Landscaping

Gold Coast Privacy - Chicago Landscaping Project

Getting the Most From Your First Landscaping Consultation

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Meeting with your landscape consultant to begin planning your garden space is an exciting time, but it can be a bit overwhelming too. There are so many choices to make. Relax. The landscape consultant is a professional who will help guide you through the important decisions, but to get the most out of your consultation, […]

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Patio Installation

Stonescaping: Building a Patio

Landscaping

Patios are great outdoor entertainment spaces that are usually constructed along the side or behind a home. They are great for get togethers with friends and family, or just a quiet morning reading with a cup of coffee. Botanical Concepts can take your ideas and design a unique space that will compliment your home. Building […]

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Sunken Garden Oasis - Chicago Landscaping Project

Backyard Living

Landscaping

Built-in Kitchens, Sports Courts, Patios & Play Areas The Chicago area is known for its very distinctive seasons – cool, wet springs; hot, humid summers; pleasantly, mild falls; and cold, seemingly endless winters. These Midwestern winters are not for the faint-hearted – cold, grey, blustery days that keep most people holed up inside their homes […]

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Zen Gardens

Zen Gardens & The Art of Gardening

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As far back as the end of the 1300s, Buddhist monks understood the power of communing with nature and the relaxing benefits of gardening. The style of garden they created, the Zen garden, mimicked the peaceful harmony of nature and attempted to generate good feng shui by directing the smooth flow of chi. Fast forward […]

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Euphoria - Chicago Landscaping Project

Garden Lighting in Chicago’s Urban Landscapes

Landscaping

Garden lighting is essential to your garden design. Understanding the types, benefits and process for installing lights can save you a lot of headaches. Winter will soon be upon us and the ground will be covered in snow. While warm weather might be the last thing on your mind, now is the perfect time to […]

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Liquid Hardscape - Chicago Landscaping Project

Urban Ponds in Chicago Landscapes

Landscaping

Thinking About Adding An Urban Pond? Check Out These Tips on Building and Maintaining An Attractive Garden Pond The lush beauty of a well-planned and maintained urban pond is easier to build than you think. With just a little imagination, you can create an exciting dimension to your yard. A water garden is home to […]

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Beautiful Landscaping Chicago

Proper Pruning for Safe, Healthy, Beautiful Trees

Landscaping

Pruning trees is a delicate art, and in a city where trees are mingling closely with local architecture, pruning is absolutely necessary. Pruning can be done to remove obstructing or damaged branches, to reduce the tree’s height, to permit new growth, and to improve a tree’s aesthetics. Sometimes, branches that are necessary to prune aren’t […]

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AS Stone Pathway

Shutting Down Gardens for the Winter

Landscaping

We hope you’re all planning on keeping your outdoor spaces vibrant with Lush Winter Containers, but in the mean time, it’s likely that you’ve got some plants and shrubs that are starting to look tired and unkempt in the recent cold weather. Besides the fact that dying plants diminish the aesthetic of your space, they […]

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Fall Containers - Gardening in Chicago

Creating Lush Winter Containers

Landscaping

Who says winter isn’t a good time for plants? With planters, terra cotta pots, and wall containers, there’s no reason your outdoor space can’t be beautifully lush in the winter. These winter container ideas could inspire you to rethink your outdoor cold-weather foliage—or lack thereof. WINTER GREENERY For obvious reasons, winter plants have to be […]

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Garden Preparations for the Deep Freeze

Landscaping

As winter rolls in, there are things to be done to prepare your outdoor space and plants for the colder months. Trees & Shrubs Proper maintenance for trees and shrubs with regard to the winter months happens entirely in the fall. One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want to avoid over-fertilizing plants […]

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