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Landscape with Grasses from Illinois

April 21st, 2021

Here in the midwest, native grasses are the backbone of our many prairies and meadows. As those prairies transform into the suburbs, those same grasses can work...

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Essential Spring Clean Up Landscaping Guide

March 23rd, 2021

Once we can put winter behind us, it’s fun to get outside and start planning our spring landscaping projects. Here are some steps to take to get off to a succes...

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Common Landscape Problems and How to Fix Them

February 22nd, 2021

We are well into winter and it’s time to start thinking about your spring landscaping plans. Designing an outdoor space can be fun, but it also can be exhaustin...

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2020’s Biggest Landscape Trends

January 18th, 2021

2020 has been a crazy year in more ways than one. With a global pandemic that forced so many of us to change our day-to-day lives, so has it changed the way we ...

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Give the Gift of an Outdoor Space this Holiday Season

December 21st, 2020

An outdoor oasis is truly a gift that keeps on giving. With its many benefits, investing in your backyard is also investing in your family and wellbeing. Adding...

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Preparing Your Outdoor Living Space for Winter

November 23rd, 2020

Here in the Midwest, the snow and cold typically arrive by November. If you’ve invested in an outdoor living space, winterizing that area will help to extend th...

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What to Do During This Year’s Fall Yard Clean Up

October 21st, 2020

Caring for your landscaping shouldn’t stop when summer ends. Fall is the perfect time to get a head start on a healthy bloom next year. With proper preparation ...

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The Benefits of Outdoor Living Spaces

September 18th, 2020

For the past seven consecutive years, outdoor living spaces have been ranked as the most popular special function room among consumers. These admired home luxur...


Pruning Dos and Don'ts

August 20th, 2020

Oftentimes one of the best ways to keep plants healthy and to encourage new growth is through pruning. Pruning is the targeted removal of certain parts of a pla...