Shrubs that provide color in the Winter landscape in Minneapolis MN

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Choosing the right shrubs can enhance the front yard landscaping and curb appeal, which often requested by our landscape design clients in Minneapolis, MN. In this blog, we focus on the shrubs that provide beautiful color in the Winter landscape in Minneapolis – St. Paul, the Twin Cities area in Minnesota.

The shrubs that create aesthetic color in the Winter Minneapolis landscape include:

  • Redosier dogwood
  • Tatarian dogwood
  • Black chokeberry
  • Serviceberry, or juneberry
  • Winterberry

Particularly, Redosioer dogwood is a Minnesota native shrub with colorful red winter bark that ...

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Landscaping Ideas for Thanksgiving in Minneapolis

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If you want to impress Thanksgiving holiday guests, start with your landscape design, because your landscape is the first thing your guests see when they get into your Minneapolis home in Minnesota for Thanksgiving dinner.

In this blog, we focus on landscaping ideas for Thanksgiving. The landscaping ideas for Thanksgiving in Minneapolis or Minnesota include:

  • Consider how the Thanksgiving colors such as Oranges, reds, browns, and yellows will compliment your home landscape design.
  • Add Fall flowers such as marigolds, pansies, primroses, and other ...
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Fall Landscaping Ideas – Fall Flowers

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One of Fall landscaping ideas for Minnesota is to plant Fall flowers such as Michaelmas Daisy, since purple is Minnesota Viking’s color and officially in for Fall. Those flowers actually bloom in response to the shortening days.

It’d be a good idea to hire landscape designers or architects to design your landscape with the Fall flowers. Especially, if you want a modern landscape design, a landscape architect or designer can put the Fall flowers together in contemporary color to make ...

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Landscaping for Minneapolis Homeowners in the Fall

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It is beneficial to do the following landscaping for Minneapolis homeowners during the Fall in Minnesota:

  • Planting plants, shurbs & trees
  • Lawn maintenance, renovation and replacement
  • Irrigation and Drainage

Fall is the best time to install new plant materials in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The cooler temperatures and increased rain contribute to root development and reduces the plant’s initial transplanted shock. Transplant shock is also reduced because the plants go dormancy during the cold winter in Minnesota. Planting plants, shrubs and trees during the Fall provides ...

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Landscaping Trend 2019 – Low Maintenance Gardens

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One of landscaping trends for 2019 for Minneapolis homeowners is to have a low maintenance garden. Back in 2013, sustainability was not the mainstream in landscaping or landscape design in Minneapolis, but now, low-maintenance gardens, less turfgrass, and drought-tolerant plants have become the norm in landscape design in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis – St. Paul in Minnesota. Minneapolis homeowners now assume sustainable landscape design will be a major part of the landscaping plan both for economic and environmental reasons. ...

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Landscaping Tips – Look Inside-out

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One of successful landscaping secrets is to look out at what your landscape would look like from the inside of your house. Planning and designing the landscape view from the inside of your house helps landscape architects and designers to comprehend what you are looking for landscaping.

If you use one of landscape design apps, it can be done easily. The important thing is to provide your landscaping ideas clearly with your landscape designers or architects, so that they can turn ...

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Native Minnesota Plants for Landscaping in Minneapolis

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During Summer, you can still add those native Minnesota plants to your landscape in Minneapolis – St. Paul, the Twin Cities area. The following shrubs, trees and perennials are the native MN plants that you want to add to your landscape to make it more naturally appealing:

Shrubs:

  • Bush Honeysuckle
  • Dogwoods
  • Nannyberry Viburnum
  • Smooth Sumac

Trees:

  • Pagoda Dogwood
  • Bur oak
  • Quaking Aspen

 

Perennials:

  • Ostrich Fern
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Jacob’s ladder
  • Solomon’s seal
  • Asclepias
  • Joe-pye Weed
  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Liatrus
  • Veronica
  • Lobelia
  • Agastache
  • Perennial Grasses

Natural Environments Corporation (NEC), one of the most trusted landscaping companies in Minneapolis MN can help you with choosing the right ...

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Landscaping Pool Area Ideas

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When it comes to landscaping for pool areas, it is highly recommended to carefully choose the plants near a outdoor swimming pool, because some plants grow quickly and drop leaves and debris into your pool. Landscape architects suggest that we pick the plants or ornamental grasses that thrive when planted next to a swimming pool and also blend in with the rest of your landscaping elements.

Here’s an example of landscaping pool area ideas for your Minneapolis home or residential property ...

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Landscaping with Native Minnesota Plants

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Landscaping with native Minnesota plants not only add natural beauty, but also provide benefits to your garden. According to Susan Bachman West on KARE 11 News at 4 from Golden Valley, MN mentioned the following benefits of landscaping with native MN plants.

  • Low maintenance. Minnesota native plants are used to growing in Minnesota’s environment, so they often require fewer maintenance, They also require less watering and mulching.
  • Protected water supply. These native Minnesota plants have extensive root ...
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How to Plan a Landscape Design

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You want to plan a landscape design for your backyard, but don’t know where to start. To plan a landscape design, start with a big stuff; establish focal points. Those focal points can include softscapes such as trees, big shrubs and tall ornamental grasses and structures such as a gazebo, pond, trellis, statue or archway. Once these are in place, the rest of your landscaping can fall in places.

Natural Environments Corporation (NEC), one of largest landscaping companies in Minneapolis has ...

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