4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

From a Clean-Up to a Revamp to a Small Backyard Garden Install in Chicago

backyard landscaping in Chicago

I have been doing garden clean-ups for this client for a few years now so I was excited when she needed a little more done this year.  After having a tree removed from her backyard, she had some space to fill and needed a few other plants moved to a more ideal location for their sunlight […]

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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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One Year Later: Southwestern Style Front Yard Landscaping Design in Des Plaines

Southwestern Landscaping in Des Plaines

Last fall, we worked on a front yard landscaping design for a client in Des Plaines with a little southwestern flair.  We installed a few large flagstones and surrounded them with shrubs that would bring year round interest to the space. We recently revisited the client to do a small cleanup and took a few pictures of […]

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Front Yard Landscaping in Chicago

Front Yard Landscaping in Chicago

Last week, we finished landscaping the front yard of a condominium in Chicago.  I worked with the beds they had and was able to complement some of the plants that were already growing in their space with quite a few new additions of my own.  The plants I chose will provide year round interest to their front along with pops of color and different […]

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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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Container Gardens (Sunny & Shady) in Chicago

Top container garden on Sheridan 017

I was so happy to create these shady and sunny container gardens for a repeat client in Chicago yesterday. (You can see what we did last year here and here.) The variety of color, foliage and blooms was so much fun to work with. Whenever I work on container gardens, I feel like an artist […]

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Getting Ready for Summer Entertaining: Spruce Up Your Outdoor Patio


Spring is finally here! That means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about barbecues and summer entertaining outdoors. Here are a few key ways you can spruce up your backyard patio so that you’ll be ready for your first BBQ in no time. I found this helpful article on Houzz (while you’re there, check out my new professional Houzz […]

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It’s the Holiday Season!

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Well a-whoop-dee-do and dickory-dock, and don’t forget … to get your house ready!  Okay, maybe those weren’t Andy Williams’s exact lyrics, but that doesn’t make them any less true. If you’re starting to feel a little more anxiety than excitement about the impending season of get-togethers with loved ones, 4 Seasons Painting & Landscaping may have the perfect […]

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Asian-Inspired Garden in Chicago

asian garden

In this Asian-inspired garden design, we were able to use many of the client’s existing Japanese Maple trees and other shrubs or plants, simply transplanting them to areas that were better suited for their sun requirements and the overall garden design.  Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think! Fall is […]

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Southwestern Landscape Design in Des Plaines

Southwestern Style Front Landscape

These huge flagstone pieces bring a little southwestern flare to this front landscape design in Des Plaines.  A mophead hydrangea, Hinoki Cypress and other low-growing shrubs add year round color and interest.  We also planted a variety of flowers and shrubs in the side garden along the fence.  Take a look at the pictures and let us know what […]

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