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 […]

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 […]

Heavy Snow Weighs on Evergreens

Heavy Snow Weighs on Evergreens

Heavy Snow Weighs on Evergreens Heavy snow can sometimes build up on shrubs and break branches. Evergreens are especially vulnerable because their needles catch and hold snow that would fall right through the leafless branches of a deciduous shrub. Branches that slant upward from the trunk, such as those on tall, narrow junipers and arborvitaes, […]