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Brighten Your Winter Garden. Support Backyard Birds!

By | November 16th, 2017|Back Yard, Birds, Winter Care|

A female cardinal waits to drink melting snow. Many beautiful bird species, such as the Cardinal, Blue Jay and Downy Woodpecker live in Chicago year-round. With a cold and bitter winter forecasted ahead, you can play a crucial part in helping our feathered friends make it to spring by providing them with water, [...]

Prepare Your Garden for Winter

By | November 15th, 2017|Garden Planning, Maintenance, Winter Care|

Winter's cold months are fast approaching! In order to ensure a healthy garden for next year, walk through your garden with this checklist to identify what needs to be done. Lawns: Fertilizing now, if you haven’t already, will both restore the lawn after a hard summer and encourage a healthy green-up in the spring. Schedule [...]

What Type of De-Icer Should You Use?

By | December 13th, 2016|Maintenance, Snow and Ice Removal, Winter, Winter Care|

Photo Credit: Caters News Agency. This is a re-post from February 2016. With lots of cold and snow on the way, and lots of de-icers on the market, here are some guidelines on choosing the right de-icer for your property.   During the winter months, a frequently asked question that we get is [...]

What Type of De-Icer Should You Use?

By | February 3rd, 2016|Maintenance, Snow and Ice Removal, Winter, Winter Care|

The right de-icer, correctly applied, creates a safer surface to walk on and does not damage paving. Photo credit: www.househunting.ca During the winter months, a frequently asked question that we get is “What type of salt is okay to use on my walkway or driveway?”. This is not a question that we can [...]

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

By | September 14th, 2012|Autumn, Maintenance, Winter Care|

Another summer's behind us, and autumn is the time to be preparing your garden for winter. Our winters can be long, dry and brutal. Here’s what you can do now and in the coming weeks to help your garden endure the cold and snowy months ahead. Lawns: If you fertilize only once a year, now is the [...]