2018 Organic Lawn Care

In 2005, Dig Right In Landscaping, Inc. developed its distinguished Back-to-Nature™ Lawn Care Program.  Since then, we have mastered the science and techniques to the extent that we are now frequent presenters and panelists at community and industry educational events. Innovations to our program this year were developed by Mike Crouchelli (see below) and include: […]

The Darlings Need Water!

The Darlings Need Water!

If you’re not sure how much to water the various living areas of your yard on any given day (almost), check out the When to Water page of our website. According to Tom Skilling and the WGN-TV weather gang, we just hit another weather-related record:  a late-season, seven-day string of 92-plus-degree weather.  This is 20 […]

Benefits of Core Aeration

Benefits of Core Aeration

You may ask, “How come Dig Right In is doing core aeration now, after I’ve seen all my neighbors’ landscapers get it done already?”  Glad you asked!  It is primarily because we wait for the proper conditions of the lawn and growing season, which can vary from year to year.  The “other guys” are just […]

Boy Scouts and Dig Right In Team Up

Boy Scouts and Dig Right In Team Up

Kiwanis Park in Brookfield just got a little better, thanks to local Boy Scout Luke Graham and Dig Right In. Luke, who lives close to the park, used to be neighbors with Jeff Swano, owner of Dig Right In. They recently partnered to create a much-needed rain garden in Kiwanis Park. Even after recent improvements […]

Spend More Time Outside with a Patio

Spend More Time Outside with a Patio

The start of August is always a jolt–summer vacation is winding down, back to school sales are ramping up, and we are all trying to make the most of these beautiful days. And while Dig Right In works hard protecting our natural resources, we also know that time is the most precious, valuable resource in […]

Lawn Weeds

Lawn Weeds

Dig Right In was founded on the principles of restoring the health and biodiversity of the landscape using sustainable and organic methods.  We follow Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocols to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment as graphically represented in the following […]

Watering Your Sod

Watering Your Sod

If we just installed sod for you, carefully follow these watering instructions. Listed below is your daily watering schedule. Week One: • Water once to twice daily to keep the “carpet” moist, and prevent it from drying out. • At this stage you are keeping the carpet alive. • You can peel back the sod […]

Watering Your New Plants

Watering Your New Plants

If we’ve just completed installing new plants for you, congratulations! To ensure the best possible outcomes for your garden, follow these important instructions for watering your plants: Your new plantings require proper watering to ensure development of a healthy root system. To protect your new investment, deeply water your plants twice per week—especially in hot […]

The Cost of Conventional Lawn Care

The Cost of Conventional Lawn Care

The Costs of Conventional Lawn Care (Adapted from PlanetNatural.com) Americans collectively spend big bucks — about $40 billion annually — on seed, sod and chemicals. Much of that money goes to products that “help” grass only in the most superficial ways and that degrade the soil, pollute any water they reach, and pose serious health […]