Helpful Landscape Tips

Aerating This Fall Gives Your Lawn A Head Start for Spring

September 6, 2022

In the autumn months, as flowers start to die off and leaves begin to fall, many property owners think there’s not much more to be done to their landscapes for the season. However, fall is the best time to give your lawn a head start for spring. One way to do this is through aerating. […]

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How to Correctly Water Annuals and Perennials

March 21, 2022

Everyone knows you need to water flowers, but are you doing it correctly?  The best time to water Did you know that the best time to water is early to mid-morning? This gives your plants enough time to dry off before evening. When the temperatures cool off at night, and if the plants are wet, […]

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Dress Up Your Landscape with Mulch

March 21, 2022

As we start to prepare landscape beds for our commercial and residential homeowners in spring, we also begin having conversations about mulch. Mulch has many benefits and should be considered a must-have for every landscape for various reasons. Benefits of mulch Mulch offers many benefits, including:  Giving your landscape beds a fresh, manicured look.  Protecting […]

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Solutions to Drainage and Standing Water Issues

March 3, 2022

All landscapes need water. However, too much water is never a good thing. When water on your property doesn’t drain well, or if it pools in your lawn, garden beds, or on sidewalks or driveways, it can lead to a host of problems. Downspout and gutter issues   Many things can cause poor drainage. When water […]

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Lawn Still Brown From The Summer? Unfortunately, It’s Not Coming Back

March 3, 2022

Unfortunately, if sections of your lawn have browned out and not yet recovered, it’s probably not coming back. Lawns that are stressed because of intense summer heat or lack of water and nutrients usually turn brown. This happens because the grass goes dormant and is trying to protect itself from further damage. However, if stressful […]

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St. Charles, IL Commercial Landscape Maintenance

The Best Time to Prune Your Trees and Shrubs? Winter.

March 3, 2022

Whether you own a commercial or residential property, pruning your trees and shrubs is a critical landscape task. When the branches of trees and shrubs become dense, they don’t allow light, air and nutrients to move through the plant’s canopy and its root system. Also, branches that are crossing over and touching can rub on […]

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How to Properly Water Grass Seed and New Sod

March 3, 2022

Planting grass seed or laying sod is like giving your lawn a fresh, new beginning. However, grass seed, in particular, can be very fragile. It’s important to follow guidelines to help promote growth, strength, and durability as the grass takes root. Whether you’re establishing an entirely new lawn or repairing sections of a damaged one, […]

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Guidelines for Watering New and Established Trees 

March 3, 2022

Trees need water like any other plant in your garden–whether they are newly planted or have been in the ground for years. Established trees are sometimes forgotten about over time, but they need moisture just like any other plant in your landscape.  Properly watering a newly planted tree A new tree can take up to […]

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Protect Your Plants This Winter with a Blanket of Mulch

February 22, 2022

Many of our residential and commercial clients people rely on mulch throughout the summer to protect their plants from the heat, seal in moisture and help keep the weeds at bay. But did you know that mulch can play a critical role for your plants during the winter months too? Mulch protects your plant’s fragile […]

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Barrington, IL Residential Landscape Design

Think You Don’t Need to Prepare Your Lawn for the Winter? Think Again.

February 9, 2022

Many customers ask: Is applying a winter fertilizer really needed? Our simple answer: yes. Lawn applications and treatments vary throughout a season. Some are designed to help your grass grow, while other lawn treatments help with weed control. The frequency and timeframe to apply also can vary. Winter fertilizer is applied once you are no […]

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Liquid Brine – A Snow and Ice Management Solution

February 9, 2022

We use liquid brine on sidewalk and road surfaces throughout the winter for our commercial and HOA customers. It is an anti/deicing solution. It’s versatile and can be used either as a pre-treatment before a snow event or applied afterward. It can melt snow and ice quickly, preventing them from adhering to the surface. In […]

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