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 »

How to Find the Best Landscape Design Team for Your Garden Remodel

Designing your garden or yard can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you haven’t got any previous design experience. Here are a few tips on how to survive it: Skip the DIY It’s not just about designating an area for your bamboo grove, putting in Bermuda grass, bonsai plants or orchids into your garden. Planning and designing outdoor space means you’ll need to consider the flow of traffic,… Read more »

Villani Landshapers Celebrates Future 50 Award

Villani Landshapers has been named a 2016 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE). Now in its 29th year, the Future 50 program recognizes privately-owned companies in the seven-county Milwaukee region that have been in business for at least three years and have shown significant revenue and employment growth. “This award would not be possible without the support of our employees… Read more »

The Big Sting

Make Mosquitoes Buzz Off This Summer With Memorial Day unofficially kicking off summer in southeastern Wisconsin, we are all looking forward to a season of outdoor fun. Between backyard barbecues, weddings, graduations, and 4th of July festivities, we all try to spend as much time as we can outdoors when the weather warms up. And, as we all know, these outdoor events can count on having some uninvited guests in… Read more »