Fall Harvest, at the Meadows

Bre BauerlyUncategorized

By Stephanie Wagner, Site Field & Seed Cleaning Supervisor – The Meadows   Fall is here and it’s even starting to feel a bit wintery! The air is crisp in the morning, the leaves have changed colors, and crews at one of MNL’s production sites, The Meadows, are in the fields harvesting! While harvesting native seed can take place as …

Creating Resilient Shorelines

Bre BauerlyUncategorized

Did ice heaves, spring snow melt, or rising water levels impact your property? Maybe the flooding headlines dominating the news cycle has you thinking about your shoreline differently. A diverse community of deep-rooted native plant species can stabilize a shoreline while enhancing the natural beauty of your land. Weather has become more unpredictable across the upper Midwest, when paired with …

Weed Suppressant Mat

Bre Bauerlytips

Weed Suppressant Mat (WSM) is a wood mat comprised of recycled wood from northern Minnesota. Our mat is a one-step product for weed suppression and mulching protection. It is a strong, flexible mat that reduces rain impact and slowly releases moisture into the soil while inhibiting growth of weedy plants underneath. Because of its ability to suppress growth, our WSM …

MNL Bee Lawn Factsheet

Bre BauerlySeed Mixes, tips

Seeding and Maintenance tips for bee lawn installations Getting Started:   New Lawn: Starting with bare soil: Rake seeding area, sprinkle seeds slowly and evenly, lightly rake again, water with approximately 1” of water. Water regularly during the establishment period, or until the bee lawn has matured. Setting Back Existing Lawn: Set your mower deck as low as it can go to …

Specialist Bees and Native Plants – By Guest Author, Heather Holm

Bre BauerlyUncategorized

This article was written by Heather Holm, photos also provided by Heather Holm. Learn more about Heather and her work here. While the most famous insect specialist that visits our gardens is the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), as many as 25% of native bee species in a particular region in the United States are specialists. That is an astounding figure …

Individual Species Full Trays Available!

Chris Stumvollbirds, milkweed, Plants, Pollinators, Sales, wildflowers

MNL is excited to introduce a new way to easily add Minnesota native wildflowers and grasses to your property.  For the first time ever, we’re offering individual species full trays for off-season preordering.  Each tray includes 36 XL plugs of the species of your choice at a lower price point than our regular plant kits or Build-A-Kit tray options.    …

What is a Pollinator Mix?

Bre BauerlyPollinators, Prairies, Rain Garden, Seed Mixes, tips, wildflowers

  A pollinator seed mix is a wonderful way to get started with adding more native plants to your yard! Planting a pollinator seed mix adds more flowers for you to enjoy, while creating more habitat for our beloved pollinator species at the same time!   Pollinators are anything that helps carry pollen from one part of a flower to …

Project Planning – How-to Seed and Plant your project

Bre BauerlyPlants, Prairies, Seed Mixes, tips

  Are you considering starting a new space with local origin native seed or plants?! Or converting an existing garden or open space?   We know getting started can be the hardest part! MNL’s team has put together this short video with advice for preparing, planting, and beyond. Still need help? You can always reach us at info@mnlcorp.com or on …