6 Steps To Maintaining Your Outdoor Hardscape

Not only does your hardscape or paver patio add functionality to your outdoor living space, it’s a worthwhile investment that should be protected. One of the biggest benefits of today’s paver and stone products is that they don’t require a great deal of work to maintain. Follow these six steps to keep your outdoor hardscape … Continue reading 6 Steps To Maintaining Your Outdoor Hardscape

How To Grow A Perennial Cutting Garden

The sight of a colorful perennial garden in bloom is one of the greatest rewards of gardening. Sometimes it’s hard not to be tempted to snip off a few stems for a beautiful bouquet. Although, you don’t want take away from the beauty of your flower garden either. What’s the solution to maintaining the look … Continue reading How To Grow A Perennial Cutting Garden

Simple Tips for Low-Maintenance Backyard Landscaping

You want a beautiful outdoor living space to enjoy, but you’re concerned about the time it will take you to maintain it. We get it. Everyone’s lives are busy these days, but don’t let that thought deter you from making upgrades to your backyard landscaping. By considering these suggestions, you can have a beautiful backyard … Continue reading Simple Tips for Low-Maintenance Backyard Landscaping

Protecting Your Garden From Rabbits and Deer

Rabbits and deer may be timid around people, but they aren’t afraid to make a buffet out of your garden or landscape plantings when you’re not around. Here in the Midwest, most gardeners will attest to the fact that we often have issues with both. The good news is that you don’t need to use … Continue reading Protecting Your Garden From Rabbits and Deer

6 New Perennial Plants That Anyone Can Grow

Do you find yourself thinking that you have more of a brown thumb than a green thumb? If you’ve had challenges with maintaining perennial plants in the past, that can change. Much of your container gardening or landscaping success depends on the plants you choose to use in your yard. Thanks to some help from … Continue reading 6 New Perennial Plants That Anyone Can Grow

Summer Blooming Perennials To Plant Now

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, comes a longing for all things bright and beautiful in DuPage County. The spring weather may have you pondering the purchase of new perennials that will provide stunning blooms as the current season transitions into summer. Whether you are starting a container garden or want to replace your existing … Continue reading Summer Blooming Perennials To Plant Now

7 Easy Ways To Improve Yard Drainage

Not only does standing water cause damage to your grass and the plantings in your yard, but it can also be a health hazard. Standing water often holds mosquito larvae and other undesirable pests, so it’s important to correct any yard drainage issues as soon as you notice them. Find out how you can improve … Continue reading 7 Easy Ways To Improve Yard Drainage

How Memorial Gardens Bring Healing

This subject is a difficult subject for me personally. Over the years, I have planted many things for customers or friends who have experienced a personal loss. Although this time, it happens to be for my own personal healing. I am one of the lucky ones who have had the opportunity to work with my … Continue reading How Memorial Gardens Bring Healing

Tips For Weatherproofing Your Landscaping

Have you thought about weatherproofing your landscaping in preparation for winter? If you haven’t, now is the time. Since you’ve invested time and money into maintaining your outdoor haven, it only makes sense to take a few preventative measures so that your beautiful yard bounces back when spring arrives. In particular, perennials and shrubs will … Continue reading Tips For Weatherproofing Your Landscaping

Why Fall Means Perfect Timing For Planting Trees

Did you know that fall is one of the best seasons of the year for planting trees and shrubs? While you might think that the arrival of autumn means the end of the growing season in the Midwest, that’s not necessarily true. The cooler temperatures that grace our region during this time of year provides … Continue reading Why Fall Means Perfect Timing For Planting Trees

Best Plants For Your Butterfly Garden

It’s hard to put words to the beauty, natural wonder, and life that a butterfly garden can bring to your to your backyard landscaping. Although, it’s important to know that the types of plants you select to attract these colorful winged creatures can make a big difference in the number and species of butterflies that … Continue reading Best Plants For Your Butterfly Garden

Sensational Summer Patio Ideas

Trying to find a few new summer patio ideas that will add both visual appeal and comfort to your outdoor living space? Check out these perfectly palatial suggestions for creating the ideal summer backyard retreat. Summer Patio Ideas Make a small patio space cozy with just a few simple touches. Add a couple of cushioned … Continue reading Sensational Summer Patio Ideas

5 Full Sun Perennials For Summer

Have you been trying to find a selection of beautiful, but hardy full sun perennials that will thrive in those extra sunny spots? For starters, it’s best to choose plants that are well suited to your area and climate — this will give them the best chance of success. We’ve picked out a few of … Continue reading 5 Full Sun Perennials For Summer

9 Patio Features You Can’t Live Without

From built-in benches to soothing fountains, today’s patio features can add beauty and functionality to your outdoor living space. Do you have an existing patio that could use improvement? Or, are you considering a brand new paver patio for your backyard? If so, there are a number of features and elements that can be incorporated. … Continue reading 9 Patio Features You Can’t Live Without

Did You Know About Landscaping Waste Recycling?

Most homeowners probably don’t think too much about what happens to the landscaping waste from local landscape projects. However, if you believe in green living or eco-friendly business practices, you might be interested in finding out. Landscape Creations works with a Waste Management facility in Romeoville, IL to recycle yard waste into earth-friendly compost that … Continue reading Did You Know About Landscaping Waste Recycling?

5 Perennials To Plant This Spring

With so many different perennials to choose from, how do you know which ones will be the best fit for your front or backyard landscaping? Depending on where you want to add perennial color and beauty to your yard, certain plants will fit better into your landscaping design than others. Learn about five of our … Continue reading 5 Perennials To Plant This Spring

10 Backyard Landscaping Accessories You Will Love

The right backyard landscaping accessories can add charm and personality to your outdoor sanctuary. Keep your eyes open for unique objects at flea markets, garage sales, or art shows. You can often find beautiful pieces that reflect your tastes and interests at reasonable prices. When it comes to backyard landscaping accessories, just remember that less … Continue reading 10 Backyard Landscaping Accessories You Will Love

Get Yard Tools Ready for Landscape Planting Season

Early spring is the perfect time to get your landscape planting and gardening tools ready for the upcoming season. If you take a little time to perform a few easy maintenance tasks now, you can save yourself a lot of time, frustration and money later. Pruners Check your pruners for rust after a few months … Continue reading Get Yard Tools Ready for Landscape Planting Season

5 Reasons Why Backyard Fire Pits Are Popular

Backyard fire pits have become much more popular with homeowners in recent years. More homeowners are installing backyard fire pits because they provide warmth while adding atmosphere to your outdoor living space. While some homeowners prefer to install a gas burning fire pit because they are easy to start-up and cutoff at the flip of … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Backyard Fire Pits Are Popular

Why Choose Paved Concrete Landscape Steps Over Block or Stone?

Outdoor landscaping steps should be durable and visually appealing. While you may prefer the look of brick or stone, landscape block or stone steps aren’t the best choice when it comes to durability, maintenance, and flexibility in landscape design. The good news is that a brick or stone finish can be added to concrete steps … Continue reading Why Choose Paved Concrete Landscape Steps Over Block or Stone?

Helpful Tips for Landscape Lighting Placement

Outdoor lighting is certainly functional, but it can also add a great deal of beauty to your yard and landscaping. Once you have identified the reasons you’d like to add landscape lighting, it’s a good idea to contact a landscape designer that can help by providing renderings or sketches for best lighting placement. A landscape … Continue reading Helpful Tips for Landscape Lighting Placement

Fall Lawn Care and Landscaping Tips

If you are a DuPage County homeowner, you might not be thinking quite as much about your lawn or landscaping now that the kids are back in school and the summer backyard barbecues are over. However, there are a few things that you can do now that will make a big difference when it comes … Continue reading Fall Lawn Care and Landscaping Tips

Creating Backyard Atmosphere With Water Features

Backyard water features have become much more popular in recent years due to the calming sounds and relaxing benefits they provide. At the end of a busy or stressful day, the sound of a waterfall can help relieve built up stress or anxiety. Plus, water features are great way to help conserve the environment and … Continue reading Creating Backyard Atmosphere With Water Features

Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard

When you have a beautiful outdoor living space and like to entertain in your backyard, you don’t want to have to worry about pests like mosquitoes that can put a damper on your outdoor activities. Since spraying chemical insect repellents can create unpleasant and unhealthy fumes, try planting natural flowers or herbs that can help … Continue reading Plants That Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard

How to Amend Soil for Spring Planting

Soil quality is the single most important factor when it comes to the success of your garden and landscaping. Healthy soil has the ability to properly store and process water. Poor quality soil, on the other hand, won’t hold water adequately and will make it impossible to maintain plant life. To ensure your garden stays … Continue reading How to Amend Soil for Spring Planting

Important Things to Consider When Selecting Landscaping Steps

Landscaping steps can be constructed from several different types of materials. However, regardless of the type of material that is used, landscaping steps all serve the same basic purpose — to provide a safe and beautiful transition between two different grade elevations. Before you select the type of landscaping steps to incorporate into your landscaping, … Continue reading Important Things to Consider When Selecting Landscaping Steps

Beautiful New Perennials to Brighten Up Your Landscaping

One of the best things about perennial flowers is that they come back year after year with proper care. Perennials are perfect to incorporate into your landscaping because they work well in a variety of situations. Use colorful perennials in garden beds, in combination with annuals, as an accent to shrubs, and in container gardens. … Continue reading Beautiful New Perennials to Brighten Up Your Landscaping

Avoid These Pitfalls When Using Polymeric Jointing Sand

A mixture of sand and polymers, polymeric jointing sand is a product that hardens and seals off paver joints when water is added. Polymeric jointing sand provides a semi-flexible, low-maintenance hardscaping seam that withstands frost, heaving, and prohibits weed growth as well as insect infestations. When a quality polymeric sand product is used and installation … Continue reading Avoid These Pitfalls When Using Polymeric Jointing Sand

4 Reasons to Replace Your Wooden Deck with a Paver Patio

Is your existing wooden deck splintering, splitting, warping or rotting? Instead of spending more time and money in annual deck repairs, it may be time to invest in a paver patio design that will be of benefit from a cost and appearance standpoint over the long term. A concrete paver patio will offer you a … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Replace Your Wooden Deck with a Paver Patio

7 Tips for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Walkways

A beautiful outdoor walkway or garden path will not only serve the purpose of leading your guests towards the best views of your landscaping, but can also escort visitors from an outdoor patio in the direction of a garden, water feature or secluded seating area. However, not all walkways need to lead to a specific … Continue reading 7 Tips for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Walkways

5 of the Best Container Garden Herbs

A container garden of herbs will add greenery and fragrance to your patio, deck or living space. Herbs are well suited for container gardens because it is easier to adjust the soil based on the needs of each plant. Plus, containers are more convenient for maintenance and watering. Beginning gardeners should start with small plants … Continue reading 5 of the Best Container Garden Herbs

Pruning Tips for Landscape Care and Maintenance

Now that you have new landscaping, you will need to know how to properly maintain the beauty of your plants, trees, and shrubs. Pruning plays an important role in landscape maintenance and promotes plant health. The process of pruning helps to remove dead or injured branches, encourages development of strong plant structure, and will keep … Continue reading Pruning Tips for Landscape Care and Maintenance

6 Tips for Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden

A well-kept vegetable garden not only provides your family with fresh ingredients for recipes and salads, but can also save you money on groceries while functioning as an attractive landscape feature if properly planned. Start small and plan to include a variety of brightly-colored vegetables that will grow well given the fluctuations in our Midwest … Continue reading 6 Tips for Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden

5 Steps to a Beautiful Container Garden

A container garden is a great way to make the most of limited gardening space. They provide a focal point in an existing garden, and they can tie architectural elements from your home into your landscaping. Placed on a deck or patio, container gardens can also add a splash of color and beauty to outdoor … Continue reading 5 Steps to a Beautiful Container Garden

3 New Unilock Hardscape Updates & Trends

As a Unilock authorized contractor, Landscape Creations has some exciting news to share. Unilock has announced key updates and trends pertaining to its product line and authorized contractor program. What do these updates and trends mean to you as a homeowner who is looking to add curb appeal? They mean a new paver option with … Continue reading 3 New Unilock Hardscape Updates & Trends

How to Plan Ahead for Landscape Design Projects

Whether you’d like your yard to have a more welcoming appearance or want to turn your boring backyard into a beautiful outdoor living space, it’s important to plan well in advance for home landscape design projects. Lack of knowledge about the process can cause you to feel pressured if you haven’t allowed enough time to … Continue reading How to Plan Ahead for Landscape Design Projects

How Will Winter Affect Your Landscaping?

After a cold winter in the Chicago suburbs, you might begin to wonder how your landscaping will be affected by the many months of ice and snow. The impact of the winter can depend on a number of environmental factors (such as site and soil characteristics) and on the types of plants or hardscape involved. … Continue reading How Will Winter Affect Your Landscaping?

Glen Ellyn Patio Installation – An Old World Look Using New Technology

Award-Winning Glen Ellyn Residential Patio Installation The Shah family called us with an inquiry about a custom patio arrangement to accentuate their beautiful Glen Ellyn home. I met with them and they conveyed their wish list that included a multi-level layout with a cooking area, intimate seating area, and an outdoor room for dining. Together, … Continue reading Glen Ellyn Patio Installation – An Old World Look Using New Technology