Garden Maintenance: The Art of Caretaking

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Garden Maintenance is an often-overlooked art form in the landscaping world.

We naturally showcase photos of well-maintained gardens because they look gorgeous.

What we don’t often see, however, is what the garden looked like BEFORE an experienced horticultural worked their magic.

A neglected garden can be overwhelming to a homeowner because to someone inexperienced with garden maintenance, it’s hard to know what’s a weed and what’s a flower, or whether and when a shrub should be pruned.

That’s why Greenwise offers our Personal Garden Program: Planting a garden is just the beginning. From the day your garden is planted, it will require garden maintenance to keep your flowers blooming and plants looking good all year long. With our Personal Garden Program, you will receive expert care involving a wide-range of eco-friendly horticultural practices and sustainable garden maintenance including pruning, deadheading, controlling garden pests and problems, addressing fungal issues, dividing and stalking perennials, and keeping weeds under control.

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A look at these recent before-and-after photos will give you a great idea what skilled garden maintenance will do for your garden. The property belongs to a working couple in a Chicago bungalow who just didn’t have time to keep up with the gardening. What used to be a beautiful natural landscape became a self-described “eyesore” by the end of the summer.

That’s when our Personal Garden team came to the rescue. Using their horticultural experience, the crew rescued most of the existing plants, pruned back shrubs, divided & deadheaded where necessary and weeded out a bunch of unsightly invasives to restore the garden beds to their beautiful state.

Proactive garden maintenance also prepares the garden beds for the coming winter, ensuring the perennials have a better chance of surviving the harsh Chicago weather conditions and thriving next spring.

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