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Fundamental Foundation of Outdoor Decor for your Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN Home

Decking is more than a surface to set a lawn chair on or to roll out the grill for the weekend cookout in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN.  It’s the fundamental foundation in the exterior decor.  Homeowners should take thoughtful consideration when selecting a product – not just the color and finish of the material but also the function, maintenance and durability.

There are alternatives to pouring a slab of concrete, with pavers becoming the go-to decking material for residential applications in Warsaw, Syracuse, Culver, Leesburg, Winona Lake, and all of Kosciusko County.  Travertine, natural stone, porcelain and simulated wood are taking the lead in the exterior landscape installation projects in Warsaw & Syracuse especially.

As the top installer in Warsaw & Syracuse for hardscape products and projects, Wihebrink Landscape Management, Inc. offers our clients a wide selection of pavers including the hottest trends in exterior flooring and brick pavers.

Our projects are designed to serve more that a functional purpose other than gray concrete.  We want people in Warsaw, Winona Lake & Syracuse areas to use these products in a way that look great and make them look forward to spending time outside.  We can help the design and product selections.

April Is National Lawn Care Month. Get Your Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN Lawn Ready!

WLM, Inc. is celebrating National Lawn Care Month in Warsaw & Syracuse

It’s April in Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN and it’s time to think about your lawn fertilization needs.  Is your lawn full of weeds and crabgrass?  Is your grass just not as green as you would like it to be?  We can help.

Here are some facts about lawns that people find interesting:

  • Lawns trap more than 12 million tons of dust and dirt annually.
  • Turfgrass, like that found in your Warsaw & Syracuse lawns, is much cooler than asphalt or concrete and acts as an air conditioner for surrounding areas.  Your Warsaw lawn could be 22 degrees cooler that your driveway.
  • Healthy grass has many miles of roots that hold your soil and filter rain water.
  • A 50×50 ft. lawn in Warsaw, IN or Syracuse, IN releases enough oxygen for a family of four, while absorbing carbon dioxide and other nitrates.
  • People in Warsaw, IN find stress relief and healing when interacting with nature or even just viewing nature on a computer screen.

Eco Friendly Brick Pavers in Winona Lake, IN and the Village of Winona

Eco Friendly Brick Pavers in Winona Lake, IN

Eco Friendly Brick Pavers can provide solutions to many problems that homeowners in Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse & Culver have especially if they live on one of our many lakes.  Have a low lying parking area that holds water?  Even if it’s not a low area, these Turfstone Brick Pavers make a great parking area that eliminates water run off.

This project was installed in the Village of Winona in beautiful Winona Lake, IN.  The goal of this project was to create additional parking for guests visiting the Village.

This eco friendly paving system is installed on a compact base of limestone that allows the water falling from the sky to drain freely and be reclaimed back into the existing soils underneath.  The open cores of the brick are filled with soil and then planted with a special blend of grass seed.  After a few weeks, you can see germination of the grass and within a couple months you can park cars on the surface.

Cores are filled with soils and planted with grass seed.

This area now provides parking for about 15-20 cars or trucks for visitors in the Village of Winona.  We also installed some landscape plantings to help soften the edges of the parking area.  Thank you to the Village of Winona, the Town of Winona Lake, and all the shops in the Village!  We appreciate the opportunity to help create a lasting space that will help with overflow parking and the environment.

WLM, Inc. in Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN Landscape Maintenance Crew In Action

Landscape Maintenance in Warsaw & Syracuse

Check out this short video of our Landscape Maintenance Crew from WLM, Inc. that performs landscape maintenance services in Warsaw, Syracuse, North Webster, Leesburg, Winona Lake and Culver.

WLM has three Landscape Maintenance Crews that perform spring clean ups, mulching of landscape beds, trimming/pruning of plant material, weeding, and fall clean ups.  With degree Horticulturalists on staff, our Foremen have the background and knowledge from Purdue University that ensures you will receive the best attention to your landscape as possible.

Brick Paver Patio Installed in Warsaw, IN

Check out this short video of a brick paver patio installed by WLM, Inc. in Warsaw, IN.  It’s hard to believe what this backyard looked like before this beautiful patio and outdoor living area was installed!

There was actually a pool in this spot before the patio with fire pit was created.  This project took about 4 weeks to install from beginning to end and is installed with all Belgard Hardscapes products.

You can see several more projects installed by WLM, Inc. in Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Culver & Ft. Wayne on our website or on our YouTube channel.

Live on a lake in Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN? You NEED a Brick Paver Patio!

Outdoor Living in Warsaw, IN

Want more time with your family and friends?  Who doesn’t?  If you live in Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Culver, North Webster, or Leesburg and are on one of our beautiful lakes in Kosciusko County then you need a place to entertain your family and friends.  You need a Brick Paver Patio!

Visit our Gallery to see alot more photos of Outdoor Living Areas installed by WLM, Inc.  Until then, let’s talk about why you should have a new brick paver patio for your lake property.

We have found that clients that we have installed brick paver patios for in our lake area have become the “place to be.”  The feedback we get from our clients is that all the neighbors want to come to their house to visit and watch the activities on the lake.  Can you see yourself on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, IN overlooking the lake as your family ski’s by in the boat?  How about everyone sitting around a fire pit in the evening enjoying a cocktail?  Memories are created when people get together so why not make your house the place to be?

Want to learn more?  Visit Belgard Hardscapes website to see all their product lines and additional pictures of projects installed all over the country.

Snow & Cold Temperatures in Warsaw, IN Can Be Harmful & Helpful in your Landscaping

Summer is just around the corner in Warsaw & Syracuse!

It’s cold in Warsaw, IN and even though we haven’t had much snow, the cold temperatures can be both helpful and harmful for your landscaping.  Some of the effects are subtle and not noticeable but it doesn’t mean that they aren’t ready to present themselves.  There are even different insects in winter!!

The most fascinating is called the snow flea.  They are not like normal fleas.  They jump about looking for organic matter to eat and are harmless.  They are most noticeable when there’s about an inch or less of snow left with some turf or soil peaking through.

Cold also effects plant growth and hardiness.  Fruit trees like apple trees need a certain number of hours of cold to set buds that result in flowers and then produce apples.  As the frost line drops it effects plants in different ways.  If you live close to a lake or body of water like Lake Wawasee, Tippecanoe Lake, Chapman Lake, Winona Lake or the Barbee Chain (all located in Warsaw, Winona Lake, and Syracuse) the ground temperatures could either be lower or higher depending on the time of year.

Snow is a great insulator and stabilizes soil temperatures.  Too much snow can harm some plants and no snow at all is also not good for perennials and trees.  Here in northern Indiana it seems we either have a ton or none!

Great Article On Plants For Your Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN Landscaping

Patios bring families closer together.

2017 Could be the year that you finally decide to add some color to you landscaping.  If you live in Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, Winona Lake, Culver, or Ft. Wayne, IN check out this article that shows some great posibilities for your landscape.  The article “2017 Green Thumb Awards” is a great article if you are looking to add some perennial plants to your landscaping.

What Does A Landscaper In Warsaw, IN Do In The Winter?

What does a landscape company in Warsaw, In do in the winter months?  We clean up everything!  Here is a short video from a couple weeks ago about our Annual Office Clean Up Day at WLM, Inc.

Winter is not a time for everyone who performs landscape installations, brick paver patios, sprinkler system or lawn fertilization to just retire for a couple months.  We stay very busy getting ready to meet the needs of our clients from all over the county.  We also spend alot of time in education learning as much as possible about the newest plants for your landscape.  What are the latest outdoor living trends?  Brick Pavers?  Natural Stone?

We hope you enjoy this video and see you in the spring!

Fall Fertilization Is Most Important For Your Warsaw & Syracuse Lawn

The final application of the season is the most important if you want to have a nice looking lawn next spring for your Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN lawns.  The winterizer application is a quick release fertilizer that is designed to be absorbed quickly into the root system of the plant so that it has plenty of food next spring when the lawn wakes up.  Why is this so important?  Weeds in your lawn wake up earlier than your grass or lawn.  If the weeds wake up sooner and start germinating and growing before the lawn and become stronger, they will begin to take over the healthy lawn and create problems for your grass.  When your lawn is weak, disease and weeds will begin to take over.  There isn’t an instant gratification after applying the final round of fertilizer like instant greening of the lawn, but it is vitally important for your lawns in Warsaw, Syracuse, Winona Lake, Ft. Wayne, Columbia City, Culver, and North Webster.

You Don't Want This In Your Warsaw, In Lawn.

You Don’t Want This In Your Warsaw, In Lawn.