Mastering The Midwest: Plant Care In Weather Extremes

The Midwest region of the United States is known for its diverse and often unpredictable weather patterns. From scorching summers to freezing winters, navigating the extremes can be challenging for gardeners and landscapers alike. However, with the right strategies and preparations, it’s possible to create a thriving garden and landscape that can withstand the elements.…

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The Power of Neem Oil: A Green Solution for Plant Health

A neem tree with a blue sky background

In the world of gardening and horticulture, finding natural and eco-friendly solutions to protect and nourish your plants is paramount. One such solution that has gained popularity in recent years is Neem oil. Derived from the seeds of the Neem tree (Azadirachta indica), Neem oil has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and agriculture…

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Summer Lawn Problem Prevention

01Weeds: The Most Common Summer Lawn Problems02Lawn Problems from Overwatering03Lawn Problems from Underwatering04Lawn Care When Pests Invade05Canine Lawn Damage06Summer Lawn Diseases A well-manicured lawn completes the overall look of your landscape. No matter how gorgeous your garden is, if it’s surrounded by a patchy, uneven bed of grass, it really spoils the scenery. Lawns see…

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Prune Perennials and Create Stunning Summer Bouquets

Pruning Perennials Now that it is OFFICIALLY summer, many early spring/early summer flowering perennials will be ready to be cut back. Most of these perennials can be cut back to about 10-12” above the ground and will bloom again after just a few weeks. Now the quickest method is to just hack the whole plant down to size and…

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Keep Plants Hydrated in Summer Heat

Alsip Green Team Advice by David

What’s the Secret to Hydrated and Happy Plants in Summer Heat? Watering your flowering baskets, planters, flowerbeds, and even your lawn everyday is essential, especially now in the heat of summer. But what happens when life just gets too busy and you forget to water? Is there a way to avoid having to water as…

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Fresh Sod

Alsip Nursery carries a blend of Kentucky Blue Grass sold in 9 and 10 square foot rolls. To figure how many rolls of sod you need, simply measure the length and width you wish to cover, multiply, then divide that number by 9 or 10 to give you the total number of rolls needed. Tips…

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