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Landscape Design | Landscape Installation | Landscape Maintenance
Does the landscape of your Northbrook home reflect the beauty and luxury within? If you can’t answer “yes” to this question, you need Van Zelst's landscaping services. For almost four decades, our landscape designers and landscape architects have worked with clients across the North Shore to revamp, revitalize and refurbish tired, worn out or dysfunctional landscapes.
We make it easy to get started and we’ll lead you the whole way. Our professional landscape designers will work with you to help brainstorm and hone your vision. We'll talk through ideas and design a landscape plan that will fit your unique needs. Whether you have one particular project in mind or are thinking about a comprehensive plan for your entire property, we have the skills and experience necessary to help you make your dream yard a reality. We are experts at beautifying outdoor spaces. We also offer lawn care services and provide free estimates. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. Just see what our clients have said.
What Our Clients Are Saying:
I could not have been happier with Van Zelst! These guys are true professionals. The crews were there on time and a pleasure to work with. We had a pretty extensive bluestone hardscape and although it was very expensive it does complete the look of the home perfectly. David is a true gentlemen and I look forward to working with them in the future.
Simply the best in the industry. Exceeds expectations and just gets things done. David's knowledge competes with the Chicago Botanic Gardens - awesome job!
Heavily-Wooded Properties Can Have Beautiful Landscapes Too
The Van Zelst team has worked with this North Shore family to implement a larger landscape and hardscape plan that includes a number of pathways and seating areas. Stone pathways help the homeowners and their guests traverse from one area of the property to the next, while crushed bluestone ensures that pavers are held steady without creating any drainage issues. Pachysandra offers a lovely ground cover without impeding on the walkway, and broad-leafed hosta adds contrast in both shape, size and color. Container plants positioned at different areas along the path provide pops of color, and landscape lighting makes it easy (and safe) for the family to enjoy their garden well into the evening.
Many homeowners mistakenly believe that a shady yard limits their choices for a beautiful landscape, but as one Northbrook family found out, this simply isn’t the case. The family initially got in touch with Van Zelst several years ago to complete a shade garden in one particular area of their yard. But when they saw how amazing that garden turned out, they decided to continue working with Van Zelst to develop a larger plan for their entire landscape, a heavily-wooded property with many mature trees.
Multiple Entertainment Spaces in One Landscape
With a desire to create multiple places to entertain guests, maximize their green space and align their landscape and home aesthetics, these Northbrook homeowners connected with Van Zelst on a multi-phased project that included one big change: the removal of an outdoor pool that didn’t suit their lifestyle and took up too much space. Van Zelst’s architects worked with the homeowners to create a thoughtful, comprehensive plan that addressed all of their needs, ultimately delighting the homeowners and winning a silver Illinois Award for Landscape Design for the project.
Another area of the property offers a unique opportunity for entertaining; a secluded in-ground fire pit surrounded by mature foliage and trees. This part of the property is the epitome of rustic, with large stones serving as seating and smaller stones denoting the perimeter of the pit. Wood mulch keeps the area free from weeds and provides consistency with other areas of the landscape.
Get in Touch to Expand Your Living Space and Your Happiness
Could your Northbrook landscape be doing more to enhance the beauty of your home? Are you able to spend as much time outside during the spring and the fall as you’d like? Your landscape should serve as a reflection and extension of your home, and be something that you can enjoy with family and friends. The landscape architects at Van Zelst can show you the way to transform your so-so yard into an outdoor living space you can’t wait to spend time in. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation.