Category Archives: Living Green

MidWest Winters are No match for a Rain Garden’s Resilient Nature

You all know about now that we here at St. Croix Valley Landscaping are wild about our rain gardens.  From their overall appeal, beautiful colors and environmentally friendly aspects, we truly can not get enough.  Rain Gardens are a low … Continue reading

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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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Low Maintenance Design In Eastern Minnesota: A Feminine Touch

Talk to Germaine Ross on any given day of the week and you will literally feel the passion she has for low maintenance, eco-friendly landscape design.  “There is something about how rain gardens, native plantings and edible landscapes work together … 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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Where have all the Bees Gone and why should we care?

Sitting outdoors one afternoon, I notice a lonely bee buzzing around my marigolds.  Landing then zooming away to bother the birds bathing in my birdbath, then it makes a beeline (pun intended) straight for my glass of iced tea.  As … 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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Eco-Friendly Furniture Back Yard Design

Remember the days when plastic webbing was the only choice available for your favorite outdoor chair? We’ve come a long ways since then and outdoor furniture has taken on a new role in making outdoor spaces more inviting, cozy and … Continue reading

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Grow your own Salad in a Container!

What could be better than growing your own salad ingredients?  Nothing, would be my first answer. It’ll get me outside, get me helping my environment and get me eating healthier, perfect.  This nifty little video shows you just how!  Take … Continue reading

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