4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

Update: Condo Building & Backyard with Moon Garden

Condo 2014

Take advantage of the warmer weather while it lasts and get your landscape installed before the ground freezes! This is always the time of year when many will ask if it’s too late to plant. My answer: Definitely not! In fact, there are a number of shrubs and flowers that bloom in the fall, as […]

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Front Yard Landscaping & Sitting Area in Chicago

Front Yard Landscaping with Sitting Area

It has been a busy summer! As I continue to gather pictures of everything we’ve done, here is a peek into a job we had last month. The client wanted to create a sitting area in their front yard with a variety of container gardens and blooming shrubs surrounding them. We were quite pleased with […]

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Recent Work: Small Budget Install, Front Garden Update, Porch Painting & Container Plantings

small Skokie garden

We’ve been pretty busy the past couple of months and are so thankful for the many clients we’ve had the opportunity to work with. We hope they enjoy their new gardens and maybe even give you a little inspiration if you’re looking for some. First up is a small budget backyard landscape we installed in Chicago. […]

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Rooftop Deck & Containers in Chicago

rooftop deck after

In case you missed our post yesterday, we are now offering custom-built cedar raised beds, which are great for vegetable gardens or setting aside a space for a garden when you don’t have a lot of room. Last month, we stained a rooftop deck and filled containers for a client in the Lakeside neighborhood of […]

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Custom Cedar Raised Beds

custom cedar raised beds

Have you been itching to start a vegetable garden this summer or have another use for a raised bed in your garden? Contact us for quality, custom built cedar planters at a reasonable cost! Why use a raised bed? Raised beds are ideal for small spaces or areas where the soil quality is poor. In colder […]

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Painting: Fireplace Stencil & Winter Container

fireplace stencil

We painted this fireplace stencil for a client this past winter to add a splash of color and interest to her already beautiful room. It’s amazing what a little color and effort can do to enhance a room or make a feature, such as a fireplace, stand out. Take a look at the before and […]

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Backyard Deck Containers in Chicago

backyard deck container garden in chicago

We provided these Chicago clients with the privacy and color they desired for their backyard deck with a few choice container plants as pictured below.  The evergreens planted in the containers near the grill provide the privacy they desired along with the beauty and aroma of nature.  We also planted a hydrangea and some mums below for added […]

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Front & Backyard Garden Designs in Chicago … Containers too!

front yard garden in chicago

It’s been a busy summer! A couple of weeks ago, we designed a front garden for this client in Chicago. We removed a couple of shrubs that weren’t doing well or had already died and replaced them with thriving new shrubs, appropriate for the light conditions in the yard. With time and care, the shrubs will […]

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From My Garden: Decorative Hanging Planters

decorative container gardens

I just love decorating my backyard with these colorful hanging planters. I use them to decorate my fence with extra pops of color, and have used them for clients to create standout decorative pieces, such as this one using a painted ladder and birdhouses. You can get some of your own on Etsy at Harley’s Painted […]

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More Container Gardens in Chicago

container garden in Chicago

We had the chance to do a couple more container gardens in Chicago this past week.  One was for a rooftop deck and the other was more window boxes and smaller containers.  I love how container gardens leave room for so much variety, so I wanted to share some of the pictures with you.  I […]

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