About the Author

Hi there! My name is Walter and I have lived in the Chicagoland area my entire life.

You may be wondering.....

What makes me qualified to give you advice regarding your lawn care needs/problems?

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.

Why start this web-site?

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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