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Landscaping is more than planting trees and mowing the grass.  It’s an investment.  An asset that needs nurturing.  A responsibility.  Let James Martin Associates’ reliable, conscientious crews care for your investment with award-winning expertise.

Our landscape maintenance work generally follows an 8-month season, with service weekly. Regular maintenance preserves and enhances your landscape design, and keeps flowers and plants looking great and staying healthy.
Weekly Cosmetic Care
Includes mowing turf, line trimming inaccessible areas, spot weeding shrub and tree beds, and cleanup of resulting plant debris.  mowing 
Horticultural Care

Includes pruning of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and groundcovers, fertilizing shrubs, shade trees and ornamental trees, plus pest control. Horticultural care is scheduled at the optimal time of year to best protect your investment and keep it beautiful.

Account Management and Inspections
Your Account Management Team will visit your landscape every 3-4 weeks, to inspect for quality performance, meet with you and address any concerns you may have.
service levels


  1. Comphensive Maintenance Services
  2. Estate Services
  3. Selected Seasonal Services
  4. On-Request Services

Comprehensive Maintenance Services

  • Mowing of turf areas, line trimming of inaccessible turf
  • Spot weeding of shrub and tree bed areas
  • Edging beds
  • Pruning deciduous and evergreen shrubs and groundcovers
  • Removing debris resulting from above
  • Fertilizing shrubs, shade trees and ornamental trees at the proper time of the year
  • Applying turf fertilization, preventative grub control to turf, and
    broadleaf weed herbicide treatment
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Estate Services

Comprehensive Maintenance Services plus additional customized
services to meet your specific needs. For example:

  • Set up and take down of patio furniture, tennis court nets, gazebo
    awnings, other seasonal structures
  • Landscape Lighting bulb replacements or installation
  • Beach front maintenance
  • Cleaning out window wells
  • Holiday decorating
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Selected Seasonal Services

Tailored to your needs. May include:

  • Weeding
  • Horticultural pruning, edging
  • Holiday decorating
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On-Request Services

Special services to help you make the most of your summer.
Often beginning- and end-of-season tasks such as:

  • Mulching and compost for planting beds
  • Set up and take down of patio furniture
  • Start up and shut down of a water feature
  • Installation and removal of flowering annuals
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Everyone's homes and lifestyles are different. Need a service not on our lists? Just ask!

Mulch and Bed Amendments

We’ll apply mulch in shrub beds to modify soil temperature and moisture, and to help control weeds and soil erosion. We’ll add amendments to perennial and groundcover beds introducing organic matter to enrich the soil.

Turf Care
Includes full season turf fertilization, preventative grub control, and broadleaf herbicide treatment to control weeds.  Turf Care program occurs 3-4 times per year, at optimal times. 
Seasonal Color Program
For a fresh and timely look all season long, our color program includes spring flowering bulbs, summer annuals, and fall mums. Bed plantings and colorful containers welcome each season.  annuals
Holiday Decorating Program


Enchanting, spectacular, festive and hassle free!

Let James Martin Associates create and install a beautiful holiday light display for your home this season.  We install holiday decorations, too. Enjoy the holiday season without the unpleasant task of installing your own holiday lights.

  • Brilliant Outdoor Lighting
  • Beautiful Winter Containers 
  • Decorative Wreaths and Garland
  • Evergreen Boughs
  • Maintenance and Post Season Removal


James Martin Associates has been serving Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Bannockburn, Highland Park, Evanston and neighboring community homeowners for over 33 years. We are professional, dependable and prompt.

Contact our office today.  We will schedule your holiday light installation while you stay warm and enjoy the holiday season

Call us today at 847-876-8030 to speak with our Holiday Decorating Team.

Ready for a spruce-up? Ask your Account Management Team about tree and shrub planting, irrigation and lighting installation, drainage installation, walls, patios, walks, steps and boulder retainment, signage and front entry treatments.
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