Get Ready for Spring!!!

It’s been a snowy and slippery season here in the Midwest! I hope you are being safe out there. You know that salt does a great job at melting ice and snow, but it also hurts paws, corrodes concrete and asphalt, and damages your garden and lawn. And, at the end of the season when […]

New and Exciting Changes for Rainbow Garden Designs

It’s been a few months since you’ve heard from us and before we sign off for the cold season, we have some news to share. I am honored and excited to take the helm at Rainbow Garden Designs. Sandy Remijas is a good friend and colleague, and over the years, she and I have collaborated […]

Worms…Your Soil's Savior

What a winter! Or should I say lack of one? Our mild temperatures meant spring is off to an early start with no frost in the ground! Cleaning up around my garden yesterday morning, I was delighted to see my worms out and about. Yes, I adore worms. While they may seem slimy and gross […]

Prepping for the Dandelion Battle

You’ve probably already noticed… it’s dandelion time! Because of the warmer weather, they’ve sprouted a little early. And these hardy guys bounced back just fine after our April frosts, thank you very much. Dandelion flowers primarily blossom in April and May, but sometimes appear as early as February and as late as June. Plants generally […]

Bee Friendly!

As you know, our cherished pollinators are in serious decline. Without them, most of the region’s agriculture you know, the food we eat, many of the clothes we wear is threatened! One of my clients recently hired us to create a garden specifically designed to attract bees. I know what you’re thinking… but what about […]

Helpful Tips For Achieving a Thick and Healthy Lawn

We all want a lush, thick, green lawn, however, is power raking the dead grass and thatch from our lawns a sound practice? Maybe you’ve been hearing about power-raking as a good way to revitalize your lawn, loosening excess thatch. Thatch, you may know, is the darkbrown material found at the base of the grass […]

Rainbow Garden Designs Receives 2014 Constant Contact All Star Award

Recognized for achievements using online marketing tools to drive success RAINBOW GARDEN DESIGNS, IL — 02.09.2015 – Rainbow Garden Designs, a landscape design company, a provider residential and commercial landscape designs, has been named a 2014 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than 600,000 small organizations worldwide. […]

The Benefits of Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

With spring in the air, now is a good time for us to sit down to talk about the birds and the bees. Pollinators are important! Bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies, and birds are essential to agriculture. Because of disease and our increased use of herbicides and pesticides, farmers are experiencing reduced crop yields which in turn […]

Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Spurn the Burn Last year, I noticed evergreens from all over that suffered winter burn or winter killevergreen leaves that turn brown or die following a cold and windy winter. The cause? Those wicked winter winds dehydrate plant tissue. The good news is winter burn often can be prevented, or at least, its severity can […]

Mouth Watering Beefsteak Tomatoes Start Now!

With a chill in the air and snow on the ground, I know it seems distant…but imagine for a moment, your fruit and vegetable garden bursting with seasonal delights. The scent of fresh basil, the taste of your homegrown tomatoes. Now is the perfect time to start selecting seeds! Personally, I love planting heirlooms. In […]