1. Controlled burns benefit the woodlands and gardens.

    March 18, 2015 by MAX

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    Same area of this woodland garden a month after the fire – what a difference!

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    Controlled fires can make a quick clean up of a messy, and leaf clogged woodland. Be sure to have the proper permits, safety training, and water at the ready! Use an experienced crew to burn your prairies and woodlands. Your open spaces will appreciate it!

    Call us or email to set a consultation date.

     


  2. Naperville Landscapes: restorations

    April 15, 2014 by MAX
    replacement steps with limestone

    replaced wooden steps with limestone blocks, patio installed with ‘ Brussels Blocks’ and garden walls made of flagstone

     


  3. Max’s Greener Places, Naperville, Il

    March 30, 2014 by MAX
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    Species used to dry, harsh conditions such as geranium, nepetas, and dropseed (native grass), also good for pollinators!

    Give us a call or an email soon to discuss your landscaping needs for this year. A new patio, a shade garden, or a native landscapes – we can help! Call us @ 630 209 3005 or email @ hortus1@aol.com. We are avail. for consultation, arborist advice, and design ideas!

     


  4. Outdoor living, patio design and walkway installation. click on photos to enlarge

    March 17, 2014 by MAX
    Southern Hinsdale, on the lake.

    Lakefront (Hindsdale Il) natural stone staircase eases the transition to the lower portion of the yard (lake not seen).

    Call soon for a consultation and quote!

    maxlandscape paver patios, max's greener places patios

    Quite the look: a vintage – appearing paver from Unilock called ‘Copthorne’, one of Ed Max’s favorites

    New stone steps, new landing, walkway, drive all made of pavers, lg. unilock product, and natural stone streps.

    A new stone walk, landing and porch; all made of mortared stone plus lg.  Unilock pavers. A new landscaping gives a nice pop in this sunny southern facing drought tolerant garden, using many native species. West Chicago, Winfield, Wheaton area

    Spring is upon us- time to plan for that new brick paver or natural stone patio and walkways. Drop us a note to get a unique design & quote today!

     

     


  5. A Naperville perennial border- giving the landscape that extra ‘pop’

    March 12, 2014 by MAX
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    Landscape borders help give an ordinary landscape more depth and much more color. Repetition is the key here.

     

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    Seasonal landscaping and bed care available  from Max’s Greener Places and @ maxlandscape.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  6. Native Bloodroot – soon to appear

    by MAX

    We can’t wait for this snow to melt. One reason, is that when the soils are exposed to the sun in a woodland garden, Bloodroot, and many other very early spring ephemerals emerge-and quickly, before the trees leaf out. We here at Max’s Greener Places and maxlandscape.com try to incorporate native species into the landscape where at all possible. Reasons are: beneficial for all poliinators (many of which are on the decline), no need for additional water once established, and for their incredible beauty!

    Bloodroot  (Sanguniaria can).red juice from the root. Was utilized by native Americans in many ways.

    Dupage county natives, maxlandscape.com natives

    A native of our northern hardwoods and used in our landscape designs at maxlandscape.com , seen in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton shade gardens

     


  7. Think Peonies for 2014

    November 30, 2013 by MAX

    Easy to care for, stunning in their infinite styles, shapes, and colors:’

    Seen here in West Chicago landscape, shade garden

    Tree peonies bloom once a year in Winfield , Wheaton Il gardens

    Nippon beauty - a single peony, does not flop in the rain!

    Nippon beauty – a single peony, does not flop in the rain!

    Naperville Il english garden plant, easy to grow!

    A coral colored peony- really incredible!