Landscaping is like the dressing on a salad. It's okay without it, but really adds a lot to it when done well.  Having a professional landscaper manage your lawn and yard can really make the difference between an okay lawn with decent grass coverage and a really great one with a thick lush yard.   It's not always smart to go with the first landscaper near you that you find, but rather get at least 3 estimates from various professionals that can help you evaluate the process.

Whether it's putting in new edging, adding river rock, or hardscape features, a professional landscaper will be able to provide the right tools and materials to make sure the lawn and yard are well maintained.

Old World Brick Paving of Franklin Park, Ill., scaled down some portions of this outdoor kitchen and patio to keep it from looking overcrowded. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Priya K. of Oak Park, Ill.)
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Franklin Park, IL. contractor wins homeowner's business by doing one job at a time and being candid about what will work best in her backyard.
dining table on top of a paver patio with view of the city below.
PatioHardscaping – Pavers & Stepping Stones
Consider these 5 tips from a hardscaping expert if you plan to put in a new paver patio. Find a quality contractor who follows all of these recommendations.
A fire pit can add warmth and interest to a backyard patio. (Photo courtesy of member Karin L. of Tucson, Arizona)
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If you're considering installing a fire pit in your outdoor living area one of the first questions you'll need to answer is wood-burning or gas-powered?
walkway pavers
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping Stones
Liquefaction is when water and loose sediments creep into soil, causing it to gradually lose its strength.
Lawn Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems
Nobody wants to see their garden and flowers destroyed by deer. One highly rated provider shares three tips to keep the deer away from your plants and yard.