Grounds Maintenance Services


Keeping your lawn looking great every time you pull in the drive takes a lot of time and effort. Sure, you could do it yourself. But with your busy and active lifestyle, why spend so much time on your lawn? Crystal Lake Landscaping is here to make coming home a pleasure instead of a chore. Our crew will be on your property with the know-how and the right equipment automatically. From week to week we’ll keep it cut, trimmed and looking its best all season...and each time you come home.


Weeds aren’t just a problem in lawns; they can be equally bothersome in shrub and flower beds as well. Crystal Lake Landscaping has the products and expertise to keep these unwelcome invaders under control. Using a combination of pre- and post-emergent weed control products, we can keep crabgrass, broadleaf weeds and other unwanted vegetation from gaining a foothold in your beds. You can be sure that we’ll use these products only when and where they’re needed, and regular inspections will help us to determine if additional applications are necessary.


Crystal Lake Landscaping offers clean-up services twice a year to help keep your lawn and landscape looking their best at all times. During our spring clean-up, we’ll rake leaves and debris from lawn areas and clean out all shrub beds. Driveways and walkways are also swept clean. During our fall clean-up, leaves and debris are cleared from lawn and bed areas, driveways and walkways are swept clean, and perennials and ornamentals are cut as needed.


Crystal Lake Landscaping will install each element of your design with careful attention to every building and planting detail. Only the finest, fully guaranteed materials are used, and we’ll be finished with your project only when you’re completely satisfied. Before we begin the installation, we’ll make sure that you have a clear understanding of our plans. Plus, we’ll always be available to talk should you have any questions or concerns throughout the process. Our goal is to complete your project on time and on budget, with a minimum of disruption to you and your family.


Landscape renovations can make a tremendous difference in the looks, usefulness and value of your property. No matter what the style or size of your house, your property or your budget, Crystal Lake Landscaping’s designers can offer a variety of creative ideas to fit your lifestyle and needs. We'll ask how you want to use your property and about the needs of your family members, then help you create both your short- and long-term plans. From the smallest to the largest jobs, we start with the basics of good design: combining function with form, and beauty with utility. Our landscape designers are experts at bringing together the ideas that will best meet your goals for your landscape.


Professional pruning from Crystal Lake Landscaping can go a long way toward improving the appearance and health of your shrubs and small ornamental trees, especially for your flowering plants. With pruning, we can help your plants keep the right shape. We can prompt new growth while maximizing flowers and fruit. We can improve plant health by removing dead, diseased or insect-infested wood. And finally, we can remove weak or damaged branches that could fall and hurt people or damage property.


With regular applications of balanced fertilizer throughout the year, Crystal Lake Landscaping can give your lawn the nutrients it needs for optimum growth. These nutrients include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, each of which contributes significantly to the overall health of your grass. Nitrogen promotes foliage production, phosphorus encourages root and seed development, and potassium helps to hold water and maintain general vigor.


Crystal Lake Landscaping can perform regular inspections of your lawn for troublesome weeds and insects. With pre-emergent treatments, we can help to stop crabgrass from growing in the first place. With post-emergent treatments, we can keep broadleaf weeds such as clover, henbit, dandelion, spurge and wild geranium from gaining a foothold in your turf. And if insects ever become a problem, you can be sure that we'll act quickly to keep damage to a minimum.


Core aeration is one of the most valuable services we can provide for your turf. With this service, we’ll use an aerator to remove cores (or plugs) of soil about ½" wide and 3" long across your whole lawn. This will let moisture, nutrients and oxygen reach your turf’s roots more easily. Aeration will also help to break up the thatch layer (which can block water and nutrients and provide a home for insects and disease if it gets too thick). The cores that the aerator pulls out will quickly decompose back into your yard, keeping your grass from losing nutrients and helping to break down thatch even more.


Finishing touches are usually the deciding factors that make or break all sorts of projects. The “frosting on the cake” is often those small but important details that give a job its appeal and interest. Adding seasonal color to your landscape with flowers is this kind of detail. Displays of annuals, perennials and bulbs can dramatically convert what might otherwise be commonplace to areas of spectacular beauty on any property. Depending on your space and budget, Crystal Lake Landscaping can plan one-, two- or three-season displays. For example, we can begin with spring bulbs, follow these with annuals for the summer, and finish with mums in the fall. Changing flower types and colors will give your entire landscape a new and unique look for each season.


Crystal Lake Landscaping offers Bobcat loader and backhoe services for a variety of applications, including land clearing, tree removal, land leveling, stump removal, hole and trench digging, debris removal and more.