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6 11, 2021

Keep Watering Until Thanksgiving

By |2021-11-15T10:46:13-06:00November 6th, 2021|Maintenance, Watering|0 Comments

To ensure that your plants make it through the winter, it is important that they receive adequate moisture now. In autumn, plants repair their roots, grow their tree trunks, and develop flowers for a beautiful display next spring. You can sustain the health of your plants by watering well this fall. Trees, shrubs, evergreens, [...]

16 07, 2021

Hydrangea: Summer’s Sensational Shrub

By |2021-07-20T11:31:10-05:00July 16th, 2021|Easy-Care Plants, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Shrubs|0 Comments

In summer, which is officially from June 17th to September 21st, no other flowering shrub in the landscape brings as much freshness and appeal as the hydrangea. Available in various flower types, colors, and sizes, this unfussy plant is perfect for a garden with a sunny to part shady spot that is moist and [...]

20 05, 2021

Watering Tips When It’s Hot & Dry

By |2021-05-21T16:42:53-05:00May 20th, 2021|Watering|0 Comments

An established garden needs 1" of water per week during the normal growing season. Dry soils and warmer weather mean plants will need more water! Here are helpful tips. If you don’t have an irrigation system, use inexpensive and effective watering aids to help. Along with a sturdy hose and a good sprinkler, a hose timer [...]

20 04, 2021

Earth Day: Think Globally, Act Locally!

By |2021-04-22T14:17:48-05:00April 20th, 2021|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Lawn-free, Native Plants|0 Comments

Earth Day is the day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. A popular environmental slogan is “Think globally, act locally.” We celebrate this day by sharing ways you can make lasting positive change and begin conservation at home, right in your garden. Read books about sustainable landscaping. Two great books are Doug Tallamy’s Bringing [...]

13 04, 2021

Drainage Solutions

By |2021-04-14T07:53:33-05:00April 13th, 2021|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Water Management|0 Comments

For a homeowner with drainage issues, heavy spring rains can be frustrating and worrisome. Major puddling may occur resulting in unusable yard space and dieback of plants and grass. It may be that the same drainage issues are also happening in your surrounding neighbors' yards, too. We recommend first contacting your city or town [...]

11 04, 2021

Minor Bulbs: Great Spring Color & Deer/Rabbit Resistance

By |2021-04-14T07:55:19-05:00April 11th, 2021|Bulbs, Flowers, Garden Pests, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

In spring, the 'major bulbs' of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are popular and prominent in gardens everywhere. However, there is a group of much smaller 'minor bulbs' that are worthy of attention as they are reliable and are deer and rabbit resistant. Though diminutive at only 3-6" in height, when planted in abundance, the [...]

15 02, 2021

Award Winner: Evanston Tudor Revival

By |2021-02-17T11:27:43-06:00February 15th, 2021|Awards, Bluestone, Case Studies, Curb Appeal, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

On February 4, 2021, the following project was recognized with a Gold Excellence In Landscape Award in Residential Landscape Construction by the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association. We are grateful for this recognition and the opportunity to create outdoor living spaces that evolve and improve our clientele's quality of life. [...]

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