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Increase The Safety of Your Home With Landscape & Outdoor Lighting

Increase The Safety of Your Home With Landscape & Outdoor Lighting

Enhancing your property's curb appeal is easy when you add an outdoor lighting system. It showcases your landscape features and provides a relaxing atmosphere. However, outdoor lights are important for more than their aesthetics. They also improve the safety and security of your home or business. A property encased in darkness can lead to serious hazards that could put yourself and your pets at risk. Learn how outdoor lighting systems increase home safety and why you should never have a...
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Project Case Study: Paver Patio with Firepit in Columbia, IL

Project Case Study: Paver Patio with Firepit in Columbia, IL

Many people looking to update or improve upon their outdoor living space choose to install a fire pit. Fire pits offer a unique entertainment area while extending an existing backyard landscape. Keep reading to learn more about our most recent paver patio and fire pit installation project and see why a fire pit might be that beautiful hardscape piece your outdoor area is missing. Call for a Quote We outlined the installation area and leveled the ground around it. Our client...
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How Can Aeration & Overseeding Fix Your Lawn?

How Can Aeration & Overseeding Fix Your Lawn?

Aeration and overseeding lawns in Columbia, Waterloo, and nearby areas can produce a healthier and better-looking lawn. Aeration and overseeding is one of the most valuable services you can do for your lawn. When done properly and at the right time of year, these processes can help repair a damaged lawn and bring it back to the prime of life. These two services combined can make your lawn healthier, more resilient, and look better than ever. Read on to see how aeration and...
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Why Fall Is Better Than Spring for Aerating & Overseeding Lawns in Illinois

Why Fall Is Better Than Spring for Aerating & Overseeding Lawns in Illinois

Aerating and overseeding are two of the most important things you can do for the health of your lawn, but if these processes are done improperly or at the wrong time of the year, you can end up harming your grass more than helping it. For example, it is much better to aerate and overseed a lawn in fall than in spring. Learn why you should try to aerate and overseed in the fall instead of spring in Columbia, Millstadt, Waterloo, and the surrounding cities of Illinois. ...
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Comparing French Drains to Dry Creek Beds for Resolving Drainage Issues

Comparing French Drains to Dry Creek Beds for Resolving Drainage Issues

If you are experiencing issues with drainage on your residential or commercial property, you may be exploring your options for ways to solve those problems. As you well know, drainage problems can lead to other issues that can be quite expensive, such as lawn damage, landscape plant damage, and even potential damage to your home's foundation. There are several different types of drainage solutions such as downspouts, land grading, French drains, and dry creek beds. While dry creek beds and...
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Project Case Study: Front & Back Landscape Redesign in Waterloo, IL

Project Case Study: Front & Back Landscape Redesign in Waterloo, IL

At Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping, our crews are passionate about installing quality planting beds that look beautiful and also complement our customer's homes. Our landscape team just had the chance to redo some old landscape beds for a home in Waterloo, IL and create a cohesive look and feel that wrapped around the entire home. Check out some before and after photos of this lovely transformation! We removed the existing landscape plants and grass around the home. Before we could begin installing ...
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St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs On The Big Green Eggecutive Smoker

St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs On The Big Green Eggecutive Smoker

As the owner of Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping, I stay very busy running my business but during my downtime, I love to cook on my Big Green Egg! I have perfected this St. Louis style BBQ rib recipe over many years and the outcome is always outstanding. These ribs are perfectly tender, finger-lickin' good, and relatively easy to smoke! Remove ribs from the refrigerator and bring up to room temp. Let sit out approx. 30-45 min. On the back side of the ribs, remove the membrane or silver skin. Tip: Using a...
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Project Case Study: Replacing Timber Retaining Walls with Stone in Columbia, IL

Project Case Study: Replacing Timber Retaining Walls with Stone in Columbia, IL

We were recently contracted to install new retaining walls for a property in Columbia, IL. This property had previously gotten retaining walls but opted to use timber for the retaining wall material. We consulted with them on new retaining walls and constructed new ones for them using durable, strong stone materials that will last for a very long time. Read to learn more about this retaining wall installation project and why stone is a superior choice for retaining wall materials. We...
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Project Case Study: Landscape Renovation & Rock Installation in Belleville, IL

Project Case Study: Landscape Renovation & Rock Installation in Belleville, IL

One of our clients in the Belleville, IL area called us not too long ago. Their landscape bed had fallen into disrepair and they wanted a solution to obstacles in their yard that made it more difficult to mow the grass. We sat down with them, discussed what they wanted to see, and came up with a plan for their yard that will look lovely for years to come and will also be low-maintenance for them. Learn more about our recent landscaping project here and the steps we took to successfully...
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Concrete Paver vs. Flagstone Patios

Concrete Paver vs. Flagstone Patios

Deciding to install a custom patio at your property in Columbia, Waterloo, Millstadt, and nearby cities in Illinois is an exciting step to take. Custom patios are beautiful and provide a great area for entertaining guests, friends, and family. Often, they serve as the foundation for your entire outdoor living space. When custom patios are built, they need to be constructed with durable, quality materials that will last for a long time. At Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping, we often use concrete...
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