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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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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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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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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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Winter Fern w/pine cones

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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GM Terraced Landscape

Spring Prep Starts Now: Construction Planning for Landscaping

Landscaping

If you’re considering constructing a new outdoor space this year, autumn is the perfect time to begin the planning process. Before you can break ground, you’ll want to partner up with design & development team, set a budget, and create a design plan. Although it’s possible to start a project at any time, you will […]

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Fall Planting: Poppies and Lilies and Greens, Oh My!

Landscaping

Good things come to those who wait—and if you happen to get your planting done before winter, you will start seeing the benefits by the beginning of spring. Fall weather tends to be less varied, so there are more perfect days to get the planting done. Given that some plants just aren’t hardy enough to […]

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Create a Winning Outdoor Space this Football Season

Landscaping

Sports bars and well-outfitted living rooms definitely have their time and place, but as we gear up for the 2014 NFL season, how amazing would it be to watch the game outdoors? Outside your house, you’re one step closer to Soldier field, and you can get some fresh air and watch the game both at […]

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BG House Landscaping

Maintaining Vibrant Plants in the Hot Hot Heat

Landscaping

While you may be basking and relaxing in the glorious height-of-summer heat, your plants may be taking a turn for the worse.  But with the right practices and landscaping optimization, you can create a viable plan to keep your plants healthy all summer long, so you won’t have to invest valuable time and money into […]

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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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