Creating a Windbreak/Privacy Tree Line

How do I get started on my windbreak or privacy screening tree installation process? First, selecting trees that will grow and mature in your zone is very important. Across the United States, specific trees adapt to soil and climate better than others. Evergreen trees are most commonly known for windbreak or privacy screening purposes. This…

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Building a Home and Family Business: Our Story

Jerry Prochnow, President of Kickapoo Creek Nursery, started his first job in high school at Custer Brothers Nursery located previously in Normal, Il. This is where he found exactly what his passion was and discovered what it would grow into. Helping customers and working on his expertise of planting and growing material would create a…

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Hydrangeas: How Can I Change the Color and Is it Easy?

Hydrangeas are not only beautiful with boasting color but can be transformed with a touch of care. Kickapoo Creek Nursery has a selection of hydrangea plants you can try this trick including “Let’s Dance”, “Pink Diamond”, and “Endless Summer”. Hydrangeas are a popular plants that grow everywhere in the world, produced from early spring to…

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In Full BLOOM.

Kickapoo Creek Nursery has a selection of trees that form beautiful flowering buds in the springtime. Dogwood, Crabapples, Serviceberry, Magnolia and Pear trees are some of our favorite trees in shades of white, pink and red. These trees produce blossom or catkins before their leaves start to appear. Why does this process happen? With more daylight and warming temperatures,…

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