How to Prune Trees

Information There are many different reasons why a tree may need to be pruned. Some reasons to prune trees include improving appearance, removing branches that obstruct pathways, and promoting new growth. Most quality tree nurseries prune their trees in a way that allows the homeowner to not have to prune trees for many years, if…

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Vegetable Planting Chart for Northern Illinois

One of the most important things when it comes to growing your own vegetables is knowing when the best time to plant them outside is. Different vegetables have different cold tolerances, some are able to be planted when there is still a chance of frost happening (in our area, the last frost is typically around…

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How to Care For Fruit Trees

Fruit Tree Care Guide (Illinois) In order to have the best quality fruit, similar to what you would find at a grocery store, you will want to treat your fruit trees. There are a few different products you should apply to your trees throughout the year, so that your tree remains healthy and produces quality…

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Salt-Tolerant Landscape Solutions

What causes salt damage? Across the Midwest, the use of deicing salts in winter to maintainsafe roadways, sidewalks, and driveways is a common practice. Despite the benefits, deicing saltdeposited on trees and shrubs can cause extensive damage. Deicing salt is dispersed from roadsby plowing, meltwater runoff, splash, and aerial spray. Plants sensitive to salts may…

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Plantskydd Organic Deer & Rabbit Repellant

What is it? Plantskydd is a certified organic, blood-based animal repellant intended for deer, rabbits, squirrels, voles and chipmunks. It is rain and snow resistant, and typically lasts 4-6 weeks after the initial application. How does it Work? Plantskydd repels by emitting an odor browsing animals associate with predator activity—stimulating a fear-based response that will have garden…

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Deer / Rabbit Management

How to Discourage Deer & Rabbits There are many different ways to discourage deer & rabbits from damaging plants. The primary methods we recommend are Physical Barriers, Repellants, and choosing Plants Not Favored by Deer & Rabbits. Physical Barriers tend to be the most expensive and time-consuming of the three methods listed. In order for…

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What are Microgreens?

Microgreens are young seedlings of vegetables and herbs that come in a variety of flavors. They are easy to grow, packed with nutrients, and taste great with just about everything. Microgreens are Nutrient Powerhouses The amount of nutrients inside microgreens is incredible. Certain types of microgreens have been found to contain up to 40 times…

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