Hi there! My name is Walter and I have lived in the Chicagoland area my entire life.
You may be wondering.....
The short answer is that I have been in the landscaping business for over 30 years.
I started out my career as a worker on a landscape crew for an 80 acre homeowners association with a 9 hole golf course and a man-made lake that we maintained.
A few years later, I moved on to a 76 acre homeowners assocation. This is where I met my beautiful wife of 23 years. Eventually, I became the landscape supervisor for this homeowners association and managed a crew of up to six workers. We did everything "in-house" from designing/installing new landscapes to maintenance of the existing landscape. We also handled the snow removal in house. During the winter I supervised 8 to 10 workers. Our arsenal of equipment included 2 trucks with plows and salt spreaders, a front-end loader with a driveway scraper, several snow blowers and hand shovels.
Over the years, I continued my education in the field of horticulture. I have taken classes on pesticides, insects, plant management and landscape design.
In 1994 and two kids later, I started my own landscape company. Weekly lawn maintenance being the main focus.
Over the years, customers, family, friends and casual acquaintances have asked my advice regarding their lawncare needs. Once someone finds out that I am in the landscaping business, the questions begin.
Eighteen years later, my kids are basically grown. I have a 21 year old daughter and an 18 year old son both in college. I decided it was time to put my wealth of knowledge on this topic to good use. Pay it forward so to speak.
Given todays economy, there are more do-it-yourselfers than ever before. I thought this would be a great place for you to visit and learn the how, why and what of landscaping. I wanted this to be a place where you could find easy and sensible solutions to your lawncare needs/problems that actually work.
One thing I have learned is that most people do not want to sacrifice quality work. Afterall, there is nothing better than spending a Sunday afternoon relaxing in your beautiful backyard reading the paper or enjoying the beautiful scenary you have created with your family and friends.
St. Augustine Grass - A warm season grass common in the Gulf Coast area.
Schaumburg, Illinois home with a mixture of Kentucky Bluegrass, Rye and Fescue grasses.
Coralville, Iowa home with a mixture of Kentucky Bluegrass, Rye and Fescue grasses. Grass is already beginning to go dormant in mid-June due to the lack of rain and early Spring/Summer.
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