Landscaping is like the dressing on a salad. It's okay without it, but really adds a lot to it when done well.  Having a professional landscaper manage your lawn and yard can really make the difference between an okay lawn with decent grass coverage and a really great one with a thick lush yard.   It's not always smart to go with the first landscaper near you that you find, but rather get at least 3 estimates from various professionals that can help you evaluate the process.

Whether it's putting in new edging, adding river rock, or hardscape features, a professional landscaper will be able to provide the right tools and materials to make sure the lawn and yard are well maintained.

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Check out these tips to water, fertilize and maintain your grass.
Chicago parkway designs like this hedge require the approval of the city. (Photo courtesy of Cityscape Landscape)
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Before digging into parkway planting, a Chicago landscaper explains the city's process and street planting tips.
Perazzo says the turf paint can be used not only for covering up parched lawns, but also as a touchup for problem areas. (Photo courtesy of Joe Perazzo)
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Ever thought of painting your lawn?
"We are now able to enjoy the backyard with friends and family. The kids have somewhere to play, the family can roast marshmallows or just enjoy some music and a cold beverage." (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Tim Kelly of Huntersville, N.C.)
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Is your yard so sloped, it's unusable?
evergreen trees
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Learn what to do for evergreens when hot summers bring little rain and relief to your landscape plants. Yews and holly bushes can be especially susceptible.