Everyone at Wihebrink Landscape Management, Inc. in Warsaw, IN really enjoys giving back to our community especially if it involves children. We had the opportunity to help kindergarten kids at Washington Elementary in Warsaw, In plant some bulbs that will bloom in the spring time. We then come back and help the kids dig up the bulbs so that can take them home to their family and plant in their own gardens.
Giving back is something that WLM, Inc. has been doing for years. Some of our other favorite ways to give back is to help Cardinal Services of Indiana with their landscape maintenance needs at their facility in Warsaw, IN.
Eco Friendly Brick Pavers or Permeable Pavers are not new to the Warsaw and Winona Lake area and they certainly are not new to brick paving. Eco Friendly Brick Pavers are gaining alot of attention and momentum across the country as a solution to alot of hard surface problems like runoff, drainage, retention ponds, pollution, and erosion just to name a few.
Eco Friendly, or Permeable Brick Pavers, are a great solution to your brick paving needs if you need to create additional parking spots for overflow traffic at your Warsaw, In house or lake cottage but don’t want to give up the look of your green space. Turfstone buy Belgard, is a great option for additional parking spaces at your lake house in Warsaw, In or Winona Lake, IN but want to keep as much yard space as possible.
Some homeowners in Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN would like to have a surface that looks more like brick pavers instead of a green lawn area. Permeable Pavers come in a large variety of styles and colors. Unilock has a great product line that provides homeowners who desire a permeable brick paver area.
Permeable Pavers are designed to allow almost all of the water from rainfall to be able to be reclaimed back into the existing soils. Permeable Pavers allow for larger gaps between the brick pavers which allows water to drain through the surface into a base material underneath. Rather than rainwater running off over the top of the traditional asphalt driveway or parking lot into a storm water retention system, the water seeps through the permeable pavers system and through a series of open graded layers of base material. This base layer can accommodate a tremendous amount of water depending on the deign of the system. Water can also be collected and used for things like irrigation or washing cars.
Proper watering is the most important element to maintain healthy plants. It is most favorable to the plant to water in the morning hours. If this is not possible, sometime in the evening hours after 5 p.m. is the next best time. Please carefully follow the instructions below to ensure the survival of your investment.
Trees: Soak the root ball of shade and ornamental trees by placing the hose on one side of the tree, about 6” from the trunk. Turn on the hose so that it’s a slow trickle, with just a pencil-thin water stream coming out. Let the hose sit there for about 20 minutes. After that time, move the hose to the opposite side of the tree and let it sit there for another 20 minutes. Do this 2-3 times per week under normal, 70 – 80 degree days, and more often during hotter and drier days.
Shrubs: Soak root ball for 30 seconds to a minute on all sides of the plant, every day for 2 weeks during hot, dry conditions. Cut back to every other day for the following 2 weeks, or during cool or wet periods.
Perennials: Water for 15-45 seconds every day for 2 weeks during hot, dry conditions, or as often as is necessary. During extremely hot, dry conditions watering may be required twice daily. However, under normal conditions once per day is sufficient.
All plants were fertilized with a slow-release fertilizer upon installation. All fertilizing for trees, shrubs, and perennials should be done in the spring with a slow-release, granular fertilizer. Although it is not necessary for the plant’s survival if it hasn’t been experiencing stressful conditions, it is beneficial until the plant’s root system has become well-established. All annuals should be sprayed with a high-nitrogen liquid fertilizer every three weeks during the growing season.
Shrubs and trees will require little to no pruning for the first few growing seasons. However, once pruning becomes necessary, it is recommended to have a professional maintenance company do all trimming and pruning since each species has different pruning requirements. Most perennials should be cut back to 1-2” from the ground in the fall once they have started to die back. Grasses can be cut back to 2-3” from the ground in either late fall/early winter or early spring before the new growth starts to come up.
You are in luck! We help homeowners in Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Leesburg, Lake Wawasee, Lake Tippecanoe, Webster Lake, North Webster, Chapman Lake and other surrounding areas of Kosciusko County with their sprinkler system service and repair needs.
What does a Sprinkler System Start Up look like for your Warsaw or Syracuse sprinkler system? We have a great Irrigation System Program that will allow you to customize to your sprinkler system needs and budget.
What should you look for when hiring a company to provide service for your Warsaw, IN or Syracuse, IN sprinkler system? The first thing you should consider is if they answer the phone. Having administrative support in the office is the key to providing great customer service. The person in the office is also typically the individual who will schedule your sprinkler system service call. Our Service Coordinator at WLM answers all phone calls and if for some reason Sonya is not able to answer the call, she will call you right back.
The next thing to consider when choosing a sprinkler system service company in Warsaw or Syracuse is do they return your phone calls? We receive calls from several new clients on Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake in Syracuse, IN simply because their sprinkler system service company will not return their phone call.
You will also want to ask how many Technicians the company has on staff to service sprinkler systems in our area. Some sprinkler service companies in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN will over book with customers and therefore can’t get to everyone. Those sprinkler system service companies typically just react to whoever screams the loudest that day. At WLM, we schedule all of our sprinkler system start ups, service calls and repairs, and winterization blow outs, several months ahead of time so we have these types of issues.
Training? Does the sprinkler system company in Warsaw, IN or Syracuse, IN have proper training to perform repairs on your sprinkler system? We send our Technicians to training seminars and classes throughout the season and in the winter months. We stay on top of the latest trends in sprinkler system installations and repairs. We also take advantage of the technology changes in the sprinkler system industry and install only the best products by Hunter and Rain Bird.
Other things to consider when selecting a company in Warsaw, IN or Syracuse, IN for your sprinkler system repair needs are the following:
Are they in marked trucks?
Does the Technician where a uniform?
Do they provide references if requested?
Have you noticed their trucks in your neighborhood?
Do they have a website?
Is their business run through a cell phone?
How long have they been in business?
All of the above information will be helpful if you are searching for a reliable company to service your Warsaw, IN or Syracuse, IN sprinkler system.
Watch this short video to learn more about sprinkler system installations and service in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN.
Landscaping: Brick Paver Patio. Fire Pit. Bar with Grill Area. It’s all here!
This landscape project installed by WLM in Warsaw In has everything but the kitchen sink. This project started as the winter weather began to leave Warsaw and allowed us to finally get some landscaping projects off the ground.
This landscaping project in Warsaw started out with having a deck that the homeowner couldn’t use for outdoor living and entertaining. They also wanted to have a new landscape installed. We were able to help them out by giving them an outdoor space and landscaping they will love. Check out this video of what it will look like at completion.
With any new outdoor living area and landscaping, we have the capability to show the customer what the project will look like before it ever gets installed. We install to manufacturers brick pavers for our landscaping projects in Warsaw, IN. We install Belgard Hardscape Products. We also install Unilock Brick Paver and Retaining Wall products in our Warsaw and Syracuse landscape projects. The landscaping project in Warsaw we are featuring here is installed using Unilock brick pavers and retaining wall block.
Proper planning of your landscape project is the key to having a successful project installed smoothly. Also, hiring the right contractor who has the skills and capabilities of installing complicated projects makes landscape projects successful.
We will update with more pictures and videos as the project takes shape. You can also visit our website to learn more about outdoor living projects and landscape projects in Warsaw.
Planning a garden in Warsaw, IN or Syracuse, IN has numerous variables – location, sun, and water to name a few. However, the most important question may be, “What plants will grow well in my Warsaw, In or Syracuse, IN climate?”
Climate can be described as an aggregate of weather conditions for a specific region like Warsaw or Syracuse, averaged over a relatively long period of time. Climate is what the weather is statistically likely to be during any certain time of year in Warsaw. Weather is what you think about when deciding how to dress for the day when you live in Warsaw or Syracuse.
Zones: There are the USDA Hardiness Zones and the AHS Heat Zones. We follow the USDA Hardiness Zones for planting in our areas of Warsaw and Syracuse for landscape installations. In Warsaw, for landscaping, we are Zone 5. There are 13 Zones based on average annual minimum temperatures using 10 degree increments. These zones are then subdivided into separate 5 degree increments for better accuracy.
Hardiness zones indicate a plants cold tolerance or ability to survive a winter. Zone 1 would be the coldest and zone 13 the warmest. Again, in Warsaw and Syracuse, for landscaping and landscape plants, we are a Zone 5.
Question: How can I stop weeds in my landscape beds this spring? Last year I spent most of the summer weeding and I don’t want to do that again.
Answer: Limit tilling of the soils in your landscape beds in Warsaw, In and Syracuse, IN to once a year at most. Lightly rake instead. Only disturb the soils where you will be planting things. Use a pre-emergent herbicide in your landscaping to help control weeds. Then follow up with a generous layer of mulch.
Landscaping requires attention throughout the season. You can’t put off maintaining your landscaping if you live in Warsaw or Syracuse. It will take time to maintain.
We are well under way on getting our clients fall clean up completed in Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, Winona Lake, Culver, Columbia City, and Ft. Wayne. Fall Clean ups in Warsaw, IN should include not only cleaning up the landscape beds but trimming/pruning of the plant material in the landscaping. It’s also a good idea to edge the landscape beds to separate the lawn/turf from the landscape beds. Sometimes getting rid of the debris can cause homeowners a problem if you live in Warsaw or Syracuse so if you need some help, please give us a call at 574.268.2566 and we will be glad to help.
Some of the benefits of a fall clean up for your Warsaw landscape include reducing the size of plants if they have grown too large. Performing a fall clean up right now in Warsaw will make the work load smaller in the spring time.
Dig a hole, put the bulb into the hole. You’re done!
Bulbs add color to your landscaping in early spring in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN.
If you would like to add alot of color to your landscaping beds for your Warsaw, In and Syracuse, IN home or lake house, think about adding some bulbs to your landscape beds. Spring bulbs add loads of color to your landscape and will make you the envy of all your neighbors in Warsaw and Syracuse.
How To Install The Bulbs:
The size of the hole should be proportional to the size of the bulb. Small bulb, small hole. You get the idea. You can buy a bulb digger at a local garden store in Warsaw or Syracuse. The best thing we have found for installing bulbs in Warsaw and Syracuse is a drill with an auger bit. You can buy one by clicking here.
The bulbs have and up and a down so orient the bulb roots downward into the hole and the growing tip upward. Cover with dirt then forget about them until spring.
Types of Bulbs:
There are so many types of bulbs that we can’t list them all here. CLICK HERE for more information about bloom times, colors, bloom lengths, height, and other information about bulbs that we install for our clients throughout Warsaw and Syracuse.
How Many Bulbs?
Bulbs Add Color To Your Warsaw, IN Home
The first thing you want to do in your Warsaw, In landscaping is to figure out where you want to have the color explode next spring. Where do you want the bulbs to be planted? Measure the area and use this handy dandy CALCULATOR to help you decide just how many bulbs you will need for your space.
When To Plant in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN?
October, November and December are the best months to plant bulbs in northern Indiana, especially in the Warsaw, Culver, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Columbia City, and Ft. Wayne areas. This MAPwill help you better understand when the best time to plant in Warsaw, IN.
Need Help Planting Your Bulbs?
WLM, Inc. can help with that as well. We have a program that is becoming wildly popular with our Warsaw and Syracuse clients. During a fall clean up we can install the bulbs so you have loads of color this spring. Call our office to learn more or click here.
Retaining wall blocks add dimension and definition to your outdoor living spaces. Whether utilizing a retaining wall to control sloped hillsides in your lawn or lakeside cottage, or to add additional space for a brick paver patio or outdoor living space, retaining walls can help in many ways and help solve your landscape problems.
Terraced Retaining Walls
Retaining walls can be used to convert a sloped lawn or backyard into a space that is now usable for the whole family. You can also terrace retaining walls to create level spaces for planting beds or additional patio space.
Raised Gardens with Retaining Walls
A new trend that we are finding in Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, Ft. Wayne, Columbia City, Winona Lake and Culver is the construction of raised gardens. Raised Gardens can take your landscaping to a new level and add alot of visual interest and color with perennial plants to your existing landscape or patio area.
Outdoor Space Room Definition
The use of seating walls, pillars, and the combination of the two can help define your outdoor brick paver patio in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN.
Patios bring families closer together.
Outdoor kitchens are probably the fastest growing segment of all the hardscape installations we install in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN. These outdoor kitchen and bar areas can be completely customized to allow the best use of space for large or small areas.
Pillars & Columns
Don’t forget about adding a Pillar to your project. They can even be installed as mailboxes and have lighting installed under the cap for additional interest.
If you have questions, comments, need immedate assistance or more information, please call our Customer Service Team at (574) 268-2566 or fill out our contact form by clicking the button to the right.