Pavers 101: A Home Guide

Paving stones, also known as pavers, are typically made with natural stone, brick, or concrete. This guide will help you understand the differences between these materials to help you choose the best paver for your walkway, patio, outdoor living space, fire pit, and any other project you can imagine! While a traditional concrete walkway or patio can cost less than pavers in the short term- the installation technique, poor durability, and… Read more »

Here’s The Rub On Bucks: They Don’t Just Damage Trees

Fall in Wisconsin has all sorts of indicators: leaves changing colors, cooler temperatures and a progressively earlier sunset. But there’s another involving your trees that’s a telltale sign of the shift in seasons: buck rub. This is when male deer mark their territory by removing bark from trees with their antlers. Signs Buck rubs appear in early September through November. That’s typically when bucks lose their antler velvet, which is… Read more »

Fall Armyworms: Identification, Damage Indications and Control

“Nature gives to every time and season unique beauty; from morning to night, it’s just a succession of changes so soft and comfortable that we hardly notice the progress.” — Charles Dickens Unless of course you’re talking about noticing that giant bare spot on your lawn due to an invasion of armyworms. Armyworms can cause significant, costly damage to local lawns and green space. These invasive pests can completely destroy a… Read more »

Fall Is The Perfect Time To Start Thinking Winter Landscape Protection

If extreme winter weather has ever taken a toll on your landscaping and plants, you aren’t alone. Every spring, gardeners in regions hit by a tough winter discover the damage it can cause to trees and shrubs. Fortunately, you can take steps in autumn to prepare your landscaping and plants for what’s coming. “Now,” said Ian Thomas- a Client Service Representative at Villani Landshapers- “is the time to think about… Read more »

Villani Landshapers Can Help Deck Your Halls And Landscape Your Business This Holiday Season

Okay, commercial landscape owners and managers, it’s nearly holiday in our world! It’s time to start planning, preparing, organizing and strategizing for how we’re going to make every effort to seriously deck the halls and implement some serious holiday décor at our properties this season. Our goal is to amp up any commercial space to reflect the season or holiday – it just takes a little extra Wisconsin flavor. Our… Read more »

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 »