Tired of Winter? Dream It Away: Think Backyard Landscaping

Tired of Winter? Dream It Away: Think Backyard Landscaping

I think each of us living in the Chicago area is tired of the cold and snow.  Why not think and plan ahead for the upcoming warmer days?  Look at your backyard filled with snow and in your warm house plan a new look for this year. Here are some suggestinos from Laura Gaskill (see link below) using Schmechtig’s projects:

Think of your yard as a series of rooms –


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Consider steps and pathways between outdoor rooms –


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Get more function out of a small space with well-defined zones –


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Enhance a yard (front or back) with a unique water feature.


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Make a seating area feel more private – 


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Consider doing away with the lawn –


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Go wild with flowers –


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Extend your indoor living space with a deck –


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Get more out of secondary areas –


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Redraw your beds.


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Add evening ambience –


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Sketch out your ideas on paper, call a professional landscape company and use the expertise of a landscape architect/designer or garden designer to develop and install your ideas and have the space you want this season.

See more of what Laura has to say at: