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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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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

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[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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Curb Appeal: Commercial Curb Appeal

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[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

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[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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2011 Best Landscaper in Chicago Area

2011 Best Landscaper in Chicago Area

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2011 Best Landscaper in Chicago Area Jun 07, 2011 Fox Chicago’s Mojo Pages have named Botanical Concepts Chicago the best landscape designer in the chicago-area in 2011. Mojo Pages assembles reviews from across the internet and ranks companies based on the content of the reviews. Staff at Mojo Pages, according to the website, read these reviews before […]

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Entryway

Curb Appeal: Entryway

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Curb Appeal: Entryway Apr 18, 2011 You only have one chance to make a first impression. So, what constitutes a first impression? If you are meeting someone for the first time, it is your demeanor, your handshake, your smile, and the words you (hopefully, carefully) choose. If someone is coming to your house, it starts […]

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Hardscape Design for the Urban Garde

Hardscape Design for the Urban Garden

Landscaping

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hardscape Design for the Urban Garden Apr 11, 2011 Hardscaping is an essential component of the urban landscape. The use of retaining walls, paving, sculptures, planters, birdbaths, benches, and other nonliving garden features help create focal points and visual boundaries between outdoor areas. There are many schools of thought regarding proper balance and focus within the […]

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