Spring Grass

Here in the midwest we’re all too ready for spring, and the wonderful experiences of being outdoors and enjoying our beautiful yards, gardens, patios, pools, and properties.  So here are some tips to help you get your lawn in great shape for spring and summer enjoyment! Seed your lawn as soon as possible. Water regularly. […]

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Create your perfect landscape by grouping plants according to size, sun and moisture requirements.

5 Tips for Spring Landscaping Projects

Successful landscaping projects require planning. If you’re looking to work on your yard this Spring, here are some things to consider so that you can have a successful landscaping project when you’re done. 1. Shade or Sun? Most plants that we like to have in our yards are sun-loving plants, but many people make the […]

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prepare your lawn for spring by addressing damage that may have occured during winter

Preparing Your Lawn for Spring

Here in Southern Wisconsin lawns are of course still dormant, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about preparing your lawn for the thaw and spring rains. A lush, green lawn is one of the benefits of living in the Midwest region, and you can start now to make sure that your lawn is […]

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Interesting Landscaping Ideas During Winter

White, grey, wet and dull.  If this describes your landscape in the winter here in the midwest, and you’re looking to add splashes of color, here are some great ideas! Trees with Colored Bark.  Even when the leaves are gone, these trees can provide a splash of color and interesting shapes to the monotone landscape. […]

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Erecting Barriers Around Trees Can Help Prevent Damage From Deer During the Winter

4 Tips for Reducing Deer Damage to Trees During the Winter Months

The best overall strategy for protecting your trees and shrubs from animal browsing is to reduce areas of habitat and erect physical barriers to prevent them from getting to your plants.   Here are 4 great tips to help you minimize deer damage to your shrubs and trees this winter.      Use Stacks of Chopped […]

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6 Tips for Protecting Lawn and Shrubs from Freeze

6 tips to help protect shrubs, lawn and trees prior to and during the winter months. Winter sun, wind and cold temperatures can bleach and dry out evergreen foliage, damage bark, injure or kill branches, flower buds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees. Salt used for deicing streets, sidewalks and parking […]

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