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    If it feels like fall, it must be!

    By VZ staff | September 19, 2014

    My favorite time of year.  Although our first official fall day won’t be until September 23rd!  With a string of cooler days and nights the plants are telling us fall is coming!  Some of the leaves are just starting to …

    Do you have a green thumb? How about green pavers?

    By VZ staff | September 11, 2014

    Going green in the landscape is not only about plants but your hard surfaces as well. An alternative to help the environment is by using permeable pavers (Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement).

    These concrete pavers are created so that the …

    The dog days of summer…

    By VZ staff | August 10, 2014

    August is typically the hottest and driest month of summer.  So even though the Midwest has had a pretty mild summer thus far don’t forget to water your landscape.

    It’s not necessary to water lawns and plants every day. As …

    It’s time for a haircut! Well for your plants at least.

    By VZ staff | July 25, 2014

    Summer pruning and deadheading is a repetitive job but it is something we need to do to ensure that plants continue to flower all season long and will add healthy new growth next year. It allows the plant to slow …

    It’s not always about the flowers.

    By VZ staff | July 11, 2014

    I love flowers but in our gardens they are fleeting and demand more maintenance.  Perennials come in stages, flowering shrubs and trees flower for such a short time and annuals add a pop of color but need to be replaced …

    Happy 4th of July!

    By VZ staff | July 4, 2014

    Have a safe and happy 4th!

    Emerald Ash Borer

    By VZ staff | June 27, 2014

    The devastation of the emerald ash borer is more apparent than ever. Do you have an ash tree in your landscape? Is it slowly declining? Then you more than likely have a tree that was affected by the borer. How …

    Hear David Van Zelst speak…

    By VZ staff | June 11, 2014

    when: June 14 at 12:30 and 1:30

    where: 681 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka

    David will be speaking on the use of social media/pinterest and it’s influence on the design process and about organic influenced gardening.  Copies of his book …

    The birds and the bees and butterflies too!

    By VZ staff | June 7, 2014

    Communing with nature is a great way to spend the evening after a long day of hard work and relax. The best gardens are those that are wildlife friendly! Here are a few tips to make your landscape a more …

    Today we Remember…

    By VZ staff | May 26, 2014

    What this day means.

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