4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

Backyard Landscaping in Chicago

back from above

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. 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 […]

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A Whimsical Garden in Evanston

whimsical garden front path

This client wanted a whimsical look for her front and side gardens. I began by replacing the swing seat and mulching the area underneath. On the left, we planted some Variegated Boxwood and Dogwood shrubs, Holly and Yarrow for color. I also planted Variegated Vinca around the front tree where it will look more like a hanging […]

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Front Landscaping in Park Ridge

Front of house after we cleaned and installed new plants

For this client in Park Ridge, I cleaned up the space, moved a few of the existing plants and also removed much of what was there to make room for shrubs and plants that will provide the front of the home with 4 seasons of interest. Each year, the shrubs will continue to grow to […]

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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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Front Yard Landscaping in Chicago

front landscaping chicago

I designed and installed this landscape for a client’s front yard in Chicago last month, and really love how the color and height of the Japanese Maple tree we planted compliments the front of the home.  We also created a stone path and filled the parkway with Monkey Grass that will continue to grow and […]

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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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Enjoy Warm Summer Nights with a Moon Garden

back 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 […]

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