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How to Find a Good Landscape Contractor

How to Find a Good Landscape Contractor

A beautifully designed and well-maintained yard can completely transform any home. Not to mention that by adding quality landscaping, you can not only improve your outdoor living area but increase the value of your home. The benefits of installing and maintaining a landscaped yard are endless, but how do you ensure you’re getting that beauty from the right contractor? Finding the right landscaping company for the job can be tough when there are so many landscapers to choose from in...
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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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Understanding What to Plant in St. Louis

Understanding What to Plant in St. Louis

Not all plants are created equal when planting in St. Louis. There's a lot of things to considered - weather, hardiness, growth rate, maintenance, and so on. Landscaping is not a "set it and forget it" kind of thing. It takes knowing your soil, knowing your area and planning for how harsh weather will affect your bed. In our custom softscapes, we use native plants that are hardy and also beautiful. So of those plants that we commonly use are: Boxwood Lilac Cherry tree ...
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That's a Wrap for 2021!

That's a Wrap for 2021!

Here at Linnemann Lawn Care and Landscape, we'd like to take this time to thank all of you who follow us and use us for your lawn care and landscape needs. You are the heart of the business and why we continue to be successful! As we near the holiday season, here's a few things you can use, plus a few safety tips to see you through the winter months....   Gift Certificates     Give the gift of lawn care this holiday season! When you're...
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Brush Clearing Benefits for Your Property

Brush Clearing Benefits for Your Property

Maintaining your property means more than regular mowing. If you have a wooded area around or to the side of your home, it's a good idea to do brush clean up annually. Clearing away trees and brush around or at the property line is important because this helps cut down on wildlife infestations, reduces the risk of fires and increases the value of your property. It can also be a safety hazard and limit your families ability to enjoy your outdoor living space(s).   Benefits...
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How to Create a Mosquito Free Yard

How to Create a Mosquito Free Yard

There’s so much to love about summer.....like getting outside to enjoy the longer days with a barbecue or enjoying an evening outside around the firepit with the family…...that is until those pesky mosquitoes drive you back inside. As carriers of illnesses like West Nile and Zika Virus, one bite from a mosquito can have severe consequences. While Mosquito repellent is a short-term solution to preventing long-term health issues that these insects can spread, they aren't a...
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NOW! Is the Perfect Time to Start Planning Your New Landscape & Hardscape Project

NOW! Is the Perfect Time to Start Planning Your New Landscape & Hardscape Project

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 busy springtime. Take full...
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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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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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4 Reasons to Schedule a Spring Yard Cleanup

4 Reasons to Schedule a Spring Yard Cleanup

Once winter begins to recede and you see the overall condition of your lawn and landscaping, you may quickly realize you're in need of a spring cleanup. Spring cleanups are very beneficial for lawns in Columbia, Waterloo, Millstadt, and nearby areas of Illinois. Learn four reasons why you should schedule a spring cleanup now for your yard. 1. Spring cleanups clear your lawn of any debris, leaving it open to absorb nutrients. During winter, winds and snow...
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