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The pros and cons of using landscape fabric

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Like many gardening decisions, whether to use landscape fabric is largely dependent on the situation.  Sometimes it can come in handy and sometimes it can create extra work.  If you are thinking about using landscape fabric for your next project, here are a few factors we think are worth considering: THE PROS 1)      Weeding can seem so labor-intensive that when landscape fabric became widely available, many professionals and hobbyist gardeners alike thought it would be the gardening version of sliced…

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5 Tips on how to get the best lawn mowing price in 2016

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At Peterson Lawn Services, we want you to be so happy with our service that you keep referring us to all of your friends and neighbors. In fact, we are willing to share some of our secrets with you on how you can get a cheaper mowing price. Here are 5 ways you can get a lower weekly mowing price from our company: 1) Encourage neighbors on your street to sign up for weekly mowing. When your neighbors do sign…

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Hiring now for Spring 2016 – Lead Landscape Gardener

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Peterson Lawn Services is looking for a Lead Landscape Gardener. This is a management position that will require some physical labor as well as meeting with potential clients, bidding landscape projects and taking those projects from start to finish. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with a great attention to detail and a high standard for excellence. This position requires someone who is very personable and confident and can converse easily with clients. The successful candidate will have…

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COUNTRY CUT EDGING

Save money and time on your mulch project — choose a “country edge”

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One of our signature moves when working on a mulch refreshing project is to remove plastic edging and replace it with a “country edge.” Mulch edging can tend to pop up out of place in the spring when the ground thaws, and it can become cracked over time, or battered by your lawn mower. A country edge, however, is a much more simple and elegant solution. It will need to be re-dug out from time to time, but there are…

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Mulch refreshing

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Is your mulch starting to look a little faded or washed out?  Are a lot of weeds starting to pop up? Then it might be time to get that mulch refreshed! Mulch refreshing is a simple way to give your yard a brand new look. You’d be surprised how big a difference mulch makes – take a look at these Before and Afters: Before:           After:   Before: After: Before: After: Your first step should be…

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Free Gardening Consult with Peterson Lawn Services!

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Schedule your FREE gardening consult now with Peterson Lawn Services in Hopkins, MN. Peterson Lawn is happy to announce that we are offering landscape and gardening services again in 2014 and we are excited to see what projects this year brings! Now that things are finally starting to warm up it’s time to start thinking about your yard. We only have a few months of real summer in Minnesota, after all, and so we need to make the most of…

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Herb Gardening For Your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth: Miscellaneous Herbs

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Looking to kick your cooking up a notch?  Fresh herbs can make a big difference in any recipe and you can grow many of them in your own backyard!  Whether you keep a separate herb garden or scatter them throughout your garden; the bright colors, strong scents, and intense flavors will appeal to all your senses. Miscellaneous Herbs: These herbs originate from Northern Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  As a result, their growing needs are similarly diverse. Cilantro Similar in…

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Herb Gardening For Your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth – Mediterranean Herbs

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Looking to kick your cooking up a notch?  Fresh herbs can make a big difference in any recipe and you can grow many of them in your own backyard!  Whether you keep a separate herb garden or scatter them throughout your garden; the bright colors, strong scents, and intense flavors will appeal to all your senses.  Mediterranean Herbs: Used in savory dishes, these herbs originate in a hot, dry climate and do poorly in overly moist soils. Depending on your…

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More Houseplants, More Problems : Tips for a healthy indoor garden

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While the temperatures outside are currently sub-zero in Minneapolis and the weather is dark and gloomy, many gardeners turn their attention indoors. But growing plants inside presents a whole new set of challenges and many of us end up throwing out a soggy, stinking mess well before spring. The first thing to consider is providing a healthy environment for your plants.  Today we will go over a houseplant’s basic needs: light & temperature. Light & Temperature: If you bought a houseplant from…

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Bring the Beauty of Your Garden Inside!

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Why spend money on store-bought bouquets?   If you’ve already invested in your garden then you have plenty of beautiful materials available to make your own floral arrangements! Rules of Thumb: As far as I’m concerned there isn’t a wrong way to make a bouquet so long as you like it.  Even a simple mass of color can make a spectacular display! However, a few rules of thumb can help you design an arrangement that may be more pleasing to the…

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