Published on Thursday, December 28, 2023
Winter in Columbia, Illinois, brings its own set of challenges and opportunities for landscaping. Here are some specific tips tailored for maintaining and enhancing your landscape during the winter months in Columbia:
Protecting Plants and Trees
Prune Wisely: Trim tree branches that may pose a risk of breaking under the weight of snow or ice. This proactive measure can prevent damage to property or injury to individuals.
Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the ...
Published on Tuesday, November 28, 2023
During the winter months, the days grow shorter which means longer evenings of darkness. However, with strategically placed outdoor lighting, you can extend the usability and beauty of your outdoor spaces even during the colder months. Beyond mere aesthetics, outdoor lighting brings a multitude of benefits that enhance safety, security, and ambiance. Here are the compelling advantages of utilizing outdoor lighting.
One of the primary benefits of outdoor lighting, ...
Published on Monday, October 30, 2023
As the winter chill approaches, it's crucial for homeowners to prepare their lawns and landscaping for the harsh conditions ahead. Proper winterization ensures that your outdoor spaces can withstand the cold, while also setting the stage for a healthy and vibrant landscape come spring. Here's a comprehensive guide on what homeowners should do to prepare their lawn and landscaping for the winter months.
Clean Up Debris
Before the first snowfall, thoroughly clean up any...
Published on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
As a seasoned Lawn Care and Landscape Professional, I've witnessed the transformation of countless lawns into stunning, vibrant landscapes. Throughout my career, I've learned valuable tips and tricks that can make all the difference in achieving a healthy and thriving lawn year round. Here are ten essential fertilization tips that can help you achieve the lawn of your dreams.
1. Choose the Right Fertilizer
There are various types of fertilizers available, such as...
Published on Monday, August 28, 2023
A well-maintained, lush green lawn can significantly enhance the beauty and curb appeal of any property. However, achieving and sustaining a picture-perfect lawn requires time, effort, and expertise. Many homeowners find themselves struggling to keep up with the demanding tasks of lawn care, leading to lackluster results and frustration. That's where a professional lawn care and landscape businesses comes to the rescue. In this blog, we'll explore the numerous advantages of hiring...
Published on Monday, July 31, 2023
Maintaining a lush and healthy lawn is a goal shared by many homeowners, but achieving that perfect green carpet can be a challenging task. Over time, lawns can suffer from compacted soil, thinning grass, and weed invasion. Fortunately, two essential practices can help rejuvenate your lawn and bring back its vibrancy: aeration and overseeding. In this blog, we'll delve into the incredible benefits of aeration and overseeding, and how these simple yet effective techniques can transform...
Published on Friday, June 30, 2023
Have you been wanting to give your yard a makeover? Or add some functional improvements to your property? Then hardscaping may be the answer to your needs.
Hardscaping works in conjunction with landscaping to maximize the potential of the property. They can not only make your yard much more enjoyable, but they can add functionality and design that makes it appealing to any buyer (when you are ready to sell).
Hardscaping is defined as all of the permanent objects...
Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2023
How many seasons have you purchased sprays, citronella torches or candles, and bug zappers, only to still get eaten alive by mosquitos every time you step outside?
Mosquito control treatments protect you, your family and your guests from deadly illnesses. While a mosquito bite may seem like just a nuisance, it can also bring you in contact with diseases like the West Nile virus and Zika virus. Who wants to take that chance?
Your best defense against mosquito’s and ticks this season...
Published on Friday, April 28, 2023
When you Google, "how do you kill weeds in grass", you get solutions like RoundUp, horticultural vinegar, boiling water, salt water, and gasoline. While all those suggestions are true, they also kill EVERYTHING as a result. Far too often we get phone calls from people who have sprayed weed killer on their lawns and the result is white/yellow patches everywhere. That's because the product they used killed grass and all.
Our suggestion, only use those products on driveways, back...
Published on Monday, March 27, 2023
It's no secret that a well-maintained lawn and landscape takes a lot of time, money, and hard work. However, when you hire a landscaping company, you get to step away from the hard work and leave it to the professionals. PLUS, there are key benefits to hiring a professional landscaper for your home (or business).
Benefits of Professional Landscape Maintenance
Studies have shown that landscaping maintenance is a wise investment that can help increase the value of your property. Here...