In the world of landscaping, trees are the backbones of the landscape. They are permanent structures that have stately features, shade our homes, provide spring floral displays, and some amazing fall color. There are, however, some trees that just behave badly.
If you are spending more time out in your backyard this week, you may have noticed some of our central Illinois trees are super ugly this spring. Maple leaves have black splotches, sycamore branches are falling to the ground and ginkgoes leaves are sparse and crinkled.
Do you have an area in your yard, parkway, or near your business (think parking lot islands or busy sidewalk areas) that is more susceptible to exposure to uncontrollable elements?
There’s something so joyful about watching curious birds flutter around your yard. As they nuzzle the flowers in your garden, fly around trees to taste their fruit or perch on a branch to sing a tune, you get to admire these lovely creatures from afar.
The conundrum of a small yard- you want to make it usable and beautiful but you’re not quite sure what you have room for. Adding in a small to medium-sized shade tree may be just the answer you’re looking for. Shade trees will help reduce your energy bills by keeping your home cool in the[…]
Do you see those beautiful white flowering trees lining the streets and backyards? These delicate white blossoms, made brighter by the months of winter endured, are actually an environmental hazard to the Illinois wilds. Callery Pear season is upon us.
Mowing your lawn may seem like a straightforward task, but the WAY you mow makes a big difference to your lawn’s overall health. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you mow
Life gets busy, and sometimes the first chores to get cut from the list are landscaping and yard work. Landscaping maintenance can be pretty time-consuming if you have lots of high maintenance plants, trees, and shrubs.
If you feel like a bit of a goldfish when you’re in your backyard, on display for all the neighbors to see everything you do, you probably want to find a way to add some privacy to your yard.
This time of year the question of “How can we tell what is alive or dead?” is a frequent one. It is so second nature to us that we often forget to explain to you how we tell if a branch is alive or dead in the middle of the “dormant” season.