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It’s a Great Time to Plant Trees!!!!

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:15pm

Father’s Day is almost here, and at Knecht’s Nurseries, we have thousands of trees in stock and ready to plant. The long days of early to mid-summer are an excellent time for newly planted trees to grow lots of new roots out into the surrounding soils and get nicely established.

At Knecht’s we carry over 300 varieties of trees in a wide variety of sizes and prices to fit your budget. We have evergreen trees, shade trees and ornamental trees. And our friendly and knowledgable staff on site will help you zero in on the varieties that will be best fit for the conditions on your property and add beauty to your landscape.

Bring Dad in this weekend so he can select a tree himself and get that shade or screening right where he wants to have it. To make it a bit friendlier for your pocketbook, don’t forget to use the $20 coupon you received through our Mail Chimp campaign for being on our e-mail mailing list! Coupon is valid from Friday June 14th through Sunday, June 16th – 2019.

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don’t forget the lilacs!

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 6:34am

Lilac shrubs and trees. Sound a bit old fashioned? There are good reasons lilacs have been the go to choice for great landscape plants for so long.

Lilacs deliver with loads of luscious blossoms every spring and early summer. Lilacs are tough and versatile, able to deliver great performance decade after decade from International Falls all the way to the mid-continent states

Sun loving lilacs can prosper in difficult alkaline soils often found in southern Minnesota as well as mild and moderately acidic soils, and require properly drained locations. Avoid planting lilacs in wet spots.

The common lilac family is best known and produces 6 to 14 foot tall dense multi-stem large shrubs that are great for framing a portion of the landscape, or for privacy and windbreaks. Excellent varieties are Common Purple or White Lilac, Albert Holden, Charles Joly and Sensation.

Dwarf lilacs that typically grow to heights of 4 to 8 feet have gained in popularity since their smaller size makes them a good choice for modest sized properties. Some of my favorite are Dwarf Korean Lilac, Bloomerang Purple Lilac, Scent and Sensablity Lilac and the Miss Kim Lilac. The dwarf lilacs will do well in full sun to half sun areas, and just like their common lilac cousins, do require properly drained soils.

Dwarf lilacs are also useful as small trees, and the whole family of Japanese Lilac Trees can be a great choice where you want a small to medium sized flowering tree of 15-25 feet in height.

Are you old fashioned enough o give lilacs a try? If so, you will be rewarded with lovely blossoms and excellent hardiness.

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Frost preparations!

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:18pm


The weather just continues to keep us guessing. If you have any tender plants – such as hanging baskets, warm season annuals planted in the ground, or baskets or other containers outside – you should bring them into the garage or be prepared to cover them. The forecast shows light frost for southern Minnesota.

I brought all of my containers in except for two that I can’t move. I will cover these with a sheet late afternoon. Cool season vegetables like brocolli and cabbage can typically handle a light frost – but if you’re covering things up – why chance it.


The is the advisory found on WCCO Weather .. Frost Advisory from MON 1:00 AM CDT until MON 8:00 AM CDT…FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT MONDAY… * TEMPERATURE…Low to mid 30s. * IMPACTS…Sensitive vegetation may be damaged if left unprotected. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

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