Art for your Landscape

Thursday, 07 July 2016 16:56
Landscapes are a dynamic, ever-changing environment. A good landscape is designed around your personality, home and lifestyle. Each landscape has a special feature that makes it unique. Very often that feature is a special piece of artwork, such as a statue, sculpture or fountain.There are considerations regarding the placement of…

38 Ideas for Fire Pits and Fireplaces

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 14:22
Here are 38 stylish firepit ideas to incorporate in your backyard this season courtesy of msn.com's lifestyle home and garden section: http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/38-ideas-for-firepits/ss-AAhG0C3?ocid=DELLDHP   Schmechtig Landscapes built firepit in Winnetka, Illinois   Schmechtig Landscapes HGTV Design for their series Landscapers Challenge in Schaumburg, Illinois   Barrington, Illinois, Schmechtig Landscapes Design   Schmechtig…

Trees: Beautiful Money-savers

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:56
Besides the beauty trees offer our landscapes, energy conservation and pollution reduction are also achieved.  The Garden Council estimatesthat one properly watered tree can produce a cooling effect in its lifetime equal to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. By planting trees that shade your property, you…

Hardscape your Landscape

Friday, 01 July 2016 10:41
"I want the patio to look great, but I don't want it to be expensive."  This is sometimes heard from our clients that want any alternative to expensive stone.  Natural materials, such as flagstone or bluestone, are very attractive but they are costly because of the production processes. Fortunately, other…
Designing a landscape is so much more than just about plants and patios. What do you remember about a special landscape? The maple trees, the bed of petunias, the driveway? It's not the specifics, but the feel of the space that evokes memories. With landscape design the space is multi-dimensional,…
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