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It is exciting to hear that one town is choosing to fight back against the Emerald Ash Borer. This insect is threatening our population of Ash Species. What once was the most popular tree used in residential street scapes, boulevards, right of ways, and landscapes is now about to be extinct. This tree offers, in… Read more »

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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area. Do the deer and/or rabbits devastate your tulips every spring? Well we have the answer for you! Purchase Liquid Fence from your local garden center. This is an all natural concentrate that repels deer and rabbits. It works all year round, its… Read more »

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Check out this wonderiful video about how plants give back! There are some amazing statistics about plants and how they effect our lives each and every day. For example, did you know you can burn just as many calories in 45 minutes of gardening as you can in 30 minutes of aerobics or that having… Read more »

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Bret-Mar Landscape is the leading design and build company in the Chicago-land area. Our poster at the Tinley Park Home and Garden show on perennials for shade was quite popular. Shade can be a troublesome place when growing plants, so here is the master list of perennials for shade: Anemone/Windflower (Partial Shade) Columbine (Partial Shade)… Read more »

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Are your plants protected from frost? Read here to find out. Landscape architects at Bret-Mar Landscape are extremely experienced in plant site selection. It is important for a gardener to understand each species requirements to survive and thrive. Placing fragile plants in a vulnerable situation can cause winter damage. Make sure to study which plants… Read more »