English Style Landscapes and Gardens
English style gardens emerged in English in the early 18th century and quickly spread throughout Europe, replacing the more formal jardin a la francaise.
English style landscapes and gardens include formal bushes and hedges, limestone patios, cobblestone driveways and walkways, English garden benches, tall feather grasses, coneflowers, daylilies, English roses, sweet pea, hydrangeas, English pots, spiral hedges and statue fountains.
Tropical Landscape Designs
Tropical landscapes and gardens are no longer exclusive to tropical areas. With a good irrigation system or regular watering schedule, the experience of being at a luxury resort in Hawaii can now be experienced in your backyard!
Tropical landscape designs include a natural stone or bolder fire pit, an adult sandbox next to or near the pool for sun tanning and lounging, a cabana, tiki statues, tiki torches, fire accessories, a fire bowl with a waterfall, bamboo, modern hammock, feather grass, lilies, palm trees, and exotic annuals.
Asian Zen Inspired Landscaping
At over 3,000 years old, the Asian Zen landscaping style was created to express the harmony that should exist between man and nature. Zen gardens were created as a place to reflect and escape from the outside world. Just imagine! Practicing yoga or meditation in your own Zen hut overlooking the lush greenery of your own Zen garden.
Asian and Zen inspired landscapes and gardens include formal edges, pea gravel, stone, bamboo, sand, bonsai plants, Asian inspired statues, magnolia, cherry trees, Japanese maple trees, willow trees, lush greenery, waterfall and koi fish pond and a yoga/meditation hut.
Farmhouse Style Landscaping
The farmhouse and cottage garden brings the country of the Midwest to the suburbs with the “naturalness” of informal design and a riot of color. There is an assortment of plants, flowers, and shrubs that are animal and insect friendly that attract Illinois wildlife to your backyard.
The farmhouse style includes wooden and willow furniture, rocking chair, wishing well, white picket fence, hydrangeas, butterfly/hummingbird/deer friendly plants and flowers, spirea, rose bushes, wisteria, azalea, sage, coneflowers, tall feather grasses, vegetable/fruit/herb gardens, rain harvesting barrels, stone walkways, wooden barrel flower pots.
Victorian Era Landscaping
Mirroring the Gothic Revival era, Victorian gardens can bring you back to simpler times. Their unique and majestic qualities stand out among the rest.
Victorian style landscapes and gardens include a gazebo, cast iron fountain, wicker furniture, cast iron benches, carved wood columns, lattice, azalea, wisteria, hydrangeas, forsythia, spirea, hostas, manicured hedges, clean lines, garden ornaments, bird baths, space is divided into ‘garden rooms.’
Modern/Art Deco Landscaping Style
A little bit retro, a little bit funky, a little Frank Lloyd Wright-esque.
Modern Art Deco styles include exotic annuals and perennials, tall grasses, colorful furniture and lights, contemporary shade structure, horizontal lines, stainless steel, concrete blocks, modern water feature, fire bowl, spheres, eclectic modern sculptures.