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11 02, 2019

Outdoor Living Products From 2019 iLandscape

By |2019-02-12T09:21:38-06:00February 11th, 2019|Flowers, Natural Stone, New Plants, New Products, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Perennials|0 Comments

Last week, our office staff in the design and maintenance divisions attended the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association’s annual trade show, iLandscape. We were inspired by new products, from landscaping to hardscaping and everything in-between. Here are some of our favorites. Plants Photos courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers. Plant scientists are continuously cultivating improved [...]

14 08, 2018

Case Study: A Tasteful Throwback

By |2018-08-14T15:06:22-05:00August 14th, 2018|Back Yard, Case Studies, Family-friendly, Flowers, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our clients, a busy couple who reside in a unique historic home, wished to reclaim their garden, which had become overgrown. They envisioned a private outdoor space with beautiful views for relaxing and dining outdoors, gathering around a fire, raising vegetables and potting flowers. The home was originally built in 1894 as a gardener's [...]

14 11, 2017

Case Study: From Draining to Entertaining

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00November 14th, 2017|Back Yard, Case Studies, Drainage, Easy-Care Plants, Family-friendly, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

Drainage issues in the backyard created problems for our clients. A rainstorm would leave the backyard flooded for days, meaning their children couldn’t play outside without getting completely muddy. The soggy backyard, paired with the family’s small deck, didn’t offer much opportunity for the family to enjoy their outdoor space. Our clients wanted a play [...]

25 07, 2017

Case Study: Reclaiming Privacy and Pleasure

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00July 25th, 2017|Bluestone, Case Studies, Curb Appeal, Front Yard, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Natural Stone|0 Comments

Our clients were renovating the exterior of their charming 1894 Victorian home situated on a corner lot, located in the historic district of Evanston. They wished to reclaim their private space, which was a long and narrow, sloped side yard with a worn, three-terraced patio. One had to step outside and walk around the house [...]

16 12, 2010

Case Study: A Nantucket Style Retreat

By |2018-02-19T16:01:30-06:00December 16th, 2010|Bluestone, Case Studies, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

Our clients enjoyed everything about their new home– except the back yard, which was exposed to the street, had only grass, a dull, poured concrete patio installed by the home’s contractor, consistently wet soil, and a large, unsightly catchbasin in the lawn. The wide, poured concrete driveway also looked too plain next to the intricately [...]

13 08, 2010

Case Study: Making the Grade

By |2018-02-19T16:01:30-06:00August 13th, 2010|Case Studies, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

The existing patio was crumbling and framed with old, unsightly shrubs. Our clients’ magnificent home, built in 1903 for Gordon L. Pirie and Samuel Carson (of Carson, Pirie & Scott), is built on a steep slope from the front of the house to the back alley. A two-story, four bedroom coachhouse was located [...]