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What Mulch Provides That You Don't Realize

What Mulch Provides That You Don't Realize

When people think of landscaping, they often picture the types of plants that will be installed, the flowers that will bloom, and the beautiful foliage they will see. But what about the bottom of the landscape bed? That should be covered by mulch. While mulch provides an aesthetic appeal and adds more color to the landscaping, that is not the only benefit of this valuable ground cover. Learn about three benefits of mulch and why your landscape beds in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, and surrounding areas of Minnesota need a good, proper layer of mulch installed each year. 1. Mulch is a natural weed barrier and preventer. One of the greatest benefits of a 2-3 inch thick layer of mulch is that it acts as a...
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4 Mowing Mistakes Homeowners & Lawn Services Often Make

4 Mowing Mistakes Homeowners & Lawn Services Often Make

Lawn mowing may seem like a straightforward task, but when it is not performed by professional lawn mowing experts, the grass can actually be harmed and its growth can be hindered. Learn about four common mistakes that homeowners and even some lawn service companies make when they mow lawns in Sartell, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, and surrounding cities in Minnesota. 1. Mowing the grass too short will negatively affect your lawn. It is tempting to mow your grass too short to avoid mowing more often, but this will have negative effects on your lawn. This is a practice known as scalping the lawn, which can harm the grass when it is done too many times. When the grass is cut too short, it can weaken the overall health...
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Most Important Early-Spring Tasks for Your Lawn & Landscape

Most Important Early-Spring Tasks for Your Lawn & Landscape

Once your lawn and landscape start to come out of winter dormancy, they'll need to be prepared for the upcoming spring and summer—also referred to as the growing season. There are certain tasks that should happen in the early spring so that your plants and grass will be strong and healthy. Learn about the lawn and landscape tasks that you should make sure you do for early spring in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, and the surrounding areas of Minnesota. 1. Schedule your lawn mowing for 2020. Once your lawn starts growing again, it's vital to establish a regular mowing schedule. If your grass grows too tall or is cut too short, it will affect your lawn's ability to absorb nutrients and...
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3 Landscaping Tips for the Snowy Season

3 Landscaping Tips for the Snowy Season

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you should neglect your property's exterior needs. While services like aeration and overseeding are out of season, there are still steps you can take to preserve the health and appearance of your landscape. Here at Sunset Mowing, we offer comprehensive lawn care and maintenance services to uphold your residential or commercial landscape in Sauk Rapids, Sartell, and St. Cloud, MN. Check out three of our top lawn care and landscape maintenance tips for maintaining your property's exterior during the snowy season. 1. Trim your trees to avoid damaged branches caused by heavy snowfall. While trees glistening with snow can look pretty, damaged and fallen ...
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4 Must-Know Tips for Trimming & Pruning Your Hedges This Year

4 Must-Know Tips for Trimming & Pruning Your Hedges This Year

Trimming and pruning your hedges should be a major part of your landscape maintenance schedule in 2020. These practices are vital to maintaining your softscape's appearance and health. Without trimming and pruning, your hedges and other plants will grow uncontrollably and their health may suffer. Here at Sunset Mowing, we offer professional landscape trimming and pruning services for your hedges and other landscaping in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, and the surrounding areas. To promote the health of your landscape's hedges and bushes, it's important to implement proper trimming and pruning practices. As we are nearing the end of January, it's the perfect time to learn about the proper trimming...
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