5 Best Evergreen Trees and Shrubs for Your Illinois Landscape

5 Best Evergreen Trees and Shrubs for Your Illinois Landscape

Everyone loves trees and shrubs. They add a lot of variety, height, texture, and color to your landscape.

But when it’s time to plant a tree or shrub, there are so many options out there that it can be tough to choose one. What if you make the wrong decision? What if you don’t like the tree or shrub you choose?

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Tips to Choosing Trees to Plant Near Your Patio

Tips to Choosing Trees to Plant Near Your Patio

A patio is a great place for enjoying the outdoors in your Chicagoland backyard.

Whether you want a place to enjoy summer dinners al fresco, a regular relaxation nook, an outdoor office, or maybe a spot for your family to play games, patios can give you what you need … and then some. 

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Best Illinois Native Plants for Your Suburban Chicago Landscape

Best Illinois Native Plants for Your Suburban Chicago Landscape

Native plants are becoming more of a desire in the Suburban Chicago landscape.

And for good reason. Native plants can be more drought and stress tolerant, requiring less water. And since they are well-adapted to a local region, they usually thrive better during climate shifts.

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Shorewood, IL Landscape Design Case Study: Creating Two Spaces in One

Shorewood, IL Landscape Design Case Study: Creating Two Spaces in One

When you’re looking to entertain in your backyard, what kind of space are you looking for?

Maybe you’re seeking an intimate space for a quiet dinner for two with ambient light from a nearby fire feature and great trees and plants that provide privacy, as well as great texture and floral scent.

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How Do I Landscape My Backyard For Privacy? 7 Privacy Landscaping Ideas

How Do I Landscape My Backyard For Privacy? 7 Privacy Landscaping Ideas

When you live in a suburb, you value your privacy. It’s a luxury to have a space all to your own where nosy neighbors can’t peek in or ruin your solitude.

It’s not wrong to crave some peace from prying eyes. But privacy works in other ways too; it can screen things that aren’t very attractive to see, such as a neighbor’s shed.

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