4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

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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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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Get Ready for Spring with Spring Cleaning Services!


The snow is melting, the sun is setting later in the day, and the birds are starting to come back – all signs that Spring is finally on its way! This year, we are helping out a friend who provides basement and backyard cleanup services. Get rid of all the junk that’s been hibernating in the hidden spaces of your home […]

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Painting: Zinnia Stencils in Chicago

zinnea hall stencil

I painted these beautiful zinnia stencils for a client’s home in Chicago.  They are a great way to add a splash of color to a room, or any space (in this case, a hallway). I love how they all compliment the color of the walls so well, adding such variety and texture while still maintaining […]

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Going Green: Re-Purposing My Christmas Tree

Pine Lady

UPDATE: This dress form is now FOR SALE on the Mannequin Madness website! CLICK to purchase! If you’re not in the Chicago area or want to make your own, get our easy 9-step DIY tutorial! This year, I decided to go a little green and used the dress form that I used for my Succulent […]

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Painting: My Home

painting my home

This past winter, I spent some of my down time updating and painting my own home with new colors and stenciling. I added a light yellow accent wall in my kitchen that really brightened up the space. I also repainted my dining room but kept the walls uniform so that my plants could be the […]

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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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4 Seasons Recommends: Succulents

4 seasons recommends succulents

Succulents are a wonderful plant for adding texture and color to a room, garden or any space. They come in wide varieties and are low maintenance, requiring little watering. During the winter, be sure to keep them in a room with a lot of sunlight as they prefer warm conditions. I keep quite a few […]

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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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