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Landscape design for all seasons!

Often we find landscapes designed only for three seasons: spring, summer and fall. The landscape goes from breathtaking to drab, and some people don’t realize the spectacular things we can do to bring out the wonders of our Midwest winter season. Think winter landscape first When we design your landscapes, or do a renovation of your matured landscapes, we think of winter first. By adding plants, trees and hardscapes into your landscape that are interesting or unique, you will have a landscape fit for all four seasons. Winter interest in landscape largely emanates from the architecture of the lawn and gardens: Ornamental grasses add sweeping background to your other plants. Hydrangeas, dormant, with flowers intact, look like oversized snowflakes when covered with frost. Hollies, heavenly bamboo, barberry and other winter fruiting plants add unexpected splashes of brilliant reds and oranges. Deciduous trees bring drama as they rise up dark and …

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