What Do You Do All Winter?

I put on my fuzzy slippers and eat bonbons all day! Not quite! Landscapes that create measurable benefits for others aren’t created overnight. While other landscapers are out plowing snow during the winter, I’ll spend the coldest months planning out the...

Weather Forecasting: Is it All About the Money?

AccuWeather’s Advertising Sales team is based out of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. This is not a low-rent district and a testament to how much money changes hands in the weather forecasting business. Not only are there private and government weather...

Preventing Winter Animal Damage To Plants

[For information on identifying damage to your plants, read our article: Spot Animal Damage To Your Landscape.] If you haven’t protected your plants from animal damage yet, you still have time. Winter in northern climates is part of the natural process for...

Spot Animal Damage To Your Landscape

If you are observant you can take action as soon as you see animal damage in your landscape before it is too late! Every year I am amazed at the number of people who say they don’t have deer problems where they live in central Wisconsin. Yet, they have noticed...

Putting Plants to Bed and Other Fairy Tales

Have you ever noticed around Halloween that some properties look just plain scary? Over night big, white styrofoam barrels appear, shrubs are wrapped in tattered burlap and straw is strewn about. Sometimes you even see elaborately constructed “gallows”...

Fall Planting Bliss

If you haven’t tried fall planting you are missing out on the easiest time of year to establish many types of plants. Bulbs, perennials, shrubs, trees and prairie plantings are all easier to plant in the fall. And most fall planting can go right up until the...

Easy Fall Weeding

By this time of year, most gardeners are ready to fall in their tracks, exhausted from months of weeding. I see many people pull weeds up by the roots, stuff them into plastic bags and put them out in the garbage-permanently banning these invaders from their property....