Chicago Landscaping: Consider THESE Types of Gardens

Chicago Landscaping: Don’t Just Get “A Garden”! Get a Garden That You LOVE!

So, you know you want to refine or create some gardens in your outdoor areas, but I bet you may not have realized just how many types and styles of gardens you could choose from as you complete your Chicago landscaping plan!

While I have to admit that I’m partial to pollinator gardens because I’m passionate about providing habitats for bees, it makes sense for you to spend some time thinking about just what kinds of gardens you want to incorporate around your own living space.

Read on to learn about some interesting types and styles to choose from, even if you are just landscaping small areas.

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Chicago Landscaping with Pergolas, Courtyards & Fences

Chicago Landscaping Ideas: Cozy Up Your Outdoor Space While Creating Definition

When you are landscaping outdoor areas in cities like Chicago, there are a variety of tactics you can use to create an atmosphere that is both inviting and private. Creative approaches to developing a great space can include incorporating anything from structures like fences and pergolas to using plants to create privacy. Whatever your budget and preferences, the bottom line is that where there’s a will, there is most definitely a way!

Take a look at some inspirational ideas that can help transform your outdoor space from blah to cozy! Then, spend some time outside in your spaces imagining what could be.

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How to Choose Which Chicago Landscaper You Should Hire

How to Hire a Landscaper

Have you tried getting an estimate from a Chicago landscaper for your big outdoor plans yet? If you’re like most people, chances are that you plan on getting more than one estimate. As well, you’ll probably want to find out what at least a couple of different landscapers will propose for your space. But how do you decide which landscaper to hire?

Here’s our advice.

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Designing Your Custom Patio: A Look at Material Options

Once you’ve decided on building a custom patio or on redoing your current walkways, driveway or patio, you’ll need to decide on the material you want to use. There are relative advantages and disadvantages to each of the major groupings of materials – stone, brick or concrete.

Deciding on materials is going to be a matter of your home’s aesthetic, your taste, budget and a consideration of the pros (and cons) of each type of material.

Read on to learn a little about the differences in these materials in order to help you make a well-researched decision. Read more…

Patio Planning: First Steps to Plotting Your Outdoor Overhaul

Patio planning – or any kind of large outdoor overhaul – can seem downright intimidating. Your focus can jump from the exciting thought of finally creating the perfect outdoor space to worrying about screwing up by not adequately knowing what you really want in the new design or how to communicate what you do want.

That’s understandable. After all, creating your outdoor oasis involves a significant financial investment. When you’re ready to commit, you’ll want to feel assured that you’re getting the design right.

Well, you can get rid of some of those nerves by doing a little prep work on your own. Read on to find out what we recommend to get started.

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