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Landscaping in the Southwest

Outside Chicago: Landscaping Tips for Desert Snow Birds

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Many Chicagoans are snow birds. They fly south for the winter to escape the harsh Chicago winters at their second homes in the Arizona sun. If you are one of them, you have probably learned quickly that the gardening and landscaping techniques that work well in the Midwest cannot be applied to the Southwest. Keeping […]

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Outdoor and Indoor Pavers - Chicago Landscaping

Pavers in Chicago Landscaping Design

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The current trend among homeowners is to create outdoor living areas with the appearance of an indoor space. These outdoor rooms rival traditional living and dining rooms and can include fireplaces, televisions, chandeliers, upholstered furniture, and floors. It is the floors, however, that defines the space and set it aside from the rest of your […]

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Swimming Pool Landscaping

Building a Complementary Pool Design

Landscaping

For a cohesive look that will increase the exterior aesthetics of your home, you pool area needs to be carefully planned to complement your house. Gone are the days when a swimming pool was installed without consideration for the entirety of the home’s outdoor space. Today’s homeowners want their outdoor living space to flow seamlessly […]

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tropical landscaping

From Chicago Landscaping to Florida’s Tropical Paradise

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Landscaping Adaptations for Your Florida Winter Home Chicago winters can be excruciatingly brutal, as you well know, and escaping to your winter home in Florida will bring much needed warmth, sunshine, and happiness. While you may have your Chicago landscaping in tip-top shape, you also want to ensure your tropical oasis is nothing short of […]

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Porcelain Pavers in Chicago Garden Design

Porcelain Pavers in Chicago Garden Design

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Delicate and decorative, porcelain tiles have been used inside homes for centuries. They add a wonderful touch of color and quality to the interior of a home. Fortunately, new methods and procedures in making porcelain mean that homeowners can now purchase thicker porcelain pavers that are perfect for exterior use in gardens, walkways, terraces, and […]

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Wood Decking in Chicago

Wood Decking – Pros and Cons

Green RooftopsLandscaping

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

Green Rooftops

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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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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