The Dos and Don’ts of Planting Grass
While grass may seem ubiquitous in modern America, a well-kept grassy lawn is a relatively new horticultural phenomenon. Cultivating a grass lawn is not unlike gardening flowers or food crops. Properly planting grass takes study, preparation and hard work. There are more than 12,000 varieties of grass...
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February 16, 2022 Yard Maintenance
The Essential Spring Cleanup Guide
After the snow finally thaws in Minnesota, your yard might look disappointing. Your grass will probably have turned brown over the winter, and any dirt and debris that rested on the snow will now be sprinkled across your entire property. When it comes to a spring cleanup, getting your lawn back into...
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January 25, 2022 Yard Maintenance
A Beginner’s Guide to Composting
After you gather all those leaves from around your yard at the end of the fall, there are a couple key uses for them. One of the most efficient – and often overlooked – options is to create a composting pile. Composting is a relatively simple practice that involves using yard scraps and organic...
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December 21, 2021 Uncategorized
5 Essential Winter Landscaping Tasks
Winter is here. The bears are napping, squirrels are snuggling up in trees, and beavers are sporting an extra spare tire to keep warm. While the heavy landscaping duties of the growing season are off the checklist, there are still tasks to tackle during the winter months. In addition to snow and ice...
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November 16, 2021 Uncategorized
Top 5 DIY Snow Removal Mistakes
The Twin Cities are no stranger to winter weather. On average, Minneapolis and Saint Paul get about 54 inches of snow from October to April, as well as ice and bone-chilling temperatures. Despite our familiarity with harsh winter weather, many Twin Cities residents who opt for DIY ice and snow removal...
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5 Steps to Creating the Perfect Autumn Garden
As we move towards autumn here in Minnesota, many things begin to change rapidly. The weather patterns shift almost overnight, kids go back to school, and decorative themes indoors and outdoors reflect the new season. During this time in the early fall, it is also an excellent time to spruce up your...
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September 21, 2021 Yard Maintenance
What To Do with All Those Leaves
Yellow and brown foliage are collected in several black plastic garbage bags and scattered on the green grass stands under a tree in a city park. While leaves can add a nice touch of color and decorative aesthetic to your lawn, you’ll need to clean up a bit to keep your lawn looking healthy. After...
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August 19, 2021 Tree Farm
Getting To Know Our Tree Farm
At Scott’s Lawn Care, we provide best-in-class service for all the needs of your yard, from mowing and trimming, to maintenance and fertilizing. What you might not have known, however, is that we can also help provide shade and beauty to your yard with our Tree Farm. Acquired in 2015, our Tree Farm...
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July 22, 2021 Landscaping
Why Your Perennials May Be Dying
Often, planting perennials leads to one of two problems: they spread so far, so fast that they’re hard to control and maintain; or they die after a season or two. If you’re among those who have planted beautiful roses or black-eyed susans expecting to see their colorful blooms this summer but have...
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