Established in 1960, Schmechtig Landscapes is a full-service landscaping company taking pride in maintaining exceptional landscapes, irrigation systems, and landscape lighting. We preserve old-world traditions and perspectives introduced by our founder, Klaus Schmechtig, now passed down to his son, Michael. We welcome third-generation family member Matthew Schmechtig to our team.


Our company philosophy treats the landscape of our client’s property as an extension of their home by blending innovative landscape design solutions with experienced horticultural maintenance services. We continue our dedication to caring for the finest homes in Chicago and its North Shore and Northwest suburbs. Our creative landscape planning and property care management approach gives our clients the gift of spectacular living environments that enhance enjoyment and time spent with family and friends.


We continue navigating the landscape industry to discover new and improved landscaping techniques and modern design trends. As horticulture experts, we are passionate about developing and discussing various gardening methods with our clientele.


We offer free consultations! Our Design & Construction division is available to consult & create a preliminary design concept. We develop a master plan that is presented to and approved by our clients. Our Maintenance division focuses on property care management and weekly lawn service. We tailor a program to fit your property’s requirements. The Irrigation & Lighting division maintains and services your sprinkler system to water your plant beds, gardens, and lawn efficiently. Our experienced technicians work with your irrigation system and create flexibility to accommodate your ever-changing landscape. Our lighting professionals design, install and maintain your lighting system.


Schmechtig Landscapes is here to assist you with all your landscaping needs! We deliver quality service, exceptional landscaping, and the utmost professionalism. Please call us today for a complimentary consultation at 847-566-1233 or complete our contact form.

Creating living environments since 1960

Klaus SchmechtigFounder

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In the 1950’s, founder of the company, Klaus, came to the U.S. to work in the Chicago area from Germany where he was a highly regarded master gardener. As a young man he was strong, confident and full of the entrepreneurial spirit. He knew his experience, expertise and concern for others was all he needed and in 1960 began Schmechtig Landscapes. As his clientele grew, Klaus began to expand the company by adding employees and services.

Michael SchmechtigPresident

Growing up in the business and inspired to practice landscape architecture by his grandfather and father, Michael Schmechtig joined the company in 1987, bringing fellow landscape architects and horticulturalists with the same passion to create stunning outdoor environments to the company. Today, under his leadership, the firm continues to grow and serve the finest properties drawing its inspiration, philosophy and methodology implemented by Klaus when the company began.

Our Staff:


Toni Callahan – General Manager

Jorge Contreras –Maintenance & Operations Manager

Matthew Schmechtig – Account Manager

Tony Gonzalez – Account Manager

Jose Ceja Jr. – Account Manager

Alex Smith – Account Manager

Victor Romero – Irrigation & Lighting Manager

Lynn Galligan – Horticulturalist

Rachel Bisom – Senior Maintenance Account Administrator

Steve Conway – Plant Healthcare Manager

Stephanie Cadena – Accounting Professional

Ling Ji – Design/Build Director

Lisa Pollman – Design/Build Enhancement Director

Suzanne Hilton – Landscape Design & Support

Brad Dietrich – Construction Supervisor

Nicole Curcio – Social Media & Marketing Coordinator



Our proven approach begins with sharing landscape ideas; whether it’s a master landscape design plan, an enhancement intended for changes/additions to an existing landscape, or property care management, we begin by asking questions to encourage a creative, open environment. By taking direction from you, the architectural style of your home, and the site, we, in turn, provide a unique custom outdoor living solution that compliments and reflects your lifestyle and preference.



Your landscape is full of life and a continually growing investment reflecting your personality and property. A full-service landscaping company has the knowledge and expertise to manage your home’s outdoor spaces with a staff of designers, horticulturists, plant & tree health care specialists, and certified landscape technicians.

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Since 1960 our successful landscaping has come from dedication to building long-term relationships with our clients – and that’s why most of our work comes directly from referrals. Whether a landscape design project or landscape and lawn property maintenance care plan, our full-service outdoor living approach gives you the gift of time to spend with family and friends. Our staff is dedicated to customer service, and we are proud of the long-term relationships we have nurtured, including our second-generation clients.

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