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Top Urban Landscaping Trends of 2018

Landscaping

Whether you are looking to update your yard, you are in the process of building a new home, or you like knowing the latest trends, you may be curious about what is currently popular in urban landscaping. Recent years have seen a shift in what is popular in landscaping particularly in urban settings, as people […]

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8 Tips for Enhancing Fall Curb Appeal

Landscaping

It’s hard to match the natural color and wonder of changing leaves. Greens slowly melt into bright hues of oranges and browns. However, there is still plenty of fall landscaping requiring your attention. Here are eight tips to maintain your home during the fall and enhance its curb appeal. Tip 1: Rake It Up One of […]

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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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10 Tips For Beautiful Chicago Landscaping

Landscaping

  Creating a beautiful landscape can seem a daunting task, at first. While it isn’t as simple as some articles would have you believe, there are some best practices you can utilize in your design and maintenance to ensure your outdoor space is as beautiful and functional as possible. Below we discuss ten of these. […]

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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

Green Rooftops

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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Planning Your Year Round Garden

Landscaping

Creating a beautiful year round garden requires a bit of planning. Creative planning can keep your landscape thriving and colorful no matter the season. Four Season Garden Planner The first step to planning any garden is to understand what grows well in your region. Depending on the climate where you live, you can combine perennials, […]

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Soil in Garden

The Importance of Healthy, Nutrient-Rich Soil

Landscaping

All plants pull their food from the soil. Minerals and nutrients are pulled up from the roots and fuel the growth of the plant, and lead to bigger, healthier flowers. A few simple experiments can give you an idea what kind of shape your soil is in and what you need to do to improve […]

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Creative Pruning - Trees and Shrubs

The Art of Creative Pruning: Training and Shaping Trees and Shrubs

Landscaping

Many varieties of trees, shrubs, and bushes can grow so much that they become too bushy and out-of-control. Excess limbs and foliage can weigh down the tree or bush and take away from its beauty. You want the plants in your yard to be pleasing to the eye, as well as healthy, therefore they need […]

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