Chicago Landscaping Blog

Temporary Garden: Enduring Charm

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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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Garden Planning: Plan in Stages and Maximize Your Budget

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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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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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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

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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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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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Garden Lighting in Chicago’s Urban Landscapes

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Garden lighting is essential to your garden design. Understanding the types, benefits and process for installing lights can save you a lot of headaches. Winter will soon be upon us and the ground will be covered in snow. While warm weather might be the last thing on your mind, now is the perfect time to […]

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Sky Gardens – Turning Your Chicago Rooftop Into a Garden Oasis

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Rooftops are often underutilized spaces that most owners overlook. But a really good (and unorthodox) way to revamp your otherwise drab rooftop is to start a sky garden. A sky garden is exactly what it sounds like: a garden in the sky (AKA your roof). But it’s more than that. Having a sky garden says […]

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Urban Ponds in Chicago Landscapes

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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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