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Gardening Help

6 Tips for Summer Garden Success

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.

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How to fix water traps in your landscape

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.

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10 Things to know about your Garden Soil

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.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

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. 

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These Plants are Best Friends Forever

In nature, plants grow in communities, but we often treat them as individuals in our gardens. When we learn how to grow them together, we can take advantage of their natural harmonies, boost the strength of each plant, and make our whole garden sing. Here’s a guide to companion planting!

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Shade Garden Success in 5 Steps

When your landscape offers the bonus of cool, refreshing shade, creating a beautiful garden requires a fresh approach to plant selection and care. Many go-to favorites for sunny gardens fall short on blooms, beauty and health in low-light situations.

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What to Look For When Choosing a Watering Can

We know the importance of watering as gardeners, but what about the watering can itself? Using the wrong type can turn this simple task into a chore. Fortunately, there are many designs out there. Once you understand them, you can purchase the best one for you and make watering a pleasant experience for you and your plants!

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