On behalf of all of us here at Knecht's, we want to say thank you for a great 2021 season!
This was a doozy of a year. On top of the second summer of a global pandemic, the drought and heat were challenges we won't soon forget. We connected with so many of you … Continue Reading ››
There is excellent news for gardeners longing for the aesthetic of a Japanese maple with the hardiness to withstand Minnesota winters. The Velvet Viking Japanese Maple was discovered in Minnesota and promises hardiness down to zone 4. This new Japanese maple is sure to thrill northern gardeners in search of a small ornamental … Continue Reading ››
As the 2020 season winds down, all of us at Knecht’s are reflecting on how thankful we are for our staff and customers. Together, we worked through the challenges of the last many months and safely came together to celebrate our love of plants. We are grateful to be a place that our … Continue Reading ››
Look around you. Take a long, deep breath. What's that tickling your senses? Why, that's spring flowers! It's hard to think of anything more uplifting than spring flowers, and planting spring blooming perennials, shrubs, and trees in your landscape ensures that you'll enjoy them every year. Here are some of our favorites:
Mulching a newly planted tree is a must. What does mulching do? Several very important things. It helps retain moisture. It keeps mower decks and weed whips away from the tender bark of a tree (one of the biggest causes of death in young trees) and it prevents competition from weeds and grass.
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