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PROPER WATERING TECHNIQUES ORNAMENTAL & SHADE TREES (EVERGREEN OR DECIDUOUS) Newly installed trees need 1 hour of water once a week for 3 weeks.  Watering should be done with a standard hose set at a slow trickle.  Three holes should be made around the root ball.  Each hole must be a minimum of 3 inches in… Read more »

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Bret-Mar Landscape restores courtyard at Palos East Elementary and donates a tree in honor or Mrs. Creevy Palos Heights, Illinois, July 29, 2013 – Homer Glen based Bret-Mar Landscape (www.bretmarlandscape.com) landscape architects and field personnel worked hard to rebuild the courtyard at Palos East Elementary. This activity was originally intended to kick off Bret-Mar’s service… Read more »

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Container Planting With Summer Annuals Part 1 – Choosing the Container   It’s that time of the year to begin planting, if you have not done so already, your summer containers. Although it looks like an easy task of choosing plants with flower colors that complement each other, there is a lot more to it… Read more »

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Bret-Mar’s Sharon Bretl-Marrin, landscape architect and president of the company, was featured in Homer Glen’s Spring Homer Horizon paper. A home and garden section was added to the paper as a special this Spring. Sharon was featured in “The science behind a perfect lawn.” Sharon shared her knowledge on seeding, fertilizing, and caring for the… Read more »