Deer Deterrents to Try in Your Landscape

Deer Deterrents to Try in Your Landscape Deer deterrents are needed in your landscape here in the land of the White Tail Deer.  Almost every yard in the twin cities has the potential to be affected by deer damage through nibbling.  Try the suggestions below to...

Landscape Pest/Animal Damage in the Minnesota Landscape

Landscape Pest/Animal Damage in the Minnesota Landscape As a landscape designer, I am always asked about pest/animal damage to plants and the grass.  Luckily in Minnesota, we have the luxury of a limited list of offenders given it is so cold here.  Check out the list...

Let Hydrangea be the Star of your Garden Show.

Let Hydrangea be the Star of your Garden Show. If a Hydrangea scheme prevails in a landscape it will certainly be the star of the show come mid-summer.  Since there is a multitude of Hydrangeas I thought I would details out my favorites.  The choices below have a full...

Avoiding the Dreaded April Ice Jams in the Yard

Avoiding the Dreaded April Ice Jams in the Yard Anyone who owns a house in Minnesota knows that the Spring freeze/thaw cycle brings about freezing ice in and around the yard.  This is not completely avoidable, but there are a certain number of things that can be done...

A Desert SW Landscape in Minnesota. It can be done!

A Desert SW Landscape in Minnesota. It can be done! I often get asked to create Desert SW landscapes.  Minnesotan snowbirds must really have an affinity for the look.  I sense they want their yard looking like that of what they have found to be in their winter...

Climate Friendly Zone 5 Trees for Minneapolis

Climate Friendly Zone 5 Trees for Minneapolis Now that our warming climate is here to stay, landscapes in Minneapolis can safely use many zone five trees.  It is important to remember that zone 5 trees are to be used in the city.  Most delicate plants, such as the...