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    flagstone patio with creeping thyme
    Flagstone Patio with Creeping Thyme in Northbrook
    Sheltered by perennials, an idyllic place to chat.
    Fireplace on patio in Glenview, Illinois
    Cozy Glenview Patio
    Seating for two—the fireplace adds a personal touch.
    Kenilworth Spa and Firepit
    Flagstone walls tie the design of the spa and fire pit together.
    Outdoor Living Spaces in Glenview
    Arborvitae screens the intimate garden and dining area.
    Glenview Illinois Garden by Van Zelst, Inc.
    Surrounded by Roses
    Bluestone chips carve out a spot to enjoy the blooms.
    Maintaining a Natural Feel
    Upgrades protected the stream, plantings and habitats.
    spa tucked into lush landscaping
    A Private Retreat
    Mounds of foliage, shrubs and perennials help the spa blend in.
    Outdoor Dining Room
    A formal room is delineated by stone and large-scale plantings.
    Clay Pavers Replace Worn Out Asphalt in Winnetka IL
    New Brick Paver Drive in Winnetka
    Replacing concrete upgrades the whole property.
    tropical plant container in bristol wi
    Tropical Plant Containers in Bristol Wisconsin
    Planters encourage experimentation as they change with the seasons.
    Welcoming Stone Outdoor Fire Pit
    Lannon stone and bluestone add sophistication to the backyard fire pit.
    Comfortably Curving Bluestone
    Combining straight lines and curves adds interest.
    Terra Cotta Touches in Glenview
    Oversized containers add height and interest around the patio.
    Blending Cultural Influences
    Globally inspired details fit in a calm American garden.
    Clay Pavers and a Bluestone Walk in Winnetka
    Clay pavers and a bluestone walk suit the new exterior.
    woodland shade garden with astilbe and hosta
    Northbrook Shade Garden
    Wooded areas were underplanted to add color and texture.
    creeping thyme planted in gaps of flagstone patio
    Loosely Set Flagstone with Creeping Thyme Planted in the Gaps
    Sit and relax is this conversation area.
    mixed perennial bed with multi-colored flowers
    Perennial Flowers in Every Color
    Sweeps of purple stachys, red bee balm, white shasta daisy, yellow black-eyed susan and green sedum are tidy yet casual.
    A Shady Seat in a Glenview Landscape
    A built-in seatwall is perfect for admiring summer blooms.
    Winnetka Residence with New Blue Stone Pool Decking
    Inviting Blues
    The bluestone pool deck is welcoming yet refined.
    Gathering Hot Spot
    Lannon stone, bluestone and gravel surround the fire pit.
    Bluestone Seatwall Cap by Van Zelst, Inc.
    New Bluestone Seatwall Cap
    An existing wall is refreshed with new bluestone.
    Pink, Blue and White Blooms
    Hydrangeas, hostas, vinca and impatiens thrive in the shade.
    Interplay of Hardscape
    Bluestone pavers pair well with Lannon stone walls.
    A Weathered Waterfall in Northbrook
    The pool and seatwall appear aged to match existing stone.
    flagstone patio with grasses
    Flagstone Outdoor Living Room Surrounded by Color and Life
    Abundant grasses and blooms surround this outdoor living room.
    Maximizing a Glenview Patio
    An elevated bluestone deck offers sweeping views.
    Light, Color and Texture
    Varying shapes and sizes create a layered landscape.
    Entertaining Outdoors in Kenilworth
    Tumbled concrete pavers create a casual atmosphere.
    Striking Seasonal Views
    Flower beds provide pleasing views from the home and walkways.
    A Colorful Landscape in Glenview
    A stone wall holds spirited flowers and shrubs in check.
    A Layer of Sophistication
    Jerusalem limestone slabs elevate the tone of the patio.
    Built-in Barbecue Grill in Lake Forest
    A red brick grill surround matches the home’s exterior and patio.
    Combining Stone Types in Northbrook
    Deftly handled, stone can be mixed to great effect.
    stone walkway with creeping thyme and colorful container
    Naturalized Walkway
    Creeping thyme and bluestone lead through shady, low plantings.
    Outdoor Fire Pit in Highland Park
    Bluestone and Lannon stone combine for a cozy built-in backyard fire pit.
    redbud tree with spring bulbs
    Blooms Herald Spring
    Redbud blossoms and bulbs provide long-awaited color.
    closeup of exploded bluestone patio
    Closeup of Exploded Flagstone Patio
    This overhead detail photo shows the exploded flagstone patio with creeping thyme planted between the joints.
    Hardscape Brings People Together
    The pool deck, patio and fire pit draw groups of different sizes.
    Wildflowers Go Wild
    Native plants bloom with abandon in their natural habitat.
    Enhancing the Natural Flow
    Stone garden walls and walkways lead through the plantings.
    Driveways look their best with reclaimed clay pavers
    Reclaimed Clay Paver Driveway in Glenview
    Weathered, variegated reclaimed clay paver bricks complement the home’s exterior.
    Supporting the Stone Riverbank
    Natural-looking walls shore up plantings and patios.
    bluestone patio with wrought iron chaise lounge
    Perennials Thrive in Sun and Shade from Spring through Fall
    One of the hallmarks of Van Zelst landscape design is continuous color throughout the season.
    fountain shaped like a goose with mexican black pebbles and impatiens
    Whimsical Water Feature
    A river rock bed adds a glossy sheen to the plant beds.
    Containers Overflow with Color
    Terra cotta pots extend the lively garden up onto the patio.
    Custom Built Sunkin Firepit
    Bluestone Gravel and Stone Fire Pit
    A rustic, sunken, outdoor fire pit, nestled among plentiful trees and plantings.
    shade garden with birdbath in the foreground
    A Mature Shade Garden in Wilmette
    Giant hosta leaves gain more texture each year.
    Subtle, Successful Upgrades
    New areas were installed to match original structures.
    Native Plants Thrive
    Drifts of flowers feel natural and unplanned.
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