Strike a Balance of Softscapes and Hardscapes

There was a time when only the softscape — plant material — really mattered in landscaping. But now, you’ll find a good mixing of plant material and hardscaping — that is, heavy elements that add structure and function.

Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden

It’s hard to believe, but nearly 400 plants can be poisonous to cats and dogs. Learn from the landscape experts how to protect your animals and your gardens from nosy critters.






Landscaping Designs That Reflect Your Style and Interests

Now is a great time to tailor out outdoor landscapes. Learn from our local experts how to achieve a top-notch backyard landscape, so you can enjoy it all year long.






Success Story: Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center

They started as farmers, and have spent nearly 40 years tending to and growing their thriving flower shop and nursery. Discover why they love their work, and how they share that passion with the Crystal Lake community.