Chicago Landscaping Blog

Vertical Gardening - Chicago Wall Garden

Vertical Gardening: Reaching New Heights

Green RooftopsLandscaping

Just because you live in an apartment, loft, condo, or row house, doesn’t mean you have to give up your gardening dreams. Plants are adaptable and resilient and can be grown in a variety of ways as a way to add a splash of floral color to your small space. If you have a small […]

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Pergolas in Chicago

Enhancing a Yard with Pergolas and Iron Art

Landscaping

For many homeowners, their backyard becomes a second living space; an extension of their home when the weather allows. Often times it is as important as the space inside the house and careful thought and planning is put into designing a functional, beautiful outdoor area. Typically the initial focus is on the greenery itself but […]

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Synthetic Grass Lawn Chicago

Synthetic Grass Lawn in a City Garden

Landscaping

Lush, live, green grass is a key aesthetic aspect in many gardens. The greenness it contributes to the space provides tranquility and peace to the garden visitors, bestowing upon them a break from the concrete they are often surrounded with in Chicago’s city environment. While it may seem like a strange concept, more and more […]

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Temporary Garden: Enduring Charm

Landscaping

Here’s a scenario: The house next door to you has been torn down, leaving you with an eye-sore of a vacant lot to stare at all summer long. Or perhaps you cleared away an old garage, but can’t decide right now how to use the space. You do know, however, that you don’t want a […]

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Secret Garden on State Parkway - Chicago Landscaping Project

Garden Planning: Plan in Stages and Maximize Your Budget

Landscaping

Garden planning can help you maximize your budget, so you can build the garden of your dreams. Adding a garden area to your yard or landscaping can improve the value of your home, while providing a tranquil space to enjoy, and the opportunity to grow your own produce. Definitely a win-win situation if you’re a […]

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Ambassador Rooftop Design Chicago

Rooftop Garden Planning: Build a Lush Garden, While Maintaining Skyline Views

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Rooftop garden areas are becoming increasingly common in densely populated urban areas such as Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. Their tranquility provides a much needed respite from the day to day chaos of the fast paced city and can be used as outdoor living space, an entertainment area or simply as green […]

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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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