Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Patios are functional and easy-to-care-for outdoor spaces. When the weather gets nice here in Columbia,
Illinois, many homeowners find their patio practically becomes a second living room. However, some standard patio
materials, such as poured concrete, can look drab and impersonal. Others, like pea gravel, may shift and make patio
furniture lose footing.
Our team recommends these three patio materials: concrete pavers, brick pavers, and flagstone. Each one of those has
Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Spring is coming here in Columbia Illinois, and there’s no better time than the present to begin
planning this season’s outdoor improvements. Soon, longer days and milder weather will enable you
to enjoy pool parties and barbecues on the patio. For more expansive hardscape projects like patios and retaining
walls, companies need time to obtain building permits, so be sure you get a head start on booking your slot for the
Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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...
Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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.
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We outlined the installation area and leveled the ground around it.
Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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...
Published on Thursday, August 06, 2020
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.
Published on Friday, July 31, 2020
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...
Published on Sunday, June 28, 2020
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 ...
Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020
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...
Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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.