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Fall is for planting!

Fall is for planting!

Can I plant trees and shrubs in the fall in Chicago? Yes! Fall is a great time to plant in the Chicagoland area. The cooler temperatures of September and October produce better planting conditions because there is less heat which can cause stress in plants installed...
Magnolia Scale

Magnolia Scale

What is happening to my Magnolia? Magnolia Scale! Are you starting to notice white spots all over your Magnolia? Are you starting to notice a sticky substance all over the plant and at the base of the plant? You are not alone; it is called magnolia scale and it is...
When should I water?

When should I water?

TO WATER OR NOT TO WATER? You have just installed your new plants and proper watering is now most critical to their success. Q: How do I know when to water? A: The simple answer is when Mother Nature doesn’t provide rain and /or when the ground is dry. The best way to...
Why should we use Mulch

Why should we use Mulch

Why use mulch in Chicago? Mulch serves many purposes in your outdoor space. The primary purposes are to reduce water evaporation, prevent weeds, minimize erosion and add some beautiful texture to your outdoor space. Mulch will reduce the amount of water you have to...