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 …

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 …

MNL Buckthorn Removal

Bre Bauerlyinvasive species, Services, tips

From MNL’s Vegetation Management team: Buckthorn invasions can vary from small and sparse to large and overwhelming. The first step in a buckthorn battle is devising a plan of attack.  We want to know the goal of the restoration area first.  Are we trying to achieve an oak savannah, a diverse woodland, or a ballfield for the community baseball team?  …

Expectations after prairie seeding

Bre BauerlyPrairies, Seed Mixes, tips

We know it’s hard to wait and see if the investment of your time, energy, and seed costs pay off in the form of a beautiful diverse prairie planting, but we’re here to explain how long you should wait for your prairie to mature!   Deep rooted perennial vegetation takes it’s time to germinate, put down roots, then work on …

Winter Seed Stratification

Bre BauerlyPlants, Seed Mixes, tips

Seeding pots and trays is our focal point in the beginning of a new year, this needs to be done early so different seeds can grow to their own specifications. Stratification is a fundamental process to encourage plants to grow, and each species has it’s own unique preferences. Stratification is a process of placing either wet or dry seed in …

Selecting Native Plants and Seed for Your Property – Growing Zones

Bre BauerlyPlants, Pollinators, Prairies, Seed Mixes, tips, wildflowers

Many gardeners are used to shopping for those hardy perennial plants according to their growing zone. We have such a unique set of challenges with growing and overwintering plants in Minnesota and the Midwest. Something a lot of people don’t know is that native plants, don’t go by zone – they go by historical range data. So instead of assigning …