Category Archives: Fall

Summer Coming to an End – Sprinkler System Winterization

September 10, 2015

It’s time to break out the Mums, grab those landscaping gloves and start doing that last round of weeding in the yard…

Annually, before the glaciers start to form again in Minnesota and North Dakota, the ceremonial “Blow out” is the prerogative for all sprinkler systems in areas located where the frost level goes below the depth of the irrigation lines.  For those of you who are confident in your own abilities to winterize your sprinkler system, the rule of thumb is you should always leave it up to the professionals.  Even if you think you squeezed every little drop of water out of that funny pipe, some water remains and can reek havoc on a system by freezing and expanding.  In a few weeks Greenscape will be starting to schedule irrigation system blow outs.  Greenscape will make sure that your system if safe from the risk of freeze damage, and is ready for a start up the following spring.  To schedule your winterization  please call our office at 763-441-2141, or submit a form on our website and we will contact you directly.

Don’t let this preparation for winter get you down too much, we still have several warm days still left.  The Greenscape project season is still at full throttle with a lot of exciting projects ahead.  Feel free to visit us on Facebook and to see some of our 2015 projects that are being updated as we speak.  I leave you with a quote from John Steinbeck:

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

–  The Greenscape Team

Green Turf Sod Farm

September 26, 2014

The Greenscape team has been hard at work at Green Turf Sod Farm harvesting the new sod that has been growing over the past couple months, and we are ready to plant it in your lawn!

Though sod can be installed at almost any time of year, the best time to lay sod is in the late summer or early fall when the temperatures are cooler but grass continues to grow.

The farm grows Kentucky Bluegrass (poa pratensis), which is a lush, barefoot-friendly, dark green grass that is resistant to cooler weather and drought. This division of Greenscape allows us to eliminate the middleman that other landscaping companies must pass through, to offer highly competitive pricing and premium quality.

Greenscape can install the sod for you, or if you are up for the job, you can also install yourself. You can pick up the sod directly OR Greenscape will deliver it for you and strategically place the pallets around your yard for minimal lifting and relocating.

If you look out your windows at home, wishing you had a lush green lawn, now is the time to act. Contact Greenscape Companies today!