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By Kristen Bosse Please describe a little bit about your company and the services you offer. Bret-Mar Landscape is a family owned and operated company that has been in business since 1985. The owners, Kurt and Sharon, are both Registered Landscape Architects with an extensive background in construction and horticulture. Ashley, daughter of Kurt and… Read more »

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How to Plant a Fall Container   Fall containers can easily take the place of your summer annual containers.  Since the fall annual season is short, you may want to think about limiting the amount of containers.  Just as you read in the Summer Container Planting article, a good container makes all the difference.  It… Read more »

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Visit To The Chicago Botanic Garden-Wildlife Yesterday Sharon and I (Ashley) took a trip to Glencoe, IL to see the fall displays at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  For anyone who has not been to the Chicago Botanic Garden, it is 385 acres consisting of 26 gardens and four natural areas.  Not to worry there is… Read more »

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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 »