Parade of Homes Fall Showcase – Greenscape Companies and NIH Homes

September 11, 2015


The Greenscape crew is wrapping up the final homes for the 2015 Fall Parade of Homes Showcase.  The crew was hard at work today in the Black Cherry preserve in Big Lake, MN.  NIH Homes is introducing their new model and floor plan. For Greenscape these showcase events allow us to preview what we offer as a basic landscape package for new construction homes.  When we say “basic” that means trees, shrubs, perennials, edging, landscape rock/mulch, a Hunter irrigation system and sod.  The sod is provided by Greenscape’s sister company Green Turf Sod located in Princeton, MN.  With the extensive amount of experience the Greenscape crews have, all this work can be done in just one to two days total.  Just one of the advantages of having a contractor that can do everything in house.  With the exception of a few services, Greenscape can provide every facet of the landscaping portion of a property.

Greenscape has been privileged to have worked with NIH for several years.  Taking care of their customers’ landscaping needs has been excellent to say the least.  The Greenscape crews are now like a well-oiled machine getting these houses completed and looking top notch for all the potential homeowners.  If you are including Big Lake as one of your potential stops in your Parade of Homes tour, I encourage you to not only take a stroll through the beautiful inside, but also take a gander at the quality of work Greenscape can provide for your new home.

-The Greenscape Team

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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