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Josh Holz of Sargent's Nursery rakes rocks for a landscaping project at Mahn Family Funeral Homes Monday. This year's historically snowy spring means landscapers will be extra busy trying to make up for lost time. -- photo by Michael Brun/Republican Eagle

Landscapers kick into gear after 'disastrous' spring

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A snowy April was bad enough for gardening and landscaping businesses, but when that snow carries over into May, well, that is just unfair.


"It's certainly going to affect the bottom line," said Amy Olson, owner of Scenic Spaces in Red Wing. "There's no doubt about that."

Olson said the late spring has not only been frustrating for her business, but also for customers who have been anxiously awaiting warmer weather to start landscaping projects.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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