Garden Maintenance: The Art of Caretaking

Written by Greenwise Team
Published on October 7, 2015

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 team 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.

Greenwise Garden Maintenance Crews to Care for Your Garden All Season Long

That’s where Greenwise steps in. Our garden maintenance crews include an experienced horticulturist. 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 Garden Maintenance 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. Before

A look at these recent before-and-after photos will give you a great idea of 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 Garden Maintenance 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.