4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

Garden Clean-up in Chicago

Norwood front after1

One of the services many of our clients like to take advantage of (especially around this time of year) is the garden clean-up or garden maintenance service.  This includes trimming of all shrubs and trees, weeding, raking and bagging of all debris.  4 Seasons never uses harsh chemicals and pulls all weeds by hand.  As a trained horticulturist, Pam will […]

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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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My Succulent Lady in Faerie Magazine!

succulent lady pic

I was truly honored to have my Succulent Lady featured in an article in the summer issue of Faerie Magazine! The entire process was very exciting and I’m glad to finally be able to share it with you all. To read the full article in Faerie Magazine, you can order through their website, http://www.faeriemag.com/. I enjoyed the […]

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Fall Landscaping: It’s Still Not Too Late!

fall landscape

Wow, it’s really cooled down! But until the ground freezes, it is ready for planting and now is a great time to install shrubs, perennials and trees that bloom in the spring so you can take full advantage of their blooming season next year. I always aim to not only bring my clients plants that […]

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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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