Lawn care Chicago is on everyone’s mind now that Spring is in the air. We all want a lawn that looks healthy and green, causing them to constantly add fertilizers and other chemical additives to the grass to get that look. But, what most consumers don’t realize is that the best thing you can do, in regards to lawn maintenance, is mow it correctly. Mowing increases the grass’ density, creating a tight lawn that is more resistant to weeds. With correct lawn care and mowing practices, along with the occasional fertilization and proper irrigation, your lawn can be the focal point of your yard.
Spring is still a few months away here in Northern Illinois which gives me time to write some more on my blog. Today I want to talk about insects. Not the bad ones but the good ones you want to be hanging around. Continue reading “Beneficial Insects for Your Garden”
Spreading evergreens are great for ground cover or soil erosion. What a great choice when considering ground cover in your garden. For that matter, spreading evergreens are very effective for soil erosion on slopes. In my past gardens, my first choice for ground cover or slopes is definitely this plant. Continue reading “Spreading Evergreens”
Planting fragrant plants should be no accident. While I don’t suggest over-whelming your garden with dozens of scents whirling the air, a few aromatic plants tucked here and there helps draw in the visitor. Continue reading “Fragrant Plants”
For some, the fall garden cleanup in Chicago includes watching the sun set earlier in the day. Seeing the leaves turn their crisp vibrant yellows, oranges and reds. Continue reading “Fall Garden Cleanup”
For many beginner gardeners looking to establish their first flowerbed gardens, the thought of planning, choosing and then planting can be a daunting task. No need to fret. Continue reading “Easy to Grow Annuals”