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Our Favorite Must-Have Features for any Backyard Entertainment Space

July 16th, 2021

4th of July barbecue season might have come to an end, but it’s just the beginning of a summer filled with outdoor get-togethers with friends and family. After ...

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7 Biggest Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

June 22nd, 2021

We know how it is, summer finally comes around and the only thing you can think about is all the fresh produce you’re about to grow in your backyard. You spend ...


Controlling the Weeds in Your Garden

May 19th, 2021

The weather is finally warm enough to get those beautiful plants and vegetables into the ground. It’s also the start of what can feel like a never-ending battle...

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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...