Landscaping Ideas for Your Home

Landscaping Ideas for Your Home

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 landscaping for your home the space is multi-dimensional, artistic and sensory. It’s not just about what plants go where, it’s about all the landscape ideas you have when determining how to landscape your property and the materials and supplies needed.



Schmechtig Landscapes, Winnetka, Illinois, Patio with Pergola Structure

Look at the site from many views when creating your landscape design to create a feeling.  One aspect of design that should not be overlooked is the use of structures in the landscape. Unique landscape structures add dimension and interest to any design. A custom designed pergola, which supports a client’s favorite fragrant plant, may be a design focus. Or a pergola that not only protects a family from the afternoon sun, but repeats an architectural element of the home is as important as the plants and hardscapes.



Historic Landscape Restoration Design, Schmechtig Landscapes, Wilmette, Illinois

Each design should be unique to the owners, their home, property and desires. By incorporating unique pieces of sculpture (fountains, pots and statues) as well as custom built structures such as gazebos, pergolas and arbors, the design becomes personal. Landscape design is more than just placing plants; garden structures have become an integral element as well, and should be an important part of each project.



Front Entrance Landscaping Ideas, Schmechtig Landscapes, Winnetka, Illinois


The front yard is the “first impression” that a guest coming to your home would experience. The entry walk should be designed to be very welcoming, with an inviting width in the paving and big impact flowering beds to catch the eye.  As one proceeds up your walk, consider including an “outdoor foyer space”, which can be accented with a decorative bench or a collection of multi-sized ornamental pots for additional color.  Your front yard is not just meant to be viewed in passing, but provide a comfortable place to sit and be enjoyed.



Backyard Landscaping Ideas, Pool, Outdoor Kitchen and Fire Pit, Winnetka, Illinois Schmechtig Landscapes                                                                          


Backyard’s have become the outdoor entertainment hub with outdoor kitchen’s, dining and living areas featuring fireplaces and firepits. Everyone needs a little help and inspiration with landscaping ideas. is the online idea resource providing the information you need for your home. You can find ideas, product information and contractors for every area of your home including your design ideas for your landscape and garden including how to landscape.  This site provides inspiration, advice and product selections for every palate.  Schmechtig is proud to be a Houzz Pro earning the Best of Design and Service awards.  Get your Landscape and Garden inspirations here: