The Designer Yard Show

The Designer Yard Show

Bret Achtenhagen owner of Bret Achtenhagen’s Seasonal Services offers advice about caring for your landscaping during The Designer Yard Show. With more than 20 years of experience, Bret has seen it all. He’ll give you expert advice on lawn care, tree & shrub care, insects, diseases, landscaping projects, gardening and landscape design so that you can turn your property into your own private oasis.


May 27, 2023 45 mins
Episode 644 - Episode Spring is here! This week Sam and Paul discuss transplanting perennials, spring blooming shrubs for your landscape, caring for your spring blooming shrubs (Pruning) and we’ll close the segment with (5-10) spring blooming perennials for your garden
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Episode 643 - Brett's son Brady hosts this weeks show
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May 14, 2023 39 mins
Episode 642 - There’s no snow in the forecast so it must be spring now right??!!!! Folks are getting out in the yard now and they’re thinking about how to spruce up their landscapes. Today we will discuss some ways of doing this.
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May 6, 2023 46 mins
Episode 641 - Spring is here, and landscape contractors are all around us. This week Bret and Paul discuss finding, interviewing, and selecting the right contractor for your project.
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April 29, 2023 48 mins
Episode 640 - Brett's son Brady hosts this weeks show
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April 22, 2023 43 mins
Episode 639 - Two weeks ago was beautiful with record highs… this week was not so great. We all know how spring in Wisconsin works. In this episode Bret and Paul discuss how to get thick, lush, green, grass beneath our bare feet.
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April 16, 2023 46 mins
Episode 638 - What a beautiful week is has been. In this episode Bret and Paul discuss how to take advantage of this beautiful spring weather.
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April 8, 2023 46 mins
Episode 637 - Baby it’s wet outside. In this episode Brat and Paul discuss why, and how, wet springs can create long lasting troubles for our ornamental plants.
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April 1, 2023 43 mins
Episode 636 - March came in like a lion and left like a weak lion. We never saw he lamb. We are very happy to have April on our calendars.
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March 26, 2023 45 mins
Episode 635 - Spring is finally here, at least on the calendar, and we reached 60 degrees earlier this week. Today Bret and Paul discuss the wonderful feeling of spring in Wisconsin.
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March 19, 2023 46 mins
Episode 634 - It’s Yo-Yo season!!! It’s 55 degrees and 24 hours later there is 6” of snow on the ground. Then, 24 hours later it’s raining. In this episode, Bret and Paul discuss Yo-Yo season and how plants and humans respond to the Yo-Yo effect.
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March 12, 2023 41 mins
Episode 633 - Do you love what you see when you look put the window? Yes… Bret Achtenhagen’s Seasonal Services landscapes new homes AND the renovate existing landscaping. This week Bret and Paul discuss the many options Available to those who want to revitalize their outdoor spaces.
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Dan takes a critical look at allegations of racist behavior at Friday's Beloit Memorial-Muskego boys basketball game and finds some...inconsistencies.
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March 5, 2023 44 mins
Episode 632 - Now is a great time to perform a S.W.O.T. analysis of your landscaping. What are the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats you see as you wander in your yard
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February 26, 2023 47 mins
Episode 631 - As spring approaches many people will be putting their homes on the market. This week Bret and Paul discuss how well maintained and up-to-date landscaping can help you sell your home in a down market.
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February 19, 2023 46 mins
Episode 630 - Would you like A LOT more free time this year? This week Bret and Paul discuss how a weekly landscape service program will give you more time to do the things you love with the people you love.
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February 12, 2023 44 mins
Episode 629 -In this episode Bret and Paul discuss the significance of spending time outside and why having a thick, lush, green lawn is so important.
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February 4, 2023 46 mins
Episode 628 - Have you ever considered a career in Horticulture? Probably not. Bret and Paul discuss the creative and rewarding work being performed by landscapers and horticulturalists in the Green Industry.
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January 28, 2023 44 mins
Episode 627 - This week Bret and Paul continue their deep dive into the countless benefits of dormant, or winter, horticultural pruning. Winter pruning does wonders for our trees and shrubs. (Part 3)
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January 21, 2023 46 mins
Episode 626 - This week Bret and Paul continue their deep dive into the countless benefits of dormant, or winter, horticultural pruning. Winter pruning does wonders for our trees and shrubs. (Part 2)
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