Apr 20, 23:00
National Arbor Day is April 28th this year. Check out https://www.arborday.org/celebrate
Apr 19, 16:49
Together with King Tree Specialists, we've cleared out invasive species that had taken over a hillside and were growing tall enough to block a gorgeous view to the Illinois River. Native prairie grasses will be seeded on the hillside, a beautiful way to maintain the view.
Apr 18, 21:33
April is National Gardening Month If you're not sure where to begin, check out the article below for a few tips from HGTV. Don't have that much energy? Take a few hours and enjoy a local gem, https://www.peoriaparks.org/luthy-botanical-garden/ http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/14-simple-gardening-tips-and-tricks
Apr 14, 23:00
Mar 22, 17:45
Hemlock trees from our nursery are being spaded today for spring planting.
Mar 13, 14:09
Fire is an essential element of prairie maintenance. We perform controlled burns on prairie plantings every 1-3 years to help keep weed growth at bay and allow native perennial prairie grasses to establish. These burns are typically done in the spring when cool season weeds have just germinated.
Mar 01, 22:07
Our 2017 Summer Container Season is in the planning stages now. Contact Althea Adams at 309-925-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have our container crew install seasonal color in your containers or ground beds.
Feb 23, 17:09
While preparing for the home show this weekend we came across this time-lapse we recorded in the summer of 2015.
Feb 17, 22:01
2017 Spring Home Show Check out the website for show schedule and events http://www.peoriahomeshow.com/
Feb 14, 23:09
Feb 14, 14:32
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, 22:00
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, 22:00
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, 20:41
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, 22:30
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, 23:42
Dec 01, 22:01
Oct 18, 23:41
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, 18:55
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, 18:16
FYI, it's National Ask A Stupid Question Day. So, go ahead, ask one, or two, or...
Sep 16, 15:42
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.