Sep 16, 14:42
FALL COLOR Our thoughts quickly turn to trees when we think of fall color, and rightly so, but don't overlook the shrubs. Fothergilla gardenii has outstanding fall color, attractive white blooms mid to late spring, is compact in size (2-3' height 3-4' width) and as a bonus, puts on this great performance in the shade.
Aug 25, 18:03
The container crew will be installing Fall Arrangements beginning September 26th. Contact Althea now to insure placement on the schedule. (309) 925-5277 or email@example.com
Aug 18, 15:53
PLAN NOW FOR 2017! Dream of having a personal oasis to cool off in on those hot summer days? Would you like to have your own personal vacation spot right outside your back door? We can help make that dream a reality.
Jul 21, 16:00
CONGRATULATIONS TO ADAM CAMPBELL Last Tuesday, July 12, owner Dale Stuber treated the company to breakfast to mark Adam's 10th year as a valued employee here at SLD. Adam is known around the office as the answer man...we would be lost without him.
Jun 13, 17:16
We are happy to welcome new employees, (left to right) Rafael Menchaca, Luke Graham, Colin Abernathy and Lance Kaiser to our team.
Jun 10, 15:58
We are enjoying (or not) our first days of hot weather in Central Illinois. Keep hydrated and while you're at it, check your plants and containers, they may enjoy a drink as well
Apr 29, 15:00
Happy Arbor Day! Go ahead, hug a tree...or plant one. Follow the link below to find out all kinds of information about Arbor Day, tree planting and nifty ways to celebrate. https://www.arborday.org/celebrate/dates.cfm
Apr 05, 13:46
Now is the time to get your landscape in shape and ready for the summer months ahead. One of the chores on the spring clean-up list is usually pruning, which always leads to questions of when and how. Hydrangea's come with there own special complications, in this area. Some bloom on old wood, some on new and then some on both. What is a person to do? Here is a great instructional video to answer those questions about panicle hydrangeas (Bobo, Limelight, Quick fire, Pinky Winky, to name a few) Enjoy! Pruning panicle hydrangeas is a quick, easy spring garden task. As promised, here's a how-to video to avoid the flop, and have big, beautiful blooms standing tall in your garden all summer and fall - http://bit.ly/1REOQv4
Mar 20, 19:38
HAPPY SPRING! The purple violet, Illinois State Flower, was established in 1908 after school children in the state were asked to vote for their favorite flower. There are approximately eight species in our state. Wild violets will bloom mid to late spring. Get out, enjoy the weather and see how many you can find.
Mar 01, 15:03
Kicking off the 2016 container season. We are currently planning summer containers. Contact Althea at (309) 925-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have our container crew install your plantings this year.
Feb 24, 14:13
Visit our booth (#746) at the Peoria Home Show this coming weekend.
Jan 15, 14:29
NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR DREAMS Considering updating your landscape, improving your outdoor living area with a kitchen or fireplace, finally installing the swimming pool your kids have been begging for? Winter is the perfect time to have us working on your design.
Jan 14, 18:00
Dec 11, 22:00
SLD End of the Season Party was held on Friday, November 13th at Two25 in downtown Peoria. Even though it isn't officially the end of the season we try to grab a date before the weather puts an end to the year for us. We were all treated to a wonderful meal followed by a mean (kinda!) game of Yankee Swap, SLD style, all compliments of owner Dale Stuber and his fantastic wife Dana.
Oct 23, 17:30
Oct 09, 18:31
Yahoo Travel recently republished an article from September 2014 by Thrillist titled "The Most Scenic Drive In All 50 States". The one they chose for Illinois was Grand View Drive in Peoria Heights. Have you been there recently? If not, fall would be a good time to check out the views. Go for a spin, or take the really slow approach and walk the drive. You never know what your view will be like. This photo was taken recently by SLD employee Althea Adams while on a morning walk.
Sep 14, 21:31
SLD owners, Dale & Dana Stuber hosted a company bonfire at their home Sunday evening. Everyone enjoyed lots of fun, conversation and laughs around the fire. During the evening Dale presented Tom Schafer, our office manager, with a plaque and gift for 10 years of great service to the company. Congratulations Tom.
Sep 09, 21:14
Fall Dreaming There is not a better way to spend a chilly autumn evening outdoors than sitting in front of a warm fire with friends and family. Smores optional...well...more like mandatory.
Aug 11, 16:31
Dealing with all the rain this year has definitely been a challenge. However, there is always a bright side, or in this case, a rainbow. Thank you Phil Zobrist for snapping this picture and sending it our way.
Apr 24, 17:10
Happy National Arbor Day! Our landscape designer, Tom Schureman, chose the Pink Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) as his favorite tree. This tree is hardy in zones 5-9. Even though we are located in zone 5 this tree may have a hard time thriving in our area : (
Apr 23, 17:10
National Arbor Day is tomorrow, April 24th. It has become a tradition for many people/organizations to plant a tree in honor of the day. With that thought in mind, I asked our landscape designers what their favorite tree was. Owner, Dale Stuber chose the American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) hardy in zones 4-9.