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Is My Burning Bush Dead After Winter?

In the Rockford, IL region we often experience periods of extreme cold and wind during the winter months. This has been true for the past few winter seasons, including the 2020-2021 winter.  This type of weather takes a toll on humans, animals, and plants. Some bushes have had a hard time recovering. This may include the Euonymus alatus, which […]

Should You Stop Watering Your Plants in the Fall?

As the leaves – and temperatures – continue to fall, many of us start to settle into a new routine of semi-hibernation, welcoming the snow to blanket the world in white. Irrigation systems are winterized and garden hoses are wrapped for protection from the frigid weather. Just because we may be ready for winter by the time […]

5 Backyard Lighting Ideas for Entertaining Guests

There are many reasons to add backyard lighting. Maybe it’s after the summer solstice and the days are getting shorter. Perhaps you’d like to entertain more outdoors. You may be looking to expand the outdoor living space for yourself, even after the sun goes down. Or, you may want to give your patio or deck the warm […]