Spring Containers

Spring Containers Bring Life to Outdoor Spaces

Landscaping

Apr 20, 2014 While the transition from Winter to Spring can be quicker in the warmer southern regions of the country, the northern areas may continue experiencing Winter for weeks. Irrespective of the location of your garden, Spring containers make the arrival of the season fun and infuse enthusiasm in household activities backdropped by beautiful […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Garden

Maintaining a Healthy Garden

Landscaping

Maintaining a Healthy Garden Apr 04, 2014 Maintaining healthy and biologically active soil in your garden contributes to healthier plants that are less vulnerable to disease and pests, vibrant growth and less runoff or wasted water. Soil is comprised of many types of microbes, bacteria and fungi that avail plants by providing necessary minerals as […]

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Beautification Award

And the Beautification Award Goes To

Landscaping

And the Beautification Award Goes To Apr 01, 2014 We love it when communities validate our work by giving our clients awards for their spectacular green spaces. Thanks to Gian for letting us know about the Beautification Award from Gold Coast Neighbors, and thanks to the Gold Coast Neighborhood Association for honoring those who make their […]

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Hardscape

How to Clean Your Hardscape

Landscaping

How to Clean Your Hardscape Mar 21, 2014 With spring upon us, green thumbs are preparing for the planting season. Before planting, though, it’s important to prepare your pavers and other hardscapes to show off the fruits of your labor. Oil, dirt, efflorescence, rust, mineral staining, as well as manmade stains may have your garden […]

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Before/After

Engineering Your Rooftop

Green Rooftops

Engineering Your Rooftop Mar 14, 2014 PREPARING TO BUILD A LOAD-BEARING ROOFTOP DECK A rooftop deck is truly something special, and for many in Chicago building up is the only option for outdoor space. Providing you a convenient and versatile space without expanding the footprint of your home is a dream of many homeowners. If […]

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Backyard Patio Design

Backyard Patio Design | Landscape Design Planning, Tips & Inspiration

Landscaping

Backyard Patio Design | Landscape Design Planning, Tips & Inspiration Jul 11, 2011 Whether you want to expand your entertainment area for guests, create an intimate hideaway for your morning coffee, or create an owner’s retreat off your master bedroom, a patio is a great way to incorporate the outdoors into your living space. To […]

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Garden Phlox

Be Colorful All Summer with Long-Blooming Perennials

Landscaping

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Be Colorful All Summer with Long-Blooming Perennials Jul 08, 2011 If you crave color all summer long without the headache of frequent replanting, long-blooming perennials may be the plants you need. Careful selection and planning with many plants that bloom for a short period can result in the same continuous bloom sequence, but long-blooming […]

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Commercial Landscape Water Feature

Curb Appeal: Commercial Curb Appeal

Landscaping

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Curb Appeal: Commercial Curb Appeal Jul 06, 2011 As part of our curb appeal series, we want to focus on some curb appeal outside (so to speak) of the residential curb appeal. Commercial curb appeal is an important element of commercial construction and can make your building look truly beautiful, attract the right type of tenant and clientele, […]

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Container & Pot Gardening

Container and Pot Gardening

Landscaping

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Container and Pot Gardening Jun 10, 2011 “The greatest honor that can be paid to the work of art, on its pedestal of ritual display, is to describe it with sensory completeness.” – Camille Paglia If plants are art, and I believe that they are, then they too can (and sometimes should) be placed […]

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Courtyard Landscape Design

Courtyard Landscape Design

Landscaping

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Courtyard Landscape Design Jun 07, 2011 You know by now that entryway curb appeal is important to create an inviting and appealing home. Everyone wants to know how to attract home buyers and often they will consult a curb appeal specialist for the explicit purpose of making their home attractive to buyers. But front yard curb […]

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