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6 01, 2020

Looking back on 2019

By |2020-01-08T07:38:13-06:00January 6th, 2020|Design Ideas, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 was another busy year of interesting projects for our company. Here are some of the many transformations we accomplished last year, or revisited to see how they've progressed. We recommend first scrolling down to view each project side by side, and then returning to the top and clicking on the first image to [...]

4 12, 2019

Case Study: Optimized For Outdoor Living

By |2020-01-08T09:33:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|Back Yard, Bluestone, Case Studies, Children's garden, Curb Appeal, Decks, Design Ideas, Family-friendly, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

The homeowners of a beautiful 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home contacted us to create an impressive outdoor entertaining space, equipped with four different areas for entertaining: a bigger deck for lounging, a kitchen/dining area, a fire pit area, and lots of lawn space for their child to play. They also desired more privacy. Situated [...]

9 12, 2018

Looking Back on 2018

By |2018-12-19T11:34:22-06:00December 9th, 2018|Curb Appeal, Design Ideas, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

Another landscaping season has come to an end. Where did the time go? This slideshow features some of our favorite projects of 2018. Some were installed this year, while others are places we revisited. Juxtaposed with a "before" photo, each dramatic change appears to have happened instantly. These transformations show the result of close [...]

11 07, 2018

Perennials with Presence

By |2018-07-13T16:22:11-05:00July 11th, 2018|Birds, Butterflies, Curb Appeal, Deer resistant, Design Ideas, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Landscaping, Perennials|0 Comments

With summer in full swing, everything is lush and green outside. How is your garden growing? If it's in need of something that's bolder and more interesting than the ubiquitous hosta or daylily, consider adding a large perennial with presence. These summer beauties stand out not only for their height and their flowers or [...]

13 06, 2018

Creating The Perfect Outdoor Living Room

By |2018-06-15T07:14:04-05:00June 13th, 2018|Back Yard, Design Ideas, Garden Planning, Landscaping|0 Comments

Summer vacation is quickly approaching, and for many, it’s already here! We love creating lush landscapes that beckon everyone outside, but we also love helping our clients create outdoor living rooms. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite features of an outdoor living room to inspire you. Fire Feature On a [...]

13 02, 2018

Creating Romance in Your Garden

By |2018-03-20T19:17:46-05:00February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor settings, Plants|0 Comments

With Valentine's Day upon us, we offer some ideas for creating a little romance in your garden. The word romance primarily means "the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love". In this article, we speak of romance in its secondary meaning: "a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement and remoteness from everyday life." Create [...]

13 02, 2018

Six Things We Learned at iLandscape

By |2018-02-19T16:01:19-06:00February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Events, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Lighting, New Plants, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In early February, our office closed for three days as we attended the annual Illinois Landscape Contractor Association's trade show, iLandscape. Informational sessions and a bustling showroom gave each of us fresh ideas on design, construction, professionalism and more. We want to share with you 6 interesting things we learned at iLandscape. 1) New plants [...]

15 12, 2017

Looking Back on 2017

By |2018-02-19T16:01:19-06:00December 15th, 2017|Design Ideas|0 Comments

  We look back on another interesting year with a slideshow of some of our favorite transformations. Everything appears to have happened in the blink of an eye! Our work is cyclical. The same tasks and the same stresses come around the same time every year. Yet, without fail, each year [...]