Do It Yourself Center

At Shawano Lawn and Stone, our employees are your greatest resource. “Just ask” and we can help you with ideas, plans and gardening questions.

Call for all your landscape needs! 715-524-2550

Seminars 2017

Barefoot, Pruning, and Fruit Trees Seminar
April 15, 11:00 AM

  • Get the "dirt" on spring planting and pruning!

Dirty Gloves Club!

"Lil Sprout's" Sprout House
April 22, 11:00 AM

  • Help us celebrate Earth Day and create a sprout house!

Dirty Gloves Club!

Adventures in the Garden
June 3, 1:00 PM

  • Join us for games, grass squeaking, and dirt cups!

Succulent Gardening
June 17, 11:00 AM

  • Learn about, and plant a succulent garden for your home or office!

Dirty Gloves Club!

Mommy and Me Fairy Tea!
June 22, 1:00 PM

  • Learn about Fairies and their purpose in the garden!
  • Create a fairy garden!
  • Enjoy tea and cakes!

Dirty Gloves Club!

Nature Quest
August 13, 1:00 PM

  • Construct a mini play-land for trucks and dinosaurs!
  • Unearth hidden treasures!
  • Munch on prehistoric snacks!

Miniature Gardening
September 17, 1:00 PM

  • Learn about miniature gardening and get inspired!

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Dirty Gloves Club! - Kids Seminars

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs?

They can be planted in any season other than winter when the ground is frozen. Generally, planting in spring or fall is recommended as there is less heat stress on the plants. But with plants such as ours that have been cared for in the nursery by our team, with normal care and watering, after you plant them they will be fine.

What types of trees and shrubs are good for fall interest? See PDF

What is the importance of Hardiness Zones with respect to plants and trees and shrubs?

The Shawano Area is in Zone #4. The plants that we stock come from Zone #4 growers. This means it is in the plant’s DNA makes it hardy and disease resistant for Zone #4. The larger ‘Big Box’ type stores, will typically bring in plants from Southern states outside of Zone 4, because they are able to purchase and sell them at a lower price, due to the South's longer growing season. A plant from a warmer zone, such as Zone 6 or Zone 7, will struggle with the colder climate and shorter growing season, so it may not perform the way you would expect a plant grown in this climate.

Perennial Care and Pruning Tips See PDF

Evergreen Care and Pruning Tips See PDF

Broadleaf Evergreen Care and Pruning Tips See PDF

What plants attract hummingbirds?

A few common plants that Hummingbirds love are Bee Balm, Phlox, Lupine, Hollyhock, Coral Bells, Foxglove, Salvia, Columbine, Honeysuckle, Fuchsia, Tigerlillies, Azalea, Rhododendrun, Bleeding Heart, Daylilies, Hibiscus, and Weigela.

What Type of Plants are Deer Resistant? See PDF

Treating Deer Problems in your Landscape See PDF

Weeding and Fertilizing Tips See PDF

Tips on Caring for your Hydrangea See PDF

Caring for your Clematis See PDF

Planting and Caring for Potted Fruit Trees See PDF

Planting and Caring for Bare Root Fruit Trees See PDF

How Expensive is Landscaping?

The average project at Shawano Lawn and Stone is in the $3,000-$5,000 range. Our projects are typically done in the 1 ½ to 3 days. Obviously we work on projects that only take a few hours and a few hundred dollars and we have projects that can take several weeks, and cost tens of thousands of dollars, but in general it is not a costly proposition, and it is a wise investment for the beauty of your home or business and it’s value.

Can the Project be Done in Phases?

Yes. We regularly work on landscape projects that have been accomplished in phases, for a variety of reasons, sometimes money, sometimes by choice or a design reason, we can accomplish an overall landscape plan over the course of a few years. This allows the property owner to visualize things as they happen and be able to make changes.

Am I Allowed to Provide Input During the Project?

Absolutely! Landscaping is similar to artistry, and the nature of the project can evolve and take shape as we work through it. It is not unusual for the original design idea to become larger or smaller than originally planned. Oftentimes design changes are made on the spot. We encourage your involvement and questions, as this is your property and we want you to be satisfied with the outcome of the work.

Is Any Project Too Small?

We hope you hire us to help you for big and small projects. Oftentimes the projects we undertake are handyman projects, such as pruning, cleanup or pressure washing. We feel that we have the skills and variety of equipment to handle any kind of project on the outside of your home or business. And if you aren’t sure, feel free to ask us to come out and look at what you need done. If we are not qualified, we will tell you.

Is there a Charge for Estimates?

We will generally be able to give you a price range either over the phone or when we meet with you at your project location. That way if we are in the range of your budget you can give us the ‘green light’ to schedule your project rather than wait for us to find time to write up an estimate. During the spring and early summer, when we are extremely busy, it can be challenging to look at your project, so please plan ahead and have us look at your project in the very early spring if not the fall before.

Do you Only do new Landscape Installations?

No, we do a wide variety of maintenance work as well. Institutionally, commercially and residentially. If you don’t have the time or staff to properly maintain your property, have us take a look at it. We can assist you with one time or regular maintenance. We do not do lawn care such as mowing, but we do take care of pruning and trimming and clean up.

Do you do Snow Removal?

Yes, snow plowing is very much an aspect of our winter services. We have multiple plow trucks for commercial and residential parking lots and driveways. We also have skid loaders to move accumulated snow. Call us for all your snow removal needs.

Resources

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