27 09, 2019

H2Whoa: Simple Yet Effective Watering Solutions

By |2019-10-02T09:57:16-05:00September 27th, 2019|Maintenance, Uncategorized, Water Management, Watering|0 Comments

Keeping your garden well irrigated throughout the year is important. Lack of water causes your plants to become stressed, harming their aesthetic qualities and making them more susceptible to disease and pests. Therefore, it’s important to find a solution that will take care of your garden for you, especially if you plan on being [...]

28 09, 2018

Fall Watering Guidelines

By |2018-10-02T16:08:51-05:00September 28th, 2018|Autumn, 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 [...]

11 07, 2018

Summer Watering

By |2018-07-11T15:39:17-05:00July 11th, 2018|Lawn Care, Maintenance, Watering|0 Comments

Shrubs showing stress from lack of water. Lack of watering makes plants more susceptible to damage and disease. Watering during the heat of the summer is mission critical to the success of your garden and plantings. The simplest rule of thumb? If your plants are looking dry, water them! Summers in Chicagoland are [...]

15 11, 2017

Prepare Your Garden for Winter

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00November 15th, 2017|Garden Planning, Maintenance, Winter Care|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 09, 2017

Watering Alert: Fall Drought Conditions

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00September 14th, 2017|Fall, Lawn Care, Maintenance|1 Comment

These Boxwood were recently planted, but were not watered consistently. It's too late for them now. It's dry out there. Not enough rain in recent weeks is causing plants to weaken, turn brown and shrivel up. They become more vulnerable to future insect and disease problems, and will die from lack of water. [...]

7 03, 2017

New Plants & Products for Outdoor Living

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00March 7th, 2017|Back Yard, Easy-Care Plants, Fire Features, Landscape Accessories, Maintenance, New Plants, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants|0 Comments

Here are some of the noteworthy plants and products for outdoor living that we discovered last month during iLandscape, our annual industry trade show. New Plants: Fiber Optics Buttonbush is a variety of the native shrub with showy globe-shaped flowers. Bears fruit and nectar that supports wildlife. Prefers wet locations. 5-6’ h. Full sun. Summer Ruffle Hibiscus is [...]

7 06, 2016

Controlling Grubs

By |2018-02-19T16:01:21-06:00June 7th, 2016|Garden Pests, General News, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Plant Damage|0 Comments

If you've noticed brown, dying patches in a sunny area of your lawn, or patches of lawn that appear to have been torn up,  it's possible you have a grub infestation. Grubs are insect larvae that feed on the roots of sunny, well-watered lawns during the spring and fall months. They do considerable damage to the root system [...]

10 03, 2015

Gear Up For Spring: Essentials and Tips

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00March 10th, 2015|Maintenance, Spring|0 Comments

These gauntlet gloves are made by Duluth Trading Co. As plants emerge from dormancy in your garden this spring, timing is everything... so it's important to have the right tools and accessories for your garden. Here is our list of essentials, with tips to will help you work in the garden efficiently. Williams-Sonoma [...]