Why You Shouldn’t Plant Too Close to Your Home

Early spring is the time of year when many homeowners begin planning their landscaping strategy for the growing season. This may mean pruning some plants back or transplanting others to a new area. It could also mean adding new bushes, trees and flowers to the backyard. While choosing the right species for your unique climate […]


How Landscaping Services Help Sell Chicago Homes

The real estate market is booming right now.  It seems like every day there is a new home for sale and another one exchanging hands.  It is a great time to be seller especially for those living in the Libertyville and surrounding areas. But as the house market continues to heat up so will the […]


How to Prune Small Trees & Shrubs

If you are like most homeowners, you are more than a little intimidated by the thought of having to prune your small trees and shrubs each spring. Many are scared of taking too much off and permanently damaging the plant. Others simply don’t know where to begin when it comes to keeping their foliage in […]


4 Simple Things You Can Do for a More Beautiful Flower Garden

Not all of us were born with a green thumb. In fact, some may even consider their thumbs to be a little brown…. just like their gardens. Year after year, they dutifully plant and weed and water their flower beds and still are left with only wilting blooms. What so many people forget is that […]


How to Prevent Crabgrass from Taking Over Your Lawn

With the warm February we’ve had spring seems closer than ever before.  Before we know it, trees will be budding and bulbs will be popping up from the ground.  Along with the beautiful signs of warmer spring days comes some other not-so-welcome guests including crabgrass. Crabgrass is one of the most common weeds you’ll find […]


4 Tips for Hiring the Right Landscaping Team

You wouldn’t trust your kitchen renovation or roof replacement to just anyone.  You’d want to see their other work and ensure that the contractor is both experienced and professional.  So why would you expect anything less from your landscaping partner? Not all landscaping companies are created equal.  Some, such as Martin John Company, have a […]


How to Best Protect Your Plants during an Ice Storm

Did you know that ice can increase the normal weight of branches by as much as 30 times?  Few things can be more damaging to your plants and trees than an ice storm.  As the thick layers of freezing rain accumulate, they can snap branches, weigh down bushes and cover your entire landscape in a […]


Hot Landscaping Trends for 2017

If there is one term to describe what the 2017 landscaping world has to offer its “Back to Basics”. As consumers start yearning for a more simplistic lifestyle, outdoor trends will follow in the materials and plants chosen. Creating a comforting outdoor space that offers both natural beauty and basic upkeep will be important along […]


Winter Landscaping Ideas

The twinkling lights and seasonal décor of Christmas makes it easy to add some decoration to your landscape. But what can be done after the holiday season is over to create an inviting outdoor space? There are many ways you can easily and affordably maintain a beautiful property all winter long. Here are three ideas […]


How to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Winter

While it may not feel like the winter season is coming, it will be here in Chicago before we know it. Now’s a great time to make sure your outdoor space is ready for winter. Prepping for the cooler months not only keeps your landscaping healthy but also ensures a safe and hazard-free property. There […]


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