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Hillside Plantings

Over the Hill – Designing a NO MOW Hillside Can you think of anything better to do with your time than mowing a hillside ever...

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are a simple, elegant solution to solving drainage issues on properties and water quality issues state-wide. A r...

Low Maintenance Landscapes

If you’re like me, you want an attractive landscape that mostly takes care of itself. Low maintenance is one of the most oft...

Catching The Buzz

Bees are our friends and allies, and right now they need our help. The stewardship that bees have always provided the natura...

How To Worm Bins Compost Health

Worm bins are an easy way to help us grow health for our plants and ourselves. Plants purposefully surround themselves with ...

Organic Lawn Care

How To: Healthy Lawns Our obsession with lawns can be traced back to European royalty. By setting aside large swaths of land ...

How To: Food Forest, Land Grows Justice

Standing in front of a classroom full of 6th graders, I ask them “Is the Earth doing OK?”. The entire room erupts with a soli...

Bee Friendly Lawn

Grown with blooming ground cover plants such as clover, thyme, and self-heal combined with no-mow fescue grass mix; the mixt...

Interview with Tom Kerby, Landscape Architect

Where did you study? I received my Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota. What is your backgr...

Interview with Russ Henry, President

Why do you own a landscaping company? I started gardening with my mother when I was a kid on our family farm so I was always...

What is Healthy Soil?

Content produced by Renaissance Soil, a St. Paul MN-based nonprofit specializing in soil health education and offering soil, ...

Snow Removal

It’s the middle of the night, there’s a blizzard dropping 2-3 inches of snow per hour, it’s 3 degrees outside, and there’s no...