Is your backyard in need of a little TLC? If so, help is not far away. There are experts in our area who can help turn your backyard into a private oasis. ...

Warmer weather calls for an outdoor project. Improve the appearance of your yard with the help of local experts, who share tips inside. ...

This time of year, their bright colors light up our landscape in amazing ways, but there’s far more to love about trees than mere aesthetics. Explore the many ways trees enrich our communities and our environment. ...

What better way to pass the summer than by spending it in our own backyard oasis? If your space needs a little help becoming the perfect retreat, we've found some tips from several local experts. ...

Because of the cooler temperatures, fall is a great time to plant shrubs and trees. Jon Carlson, owner of J. Carlson Growers, in Rockford, answers questions commonly asked by customers. ...

Fall may provide an abundance of fall color, but did you know it's also one of the best times of year to get new plants in the ground? Learn from the experts what plants generate great foliage this time of year. ...

Our homes are a significant investment, one that requires continual improvements and updates. When it comes to furnishings, flooring, remodeling and gardening, these local experts know where to begin. ...

This time of year is perfect for planting new trees to fill your yards or your barren parkways. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you select the perfect new tree. ...

Fall is a great time to prepare for next year's gardens. Learn from the local experts on what to plant and how to plant it, for beautiful results next year. ...

The drought's taking a toll on our landscape, but what about those native plants that love this weather? Here are some hearty varieties of reliable trees that love our wild Midwestern weather. ...