Landscaping

Synthetic Turf in Outdoor Landscaping

Synthetic Turf is Good for the Sole(s)

Landscaping

There are few things that compare to the smell of a freshly mown lawn, or the cool, damp feel of soft grass on bare feet in mid-summer.  But is all of the expense and effort of mowing, fertilizing, and watering really worth it?  Grass cultivation also has an enormous environmental impact, whether it be from […]

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Relaxing Water Features Drown Out the Crowd

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It’s five-thirty PM—and if you’re like most of the inhabitants of Chicago’s urban and suburban sprawl, you’ve been hearing honks, whirrs, and whistles in your backyard area for the past half-hour.  And although there may be something zen about the bustle of a big city crowd, most of us would agree that the peak hours […]

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Lush Greenery in Chicago

In with the New: Summer Planting & Irrigation

Landscaping

Summer planting season can be one of the most challenging times of the year for maintaining lawns and growing plants. As the summer temperatures rise, the soil and plants begin to dry out more quickly. Outside of Chicago, some communities and cities impose restriction on water which places the lawns and plant hydration in a […]

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Pergola

Beat the Heat with Pergolas, Outdoor Fans and Natural Shading

Landscaping

Beat the Heat with Pergolas, Outdoor Fans and Natural Shading Jun 29, 2014 On the torrid days of summer we all look for new ways to beat the heat. Our yard provides many natural possibilities for chilling out. Green plants in our garden can provide shade and help increase the comfort level. You can achieve […]

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Outdoor Kitchen

Let’s Dine Out? Outdoor Kitchens

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Let’s Dine Out? Outdoor Kitchens Jun 13, 2014 Designing an outdoor kitchen can be one of the best ways to make cooking more entertaining, for both you and your guests. With the Fourth of July just around the corner, you’ve probably already started planning the festivities. Imagine celebrating the holiday in style, welcoming your friends […]

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Lighting the Way for Beautiful Landscapes

Lighting the Way for Beautiful Landscapes

Landscaping

Lighting the Way for Beautiful Landscapes May 25, 2014 A landscape without proper lighting is like a dark forest; no one can see its beauty. Because of its visual benefits, landscape lighting is becoming a popular outdoor feature among homeowners. Based on a recent survey, a huge percentage of homeowners want to light up their […]

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Extend the Season with an Outdoor Fireplace

Extend the Season with an Outdoor Fireplace

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Extend the Season with an Outdoor Fireplace May 09, 2014 Besides providing warmth and ambiance, outdoor fireplaces also help transform your outdoor space into a comfortable living and relaxation area. Outdoor fireplaces can allow you to enjoy the outdoors during gatherings despite chilly or cold weather. As a design anchor, an outdoor fireplace tends to […]

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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

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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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