1. Natural landscaping, let us assist in creating or enhancing your woodland gardens or natural landscapes (West Chicago, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Oak Park), using native plantings, natural shade gardens , stone pathways, garden rooms in the natural landscapes….

    March 11, 2020 by MAX
    native and natural landscaping company in west Chicago and wheaton il
    natural landscaping in West Chicago – this woodland garden…..filled with spring blooming native species, followed later with fern, hosta, and shrub layers.

    We specialize in natural landscapes, native species and shade gardens. Where possible- we first remove the invasive and unwanted growth, and create a natural landscape using species that offer color, and interest and a a beneficial lift for the local pollinators!

    A natural landscape is in many cases less energy intensive, and aside from some weeding, is maintenance free! Native and colorful bluebells here, plus orn allium, and white violets. For a natural landscape – get in touch soon

    Natural landscaping near Winfield, and Wheaton, Glen Ellyn

    Ed Max- natural landscaper, naturalist and arborist.

    maxlandscape is a landscape company in St. Charles Il, landscape design in Geneva Il, ed max is a landscape designer and arborist from Geneva Il
    Springtime in the gardens of St. Charles , and early blooms of a vintage flower garden in Geneva Il, quite stunning.

  2. Custom Landscape designs in the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Il areas: a classic landscape renovation for year-round interest and color….

    March 5, 2020 by MAX
    traditional and historic landscapes of Wheaton, Il., custom designs by ed max
    Vintage and historic landscaping in Wheaton Il, and Glen Ellyn,

    It’s time to dust off those landscape plans, or start anew with new garden designs. Contact us soon for ideas on new outdoor living spaces, shade gardens , cottage gardens or a complete vintage landscape renovation- like see here in Wheaton Il on a famous Jarvis Hunt home. We used native plantings where possible plus many popular heirloom varieties from the early 1900’s when this classic home was built.

    Cottage gardens of Wheaton, Wheaton landscape design
    Historic home in Wheaton, Il., Vintage landscapes are now 5 yrs old, designed by Ed Max, Wheaton and West Chicago landscape designer

    Contact us today at hortusmax@gmail.com for a consultation.


  3. A Beautiful and Beneficial landscape project in Oak Park Il : a low-grow prairie with over 4 dozen native species and counting…..plus a water garden (to keep the run-off on site)

    March 1, 2020 by MAX
    renovations begin…
    a year in….

    What a response it has been (from the community AND the local wildlife) !!!

    As we thought trough this landscape installation, we had to think native, but lower growth height- to as not to impede visual clearance etc, as well as much thought going into species diversification, colors and bloom time. Species include 6 diiferent clumpoing grases (dropseed (Sporobolus, Little blues etc) plus wetland species (we diverted the gutters to a swale/water garden) like Lobelias, sedges etc, along with many native savanna blooming species to maximize great colors plus pollinator friendly species offering nectar and seedheads.

    The best time to get new landscapes installed is early to mid season- so contact us today for a consultation! Ed Max will stop by to see you.