Yard waste — such as grass clippings, leaves and branches — is a valuable resource that can add nutrients into your yard or be recycled into compost. It is illegal to put this kind of waste in your household garbage. Options for managing yard waste: Leave grass clippings on your lawn — this practice will add valuable nutrients and can reduce the need for fertilizers. … [Read more...]
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Now that the rain has slowed down, remember that trees — especially young trees — need watering any time it doesn’t rain an inch in a week. Yard and boulevard trees need water Minneapolis yard and boulevard trees need an inch of water every week all through the summer-fall season. Lack of water can make trees vulnerable to insects and disease and cause permanent damage to … [Read more...]
Try some simple ways to save energy at home while you’re away While on summer vacation, you don’t need to pay for energy at home that you won’t use. Whether you are leaving town for one week, two weeks or more, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce energy use in your home while saving money in the process. The Minnesota Commerce Department and U.S. … [Read more...]
With much of Minnesota experiencing high heat and humidity over the last several days, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman urges Minnesotans to take some basic steps to stay safe and cool while also conserving energy. “As the heat index rises to extreme levels, you want to make sure you are doing all you can to keep your home safe and cool,” said Rothman, whose … [Read more...]
Malmborg’s Garden Center and Greenhouse located in Rogers, Minnesota, one of the largest wholesale plant producers in the United States, has become a generous contributor and friend to North Minneapolis. On Saturday, June 22, 2017, Malmborg’s donated and delivered over 5,000 plants and a ton of vegetables to North High School for the “Green Garden Giveaway” in support of the … [Read more...]