4 Seasons Painting and Landscape Design

Starting Seeds

containers

container garden for a client It’s hard to start thinking about Spring with so much snow outside (but how can you not with the promise of such beautiful flowers as above). If you’re planting heirloom seeds (which take a little longer to germinate), it’s just about time. And if you’re using other seeds, it will be […]

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New Seat Covers in 3 Simple Steps

seat cover

I bought this cute retro cloth off of Etsy because I just had to incorporate it into my home somewhere.  A little while later – new chair covers!  The material is perfect as it’s durable and won’t wear from frequent use. I bought it from Jodi Walter Jones’s Etsy shop, Sew Fine Fabrics and she made it […]

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7 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden

vegetable garden

Having your own garden can give you much more than just a few extra tomatoes and cucumbers to share with your neighbors.  It can better MANY aspects of your life – including your finances, family relationships and of course, your health! Easy to say, but still wondering how this is possible?  Here you go! Easy access […]

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My Indoor Plant Laboratory

indoor garden

Experimenting is one of the things I love most about growing plants indoors.  Now that it’s cold outside, you can have lots of fun trying new things with your plants indoors.  I have SO many plants in my indoor plant lab (aka. dining room to most :)) that we literally have no space to eat!  […]

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Cooking with Kale

kale

Photo Credit: http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn80/levi_spicoli/kale.jpg If you want to sneak some vitamin-rich kale into your child’s diet without them knowing, this is the recipe for you! Kale, known as the “Queen of Greens”, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet.  Just one cup of this stuff gives you 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 15% […]

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Fireplace Accent & Condo Painting in Chicago

painting highlights

Happy New Year!  We ended 2012 with a fun painting project using Behr paint.  Check out the pictures below and let us know what you think! We love how the fireplace is now the focal point of the living room and brings a pop of color (Behr’s Sequoia) that complements her existing furniture well.  It’s amazing how […]

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It’s the Holiday Season!

painting highlights

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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Support Your Local Businesses!

dining room paint & light

dining room repainting job for a Chicago loft As a small Chicago-based business, we have really enjoyed beautifying our clients’ homes inside and out through the years. It’s truly been a joy and a privilege! That being said, it has also been a lot of work to get our name out there and we really, truly appreciated every […]

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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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Preserving Herbs

flowering mint

Now that the cooler weather is approaching, you may be thinking more and more about preserving herbs that are growing in your garden so that you can continue to use them and those left on the stem won’t die and go to waste. There are a few different methods for preserving herbs, the most common […]

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