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Water Problems and solutions.

By VZ staff | April 1, 2020

April showers bring May flowers.

Early Spring Planting Ideas.

By VZ staff | February 27, 2020

Well it’s just around the corner and if you have a green thumb you are probably itching to get out there!  Here in the Midwest the weather can change every 15 minutes!  So, if you think those plants are ready to be planted, let’s make sure you select the most cold hardy to get you through to warmer weather!

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5 Trends to look for in 2020

By VZ staff | January 20, 2020

Vertical gardening.
Limited on space?  Have a bare wall or fence?  Make your garden an integral part of your space by designing vertically; this is a great way to draw attention to an area or disguise an unattractive view.  It …

Don’t let winter get you down. Spruce up your pots and landscape with winter greens!

By VZ staff | November 26, 2019

Just because the leaves have fallen and the gardens have been put to bed, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the outdoors.  It’s time to get festive.  Winter greens are a great way to add life to planters.  There are …

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Add bulbs to your garden now for a burst of spring color!

By VZ staff | October 30, 2019

It’s not quite time to hang up the gardening tools just yet.  Even though it’s quite cold and you may even see some snowflakes, now is the best time to plant bulbs for a punch of color in the …

Protect Your Landscape from Insect Pests

By VZ staff | October 3, 2019

Insect pests cause significant damage to gardens and landscapes. In our service area on Chicago’s North Shore and Southeastern Wisconsin, we see the evidence of this every day. Although not all insects are harmful, the damage potential from insect pests …

Plants for fall color!

By VZ staff | September 9, 2019

Shorter days, cooler nights, bring on the fall colors!  Fall foliage is a result of plants no longer producing chlorophyll (the food for plants and what makes leaves green).  As the chlorophyll begins to break down we start to …

Benefits of overseeding your lawn.

By VZ staff | July 31, 2019

We spend spring and summer constantly taking care of our lawn. We put down fertilizers, disease & insect control applications and lots of mowing occurs!

Seeding is an important part of the care of your lawn in the fall. Overseeding …

Rain Gardens

By VZ staff | July 19, 2019

Do you have that one spot in your yard that always collects water after a heavy rain?  That area is probably a great spot for a rain garden.

What is a rain garden you might ask?  It is a double …

Gardening with edibles

By VZ staff | June 24, 2019

More and more families are getting their hands in the dirt and producing their own vegetable and herbs.  It’s a great way to get all involved from young to old.  Traditional vegetable gardens are in raised beds or directly in …

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