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Mack Land LLC - Water Feature

Water Feature

That high maintenance eye sore of a pool has eventually been removed and you are considering replacing it with a water feature. There are many types of water feature, here we will discuss a few of the...
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Mack Land LLC - Winterize your Pool

Winterize your Pool

What steps should be followed to winterize your pool? We have published many articles about pool liability, the real estate value of removing your pool and pool removal in general. There’s no doubt...
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Mack Land LLC - Highland Park, IL Concrete Pool Removal

Highland Park, IL Concrete Pool Removal

Here is another all concrete pool removal we completed in Highland Park, IL. Our clients had recently purchased the home and jumped in renovating the inside.  The pool outside however, had them at a ...
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Mack Land LLC - Labor Day

Labor Day

Many folks consider Labor Day as the end of summer. Well that’s not really true. Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September and summer officially ends September 22nd. Now that we have got ...
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Mack Land LLC - Addison, IL Pool Removal

Addison, IL Pool Removal

This Addison, IL Pool Removal was a perfect example of the wonderful results that can be achieved by reclaiming land previously occupied by a pool that had fallen into a total state of disrepair. The...
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Mack Land LLC - Skokie, IL Pool Removal

Skokie, IL Pool Removal

Our Illinois branch in Chicago just completed this Skokie Pool Removal. A traditional all concrete in ground pool including a large deck that dominated the back yard. The client having small children ...
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Mack Land LLC - Deerfield, Illinois Pool Removal

Deerfield, Illinois Pool Removal

Here is another Deerfield, IL pool removal where the owners were just not getting enough usage of the pool to justify its operating costs. They also realized that replacing the area that the pool occu...
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Mack Land LLC - Greenwood Village, CO Fiberglass Pool Removal

Greenwood Village, CO Fiberglass Pool Removal

This Greenwood Village fiberglass pool removal in Colorado was your standard below ground fiberglass shell design as can be seen below. Our client was tired of continually having to fix leaks and it w...
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Mack Land LLC - West Chicago, IL Pool Removal

West Chicago, IL Pool Removal

Sometimes we get a bit of a surprise once we start a job, this West Chicago, IL Pool removal was one of those. As with many of the pool removal jobs that we get called to, one of the reasons for this ...
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Mack Land LLC - Longmont, CO Pool Removal

Longmont, CO Pool Removal

This Longmont, CO pool removal was as a result of a client who wanted to see if we could help solve a problem they were experiencing. Spring was approaching and the client wanted to make better use of...
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Mack Land LLC - Ornamental Trees

Ornamental Trees

Ornamental trees are grown for their flowers, foliage, attractive bark or fruits. Ornamental trees are usually woody perennial plants having distinct trunk and crown at the top. Ornamental or landscap...
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Mack Land LLC - Chickens in the Garden

Chickens in the Garden

If you already have chickens in the garden or are thinking about getting some, here are some points to consider. Advantages of Chickens in the Garden Chickens in the garden make wonderful tillers R...
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Mack Land LLC - Perennial design

Perennial design

Perennial design – plan it and almost forget it! With a well planned perennial design your garden is filled with hardy perennials that come back each year needing little more than the occasional...
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Mack Land LLC - Natural stone retaining wall

Natural stone retaining wall

What is a natural stone retaining wall? To answer that we first need to take a look at what retaining walls are in general. A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains soil behind it. There ...
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Mack Land LLC - Wheat Ridge, CO Pool Removal

Wheat Ridge, CO Pool Removal

We received this Wheat Ridge, CO pool removal request at our Denver office. It was the end of fall with spring around the corner and this client decided that it was time to create a lot more usable ba...
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Mack Land LLC - Cary, IL Pool Removal

Cary, IL Pool Removal

In our 6 Reasons to remove your swimming pool article we mention how mosquitoes could be attracted to stagnant pool water, this was the case in this Cary, IL pool removal exercise. The most common rea...
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Mack Land LLC - Ambrogio L400 Elite

Ambrogio L400 Elite

The Ambrigio L400 Elite caught our attention here at Mack Land, LLC. The Italians aren’t only famous for their sports cars, motorcycles, clothing, food etc. They have also used their flair for d...
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Mack Land LLC - West Dundee, IL – Pool Removal

West Dundee, IL – Pool Removal

This West Dundee, IL pool removal was a typical instance where with a view to selling, the client wanted to increase the value of their real estate by removing their pool. Removing this above ground p...
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Mack Land LLC - Car Lift – The next generation in parking

Car Lift – The next generation in parking

Just when you thought you have seen it all, along comes the car lift. Having your swimming pool removed is one big decision, deciding what to do with the resulting space is another. We have previously...
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Mack Land LLC - Ambrogio Robot – Robotic Lawn Mower

Ambrogio Robot – Robotic Lawn Mower

In our previous article titled ROBOTIC MOWER – WHICH ONE FOR MY LAWN? we spoke about the features of robotic mowers in general, here we focus more on the Ambrogio Robot series and how they not only...
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Mack Land LLC - Garden trains – after the pool removal

Garden trains – after the pool removal

Garden trains? What has this got to do with landscaping? Read further. That pool in the yard has been an eyesore for many years and you have eventually decided to have it professionally removed. The q...
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Mack Land LLC - Denver Pool Removal

Denver Pool Removal

We received an inquiry from our Colorado office from a prospect looking for a reputable Denver pool removal company. Removing a swimming pool is quite a big undertaking and clients like to do their du...
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Mack Land LLC - Chicago pool removal

Chicago pool removal

We recently had a client who was looking for a reputable Chicago pool removal company. They were quite thorough in their approach and did a lot of research. Here are some of the questions that they as...
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Mack Land LLC - Smart Irrigation

Smart Irrigation

In our previous article we spoke specifically about the Rachio Smart Irrigation system and what features a good smart controller needs to have. In this article we talk about smart irrigation in genera...
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Mack Land LLC - Recycling Pool Heaters

Recycling Pool Heaters

The question about Recycling Pool Heaters often comes up. When you remove as many pools as we do here at Mack Land we tend to accumulate a lot of recyclable material such as pool heaters. Recycling p...
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Mack Land LLC - Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping is known as the art of conserving water through creative landscaping. The concept was coined and trademarked by Denver Water, the city of Denver’s water department, during a diffi...
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Mack Land LLC - Compact Excavator Advantages

Compact Excavator Advantages

The compact excavator or mini excavator has many advantages with very few disadvantages.  You will notice that we use the compact excavator for a great deal of the services we offer. Here are some of...
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Mack Land LLC - Fiberglass Pool Removal

Fiberglass Pool Removal

The location of this fiberglass pool removal job was in Huntley, Il. This was an above ground salt water pool that had fallen into bad disrepair. With the high water table, water was welling up undern...
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Mack Land LLC - Landscape Architect – why hire one?

Landscape Architect – why hire one?

At the bottom of our website you will notice the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) logo of which we are a member. What’s the significance of this and why should you hire a landscap...
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Mack Land LLC - 6 Winter Backyard Tips

6 Winter Backyard Tips

Just because winter is just around the corner doesn’t mean your backyard must lie dormant until spring. Here are some tips to follow that will help make your winter backyard a little more appeal...
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Mack Land LLC - Winter Storms preparedness

Winter Storms preparedness

Know your risk What Winter storms occurs when there is significant precipitation and the temperature is low enough that precipitation forms as sleet or snow, or when rain turns to ice. Winter storms c...
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Mack Land LLC - Littleton, CO – Fiberglass Pool removal

Littleton, CO – Fiberglass Pool removal

This Littleton, Co – Fiberglass Pool removal job demonstrates that not all in ground pools are concrete. While the same general principles of pool removal apply the details are a little different. ...
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Mack Land LLC - Greenwood Village, CO – Pool Removal

Greenwood Village, CO – Pool Removal

This Greenwood Village, CO – Pool Removal was recently completed. No two pool removal exercises are exactly the same. We need to take into consideration the construction of the pool, it’s ...
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Mack Land LLC - Above Ground Pool Removal

Above Ground Pool Removal

The process of above ground pool removal differs somewhat to the traditional concrete pool removal. Here we will discuss the process of above ground pool removal a little more. As discussed in our var...
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Mack Land LLC - Robotic Mower – Which one for my lawn?

Robotic Mower – Which one for my lawn?

The Robotic Mower Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for some time but the Robotic Mower is relatively new to the market. Here we will discuss a little more about how they work, what features to...
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Mack Land LLC - 6 Reasons to Remove your Swimming Pool

6 Reasons to Remove your Swimming Pool

REASONS TO REMOVE YOUR SWIMMING POOL TODAY 1. Reduce Stress and Enjoy your Back Yard • Having a swimming pool in disrepair is stressful and could be a liability • Every time you look into the back...
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Mack Land LLC - Restoring your lawn, seed vs sod

Restoring your lawn, seed vs sod

Restoring Your Lawn So you are looking at restoring your lawn and you are not sure of the options. Let us help you with your decision. The two main options are planting new seed or laying sod which i...
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Mack Land LLC - Heated Driveway – Melt That Snow

Heated Driveway – Melt That Snow

Staying safe and slip-free is the number one reason to install a heated driveway snow melting system. The main reason people have heated driveways is for safety. Many driveways are impossibly steep a...
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Mack Land LLC - Hydrangeas – Plant – Grow – Care

Hydrangeas – Plant – Grow – Care

When embarking on a landscape architecture exercise hydrangeas are a popular choice due to their captivating display of beautiful flowers and foliage. Hydrangeas come in types that can flourish in su...
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Mack Land LLC - Garden Checklist – June

Garden Checklist – June

June is about half way through already and although a little belated it’s not too late to review your garden checklist as summer approaches. Annual and Perennial Care Remove spent blooms of annu...
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Mack Land LLC - Liability of owning a pool – worth it or not?

Liability of owning a pool – worth it or not?

The liability of owning a pool must not be taken lightly. A backyard pool can be a lot of fun, but it does not come without some liability issues that homeowners should be aware of. Safety devices and...
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Mack Land LLC - Landscaping Mulch

Landscaping Mulch

Selecting the Right Landscaping Mulch There is no one, universal landscaping mulch for everything. There are pros and cons to every mulching material. Whatever the material, mulch needs to stay put to...
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Mack Land LLC - Rachio Irrigation – smart sprinklers and controllers

Rachio Irrigation – smart sprinklers and controllers

There are a number of companies offering smart sprinklers and irrigation controllers. Here we discuss more about Rachio Irrigation . Smart sprinklers and irrigation controllers can simplify home lawn ...
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Mack Land LLC - Pool Removal – The Real Estate Value

Pool Removal – The Real Estate Value

Whether or not to remove a pool is a very common question. In many instances, pool removal can in fact increase the value of one’s property. Here is a list of factors that may have a negative...
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Mack Land LLC - ALGONQUIN, IL – Pool removal

ALGONQUIN, IL – Pool removal

On this ALGONQUIN, IL – Pool removal job, the customer wanted his dilapidated above ground pool removed to make space for a larger garden. The Problem After many years of use one day someone noticed...
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Mack Land LLC - Lakewood, CO – Pool removal

Lakewood, CO – Pool removal

This Lakewood, CO – Pool removal  job is a typical all concrete pool demolition. The Problem After years of expensive pool maintenance and a reduced size backyard this client decided that it was ti...
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Mack Land LLC - Littleton, CO – Concrete Pool removal

Littleton, CO – Concrete Pool removal

This Littleton, CO – Concrete Pool removal was completed last fall.  After taking into consideration the construction of the pool, it’s location on the property and local rules and regulation...
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Mack Land LLC - Long Grove, IL – Pool removal

Long Grove, IL – Pool removal

This Long Grove, IL – Pool removal client had an all concrete in ground pool. The Problem Our usual process is to use low impact machinery to break up the entire pool bottom and to then leave of ...
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