4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

More Tips for Winter Lawn & Garden Care

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It’s snowing!  Here are a few tips to take care of your lawn, trees and other outdoor plants when it snows. Be careful to avoid spreading salt near shrubs or other plants.  Sand or sawdust are more environmentally-friendly options for curing those slick walkways, providing friction without the addition of chemicals into the ground. If […]

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Wisteria Sprout Update

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Look at my growing wisteria!  Not even two weeks ago today, I posted this about sprouting a wisteria from a seed and look at how quickly it’s growing already.  Sprouting seeds in the winter months is a great way to fend off winter woes and since Mr. Punxsutawney saw his shadow this year, we may […]

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Tips for Winter Lawn & Garden Care

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The past few days have not felt much like winter here in Chicago, but for as much as we’d like spring to be here soon, we still have some time to go.  With the snow melted and warmer temperatures, it might be a good time for you to do a few of the tasks you […]

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Caring for your house plants in the winter months


Dry, cracking knuckles, itchy skin, chapped lips – sound familiar? If you’re like me, the winter has wreaked havoc on your skin and it may be doing the same to your plants. If you’ve noticed that your house plants are starting to look a little dry as well, you can try lining trays with small […]

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Wisteria Sprout

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If you’re looking for a way to brighten up these dreary winter days, sprouting seeds may be just the cure you’re looking for. What better way to remind yourself that spring is coming than by caring for and cultivating little seedlings of your own. Here, I have pictures of a Wisteria plant I started sprouting […]

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Sweet Pea Seedlings


I happened to have some sweet pea seeds and thought it would be fun to see if I could get them to sprout. Here are some pictures and a little how-to if you want to try it yourself! I first took the seeds and cut off the tips with a chipper. Then I laid the […]

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