Landscaping Mistakes Homeowners Make During the Winter Months

Homeowners have the best intentions when it comes to winter landscaping. In some cases, they just don’t want their lawns to look desolate and bare, but in others, they’re willing to accept a less-than-attractive winter lawn in exchange for bright green and beautiful blooms this spring. Below are five landscaping mistakes that many homeowners make […]

Don’t Wait for a Snowstorm to Worry About Your Multifamily Unit – Find a Solution Now

Do you own or manage a multifamily residential unit, like an apartment building? If so, winter probably presents some very specific challenges for you- especially snow and ice. Waiting until that snow and ice is already on the ground to figure out a removal solution is not beneficial in any way. Finding a solution now […]

Why Now is the Time to Think About Your Snow Removal Needs

If there’s one thing that can be said for winters in the Midwest – especially in Chicago and near the Great Lakes – it’s that winters can be incredibly harsh and unpredictable. It is not uncommon for a foot or more of snow to fall overnight, blanketing everything from your front steps to your car […]

Protect Plants and Bushes for the Upcoming Nightly Frosts

With frosty weather just around the corner, now is the time to think about protecting your plants and bushes from the cold. There are numerous tips for doing just that, but the ones you will want to use depend on the exact species of plant and the materials you have on hand. Below are some […]

Why You Need to Mulch the Base of Your Trees in Early Fall

Mulch is a staple in many Chicagoland gardens and landscapes, but the real purpose of mulch is often incredibly misunderstood. If you think mulch is utilized as weed control, or perhaps as a way to make landscaping look more appealing and refined, you will be surprised to learn these facts. The real uses and importance […]

September Landscaping and Gardening Tips for Chicago Homeowners

September is upon us, and that means the temperatures will soon start falling, the cool breezes will blow, and homeowners across the Chicagoland area will need to start their early fall landscaping and gardening. Below is some information that can help you prepare your lawn and garden for fall to ensure its health and beauty […]

Expert Tips on Growing a Home Garden

If you’re interested in growing a garden at home, there are several interesting directions you could take. Fruits, vegetables, and flowers are excellent choices, but only if you know what to plant, when to plant them, and how to care for them. Below are some expert tips on growing a home garden that you can […]

Tools You’ll Need to Get Ready for Fall Landscaping

Fall landscaping can be incredibly rewarding, particularly when the fruits of your labor become apparent in the early spring months. If you want to prep your lawn for the next growing season, though, you’ll need some specific tools to get the job done. Here’s what you’ll need to carry you through autumn’s landscaping. An Aerator […]

When Is the Right Time to Prune Bushes, Plants, and Trees?

Many homeowners in the Chicago area go out to prune their bushes, plants, and trees once or twice each year – all at the same time – in order to save themselves time and keep growth under control. However, not all plants should be pruned and trimmed at the same time. Below, you can learn […]

Why You Should Be Careful with Store Bought Lawn Fertilizer

Many homeowners don’t think twice about picking up a container of everyday lawn fertilizer at their favorite home goods or department store. They believe that fertilizing is part of everyday lawn maintenance and that fertilizers, for the most part, are all the same. Unfortunately, this is not the case and that store bought lawn fertilizer […]

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