Pine Lake Auto Court 2017 WLCA Award Winner

Certainly not the average home landscape, this beautiful project in Chenequa, WI utilized clay brick, granite pavers and cut lannonstone inlays to create a large and elaborate auto court.   Cut granite walls with limestone caps define the space while the edges were softened with large expanses of ground cover, tight boxwood hedges and other mature plantings.

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Monarch Trail in Wauwatosa

Hawks Landscape recently donated plant material to the Monarch Trail in Wauwatosa.  The group “Friends of the Monarch Trail” http://www.themonarchtrail.org/ organized the planting as a local Eagle Scout project.  The Monarch trail is a great place to visit.  Friends of the Monarch Trail have making great strides in restoring habitat and protecting the all important Monarch migration and we are proud to have done a small part.  They are truly a great organization to be involved with.   

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My five other favorite annuals

My other 5 favorite annuals are the base of annuals plantings. They are the spaghetti the meatballs are put in. The Ice cream the cherry goes on top of. They are the base because they all are easy to grow, fill in nicely and bloom continually through the summer. Marigold: Love sun, many yellows and oranges some with red. 6" to 3' Begonia: Like shade but will take sun, red pink and white flowers green or burgundy leaves 6" to 12" Impatiens; Like shade to some sun, flower white, pink, red, salmon and color in between, 8" to 18" tall. New Ginny  varieties are ...

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My five favorite annuals

Plant these annuals in your containers, perennial garden or an area designated just for annuals.  You’ll have wonderful color from spring till fall! Verbena bonariensis – 5ft.tall, bright lavender – purple flowers, reseeds and a butterfly favorite! Dusty Miller – attractive silvery gray foliage, great winter interest, looks great with everything! Blue Salvia – excellent deep violet – blue flowers, blooms well into the fall. Sweet Potatoe Vine – fast growing vine in a container or front of a garden, many different colors. Elephant Ear – leaves ...

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Landscape and Gardening Tips for April

What our Pros are doing:

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April turf tips

  Time to get out and rake that lawn!  Snow cover tends to mat down the lawn, raking your grass loosens it up and allows air flow to dry your lawn out after a long winter. This can help prevent fungal diseases in your turf and reduces the amount of thatch in your lawn. Voles; a mouse like critter, can create a lot of surface damage to your lawn…don’t worry about this; voles do not damage the plant but, simply eat the tops and not the crown of the grass plant as they ‘tunnel’ through your lawn.  Simply rake up the debris; the turf will typically ...

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Realtor’s Home & Garden Show

Please stop in and see us at the 2017 Realtor's Home & Garden Show, March 24 to 26 and March 29 to April 2, 2017 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park.   Friday, March 24:   10am - 8pm Saturday, March 25:   10am - 8pm Sunday, March 26:   10am - 5pm Monday, March 27:   Closed Tuesday, March 28:   Closed Wednesday, March 29:   4pm - 8pm Thursday, March 30:   4pm - 8pm Friday, March 31:   10am - 8pm Saturday, April 1:   10am - 8pm Sunday, April 2:   10am - 5pm   More Information

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My favorite tree: Apple Serviceberry

One of my favorite specialty plants is the Serviceberry or  Amelanchier.  This is a plant that fits in any landscape as a specimen plant.  It can be used near a home or in a planting and will not get to large for its space.  The Amelanchier is a native plant and can be found in woodland settings growing along edges between shade and sun.  Its habit is upright- vase shaped and will grow 15-18' tall and about 8-10' wide. Generally, it will be grown multi-stemmed and will become a beautiful plant.    It is a slow grower and will be comfortable in most residential ...

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A Beautiful Staircase to a Grand Entrance

The homeowners of a beautiful Wauwatosa home with a prominent position above Wisconsin Avenue asked Hawks to design a new staircase in front of their home.  The old staircase was falling apart, and didn’t create a visual connection to the house.  Hawks designed a beautiful new staircase with natural, custom limestone steps and bluestone landings which blends seamlessly with the existing slopes.  Skillful installation was necessary to lift the stairs in place and create the graceful S curve.  The result is a stunning staircase which visually ties the house to the ...

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Herbs

  Planting an herb garden or container is a great way to expand your garden. Herbs are not only edible but, also provide fragrance and interest in your garden. Many herbs like mint, chives, oregano, sage and thyme are perennials so you only have to plant them once. Tender herbs like basil, rosemary and marjoram need to be planted each season. With a little planning, you will be able to step out into your garden to cut fresh herbs and turn ordinary into gourmet.

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