John Huiner is now a Certified Landscape Technician!

Congratulations to John Huiner for becoming a Certified Landscape Technician in Turf Maintenance. The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association administers the written and hands-on field tests. The certification indicates that the technician can meet strict performance and safety standards in installation or maintenance in the landscape.

John was recently promoted to the Landscape Production Manager in Matteson.

John Huiner
John Huiner

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Photos

Below are pictures from our final day of construction at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Stay tuned for more pictures of the finished garden! Join us at the show March 15-23 at Navy Pier! Tickets can be purchased at www.chicagoflower.com

This purple annual flower is called Senetti. This has been a favorite of everyone who passes through our garden!
This purple annual flower is called Senetti. This has been a favorite of everyone who passes through our garden!
Thank you to Crate and Barrel for supplying the furniture and the lights. It really helped our backyard space come alive!
Thank you to Crate and Barrel for supplying the furniture and the lights. It really helped our backyard space come alive!
We are so proud of our team! The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be a great memory for all of us!
We are so proud of our team! The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be a great memory for all of us!
Our garden was featured on ABC-7 on Friday afternoon!
Our garden was featured on ABC-7 on Friday afternoon!

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Construction Photos–Day 7

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is just 3 days away! Check out our construction photos from Day 7. The majority of the plants were installed today. It is so great to see Spring color!!!

Our fire pit has fire now! The back yard is ready for furniture! Crate and Barrel will delivering the furniture tomorrow!
Our fire pit has fire now! Crate and Barrel will delivering the furniture tomorrow!
A close-up view of the fountain in the front yard.
A close-up view of the fountain in the front yard.
Despite the 6" of snow today, we still get to see spring color!!!
Despite the 6″ of snow today, we still get to see spring color!!! Thank you to K-Fish Color, Midwest Groundcovers, and Twixwood Nursery for supplying the plant material.
Pachysandra and annuals are planted at the entrance to the formal home.
Pachysandra and annuals are planted at the entrance to the formal home.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Opens in 4 days!

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is just 4 days away! Below are pictures from Construction Day 6.

Today our crew worked on installing the pergolas in the back yard.
Today our crew worked on installing the pergolas in the back yard.
Miguel touches up the paint on the facade.
Miguel touches up the paint on the facade.
Our trees have leaves!!! Thank you to Ted's Greenhouse for forcing the plant material for us!!!
Our trees have leaves!!! Thank you to Ted’s Greenhouse for forcing the plant material for us!!!
Our crew installs lights for the trees in the parkway.
Our crew installs lights for the trees in the parkway.
This is a view from above Festival Hall at Navy Pier. It's going to be a fun week at the Show!
This is a view from above Festival Hall at Navy Pier. It’s going to be a fun week at the Show!

Behind the Scenes of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Day 5

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show opens on Saturday! Check out our progress photos from Day 5!

Our crew worked really hard on the back yard today! Crabapples were installed and the pavers are nearly complete!
Our crew worked really hard on the back yard today! Crabapples were installed and the pavers are nearly complete!
The pond was filled with water today! It will be stocked with fish for the show.
The pond was filled with water today! It will be stocked with fish for the show.
These guys are good! The bluestone entry was completed today.
These guys are good! The bluestone entry was completed today.
The crew started installing the pavers for the front walk today. This is scheduled to be finished tomorrow.
The crew started installing the pavers for the front walk today. This is scheduled to be finished tomorrow.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Construction – Day 4

Check out the photos of construction at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The show opens next Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagoflower.com

The crew started installing the pavers in the front yard today. We think you will really like this paver!
The crew started installing the pavers in the front yard today. We think you will really like this paver!
Final adjustments are made to the facade...
Final adjustments are made to the facade…
The crew started installing the bluestone in the front yard today. A big thank you to Aspen Valley Landscape Supply for supplying the stone!
The crew started installing the bluestone in the front yard today. A big thank you to Aspen Valley Landscape Supply for supplying the stone!
The base was installed in the back yard today. Pavers are scheduled to be installed Monday.
The base was installed in the back yard today. Pavers are scheduled to be installed Monday.

Construction at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show–Day 3

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is just 9 days away! Check out our progress on Day 3 of construction.

The facade is nearly complete. There will be a structure over the entrance to the gray home, as well.
The facade is nearly complete. There will be a structure over the entrance to the gray home, as well.
The parkway walls have been built. The parkway will have trees, annuals, and perennials.
The parkway walls have been built. The parkway will have trees, annuals, and perennials.
Arborvitae were installed around the perimeter of the back garden. Thank you to Wilson Nurseries for supplying the plant material.
Arborvitae were installed around the perimeter of the back garden. Thank you to Wilson Nurseries for supplying the plant material.

Behind the Scenes of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Day 2

Check out the photos below of the progress we made on Day 2 at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Please plan on attending and check out our garden. Tickets can be purchased at www.chicagoflower.com

Belgard Retaining Wall Blocks are being cut so that we can begin building the outer walls of the garden.
Belgard Retaining Wall Blocks are being cut so that we can begin building the outer walls of the garden.
The Matteson guys are working on installing the bar.
The Matteson guys are working on installing the bar.
The Plainfield guys are taking measurements for the dining area in the backyard.
The Plainfield guys are taking measurements for the dining area in the backyard.
The facade was installed and the siding has started being installed on the back.
The facade was installed and the siding has started being installed on the back.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Construction Begins!

The construction for our garden at the 2014 Chicago Flower and Garden Show started today. A total of 8 trucks were unloaded at Navy Pier. Check out our progress below. Stay tuned for daily updates!

Our landscape architects marked out our garden space today. This pictures shows the foundation of the house facade in place.
Our landscape architects marked out our garden space today. This pictures shows the foundation of the house facade in place.
Our crew unloads a VERY large tool box from the truck.
Our crew unloads a VERY large tool box from the truck.
This saw will be used to cut pavers.
This saw will be used to cut pavers.
Our truck sits in the loading dock of Navy Pier. We live in a beautiful city!
Our truck sits in the loading dock of Navy Pier. We live in a beautiful city!