Van Zelst
Connect with us Pinterest houzz Google+

(847) 623-3580

Schedule My Free Consultation

    Your Email Address:

    Your Name:



    I Am Interested In:

    • Design/Installation

    • Maintenance/Garden Care

    • Hardscape/Pavers

    How I Heard About Van Zelst:

    • Referral

    • Saw Truck

    • Mailing

    • Advertisement

    • Website

    Your Comments:


    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 …

    5 Helpful Summer Landscaping Tips

    By VZ staff | June 13, 2019

    Now that they hustle and bustle of spring has slowed down we can relax and enjoy our yard…well almost.  Here are a few summer tips to keep in mind to keep your landscape looking it’s best!

    1. Now that you’ll …

    Bugs and Garden Thugs

    By VZ staff | May 21, 2019

    Pests large and small and how to protect your defenseless plants
    Let’s face it, it can be a war zone out there for all those expensive plants we invest into our landscape beds to establish color, form and texture.  We …

    Make your bed!

    By VZ staff | May 7, 2019

    Soil amendments and bed preparation for display garden results.

    What is your soil made of?
    The structure and make-up of what our plants grow in is of utmost importance.  Before we expect our perennial favorites to put on a dazzling …

    Retaining wall and stairs

    Retaining walls form and function.

    By VZ staff | April 15, 2019

    Mother Nature often has a mind of her own.  It’s even harder to control her.  You’ve built your dream home on the top of a hill or along the banks of a river or lake; but the only flat space …

    Shrub, Perennial and Bulb planting for extended bloom time.

    By VZ staff | April 1, 2019

    One of the biggest challenges in creating a successful landscape here in the Chicagoland area is achieving color and interest from the first signs of spring to the doldrums of the November transition and cold harsh winters.  In the challenging …

    Comments are closed.

    Van Zelst
    Connect with us Pinterest houzz Google+


    Or complete this form: