Peterson Lawn

Spring Clean-up – More Than a Pretty Space

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My annual quandary is when to get my hands back into the garden.  If done too early, there’s the risk of a hard frost injuring young shoots.   It’s a lot easier to clean before the plants have grown, getting in the way of one’s rake and pruners.  No doubt about it, though:  spring  is here!  Everything is greening and time for cleaning. Spring cleaning about more than esthetics, though.  Cleaning the dead debris helps warm the ground and allows plants to…

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How to choose and care for evergreens in Minnesota

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It’s always a nice reminder that despite the cold Minnesota weather, there is plenty of plant life just waiting to burst forth come spring.  Besides being such a reminder, evergreens also provide interesting structural and foliar contrast in the garden year-round.  There are enough varieties of evergreen that the landscape uses are endless, including groundcover, hedge, focal specimen, accent plant and shade tree.  They range in height from a few inches to over 50 feet.  They can be golden, blue, reddish, and of course…

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Welcome to the 2016 Lawn Season!

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Weekly lawn mowing has officially started and if you are anything like us you are rejoicing over the change of seasons. If this warmer weather has got you thinking about all of your landscaping plans for the season, but you aren’t sure which project to tackle first, our service list may be able to help point you in the right direction. Have you ever wondered which services happen during which month? For example, when is the best time to trim…

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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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CLOSED for Memorial Day! Mowing schedule reminder!

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Happy Memorial Day! This is a reminder that because we are closed today, we will be mowing one day behind schedule all week this week. Any time we have a rain delay or a holiday, our mowing schedule is affected. Here is how this week’s schedule will work: Monday 5/25 — CLOSED, NO MOWING! Tuesday 5/26 — mowing for Monday customers Wednesday 5/27 — mowing for Tuesday customers Thursday 5/28 — mowing for Wednesday customers Friday 5/29 — mowing for…

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Weed I.D. may I.D. Turf problems

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Weeds. Can’t live with them. Can’t seem to ever get rid of them! The good news is we can use weeds to our advantage! If you want a healthier looking lawn, the first step is recognizing what weeds you have and how to deal with them. Weeds can tell you a lot about the condition of your lawn because… “Weeds are the result of bad turf area, not the cause of bad turf!”  For example, if your turf is too…

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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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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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