Garden Planning

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 [...]

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. [...]

16 07, 2021

Hydrangea: Summer’s Sensational Shrub

By |2021-07-20T11:31:10-05:00July 16th, 2021|Easy-Care Plants, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Shrubs|0 Comments

In summer, which is officially from June 17th to September 21st, no other flowering shrub in the landscape brings as much freshness and appeal as the hydrangea. Available in various flower types, colors, and sizes, this unfussy plant is perfect for a garden with a sunny to part shady spot that is moist and [...]

18 03, 2020

Raised Vegetable Gardens For Health & Happy Gardening

By |2020-03-18T13:52:16-05:00March 18th, 2020|Family-friendly, Garden Planning, Rabbit Resistant, Uncategorized, Vegetable gardens|0 Comments

Varying heights of these timber raised planters allow a variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown and accessed easier. The addition of a large bubbling urn creates an elegant focal point. The idea of picking a vine ripe tomato or cutting lettuce for a salad from your own yard is enticing, [...]

13 02, 2020

Save The Date: Free Environmental Fair on March 8th

By |2020-03-16T10:25:29-05:00February 13th, 2020|Eco-Friendly, Events, Flowers, Garden Planning, Green Living, Landscaping, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Non-profit environmental organization Go Green Wilmette is having its annual free, family-friendly environmental fair called Going Green Matters on Sunday, March 8th from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the beautiful Michigan Shores Club, located at 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette. The event draws more than 1,400 participants from twenty communities. The fair's theme [...]

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 [...]

5 08, 2019

Case Study: From Mossy to Marvelous

By |2019-11-06T07:50:34-06:00August 5th, 2019|Back Yard, Case Studies, Family-friendly, Garden Planning, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

Our clients wanted to reclaim the backyard of their 1928 Tudor Revival home to create a place to relax, enough to entertain large groups from 12 to 30. The backyard was large and promising but had its challenges. Surrounding mature shade trees created deep shade conditions that turned the surface of the existing patio [...]

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