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An example of why it is so important to check drain tile yearly, clogged drains can lead to major drainage issues on the property. We offer drain tile cleaning to our Fine Garden Maintenance clients during the spring clean-up.

An example of why it is so important to check drain tile yearly, clogged drains can lead to major drainage issues on the property. We offer drain tile cleaning to our Fine Garden Maintenance clients during the spring clean-up.

Tips on how to effectively water the different plants in your landscape.

How do I water my plants? - Bret-Mar Landscape

Tips on how to effectively water the different plants in your landscape.

Watering plants can be intimidating, follow these tips to see when the best time to water is for your plants.

How do I know if my plants need water? - Bret-Mar Landscape

Watering plants can be intimidating, follow these tips to see when the best time to water is for your plants.

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Now more than ever rodents are prevalent in our homes and landscapes. Whether they are eating plants, burrowing behind retaining walls or stoops

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

How To Naturally Repel Mosquitoes From An Outdoor Living Space. Mosquitoes are in full force this Summer! The rainy and cool weather has accelerated the

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Bret-Mar provides Professional Landscaping Services inlcuding Landscape & Hardscape Design, Installation, and Maintenance. Serving Homer Glen, Naperville, Orland Park, Lockport IL and surrounding Chicagoland suburbs.

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

For Your Lawn Lime and fertilize lawn and apply pre-emergent control to prevent crabgrass. Re-seed areas of winter-killed lawn. For Your Vegetable Garden Plant peppers, tomatoes, and other warm-weather crops after all danger of frost has passed. Top-dress beds with aged manure. For Your Flower Beds Prune hybrid tea and floribunda roses. Feed tulip beds with 5-10-5 fertilizer. Clean water Continue Reading

Don't let this happen to your evergreens!  Use a broom to gently remove heavy snow from branches www.bretmarlandscape.com

Don't let this happen to your evergreens! Use a broom to gently remove heavy snow from branches www.bretmarlandscape.com

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Bret-Mar Landscape - At Bret-Mar Landscape, we're committed to providing quality landscaping service as well as educational value to our customers. View our blog for helpful articles and learn more today!

At Bret-Mar Landscape, we're committed to providing quality landscaping service as well as educational value to our customers. View our blog for helpful articles and learn more today!

November garden checklist!

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Bret-Mar provides Professional Landscaping Services inlcuding Landscape & Hardscape Design, Installation, and Maintenance. Serving Homer Glen, Naperville, Orland Park, Lockport IL and surrounding Chicagoland suburbs.

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Are you overloaded with new ideas for perennial beds and borders after visiting friends or public display gardens? Seen lots of unfamiliar and interesting new plants at the nursery? If so, fall is an excellent time to prepare new beds for planting now or in the spring. The cooler temperatures, weaker sunlight and shorter days of fall mean less energy Continue Reading

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

FALL LAWNCARE CHECKLIST Soil Test. Take soil test from your gardens beds and yard. Fall is a great time to correct ph problems and add any additional fertilizer that is needed. Prepare for next year. Fall is the best time to prepare new gardens and renovate old ones. Add new garden soil and incorporate plenty of organic matter to your planting beds Continue Reading

Great advice! Don't feel guilty about traveling this summer

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Even if you don’t have the luxury of a personal gardener or volunteer plant sitter, leaving your gardens or containers to take a vacation doesn’t have to induce guilt and concern. A range of DIY or ready -made options are available to keep your green friends watered during your absence. For Containers DIY self-watering devices include upturned bottles (discreet, clear Continue Reading

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Help! Rabbits Are Eating My Plants Now that the snow has melted away and the bitter cold is gone, we are all spending a few more minutes outside. Well today I noticed there has been significant damage to certain plants in my yard. I am not just talking about the cold weather, heavy snow, and ice. I am talking about Continue Reading

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Help! Rabbits Are Eating My Plants Now that the snow has melted away and the bitter cold is gone, we are all spending a few more minutes outside. Well today I noticed there has been significant damage to certain plants in my yard. I am not just talking about the cold weather, heavy snow, and ice. I am talking about Continue Reading

Landscape Design | Homer Glen, Orland Park, Naperville IL

Help! Rabbits Are Eating My Plants Now that the snow has melted away and the bitter cold is gone, we are all spending a few more minutes outside. Well today I noticed there has been significant damage to certain plants in my yard. I am not just talking about the cold weather, heavy snow, and ice. I am talking about Continue Reading