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We consider every job as important as another and always strive to exceed expectations.  That is why we guarantee all of our services.

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We service the entire Chicagoland area and would love to travel out to your location for service.

Our Services

What We Have to Offer

Commercial Residential Salt

  • Sodium Chloride
  • Enviromelt


  • Trucks & Trailers
  • Pickup/Plows


  • 24 hour phone availability
  • Full-time staff

Property Flagging

  • Marking perimeters of driveways and parking lots

Salt / Sand Barrels

  • Provided upon request November through March

Site Removal

  • Hauling


  •      Aerial work (Climbing)
  •      Bucket Truck (Where applicable)
  •      Stump Grinding / 3 to 6 inches below the ground
  •      Saw dust removal


  •      Aerial work (Climbing)
  •      Bucket Truck (Where applicable)


  •      Chipping of all small branches
  •      Cutting up of all large branches and trunks


  •      Plant health

Pest Control

Brush Clearing

  •      Remove all trees and shrubs on site. (Debris can be chipped or cleaned up)

Storm Damage Clean Up

  •      Immediate service after a heavy storms. (Windstorm, Heavy thunderstorms, tornados, etc.)


  •      Installation
  •      Spring startup
  •      Repair and adjustment
  •      Fall shutdown and blow out of system

Lot Sweeping

  •      Truck mounted sweeper vacuums
  •      Bobcat sweepers
  •      Push and backpack blowers

Christmas Lighting

  •      Planning September through November
  •      Installation in November
  •      Take down in January
  •      Storage

Plant Replacement Landscape

  • Tree
  • Shrub
  • Perennials
  • Annuals

Turf Installation

  • Sod/Seed preparation and installation
  • Sod/Seed repair
  • Erosion control

New Plantings

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Perennials
  • Annuals
  • Weed barrier
  • Bed installation
  • Mulch > Bark/Stone (see Mulching)

Site Renovation

  • Update and replace existing landscape
  • Renovate a whole site at one time or a phased upgrade over one to three years.

Patio Installment

  • Brick pavers

Walls Landscape

  • Boulder landscape
  • Timbers
  • Flagstone

Flower Planting

  • (see Seasonal Color)


  • Single/Double shredded hardwood mulches
  • Colored hardwood mulches
  • Oak wood chips > play ground
  • Stone > assorted varieties and colors

Spring Clean Up

  • Blow all beds removing leaves & debris from winter.
  • Hand rake worst areas of lawn.
  • Pick up twigs from lawn.
  • Rake off dead foliage from perennials in beds.
  • Clean beds of any foreign material so they are ready for growing season.
  • Clean Eaves.
  • Put back sod in areas damaged from winter snow plowing.
  • Put stone/gravel back in areas that was moved by snowplows.

Mulch Beds

  • Single/ Double Shredded Hardwood
  • Colored Hardwood Mulch
  • Wood chips > Play Ground
  • Stone assorted varieties and colors

Over Seeding/Slit Seeding

Specialized machine used to put furrows in the soil or existing turf and dropping grass seed in the furrows. The machine then covers the furrows.

This process is used to renovate existing bare or weak lawns, without total reconstruction of a new lawn.

A very economical way to revitalize an existing lawn.

The best time to do is in the spring or early fall.

Core Aeration

Special machine used to remove plugs of soil, and deposit on lawn. The holes from the aeration promote deep root growth of the grass to overcome times of stress in the mid summer heat. As soil from plugs breakdown, microorganisms from the soil break down the thatch in the lawn. Rainwater flows into the holes > the grass roots grow to the bottom of the hole to the water.

Best time to do is in the early spring or late fall.


Special machine used to deeply rake turf areas to remove dead and undecomposed organic matter build up. The purpose is to promote the grass plant to root in the soil and not in the organic matter which makes it more susceptible to extreme environmental conditions. A half inch of thatch is actually beneficial for your turf.

The best time to dethatch is in early spring.

Lawn Mowing

Turf is normally cut at a height of 3 ft. during the normal growing season with the last cut in the fall done at 2 ft. to prepare the turf for winter. Mower height can be raised for certain drought conditions, or lowered for specific purpose, or appearance.

String Trimming

String trimming is done after mowing around edging, trees, fencing, foundations and beds. Special applications include shorelines, steep slopes and inaccessible locations.


Blowers are used after mowing and string trimming on all hard surfaces and some beds. Messner Landscape Maintenance, Inc uses backpack blowers up to walk behind blowers to do small walks, decks, and driveways up to large parking lots.

Edging Curbs & Walks

The use of a blade machine to keep grass from growing over the edge of curbs and walks, to compliment its appearance. Gives a crisp clean edge.

Usually done on a monthly basis.

Shrub Pruning Landscape

The use of hand pruners, hand shears, gas powers hedge trimmers (hand held and extended) and pole pruners to keep the plant material shaped and neat in appearance at all times.

We typically do 3 times per season > late spring, mid summer, and early fall.


Hand watering of all plant material, with our watering truck is done on an as needed basis.

Typically used with new plantings or in drought conditions

Hand Weeding

Manually pulling the weeds by hand from beds.

Most commonly done in planted beds where you can not spray or string trim

Trash Pick Up

Pick up of all debris in lawn areas, beds and parking lots

Gutter Cleaning

The use of blowers and / or hand clearing to remove all debris from gutters and downspouts.

Usually done in the early spring and late fall.

Fall Clean Up

  • Blow all beds removing leaves & debris from summer/fall.
  • Blow and/or vacuum all turf areas.
  • Cut back/rake off dead foliage from perennials in beds.
  • Clean beds of any foreign material so they are ready for dormant season.
  • Pick up twigs from lawn.
  • Put stone/mulch back in areas as necessary.

Winter Pruning

The use of hand pruners, hand loppers, pole pruners, pole saws and chain saws to renewal prune all trees and shrubs Deciduous plant material is any plant that loses its leaves in the winter.

Since the plant is dormant, sap flow is minimal. This allows the plant to be shaped consistent with the natural form of the plant, and to be reduced in size. Then in the spring when the sap flow begins, it is being channeled to areas where it will be most beneficial to the plant.

Winter Pruning is the manual process of reducing plant size while maintaining the natural shape and form of the plant


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