Many of us choose to hire a landscape maintenance company to care for our homes property. A full service company will be the best landscape company for you to hire.  Given that you will be serviced each week by this company, you want to choose the best company for your needs.



Winnetka, Illinois Landscape Maintenance and Design, by Schmechtig Landscapes

Your search should begin with assessing your own needs. Are you looking for a lawn service company to mow your lawn each week or do you require more services like weeding, planting seasonal flowers, container pot service, lawn fertilization, plant fertilization and irrigation service?



Barrington, Illinois, Landscape Maintenance and Design by Schmechtig Landscapes


Landscape companies vary in size and the services they provide.  Some companies provide basic lawn care service while others provide additional services to basic lawn care offering everything you need to care for your landscape throughout the year: spring and fall cleanups; weekly grounds service which includes mowing your lawn, removing and disposing of debris before lawn mowing; pruning and trimming selected trees, shrubs, vines and ground cover; seasonal plant maintenance of perennial and annual beds and weeding.  A full service landscape maintenance company will provide weekly grounds service and more knowing when to perform each service like a lawn fertilizer program and plant bed fertilizer applied by their own licensed operators, lawn aeration to help your lawn improve soil conditions and reduce thatch, plant root feed to provide plants with a readily available source of nutrients, insect control grubs for preventive and curative application control of grubs in your lawn,  boxwood blight fungus control, dormant pruning,  deer and rabbit control, snow removal, irrigation services and more.



Barrington, Illinois, Landscape Maintenance and Design by Schmechtig Landscapes


Search online for landscape maintenance companies and include lawn service companies and lawn care companies. You will learn a lot about a company from their website.   Websites reveal who they are and if they are a full service landscape company offering maintenance, lawn and plant fertilization,  landscape design and build, outdoor furniture and accessory selection, irrigation and lighting service, snow removal and all other landscape services you need, all in-house.  Look for accomplishments in the industry.  Is the company a member and involved in their states landscape contractors association?  Do they have Certified Landscape Technicians, horticulturists and other degreed licensed professionals on staff? What professional associations are they members of?  How many years have they been in business? Do they provide a detailed written proposal to eliminate any confusion what you will be paying?
Once you have selected a few companies, review each landscape company’s proposal carefully.  Some may seem low and others high.  Make sure you clarify the wording on the service offerings to compare apple to apples. Find a company that aligns with you. Do you want a company who reaches out and is involved serving charitable organizations?  Asking questions and being honest about your needs and monthly budget will ensure your satisfaction with the landscape and lawn company you choose.



Glenview, Illinois, Landscape Maintenance and Design Schmechtig Landscapes


 Landscape Maintenance Services and Lawn Care Schmechtig Landscapes provide:

Spring & Fall Clean-Ups; Yard Clean-Up

Weekly Grounds

Weekly Lawn Service

Lawn Aeration






Stone, Sand, Gravel, Topsoil

Pruning – including Dormant Pruning

Plant Bed Service

Four Season Color Displays

Garden Services: Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Butterfly Gardens, Rose Care Program

 Pest Management:  Fertilization - Lawn and Plant Beds, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Ground Cover, and more

Weed, Insect and Disease Control

Animal Repellants

Deer Control

 Seasonal Container Pot Displays

Winter Plant Protection

Tree Health Care

Hand Watering Service

Gator Bags

Irrigation Service

Lighting Service

Power-washing Service

Hardscape Maintenance Service

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Monday, 11 April 2016 09:32

10 Helpful Tips When Buying New Plants

Before buying new plants, follow these 10 helpful tips to avoid buyer’s remorse from Noelle Johnson, a Houzz Contributor.  Johnson says, "Spring and fall are the best planting times, but it can be all too easy to end up with an empty wallet and a garden filled with struggling, diseased or even dead plants. Thankfully, visits to the nursery can be enjoyable and successful as long as you arm yourself with the knowledge to ensure you will come home with beautiful healthy plants that will increase the curb appeal of your home and garden. "
Here are the ten tips:


Flower and Garden Design, Schmechtig Landsdcapes, Wilmette, Illinois

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It's Spring and time to kick up the spring cleaning.  Freshen up the home inside and out, from windows that sparkle to a clutter-free garage.

Laura Gaskill, a Houzz Contributor, shares 13 tasks to help you make the most of the first full month of spring.

Here's the list and more:



Landscape Maintenance, Glencoe, Illinois, Schmechtig Landscapes

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Monday, 14 March 2016 14:40

Spring Landscape Tips

We are waiting for spring to arrival.  Once we see the tulips and daffodils, we know spring is here and it is time to have your landscape plan together.  Your garden beds may be filled with perennials, annuals, herbs or roses.



Barrington Hills Spring Landscape Design Ideas, Schmechtig Landscapes


Each offers a season full of beautiful color and fragrance if maintained properly.  The spring season should include a comprehensive garden bed clean-up.  Once summer arrives, there are additional services required to ensure your gardens and your garden design remain beautiful and healthy throughout the summer season.  Annual and perennial flower beds should be amended with compost to provide your plants the nutrients they need.



Schmechtig Landscapes Front Landscape Annual Plant Ideas, Winnetka, Illinois


To add color to any planting bed, annuals are an excellent addition and container pots.  They offer a dazzling variety of shapes, forms, and continual bloom.  After your planting is complete, the garden beds, tree circles and large open beds should be covered with a topdressing of mulch.  This will ensure your garden retains the needed moisture and will inhibit the growth of weeds.  Mulch is the final step, and an important one, in creating a well manicured garden bed.

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