It’s Tax Refund Time: 4 Smart Ways to Invest into Your Landscaping

While the dullness of winter seems to keep going and going, it does bring with it one positive thing… income tax refund time! That check from Uncle Sam can get spent quickly if you forget to plan ahead on how best to invest it. While some homeowners put these resources towards the inside of the […]


5 Shoveling Tips to Prevent Aches and Pains

Once the holidays are over, it often feels like we will be digging our way out of winter forever. Dragging ourselves outside to shovel the sidewalks and driveways is never fun. And what can make this chore even more dreaded is how we feel after we clear the snow. Shoveling can take a toll on […]


The DOs and DON’Ts of Lawn Fertilization

Most landscaping experts would tell you that one of the best ways to maintain a healthy, lush lawn is with good fertilization.  Being consistent in feeding your plants and grass ensures your vegetation is receiving the nutrients necessary to thrive. While many of us have fertilized before, we often don’t consider what we can do […]


2018 Landscaping Design Trends

Can you believe 2017 is almost over?  It seemed like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year.    But as sad as it is to see another year gone by, we can look forward to an exciting twelve months when it comes to landscaping trends and designs. Here’s what landscaping trends you can expect […]


How to Store Patio Furniture During Winter

At Martin John Company, we see a lot of gorgeous patio furniture while working on our clients’ outdoor spaces.  They are a great addition to any landscape design.  And we all know quality pieces aren’t cheap.  Outdoor sets can cost thousands of dollars. Many of our customers ask us how best to protect their patio […]


Have You Put Together Your Snow Removal Plan Yet?

Whether you are a single residence property owner or manage a sprawling apartment complex, it’s always smart to have a plan for your snow removal needs.  And it’s even smarter to have that plan in place before winter arrives. Cleaning driveways, melting the icy spots and reducing hazards are all essential components of a good […]


Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

While the stores may be setting up their holiday displays, there is still a lot of autumn left! This means there is also plenty of time to continue to work on your landscaping well into November.  Many people think that spring and summer are the only times you can plant trees, shrubs and perennials but […]


Three Different Ways to Kill Your Chicago Landscaping Design

When’s the last time you took a good look at what kind of shape your Chicago landscaping was in? Often homeowners become so accustomed to their homes that they forget what they really look like from the outside. There are many ways we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to creating a […]


How to Prepare your Chicago Landscaping for Fall

While we may still have a few warm days left for the season, the cooler days of autumn are just around the corner.  When it comes to your Chicago home, you may already be thinking of the hours of raking you have ahead or even the mounds of snow you’ll soon be shoveling. But don’t […]


4 Steps to an Easy Low-Maintenance Landscape Design

Not everyone has the time or desire to spend lots of energy working in their backyard.  They would prefer a low-maintenance landscape design over one that requires a lot of upkeep.  Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to create a minimalist design that still looks great. Read on to learn four simple steps […]


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