Green Rooftops

Chicago Rooftop Design and Landscaping: The Ambassador

10 Green Roof Trends to Keep an Eye On

Green Rooftops

If you’re a homeowner who is concerned about your environmental footprint, one of the ways you can make a difference might be just over your head. Green roof designs allow you to minimize your impact, and live a more eco-friendly life. And there are a lot of options currently on the market. For example… #1: A Living […]

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Chicago Rooftop Design and Landscaping: The Ambassador

Gardening Tips for Your Chicago Rooftop Deck

Green Rooftops

The view of Chicago from a rooftop is astonishing! The skyline, the buildings, the lights of the city. There is no better way to take in this breathtaking view than from your rooftop deck. Consider these helpful gardening tips when planning your Chicago rooftop deck. Plant Carefully A rooftop garden has different needs than a […]

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Summer Planting & Irrigation

Types of Green Rooftop Designs: Overview of Green Roof Options

Green Rooftops

As the name implies, green roofs are environmentally-friendly roofing systems that allow for plants and vegetation to be grown on top of buildings with flat or slightly-sloped roofs. These roofs are growing in popularity due to the environmental benefits these roofs can provide such as reducing a building’s energy consumption, providing habitats for local wildlife, […]

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Myriad Benefits of Green Rooftops

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Rooftop gardening and landscaping benefits your building, environment, neighbors, and your bottom line. Still a relatively new concept in America, the green rooftop movement is booming in Europe and the results are in: green rooftops are amazing and beneficial in myriad ways: Improved air quality Plants improve air quality – they uptake carbon dioxide and release oxygen […]

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Wood Decking in Chicago

Wood Decking – Pros and Cons

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The calendar may still say winter, but warmer weather will soon be to Chicago. When the temperatures rise, we want to spend more time outside and adding on a deck is a great way to expand your living space and extend your home into the outdoors. If you plan to add on a deck this […]

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Kid Friendly Rooftop Garden

Incorporating Kid Space in a Rooftop Garden

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Chances are, if you live in a high rise building in a big city such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, or New York City it means you don’t have back door access to a backyard. You may not even have access to parks and other green spaces. For some people this might not be a […]

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Vertical Gardening - Chicago Wall Garden

Vertical Gardening: Reaching New Heights

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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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Ambassador Rooftop Design Chicago

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

Green Rooftops

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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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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