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Knecht's - Northfield, MN Nurseries and Landscaping
Northfield, MN Nurseries and Landscaping
Updated: 10 min 53 sec ago
Our garden center is closed for the season. We do have tree wraps, gift certificates and firewood available all winter. Gift certificates are available during office hours, they can be mailed out and in some cases, we may be able to deliver a gift certificate. Our firewood can be ordered over the phone and we will deliver it as soon as possible. If you do not reach us on the phone, please leave a message – we will get back to you as soon as possible or send us an e-mail – email@example.com. December and January Office Hours Monday through Thursday – 9 am to Noon.
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sundays
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sundays
We want to thank all of our customers for making the 2013 season a big success! Even though winter persisted well into May this year, your visits to our Garden Center throughout the spring, summer and fall made all the hard work put in by our staff worthwhile.
The tasks of assembling, growing, and maintaining an inventory of over 1000 varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials is a real challenge, and our entire staff works constantly to make sure you always have excellent selection and quality. The Knecht’s Landscaping Division was also very busy throughout the year. Designing, building and installing the landscape elements that create beautiful and inviting outdoor spaces for your enjoyment.
Thanks again to all of you for trusting Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping to provide you with the vest best in plant materials and landscape installations. We look forward to seeing you again next spring.
Leif and Deb Knecht
Our garden center retail has now closed for the season. We do have approximately 200 container and balled and burlapped trees still available now until the weather freezes solid. Perennials and shrubs will not be available until spring. We have gift certificates for sale all season and dry firewood is also for sale while supplies last. The firewood has been dried for two full seasons.
Our mid-November 2013 hours are as follows:
November 11th through November 26th - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Monday through Friday. We are now closed on the weekends. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Wednesday November 27th through Sunday, December 1st.
At this time of year, we are always asked what we do with all of the plant material that we have on site. Since we are a production nursery, we grow a large percentage of our plants from seedlings or liners up to larger trees and shrubs. This means that some of our shrubs we can turn them around quickly – sometimes the same season. Other shrubs and most of the tree varieties are a longer crop – up to several years.
The first step in the over-wintering process is to group the plants together, then tip them over pot to pot, often stacking them a couple of layers high. We then place rodent bait in the group of plants to prevent from rodent damage over the winter. Once they are ready, we then place closed cell foam from the sides, all the way over the top and reaching to both ends.
Once the foam has been placed over the plants, a sheet of 6 mil white plastic is put over the entire block of plants. This is held down by a small layer of sand around the edges – being careful to have a complete seal and then sandbags are added both as an additional weight and to add tension to prevent wind from billowing at the plastic causing it to tear during the winter.
This is a arduous process and labor intensive. Our crew is tired by the end. We thank them for their efforts. These steps are what protects the plants for the long Minnesota winter and when they wake up in the spring – they’re ready to go for the season!
Members of our crew are Luis Olave, Ben Danielson, Matt Wheeler, Cory Duke, Mark Tarabek, Scott Marnie, Heidi Brosseau, Bernie Emery, Anna Sheehan, Paul Dau, Delton Kolb, Mary Emery, Jim Westlund and Todd Marnie.
Grow some good will with your friends and family this holiday season and give them a gift that’s sure to kick off the 2014 growing season in style with a Knecht’s Gift Certificate in hand! Excellent for holiday parties and gatherings, hostess gifts, a perfect gift for teachers, secret Santa gifts and so much more!
Available in any amount – anytime! Just give us a call and we will mail it to you or the recipient. We do have limited office hours this time of year but you can certainly pick it up as well.