4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

Save the Monarchs with a Butterfly-friendly Garden!


For a while now, the population of monarchs has been rapidly decreasing as farmers spray pesticides to get rid of weeds, including all types of butterfly weed – the host plant of choice for many butterflies, especially monarchs. As you begin to plan your garden or landscape, 4 Seasons would like to encourage you to […]

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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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Small Backyard Clean-Up & Garden Design in Chicago

Chicago Small Backyard Garden

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 […]

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Backyard Install in Evanston

Backyard garden in Evanston

Last week, we installed this backyard landscape design for a client in Evanston. We had a large amount of space to fill and tried to use as many shrubs and other plants that provide year round interest as we could. We used a few shrubs that they already had and planted around them, but mostly […]

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Small Front Garden in Chicago

Front Yard Garden in Chicago

We spruced up this corner lot in Chicago by adding quite a few shrubs to what was once a dry and desolate space. Even by adding plants to only this one space of their yard, we were able to make quite a big difference in their home’s curb appeal and overall first impression. An area […]

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Backyard Garden Design in Skokie

Skokie Backyard Garden

We designed this backyard for a client in Skokie a few weeks ago. Mulching out a curved space along the fence, we planted a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees, including some evergreens. We gave them a variety of textures and colors, as well as plants that bloom in different seasons to provide year round interest to the […]

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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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Landscape Design on a Dime in Chicago

landscape design on a dime in chicago

Similar to the HGTV show, Design on a Dime, this client needed their parkway done on a tight budget. We were able to use some of their existing plants from the backyard in addition to a couple new shrubs. With new soil and mulch to top it off, we were able to fill the area […]

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Small Front Yard Garden on a Budget in Chicago

front yard garden on a budget in Chicago

We recently worked on this Chicago home’s front yard garden, cleaning up the space and working with a smaller budget. It was a small space, but I’m proud of what we were able to achieve, bringing pops of color and year round interest within her budget. Here are a couple shots of the area before […]

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