2021 Snow & Ice Review: How Did Your Contractor Do?

As the seasons change, commercial, retail, and condominium property managers have come to trust the professionals at Villani Landshapers to be their partners in snow and ice control during the winter. Let’s take a look at what you need to focus on when evaluating your snow service program now that it’s the offseason. What’s The Damage Plan? Is your snow contractor responsive to any damages that may have occurred during the… Read more »

Spring Clean Up Tips

landscaping spring clean up

With the warmer weather we’re experiencing, it is easy to start thinking about spending more time outdoors! Whether you’ll be entertaining, barbecuing, or simply relaxing in the sun, if you want your yard to look truly incredible for the upcoming season, now is the time to do a little spring cleaning and landscape maintenance. Many of the tasks that Villani Landshapers carries out for our commercial property clients are the… Read more »

Updating Your Yard For Summer

A manicured backyard with outdoor fireplace

Winter in Wisconsin is fading into the rear view. Next up are spring and summer, when you’re going to be able to enjoy your outdoor space as much as possible. This means it’s the perfect time to give your outdoor area a landscaping upgrade. Tyson Mueller, Villani Landshaper’s Director of Design/Build, tells us, “There is no better time than now to extend your entertaining space into the outdoors. For a fraction… Read more »

Our Favorite Flowers & Spring Color

summer flower display

Whether planted in beds or containers, vibrant displays of flowers inspired by the colors of the season go a long way toward enhancing the entryways and grounds of your commercial property or living space.

Why Fall Is Prime Time For Lawncare

Winter is coming! Keep your lawn in tip-top shape by getting it ready for the upcoming winter. This process, known as winterizing, involves simple steps that pave the way for healthy spring turf.  The first step in winterizing your lawn is knowing what type of grass you have. Here in Wisconsin there’s an abundance of cool-season varieties that contains fescue, Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass. Warm-season grass often includes Bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine… Read more »

Boost Your Business with Holiday Decorations

The holiday season is almost upon us! Everyone loves holiday decorations. Trees, lights and wreaths awaken the magic of the season and warm the heart. Here are some quick tips for property and facilities managers when it comes to planning a winter wonderland for every commercial or retail business, multi-family building, or hotel this coming holiday season. 1. Know your audience Are you targeting customers, building tenants, or out-of-state travelers? Identifying your… Read more »

Why Fall Clean-Up Is Essential For Your Commercial Property

With summer officially in the books, it’s time to start thinking about fall. In our world of landscaping this means employing a wide range of clean up services to restore a commercial property’s beauty and prepare it for withstanding the coming winter. The following is a snapshot of what we do for current clients. Those clients should reach out to their Client Service Representative if there are any questions or… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Core Aeration And Overseeding This Fall

technician pushing an aerator

Chances are that you spent time a good amount of time at home (didn’t we all?) this summer from May through August and your lawn absorbed plenty of wear and tear. Core aeration and fall seeding are fundamental lawn care activities that can really help restore your yard and get it ready for the busy, warm seasons next year in 2021. What is core aeration? The process of core aeration… Read more »

Welcome to Japanese Beetle Season

The hot, sunny summer days that we’re experiencing create the perfect climate for Japanese beetles to do their worst damage to your lawn and garden. Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) were accidentally introduced to the United States just over a century ago, and have spread to almost every state in the country. Unlike in their native Japan, there are no natural predators to keep Japanese beetles in check in the United… Read more »

3 Effects of Excessive Rain on Your Commercial Property Landscape

It’s not just an illusion – together the months of May and June have been excessively rainy this year. In fact, in May, the Milwaukee area received 3.19 inches of rain above normal . June is also on track for more rain than average over the course of the month. Excessive rain at this time of year creates significant obstacles for maintaining your commercial property landscape. Obviously, the wet weather… Read more »