February 27, 2019

Landscape lighting has changed drastically since the introduction of LED lights for use outdoors. They are now available in different color temperatures and are able to light your yard with very low power usage.  The LED wall lights in the above picture only use .75 wa...

January 17, 2017

Most of us have put away our gardening tools for the winter, except maybe some pruning tools that we will use to do our winter pruning.  But now is a great time to assess your garden and landscape to plan for the new season coming in the spring.  It helps to make a lis...

January 13, 2016

This photo was taken on January 6, 2016 in Champaign, IL.  We had just gotten almost 4" of rain the previous week but the temps had dropped into the 20's again.  These hardy plants sent up their flowers a bit too early and were a little droopy looking.  Hellebores are...

March 5, 2015

Ludwig Bros. is partnering with The Champaign County Farm Bureau, The Rotary Club of Champaign and other local and regional organizations to plant trees in Gifford again this spring.  Last year's plantings were a huge success but many homeowners were simply not ready f...

July 18, 2014

Started a new project this week featuring new Rivercrest wall stone by Unilock.  This wall stone is the most natural looking we have seen and presents a nice rugged surface.  the firepit will feature a 30" burner from Firegear that is in a star pattern.  The surroundin...

March 18, 2014

We are excited that our first load of great mulch is here!  Why shredded hardwood mulch?  Mulch is used to hold mositure, discourage weeds and it must stay in place.  Our mulch is made from the bark of hardwood trees and is composted long enough to kill any weed seeds,...

March 10, 2014

- Get out early before your plants emerge and it is much easier.

-Cut back perennials and ornamental grasses but not so short as to damage the crown.

- Tie your ornamental grasses so when you cut them they do go all over the place.

- Mulching early with a high quality shr...

March 9, 2014

There is an exciting new project we are working on.  We will be supplying equipment , labor and expertise to help replace trees in the ravaged areas from last fall's tornado in the
Gifford area.  Area nurseries have given special pricing and with volunteers from the Ro...

March 9, 2014

This fountain was installed in the fall of 2013. The video shows it before we put the finishing touches on it with flat pebbles hiding the basin underneath.  The very top piece was a stone the client had picked up years before and we found the ledge stones at a local s...

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