Gardens By Design

Residential landscape design, Oak Park, Illinois.

Perennial GardenAndrea Green creates designs for homeowners in Chicago and its western suburbs. Her services range from small-garden consultations to design plans for the complete landscape.

Andrea's designs emphasize the color and seasonal flow of flower gardens, ornamental grasses and flowering shrubs and trees. Garden plans may include outdoor living areas such as decks and patios and structures and plants for shade and privacy. Her designs frequently include native plants selected for their hardiness, adaptability to local growing conditions and low maintenance requirements.

Designs are drawn to scale to provide detailed installation plans. After the design is completed, Andrea will direct you to qualified landscape contractors or work with the contractor of your choice. She can supervise construction as well to ensure the landscape is installed properly and according to plan. If you wish to create your own garden, Andrea offers help such as plant placement.

Other services include plant identification and coaching for gardeners. Learn which plants in your garden are desirable and which to remove, how to prune your favorite shrub or divide your perennials.