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Compost the Fallen Leaves of Autumn

The brilliant colors of fall signal the change of the season and provide spectacular views. As we watch the colors change, we also begin to dread the cleanup that we know is coming.  Raking fallen leaves out of our yards … Continue reading

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The 44th Birthday of the Wild and Scenic River’s Act: Celebrate St. Croix River

On October 2, 1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  His words resonate with river conservationists to this day.   In the past 50 years, we have learned—all too slowly, I think—to prize and … Continue reading

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Fall color on the St. Croix

One of the best things about the fall season, apart from relief from the summer heat and a respite before winter’s chill sets in, is the opportunity to take in the majestic beauty of fall color! According to the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Buckthorn Could be plaguing your Minnesota Back Yard

Have a backyard Buckthorn problem?  Throughout the Northern Midwest, we find more and more invasive Buckthorn making for drab backyard views.  In fall we want to look out on our backyards and see the fiery reds, brilliant golds and majestic … Continue reading

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Ornamental Grasses are catching on in the Midwest

Long know as the darlings of autumn, Ornamental Grasses are growing in popularity.  If you are considering a landscape redesign or are just looking to spruce up some existing plantings, check out the versatility, longevity and low maintenance draw of … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Low Maintenance Landscaping Part 2: N-Z

We know you’ve all been waiting with baited breath for our next installment of Low Maintenance yard tips for your Minnesota yard.   N: Native Plants…for low maintenance ease, you can never go wrong in selecting native plantings for your … Continue reading

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The ABC of Low Maintenance Landscaping Part 1: A-M

  A:  Always plan your design with an experienced Low Maintenance Landscape Designer Call us B: Borrow inspiration from everyday items.  Reusing and Recycling unexpected things like, tires, old pails, even milk jugs can make for some interesting planting accessories. … Continue reading

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Drought 2012 Encourages Water Conservation in Western Wisconsin

While not yet on the scale of the Great Depression era dust bowl, the summer drought in the United States is wreaking havoc on the Midwest.  From increases in dairy prices to the devastation of Western Wisconsin corn crops, 2012’s … Continue reading

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Cooling Off In the St.Croix River Valley

Wow! The 90+ humid temperatures sure make some of us Northern Mid-westerners nostalgic for winter.  Well, maybe not winter, but we would like to find some fun way to cool off.  So how do we survive the summer heat and … Continue reading

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Get Rid of Japanese Beetles Safely

Japanese Beetles have arrived early in Minnesota and Wisconsin and are in full pursuit of taking over some people’s plants. Here’s a short video on how to identify them. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources&id=8737655 Our landscape designers at St. Croix Valley Landscaping have noticed … Continue reading

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