Feb 17, 21:01
2017 Spring Home Show Check out the website for show schedule and events http://www.peoriahomeshow.com/
Feb 14, 22:09
Feb 14, 13:32
Happy Valentines Day! Here are some guide lines to care for cut flowers from Kansas State University Horticulture 2017 Newletter #6 FLOWERS Handling Tips for Valentine's Day Roses If you are fortunate enough to receive roses from a loved one this Valentine's Day, follow these guidelines to help extend the life of your flowers. For floral arrangements: 1) Keep the vase filled or floral foam soaked with warm water. Add fresh, warm water daily. If the water turns cloudy, replace it immediately. If possible, recut stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife. Do this under water. This allows the stems to draw in water instead of air. 2) Keep flowers in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or near radiators. 3) If a rose starts to wilt, remove it from the arrangement, and recut the stem under water. Submerge the entire rose in warm water. The rose should revive in one to two hours. For loose stems: 1) If you can't get your flowers in a flower food solution right away, keep them in a cool place. 2) Fill a clean, deep vase with water and add the flower food obtained from your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package. 3) Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth. 4) Recut stems under water with a sharp knife and place the flowers in the vase solution you've prepared. (Ward Upham)
Feb 10, 21:00
In January, SLD owner, Dale Stuber, along with his youngest son Calvin, traveled to Michoacan, Mexico to the villages of Munguia and La Soledad to visit our H2B employees (Jesus Gomez, Juan Flores, Jesus Zavala & Cain Gomez)and their families. Their visit coincided with visits from employees Rogelio Vega and Mariano Hernandes, along with their families, who were there for an annual visit home to see extended family.
Feb 08, 21:00
iLandscape 2017 February 1st & 2nd, Dale Stuber, Tom Schureman, Tom Schafer, Adam Campbell, Jason Sauder, Sam Stuber & Althea Adams attended the iLandscape Show in Schamburg, IL. While there they walked through the exhibit halls to get a peek at the latest and greatest products in the industry, rubbed elbows with peers and attended educational seminars. Dinner at the Texas De Brazil with Unilock Rep John Maas was an added bonus.
Jan 31, 19:41
Need something interesting to look at out of your window on these gray winter days. Check out this video from ProvenWinners. Treat the birds who are wintering in your backyard to a wonderful treat. This homemade birdseed wreath is easy to make and will last a long time.
Jan 19, 21:30
The Perennial Plant Association has chosen the 2017 Plant of the Year. Find out all about it below. http://www.perennialplant.org/index.php/awards/landscape-design/item/190-2017-perennial-plant-of-the-year
Jan 02, 22:42
Dec 01, 21:01
Oct 18, 22:41
SLD was recently featured in InterBusiness Issues magazine for our involvement with Studio29, where we have an outdoor display garden. Head over to Galena Road in Peoria to check out the outdoor kitchen, patio, plantings, and a pergola built by Roger Stuber Builder. http://www.peoriamagazines.com/ibi/2016/sep/one-stop-home-shop
Oct 04, 17:55
We recently set a stone sign at the new entrance of Harvest Bible Chapel in East Peoria. The piece of limestone is 12 feet long, 6 feet high, and 7 inches thick. Later, it will be engraved with the church's logo.
Sep 28, 17:16
FYI, it's National Ask A Stupid Question Day. So, go ahead, ask one, or two, or...
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.