Learn

Your Guide to Ornamental Grasses

July 29, 2019

01Ornamental Grasses: Planting and Care Guide02Ornamental Grasses and Landscape Design03Native Ornamental Grasses04Exotic Ornamental Grasses for the Landscape Ornamental grasses can add so much visual interest to a landscape, without being too showy and competing with your flowers. We particularly love tall grasses that flutter in the wind, adding some movement and a little drama to…

READ MORE . . .

Weed Control

July 15, 2019

01Preventative Methods of Weed Control02Solutions for Lawn Weed Control Many of us love gardening because of the meditative quality is has— toiling around in the sunshine and fresh air is a total breeze. But, there’s still that one part of gardening that isn’t always met with cheers of enthusiasm: weeding. Crawling around the yard and…

READ MORE . . .

How to Care for Orchids

July 12, 2019

About Orchids Best Light Conditions for Orchids Best Orchid Pots Best Temperature & Humidity for Orchids How to Water Orchids How to Fertilize Orchids Orchids offer your home interiors a certain unmatched elegance hard to replicate with other houseplants. However some plant keepers shy away from owning these refined beauties in fear that they may…

READ MORE . . .

Summer Safety

July 5, 2019

01How To Prevent Dehydration02Stay Cool While Having Fun03Tip Top Health04Flea & Tick Prevention Summer has finally arrived in Chicagoland and we can’t wait to indulge in some fun in the sun with our furry friends! When we feel the heat, it is easy to remember what to do to keep ourselves safe under the sun.…

READ MORE . . .

Summer Lawn Problem Prevention

July 3, 2019

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…

READ MORE . . .

Planting Perennials

June 25, 2019

01When to Plant Perennials in the Midwest02How to Prepare Soil for Perennials03Planting Perennials 04Caring for Perennials Lovely and reliable perennials account for some of our all-time favorite plants. Partly because there’s such a wide variety of them — from trees to shrubs to flowers — and partly because they’re so darn dependable. Unlike other plants…

READ MORE . . .

Father’s Day Cookout Guide: Recipes and How to Properly Clean your Grates

June 13, 2019

01How to Clean your Grill Grates02Best Barbeque Recipes03Homemade BBQ Sauce04Barbeque Chicken Kebabs05Homemade Barbeque Burgers06Honey and Ginger Grilled Salmon07Grilled Vegetables The warm summer sun is on the horizon, and you know what that means — backyard barbeque season is here! And what better way to kick off the summer than during a celebration of our favorite…

READ MORE . . .
citrosa geraniums

Fight the Bite: How to Repel Mosquitoes

June 4, 2019

01Stagnant Water02Plants that Repel Mosquitoes03Citronella Candles04Mosquito Repellent Products05Mosquito Bites and Disease With summer upon us, we’ll soon be spending a lot more of our free time enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s barbequing with a beer in hand, enjoying evenings on the patio, swimming at the lake, or hiking our favorite trails, we want to…

READ MORE . . .
pink flowers hummingbirds

Attracting Hummingbirds

May 28, 2019

01The Best Hummingbird Plants02Find a Red Hummingbird Feeder 03Attracting Hummingbirds with Clear Nectar Enjoying an afternoon on the patio watching colorful hummingbirds whiz past sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it? There’s something oddly entertaining and awe-inspiring about these tiny little birds that flit around so quickly, with their wings flapping faster than our eyes can see.…

READ MORE . . .
pest damage

Protect Your New Plantings from Deer, Rabbits and Pest Damage

May 21, 2019

01Prevent Deer from Eating Plants02Protect Plants from Rabbits and Other Rodents03Invasive Insects: Repel Pests Naturally04Insect Repellents Available Here at Alsip We’re all eager with anticipation this time of year as we begin to plant our new seedlings into the ground, but nothing puts a damper on your gardening groove quite like pest damage. Our gardens…

READ MORE . . .