Spring Home Improvement

Sun
01
May

Getting back to nature


If you already have an established garden, you don’t have to tear it out. You can mix in native plants with traditional ones.

Minnesotans only have a handful of months in which to enjoy their backyards. 

By creating outdoor living spaces, you can get the most enjoyment and relaxation out of those months.

Sun
01
May

How to add a little green to your pond


There are a variety of different water plants that can be incorporated into your aquatic garden. Many of the plants have interesting foliage and gorgeous flowers.

If you want a truly unique and easy gardening project, look no further than a water garden. All you need is something that can hold water.

Sun
01
May

New options for home HVAC


A Wi-Fi thermostat allows homeowners to use Wi-Fi to communicate with the unit if they are away from home at work or on vacation. If the Wi-Fi is disabled, the thermostat can be operated like a traditional one.

In the past few years, options for home heating and cooling have come a long way thanks to new technologies. 

Two of the most popular options are Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats and ductless air conditioners.

 

Thu
28
Apr

How to make the outdoors another room of your house


There are plenty of options for outdoor spaces and plenty of combinations. It really comes down to what you want to use the space for. (courtesy of Rochester Concrete Products)

Minnesotans only have a handful of months in which to enjoy their backyards. 

By creating outdoor living spaces, you can get the most enjoyment and relaxation out of those months.

Thu
28
Apr

Call of the wild


A good starting feeder is a hopper. It allows for both large and small birds to use the same feeder.

Bird feeding is an easy way to get back to nature

Ever wonder how to get wildlife, especially birds, to come into your yard? Well, maybe it’s time you give bird feeders a try.

Kraig Kelsey, owner of Kelsey’s Wild Bird Store, says bird feeding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the country. 

Thu
28
Apr

Maybe it’s time to consider a remodel


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How can you know if it is time to remodel your home? Do you need a whole-house remodel or just an update of a room that looks like it is stuck in the ‘80s. 

Thu
28
Apr

Add some color to your backyard


Begonias are annual flowers that do well in partial sun and in some cases full sun. They are great for both gardens and containers

For some, gardening is a lifestyle. For others it’s a casual summer activity. And then there are those folks who have tried gardening once or twice and ended up feeling like they will never have a green thumb. 

Tue
26
May

How to find help with a home landscape

Homeowners often ask the University of Minnesota Extension how to find a student, a Master Gardener, or an industry professional to help them with a home landscaping project or garden design.

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