June 25, 2018

Last week the Chicagoland area saw an upwards of 3"-5" of heavy rainfall within a 36-hour time period. Heavy rains, like we saw last week, in conjunction with high temps this week, make up the perfect conditions for mosquito activity throughout the region; just in time...

June 13, 2018

Summer is officially just a few days away and the Chicagoland area has already seen warmer than normal temperatures and record-setting rainfall (for May).  The combination of these two weather patterns, heavy rains followed by extended hot/dry periods, create the perfe...

April 10, 2018

From the rapid melting of a 9-day consecutive, February snowfall, to multiple inches of rain causing flooding; all with temperatures fluctuating from below freezing to over 50°.   For some Property Managers and Property Owners, Chicago's freeze thaw cycle has been espe...

September 13, 2017

As a Building Owner or Property Manager landscaping during the Winter months is probably one of the last things on your mind.  It just so happens to be the ideal time to prune trees and shrubs around your properties.

If you’ve never before heard of ‘Dormant Pruning’, it...

August 23, 2017

Is the preferred type of salt that you would like to see spread on your property the right choice for you?

There are a multitude of de-icing products on the market; with an increase in companies making an effort to "go green", are you sure you're getting the right produ...

July 26, 2017

There are many inconsistencies throughout the industry in how Snow and Ice Management companies choose to present their seasonal agreements to potential clients.  "Apples to apples" is a term I hear most often; it is also a term that only really applies to seasonal agr...

July 1, 2017

First launched by the Irrigation Association (IA) in 2005, the Smart Irrigation Month initiative was designed to increase public awareness about the value of water-use efficiency...