May is National Barbeque month?  Now that you’ve got your backyard space planned, designed, planted and all ready for summer fun, let’s get to the good stuff. Outside entertaining is the ultimate joy.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Birding and Butterfly Watching in your own Back Yard

One of the great joys of spring is taking the time to watch for birds and butterflies in your back yard and around your neighborhood.  From planting fragrant and vibrantly colorful plants to installing small bird feeders and baths in … Continue reading

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Planning an Outdoor Living Space

As summer comes ever closer many of us start looking and remembering that we have an outdoor space to enjoy. Our outdoor spaces are sometimes underutilized, if not completely forgotten. Most homes have some type of outdoor space that can … Continue reading

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