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5 Helpful Summer Landscaping Tips
Now that they hustle and bustle of spring has slowed down we can relax and enjoy our yard...well almost.  Here are a few summer tips to keep in mind to keep your landscape looking it's best!1. Now that you'll ...
Bugs and Garden Thugs
Pests large and small and how to protect your defenseless plants Let's face it, it can be a war zone out there for all those expensive plants we invest into our landscape beds to establish color, form and texture.  We ...
Make your bed!
Soil amendments and bed preparation for display garden results.What is your soil made of? The structure and make-up of what our plants grow in is of utmost importance.  Before we expect our perennial favorites to put on a dazzling ...
Retaining walls form and function.
Mother Nature often has a mind of her own.  It’s even harder to control her.  You’ve built your dream home on the top of a hill or along the banks of a river or lake; but the only flat space ...
Shrub, Perennial and Bulb planting for extended bloom time.
One of the biggest challenges in creating a successful landscape here in the Chicagoland area is achieving color and interest from the first signs of spring to the doldrums of the November transition and cold harsh winters.  In the challenging ...
Low maintenance alternative to lawns.
We often think of a yard as a massive expanse of turf grass.  Which, when well maintained, is the epitome of the home landscape.  But there are certain areas of the landscape that just don't do well with turf (in ...
Tips to Improve Your Existing Landscape
One of our clients came to us after recently purchasing their home and wanted to add to their existing landscape. It was clear that the minimum landscape requirement was installed here in order to get the permit approved. Let’s look ...
Landscaping for Privacy: Living Fences Make Good Neighbors
One homeowner’s definition of privacy may be radically different than another’s — and they’re both accurate. How can this be true? Because like beauty, privacy is in the eye of the beholder. And if fences make good neighbors, then ...
Ways to Increase Outdoor Play
Getting cabin fever? Are you counting down the days until you can get outside and start gardening while your kids run wild in the backyard? Do you currently have a swing set? One common question we get with our clients ...
5 Ways to Add Style to Your Patio
1 – Having an outdoor patio is wonderful, but adding a canopy of your head is even better. It will feel more like an extension of your home. Dressing up the pergola with string bistro lights or an outdoor chandelier ...
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