It’s spring in the Chicagoland area and that means one thing. It’s raining season! As water comes down, you may be noticing an excessive collection of rain water in certain areas of your property. We call these water traps and they are common landscaping issues that many homeowners are looking to find a solution.
When you plant privacy trees what you’re doing is planting an extension of your home, if you will. So don’t hesitate to sit down and take a few minutes to draw up a design, one that you know you will love and enjoy for many years to come.
Soil is the foundation and is key to the success of your garden. You can achieve strong results in a wide range of garden soil, although some soils are easier than others. The first important step is understanding the type of soil you have.
Most of us probably remember this popular nursery rhyme; Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? While we aren’t likely to be growing silver bells, cockleshells and pretty maids all in a row, we are interested in how our gardens grow. Gardening tends to be a skill that is learned best by doing.
One of the surest signs that spring has arrived each year is the blooming of the Bradford pear trees. Widely planted as a street tree, in the parking lots of malls and offices, and in home landscapes, they’re impossible to miss: oval-canopied trees with a mantle of white flowers so thick that it almost resembles snow.
If you’re looking for a hardy perennial with stunning color and a spreading growth pattern, look no further! Creeping Phlox is a favorite in many gardens because of its versatility and low maintenance. It has gorgeous blooms that last most of the season and comes in beautiful colors. What’s not to love?
As summer vacations and activities kick into high gear, it’s tempting to forget about garden upkeep and focus on fun and sun. But taking time out for a few simple tasks can reduce summer stresses for you and your plants.