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6 05, 2022

Drainage Strategies

By |2022-05-06T07:38:06-05:00May 6th, 2022|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Water Management|0 Comments

For a homeowner with drainage issues, heavy spring rains can be frustrating and worrisome. Major puddling may occur resulting in unusable yard space and dieback of plants and grass. It may be that the same drainage issues are also happening in your surrounding neighbors' yards, too. We recommend first contacting your city or town [...]

27 04, 2022

Spring Into Action: Checklist For Starting Up Your Garden

By |2022-04-29T11:46:29-05:00April 27th, 2022|Garden Planning, Maintenance, Spring, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do a Spring Clean-Up. Rake and bag old leaves and debris. Cut back dead plant foliage that was left up last fall for winter interest. Edge your beds, walks, and fertilize beds and lawns. Apply a preemergent to stop the germination of crabgrass in your lawn. Cultivate beds and power rake the lawn. Cultivating [...]

20 04, 2022

Earth Day: Think Globally, Act Locally

By |2022-04-25T07:55:24-05:00April 20th, 2022|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Lawn-free, Native Plants|0 Comments

Earth Day is the day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. A popular environmental slogan is “Think globally, act locally.” We celebrate this day by sharing ways you can make lasting positive change and begin conservation at home, right in your garden. Take your family on a colorful nature preserve hike. You don't have [...]

3 02, 2022

Award Winner: Ramped & Revamped Midcentury Ranch

By |2022-02-10T10:08:27-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Awards, Back Yard, Bluestone, Case Studies, Curb Appeal, Design Ideas, Flowers, Front Yard, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On February 3, 2022, our complete landscape renovation of a mid-century home was recognized with a Silver Excellence In Landscape Award in Residential Landscape Construction by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. We are grateful for this recognition and the opportunity to create beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. [...]

3 02, 2022

Award Winner: An Urban Oasis

By |2022-02-10T10:09:00-06:00February 3rd, 2022|Awards, Curb Appeal, Design Ideas, Flowers, Landscaping, Lawn-free, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

On February 3, 2022, our small-scale, lawn-free, and urban landscape design & build was recognized with a Silver Excellence In Landscape Award in Residential Landscape Construction by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. We are grateful for this recognition and the opportunity to create beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces. [...]

6 11, 2021

Keep Watering Until Thanksgiving

By |2021-11-15T10:46:13-06:00November 6th, 2021|Maintenance, Watering|0 Comments

To ensure that your plants make it through the winter, it is important that they receive adequate moisture now. In autumn, plants repair their roots, grow their tree trunks, and develop flowers for a beautiful display next spring. You can sustain the health of your plants by watering well this fall. Trees, shrubs, evergreens, [...]

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