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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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For all types of garden projects, Peterson Lawn has you covered

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As the air turns cooler and your yard is getting prepped for the long winter, you may already be making some mental plans for next year’s yard projects. For a little bit of inspiration, here are some “before” and “after” photos from a few simple projects we did this season that had a big visual impact. Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of mulch and a few new plants to give your yard a whole new look. At…

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Rain day reminders

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We’ve sure been getting plenty of rain in Minnesota this spring! In fact, this is the wettest start to the year since 1871!  According to Fox 9 news we’ve had 19.73 inches of rainfall in the past 80 days – that’s two thirds of what we normally get in an entire year. While all this rain is great news for our lawns and gardens, it sure does put a crimp in our mowing schedule and in any plans you may have…

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Tip #1 for a tidy garden!

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TIP #1 : Mulch Refreshing This one is first on my list because I think it is one of the most important and useful maintenance methods. It’s best to refresh your mulch every year but if you lay down a thick layer of 2-3 inches you can often do it every 2-3 years.  The new mulch will look fresh and clean and the older mulch will break down to add more organic matter to your soil. Mulch also serves several important, practical…

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Safety First!

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Like many of you, Peterson Lawn is looking forward to many outdoor projects in the Twin Cities this year. As we’re picking plants and making plans, we’re also keeping safety in mind – especially in excavation projects – and we wanted to encourage you to do the same. It’s very simple (and free) to have your utility lines marked, just go to http://www.gopherstateonecall.org to submit an E-Ticket or call (800) 252-1166 or (651) 454-0002. It can take them a couple…

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