Tree Sale on Larger Trees

Spring is one of the best times to plant new trees. Whether they are smaller trees or larger ones, they will have the entire growing season to get established which means happy trees!

We have a limited supply of the larger balled and burlapped trees at 50% off . These trees were dug last spring, Our observation over the past twenty years is that when these carry-over balled and burlapped trees get planted out in the landscapes, success rates are almost 100%, and they still carry our normal one year warranty.  This sale does not apply to potted trees – those in black containers.

We are offering these trees at a 50% discount while supplies last. The following varieties are available as of April 1, 2020: Techny Arborvitae – 5′ & 6′; Summer Shimmer Aspen; Oasis Paper Birch; River Birch; disease resistant Elms (5 varieties); Hackberry, Honeylocust; Linden, Apollo Maple; fall Fiesta Sugar Maple; 8 varieties of Oak trees; Showy Mtn. Ash; 5′ & 8′ Black Hills Spruce and 5′ Fat Albert Blue Spruce.

During the “Stay at Home” Minnesota time period, we can deliver these trees holeside – delivery fees will apply – or you can set a time to pick them up by April 20th. If planting a larger tree is a little more than you want to tackle, we can discss our planting services with you.

Don’t forget that Knecht’s Bonus Bucks are back and will apply to these purchases!

We’re all in this together. Please stay safe.

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No contact delivery

During this pandemic, our first concern is that our employees and customers stay safe!   We are social distancing while getting our business going for the spring. 

Planting is taking place and our greenhouses are full and heralding spring!

Knecht’s Nurseries is considered an essential business but until April 11th with the Garden Center portion we are only able to deliver product.  You can call us  and we’ll answer any questions you have regarding product – discuss pricing, delivery options and fees with you.  You can email us your questions as well.   We are able to text you pictures if you want to see the different products.  You can place your order over the phone and we will deliver it to your home with a no contact delivery. 

We will be able to deliver mulch, landscape rock, trees, shrubs, perennials and pansies!  More annuals will be available in a couple of weeks. 

‘Old Fashioned’ Bleeding Heart

Gardening has not been canceled.  Gardening is very therapeutic, and we are here to help you through this!  We want everyone to stay safe, practice social distancing and we all look forward to better times ahead.

Follow us on Facebook for updates on plants, availability, new arrivals, virtual nursery tours, and live greenhouse walk throughs. 

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spring clean up fun

The days are getting longer, the birds are chirping, and the rains have started. It must be spring! Some of the bulbs are even poking their little heads out to say hello. These welcome signs of spring have many of us itching to get into our yards for some spring clean-up. 


If you left leaves and organic materials in your beds last fall, wait to clean them up until daytime temps are consistently in the 50s. Leaving this material for just a little longer gives beneficial insects like butterflies, bees, and lady bugs plenty of time to wake up and start their lives anew. Likewise, wait to cut back perennials, shrubs, and grasses to protect any beneficials that may have slept in the stalks or attached to the stems.


Use a clean pruner to cut perennials down to where new growth is emerging, but leave spring blooming perennials alone so that you can enjoy their flowers. Remove dead leaves and spent flower stalks from hostas and coral bells. Uncover bulbs in early spring when new growth starts to emerge.


Assess trees and shrubs and prune out any dead, damaged, or unruly branches. Many shrubs do great with a good spring haircut but be sure to avoid pruning early bloomers like lilac, azalea, chokeberries, and forsythia until after they have finished blooming. If you have Hydrangea macrophylla like Endless Summer, or weigela that blooms on old wood (last year’s growth), put the shears down and wait until new growth starts so you can see what is actually dead before you prune lightly. 


  • Remove and compost any annuals that you left last fall. 
  • Divide crowded perennials like hostas, irises, and daylilies. 
  • Assess flower and shrub plantings for overcrowded or bare spots.
  • Add mulch or compost as needed to flower beds in late spring. 
  • Prepare and plan vegetable beds and amend with compost or aged manure.

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These Uncertain Times

White crocus

With concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, we want to reach out to our customers to ensure you that we are taking every necessary precaution to keep our facilities clean and surfaces sanitized for the health and safety of our customers and employees.  As the situation continues to evolve, we are taking the necessary precautions as recommended by the CDC and other health agencies.

Gardening and working in the yard are great ways to spend time outdoors during this unprecedented time in our history and maintain social distancing.  Now is the time to teach our children about gardening and have them help in the yard!  Gardening is not cancelled.

Spring looks like it will be a little earlier this year than the last couple of years and we have already started to uncover our trees, shrubs & perennials. We anticipate being officially open the first week or so of April, but we do have some plants and bulk products available now.  The planting of trees and shrubs can be done safely as soon as your soil has thawed and time spent out in your gardens is a great way to lift your spirits in these uncertain times. 

Our shrub deck in the summer

Our plants are spread out over a wide area which will facilitate social distancing.  Inside the greenhouses, we will be diligent regarding the number of people inside to make sure we are providing the space needed for social distancing.

We encourage customers to call us or email us for more information and questions regarding our plants and we can discuss this over the phone or online.   We’d be more than happy to talk with you and look forward to your phone calls!

We can take your orders for plants and other materials over the phone – call us at 507-645-5015!  We’ll take your credit card information and process the payment.  We will be able to have plants pulled and ready to load into your vehicle, we always have people available to load bulk products into your truck or trailer or we can also deliver products to your home and leave plants along your driveway.  Give us a call and we can explain all of our delivery options!

Please be certain to “Follow & Like” our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter on our website for updates and product posts.  Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.  We are committed to providing you with the absolute best customer service possible and want to make your shopping and gardening experience safe, easy and enjoyable.

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Meet Hanna!

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Fri, 03/13/2020 - 10:00am

Hello, fellow creatives! My name is Hanna Bubser and I am thrilled to be joining the Brand Yourself team as a Content Creator. I grew up in Northfield so I’m treading on familiar turf, but I left for Saint Paul...

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Emergency Preparedness – COVID19

Just Food Co-op - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 9:33am

In light of all of the developments and ongoing moving target of the coronavirus, we felt that it was right to share with you what we are doing to proactively prepare for a possible outbreak or service interruption at Just Food Co-op.

Just Food Co-op is committed to remaining a reliable destination to serve our community and provide necessary resources to all community members. The safety of our staff is our first priority, followed very closely by our shoppers. We need a healthy staff in order to keep the store running and be able to serve you. Just Food Co-op will be following all local, state and federal recommendations during this outbreak and we have an emergency preparedness plan that managers are already referencing, just in case. 


Here’s what Just Food is doing: 

  • We are monitoring the guidelines for the food industry as established by the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC and will follow recommendations. 
  • We are changing to cleaning supplies that are recommended by the CDC. Note this is just during this outbreak. While we try and use the most natural effective cleaners possible, we will follow the CDC guidelines during this time to combat this virus. 
  • We have implemented a more than daily cleaning schedule of common surfaces such as light switches, door handles and other more public surfaces with the new cleaning agents.
  • We have suspended all passive sampling and the kids free fruit program. 
  • Sample Saturdays for April and May have been cancelled. 
  • Use of reusable plates and bowls has been halted. Please do not bring your own plates and bowls for use at our salad/hot bar or for soups. Compostable bowls, cups and containers should be used and are available. 
  • While we always expect our staff to wash their hands, we are reminding and encouraging more frequent washing of hands.
  • If staff come to work sick, they will be sent home and we will issue no disciplinary action to staff for absences during this time. 
  • Each register will have hand sanitizer available. 
  • We have committed to paying any staff member that might be placed into mandatory quarantine. 
  • In the event of a mandatory quarantine, a store shut down, or a supply chain disruption, we are addressing the need for essential functions of the business to be performed from home. 

What you can do: 

  • If you know you have had contact with someone that is a presumptive positive case of Coronavirus – please stay home. Please do not send your family members to the store, or anyone else you have had contact with.

Should you want to order products, we will gladly place special orders for you – just let us know! All owners receive 10% off case orders, non-owner shoppers receive 5% off.  We always are able to do this, but it seems prudent to send a reminder that instead of clearing our shelves of staple items, we would prefer to place your case special orders and have it here in a few days time for your pick up. 


We are here to serve you. We have an obligation to assess what we are doing from an operational standpoint, be transparent in showing you our plan so that you can be assured that not only do we have your best interest in mind, but also that of our staff and community. We do not mean to incite fear of any sort, we simply want you to know that we are not ignoring what is happening, and we have a proactive plan for our staff and our community. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable shopping here, knowing we are doing everything we can to ensure a safe place to shop for your groceries.


And we know you’ve heard it before, but please, cover your cough. stay home if you are ill, and wash your hands. 


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Heritage Bank: Project Overview

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Homeowner Testimonial: Glowing remarks for NCC team!

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Finishing Your Basement – DIY or Professional

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