Landscaping Project in Edgewater

Check out this gorgeous landscaping project we designed and installed in Edgewater!

During installation, we made sure each plant was in the proper location for sun exposure and was angled to showcase its beauty. We planted a beautiful Japanese Maple along with a variety of shrubs and grasses in the front yard, as well as gorgeous handpicked flagstone pavers with shimmer to add dimension to the space.
Along the side, we installed Boxwoods and Hydrangeas alternating to add pops of color.
In the backyard, we added outstanding trees and shrubs that will bloom at different times throughout the seasons. I love the Skyland Spruce it adds so much color and uniqueness to the space. And always a favorite is a Smoke Bush with it’s glowing red tones that glisten in the sun. We finished up with mulching and ensured each plant showed its best side.
We were incredibly happy with the work we did in the space and so were the clients! It looks even more beautiful now that the plants have taken root. 

Now is the season to spruce up your space
Call (773) 517-1198 for a free estimate

Front & Back Landscaping, and Patio Painting in Chicago

Earlier this month, we installed new front and back landscape gardens for this client in Chicago. Here’s a photo of their front yard before we got to work. Keep scrolling to see her garden after!

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As you can see, we removed a lot of their shrubbery and trimmed their trees to let more sunlight through for their new shrubs.

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Front & Back Landscaping and Patio Painting in Chicago

We also cleaned and painted their back patio and installed new shrubs around the border.

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Be sure to check out our other landscaping work from this year here. If you’re interested in indoor or outdoor painting, you can see samples of our painting work here.

Then call 773-517-1198 or fill out this form to schedule a completely free, no obligation estimate!

UPDATE: Here are some photos of the patio with the client’s furniture!

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Backyard Landscaping in Evanston

We installed this backyard garden for a client in Evanston who has two dogs. We kept the plant selection dog-friendly and brought pops of color to their deck area with container gardens.

I still have many more photos to post so stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates! You can also fill out our Contact Us page to subscribe to our e-newsletter. Just put “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Our next one will be coming out in the next week or two with tips for taking care of a new landscape.

I also want to extend a huge THANK YOU to the many clients who have taken the time to review us on Yelp. I am beyond appreciative for your continued support.

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Backyard Landscaping in Chicago

Here is one of the landscapes we finished so far this summer in Chicago. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for photos of more landscaping jobs we’ve done this summer.

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We installed a flowering vine on wood lattice as a decorative privacy screen for the deck and carried this same design element over to the garage in the back.

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It isn’t too late to start planning your landscape. Call us at 773-517-1198 to schedule your free estimate!

Update: Condo Building & Backyard with Moon Garden

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 well as trees and other plants that have brilliant fall foliage.

With the warm temperatures and rainy weather we’ve had, the ground is soft and in great condition for planting. We can also get your garden ready for the spring next year so that once the warm weather comes around again, everything is in your garden, ready to bloom.

We always offer completely free estimates, so give us a call to schedule yours! Please don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions. You can also check out a couple more of our installs from this past summer below.

Chicago Condo Front Yard & Parkway Landscaping

We designed and installed this front yard and parkway landscape for a condominium building in Chicago this past summer. We were able to provide them with a variety of trees, shrubs and perennial flowers that will grow and fill the space in more each year. The small black fence we installed adds style while also protecting the landscape from dogs in the neighborhood.

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Chicago Front & Backyard Landscaping with Moon Garden

We also installed this front and backyard landscape for a client’s home in Chicago. Note the moon garden in the back, consisting of all white blooms that will appear as though they are glowing in the moonlight.

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If you’re feeling inspired or would like to see more, you can click on “Samples” at the top of our websitte, or simply click any of the following links to samples of our Backyard Landscaping, Front Yard Landscaping, Rooftop Gardens and Container Gardens.

You can also check out our Pinterest boards for a different format to scroll through. All of our work is featured in the boards labeled “4 Seasons of Landscape Design”, “4 Seasons of Painting Interiors”, “4 Seasons of Rooftop Landscapes” and “4 Seasons of Container Gardens”. There is even a separate board for my Succulent Lady and my repurposed Christmas tree that you’ll want to check out if you haven’t yet.

Thank you for your interest in our company! We feel very privileged to be able to help our clients enjoy their landscapes while also sharing our love and knowledge of gardening and landscaping with new people every day.

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

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. We were able to clean the space up and bring new colors and textures to the area.

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We installed a few new plants for the front landscape of one of our regular clients in Skokie this year. We found some interesting shrubs and trees to fill the space – check them out!

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Arborvitae Franky Boy (tree on a standard)

We also painted this front porch for a client. It’s amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make!

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Another regular client in Chicago asked us to fill the containers for her window boxes and shady backyard deck space. We were able to bring a variety of colors and textures to both places.

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Enjoy Warm Summer Nights with a Moon Garden

As we approach summer, I love to daydream about warm summer nights outside on the patio, gazing up at the stars.  Some of my most peaceful and calming times have been outdoors enjoying nature in all its glory.

Question: What is the perfect compliment to a quiet evening in the backyard?
Answer: A moon garden!

What is a moon garden?

A moon garden is a garden composed of white flowering plants that creates a “glowing” effect once the sun goes down.

Where can you put a moon garden?

Anywhere.  Moon gardens are very versatile in nature and can be designed to accommodate almost any space in your landscape as well as under a wide variety of sunlight and soil conditions.

What do you need for a moon garden?

A space – any size – in your landscape, a variety of white-blooming plants that are appropriate for your garden’s sunlight and soil conditions.  Call 4 Seasons to schedule a free estimate.  We would love to find the perfect plants for your space!

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Backyard Deck Containers 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 color in the spring, summer and fall.

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Evergreens for privacy

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Small Backyard Clean-Up & Garden Design in Chicago

We cleaned up this small backyard and then installed a few new plants.  We have a few before pictures, followed by the afters. Make sure to scroll all the way through because it is quite an incredible transformation! We are so pleased with the charming sitting area it has become. Please leave any questions or comments in the section below. Thanks for checking us out!

 

THE BEFORES:

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THE AFTERS:
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Chicago Small Backyard Garden

Chicago Small Backyard Garden