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Fresh-cut Christmas Tree Care

The holidays are in full swing! Thanksgiving has come and gone, we've all had our fair share of turkey and now it's on to the Christmas season. For those putting up fresh-cut Christmas trees in the coming weeks, here are some helpful tips to keep your trees looking...

Selecting the perfect fresh-cut Christmas tree

How to select the perfect fresh-cut Christmas tree How do you find the right Christmas tree for your family? Here are some things to look for when shopping for Christmas trees: Before leaving the house, know the maximum height and circumference your fresh-cut tree can...

Artificial vs Fresh-cut Christmas Trees

Artificial vs Fresh-cut Christmas Trees Everyone is always wondering, should I have an artificial or fresh-cut Christmas tree? There is no right answer for everyone, but here are some things to consider while picking: High-quality artificial Christmas trees like at...

Protecting your Boxwoods from the Cold

A larger number of boxwood in our area suffered significant damage from the extreme cold in February of 2019. To help prevent and minimize winter burn on your boxwoods and evergreens this winter, Platt Hill Nursery recommends spraying your boxwood with a product...

One of a Kind Holiday Decorating

One of a Kind Holiday Decorating! Decorating for the holidays is always a challenge. What makes it even more difficult is how many different stores you need to visit to try and get all the different decorations. It is always simpler to find one spot to get all of the...

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,...

Fall Clean Up

Where do you start? Raking leaves from trees and shrubs You can use your leaves for composting in an area to add more nutrients to the soil, but if the leaves have been infected with disease or insects make sure to throw them away.  If you are unsure, play it safe and...

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

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...

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