Organic Insect Control for Your Garden

Insects don’t care if they’re unwelcome in the garden, they’re opportunistic feeders looking for an easy meal and will destroy your organic vegetables if given the opportunity. Maintaining an organic garden isn’t always easy when insects invade, but it can be done....

Outdoor Rooms: Subdividing Garden Space

Landscaping the Margins or the Center? When it comes to landscape design in outdoor space, it can be tempting to cluster all of the interventions around the periphery of the space. This kind of spatial logic allows for the most uninterrupted surface area for green...

Is a Greenhouse Right for Your Garden?

  Adding a greenhouse to a Minneapolis-area garden can certainly extend the gardening season a little bit on each end of the bitter cold Minnesota winter. While most of the state falls in USDA climate zone 4a, there are patches that are classified as USDA zone...
Designing with Decay

Designing with Decay

In temperate climates like that of the Minneapolis-area, Fall is a beautiful, but also thoughtful time in the garden and the environment at large. It’s a time of harvest, but also a time of death, dormancy, and subsoil activity. One of the mistakes many...
Autumn Garden Tasks for the Minneapolis Area

Autumn Garden Tasks for the Minneapolis Area

The autumn garden is all about battening down the hatches for the coming season. While Fall has almost come and gone in the Minneapolis area, there is still a chance to make the most of the end of the season. Here is a checklist of Autumn garden tasks and tricks in...
For the Love of Landscaping: Light it Up!

For the Love of Landscaping: Light it Up!

Why Install Outdoor Lighting? In Minnesota, the longest day of the year has 15 hours and 24 minutes of sunlight: even with the long summer days around the solstice, however, there are times when it’s comfortable enough to sit outdoors, but the hard work of landscaping...