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Hardscaping Projects to Consider for Your Property

Hardscaping Projects to Consider for Your Property

If you've been wanting to give your yard a makeover or add some functional improvements, then hardscapes are probably the answer to your needs. Hardscape additions can make your yard much more enjoyable, as well as, increase the property value. From walkways to retaining walls, here's a look at some hardscape solutions for your property. Walkway or Path There are many ways to make paths and walkways in your yard. You can use paving stones, flagstone, stepping stones or gravel....
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Importance of a Properly Installed Drainage System

Importance of a Properly Installed Drainage System

Outdoor drainage systems are an essential part of your lawn and landscape design. These systems provide your lawn with a way for water to leave without causing flood damage around your house (and pool). Typically, all that is required for adequate drainage is piping that runs from your gutters and down underneath your yard. BUT some yards need a more intense drainage system than others as standing puddles start to become an issue. If you're noticing a lot of water when there hasn’t...
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Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Fall is the best time to aerate and overseed a lawn. The cool nights and mild, shorter days provide the ideal conditions for seed germination. Seed also stands a better chance of retaining moisture in these conditions, plus seedlings will thrive without the extreme heat that occurs in the summer months. When seeding your lawn, the two most important things to remember are to make sure and establish a seed-to-soil contact and to water the new seedlings regularly. Establish Seed-to-Soil...
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Aeration & Overseeding: Time of Year, Benefits, & Mistakes to Avoid

Aeration & Overseeding: Time of Year, Benefits, & Mistakes to Avoid

With Fall around the corner, you could be thinking about pumpkins, leaves and cooler weather, but did you know it's also a great time of year for lawn care and maintenance? Cool weather translates into optimal growing conditions for your lawn, giving you the perfect opportunity to address any damage done by the Summer heat. It also helps you prepare your lawn for the Winter, and sets it up for a successful Spring. Aerating and overseeding your lawn are two things that should be done...
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How Landscaping Can Transform Your Yard & Increase The Value

How Landscaping Can Transform Your Yard & Increase The Value

With the real estate market booming, you may be thinking - "what more can I do to increase the value of my home?" Simple, invest in lawn maintenance and landscaping. Statistics show that sellers gain 5% - 12% more value from having a well-maintained, landscaped property. "The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommends that homeowners invest 10 percent of the home’s value in landscaping. Landscape architecture goes beyond plantings to include structural...
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Benefits to Yard Clean-up

Benefits to Yard Clean-up

Warmer weather and more daylight hours are finally here, but is your yard ready for you to enjoy? We use the term "spring cleaning" for inside our home but what about our yards, are we giving them the cleaning they deserver? This year, why not add “yard clean-up” to your cleaning regimen? By having a solid clean-up plan for your yard, you are setting it up for success throughout the year. When to Consider a Yard Clean-up Typically, the best time to start is ...
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Understanding Fungus & How It Affects Your Lawn

Understanding Fungus & How It Affects Your Lawn

When mother nature delivers a soggy spring or a summer heat wave, it stresses your lawn. Stressed or unhealthy lawns are much more likely to develop disease (aka. fungus); so the better you care for your lawn, the better the grass will be able to handle the natural conditions in your area. Fungal diseases in your lawn can take on a variety of forms. From dead-looking brown patches to highly visible spots, threads, rings, or slimes, once fungus strikes your yard, it can be difficult to treat. ...
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Make Your Yard Mosquito Free

Make Your Yard Mosquito Free

When it comes to our homes, we do so much to create a safe environment. We install smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, security alarms, video cameras and so on and so forth. But what do we do to protect our loved ones outside? What do we do to ensure the safety of everyone who enters our backyards? Linnemann Lawn Care and Landscaping ensures that your property is safe from the one insect that can wreak the most havoc on you and your guests - MOSQUITOS! This insect is the number one...
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Life Cycle of Grass - When to Feed, Seed and Weed

Life Cycle of Grass - When to Feed, Seed and Weed

The grass that makes up your yard area has a "life cycle."  This life cycle is based on what type of grass you have and the climate it is growing in (ie. warm-season, cool-season or biennial grasses).  Here in Illinois, our grasses are in the cool-season life cycle as they endure the long, cold winters and regreen in the spring.  By understanding the life cycle of grass, you'll be able to determine the best time to fertilize your lawn and treat for...
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7-Steps to a Beautiful Lawn

7-Steps to a Beautiful Lawn

Spring is just around the corner which means it's time to start getting ready for lawn care through proper maintenance - fertilization and weed control. With a routine fertilization and weed control schedule, you can have peace of mind knowing that your lawn is getting everything it needs to reach levels of optimal health. Our 7-step lawn care program is designed to make sure your yard stays healthy all year long. Each step of our process is formulated with your lawn in mind. These...
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