Villani Landshapers Named a 2018 Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Villani Landshapers is honored to be named a Top Workplace for 2018 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This is the 9th year that the Journal Sentinel has presented this award to organizations in the Milwaukee area. Villani Landshapers was one of 70 small businesses (under 150 employees) to be recognized with the Top Workplace award. After being nominated as a Top Workplace, employees at Villani Landshapers participated in an employee… Read more »

Incorporate Native Plants Into Your Wisconsin Garden Design

One recent trend that landscape designers are using in their garden designs is to incorporate a variety of native plants as opposed to introducing new plants to the climate and environment. There are a lot of interesting plant and flower varieties that are native to Wisconsin that landscape designers can use to add variety and appeal to your backyard design. Some common native plants that can be incorporated into Wisconsin… Read more »

The Landscape Renovation Journey

A Fox Point, WI homeowner talks about choosing Villani Landshapers for a whole yard landscape renovation project. “When it came time to choose a landscaper to take on the complete renovation of our yard and landscaping, we made the right choice in selecting Villani Landshapers. Gino Villani is known, respected and trusted, and I knew he wouldn’t steer us wrong on the project. The whole project was a simple, one-stop… Read more »

Changing Seasons Bring Changing Landscape Priorities

Fall is right around the corner, and with the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and changing leaves, comes changing priorities for maintaining a thriving landscape. Fall is an ideal time to help your yard recover from summer stress and prepare it for the withstanding the winter ahead. The professionals at Villani Landshapers recommend the following yard care tips: Fall fertilization and weed control application Late summer/early fall fertilization helps reduce stress the lawn… Read more »

Landscaping Concerns Caused by Recent Summer Rain

So far this summer, we have seen greater than average rainfall in Southeastern Wisconsin. Besides interfering with your outdoor plans, the increased rainfall and humidity have also produced ideal conditions for a variety of landscape concerns. We are seeing an increase in turf-damaging fungus such as summer patch this year. Summer patch develops when there is too much moisture held in the thatch layer of the lawn (between the soil… Read more »

How to Properly Care for Your Annual Flowers

Summer is in full bloom in southeastern Wisconsin, and that means many of us are enjoying the colorful beauty that annual flowers bring to our backyards. Properly caring for your annual flowers will keep them blooming in full color all summer long. A little bit of TLC will go a long way this summer. Follow these simple guidelines to properly care for your annual flowers. Watering Annual Flowers Plantings in… Read more »

Small Space, Big Landscape Design

Even if you do not have a large yard, you can still have a fun and functional outdoor space. Smaller yards can be creatively landscaped to to incorporate areas for dining, entertaining, relaxing, playing, planting, or whatever your needs and wishes are. Optimizing every square foot of the yard is key! A landscape designer can help you through the process of planning your yard by analyzing your site, taking measurements,… Read more »

3 Crucial Ingredients for Growing Grass

Spring is the season for new growth, and one of the things we all look forward to after a Wisconsin winter is the re-emergence of green lawns. Another thing we can almost guarantee in a Wisconsin spring is the need to repair and replant some areas of lawn that may have been damaged by plows or snow blowers over the winter. If you are undertaking this project this year, remember… Read more »

Weeds in Wisconsin – Identifying Them and Why They Grow

Battling weeds is as much a part of summer in Wisconsin as cookouts and concerts. Now is the time to start planning your attack against these common invaders. In order to help form an effective weed eradication and prevention plan, it is helpful to identify the type of lawn weed (or weeds) that are currently detracting from your lawn and the factors that influence their growth. Some common weeds in… Read more »

Tips on Hiring a Great Landscape Architect for Your Garden and Budget

Going through a garden remodel can be tough. There’s the noise, a ton of debris on your lawn and people in and out of your property. One way to survive the mayhem, though, is to find a competent landscape architect to help you. With someone to take over the design, you have someone to make your dream remodel a reality, sans the stress of having to worry about every tiny… Read more »