As we watch spring melt the snow like magic, we step outside and immediately notice the fresh smell of dirt. As spring arrives here in Minnesota the tiny green shoots of crocus have already broken the soil and blossomed and we eagerly anticipate the next green arrivals breaking through the soil. This is the perfect time to walk around your home and think about some of the outdoor beautification projects you’d like to explore this year.

While you’re at it, we had a quick melt this year so it may be good time to check for water damage around the base of your home. Pooling water can cause damage and can damage or destroy your home’s foundation if unchecked. Landscaping is the perfect way to beautify and at the same time to add drainage systems such as a French drain to ensure that water drains away from your home.