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Protecting Roses for Winter

Protecting Roses for Winter

Chicago winters can be tough on roses.  Some roses are quite hardy in our area, such as Knock Out types, Drift types, and landscape/shrub roses.  Other roses such as hybrid teas, grandifloras, and floribunda roses need winter protection. To protect roses for winter,...
Seed or SOD

Seed or SOD

As spring brings its yearly green up, many homeowners begin to evaluate their lawn.  If your lawn could use some TLC, you can spruce it up with grass seed or sod. Sod is a strip of fully grown grass and soil.  In the Chicago Suburbs, the grass is usually a blend of...
Flowers for the Cold Chicago Spring

Flowers for the Cold Chicago Spring

Interested in bringing color to your outdoor space first thing in spring? Buy Pansies! Rooting from European and western Asian countries, pansies give your home a delightful pop of color. These cold hardy annuals can be planted while there are still frosts in early...