Let LawnCare by Walter’s team of talented designers create a hardscape or softscape to suit your home or place of business. At home, we can transform your outdoor area into a space that is functional for family gatherings, larger parties, or small intimate occasions by adding the appropriate hardscape items such as lighting, patios, necessary retaining walls, fire pits, and water features. Beautifully arranged flowers, plants, and foliage can help you achieve privacy and shade. We’ll help make your place of business more inviting for both your employees and customers. A patio can serve as a great place for your workforce to have lunch outside and rejuvenate themselves before returning to their tasks. Seasonal décor around your company’s front door can help you portray your company as one that is organized and financially healthy.
Whether you’re looking to redesign your home or business, fill out our checklist and choose your dream landscape by selecting the items that apply to you. We offer both high and low maintenance options.
Create a beautiful terrain that is low maintenance throughout three seasons. By surrounding your home with a variety of plants, you’ll have a landscape that’s in sync with the sun and the earth’s rotation.
These avid gardeners enjoy working in their beautiful backyard garden, but wanted a little guidance when it came to renovating their outdated front foundation landscaping. The Yews were showing massive bare spots and the Junipers were overgrown and tired.
This owner's existing landscape plantings had surpassed their peak. The overgrown shrubs and struggling plant material were removed to make way for a new contemporary design developed with help from the homeowner.
We partnered with Green Key Landscape Design and the Miracle Mile Rockford to complete the landscape overhaul of the Rock River Blocks frontage beds along the corner of Alpine Road and State Street. The unassuming turf and tired Juniper shrubs were replaced with a low-profile mix of hardy, salt tolerant, colorful perennials such as Catmint, Salvia, and Allium.
When our homeowners moved into this home, they craved the beauty their previous home's landscaping provided. To enhance the existing backyard's modern feel, they wanted to add privacy and a colorful palette or ornamental favorites.
Having completed indoor renovations, this family was ready to tackle the outdoor landscape. Their goals: to create a contemporary landscape that enhanced the architecture of their home while also being sustainable incorporating native plants to support the local flora and fauna.
These homeowners set out to make sure their new building not only complemented their existing home, but created an aesthetically pleasing view for the neighbors and passersby. Unilock's Beacon Hill Smooth pavers in Bavarian Blend with a mixed Copthorne sailor course in Burnt Clay and Basalt were installed underneath the wrap-around porch adding warmth to the space.
When we first met the homeowners, they expressed an interest in a "world class" entryway and patio design suitable for hosting large get-togethers with family and friends. Size was important to them as well as the ability to entertain in weather that was less than ideal.
What does one do with a large backyard area? Entertain and host family and loved ones of course! The husband and wife living at this property knew that they wanted to enhance their outdoor living space but were unable to visualize what that would look like. Our landscape designer created a detailed design to help conceptualize the style and appearance for their expansive backyard.
The existing flagstone on this property had become an unappealing and difficult-to-navigate path no longer serving its intended purpose. We pulled and salvaged the usable pieces of flagstone, then excavated and expanded the proposed new walk from the driveway to the backyard pool deck.
The staff at Hononegah High School wanted to create a usable and respectful space for their existing flagpoles. This area is used by students and staff for occasional gatherings, and due to the hilly landscape, made these congregations awkward.
This beautiful river-front home has stunning views; unfortunately the only access to it was through the house or a treacherous worn staircase. With an update needed, there were some crucial components to consider before beginning this project: part of the existing stonework supported the upper deck; there was no machine access to the site (yup the crewmen lifted all these stones one by one by hand!) and the project was right on the property line.
The owners of this duplex home wanted to upgrade the look of their home by updating their worn-out concrete driveway and sidewalks. The new Belgard Hollandstone pavers in Bordeaux Beige were installed in one seamless layout without interruption from the driveway to both doors and finished with a matching soldier course..
In this case, the homeowner knew exactly what he wanted. He already had a beautiful second story deck and lower level patio for entertaining, but he knew he needed something more.
Our homeowner wanted to create a space to impress his guests. We started with a large focal stairway that leads to the top level of the yard using Belgard Granika step units in Cotswold Mist encased with large retailing walls measuring up to 3' high created from Belgard Wellington wall blocks in Cotswold Mist.
Our goal for this project was to modernize the homeowners' existing small patio area, creating a 'wow' factor. We achieved this by elevating the patio and creating built-in seating using Belgard Weston 3-piece wall block in Cotswold Mist.
Our homeowner wanted an updated landscape throughout the property, a small paved space in which to relax, and a privacy barrier that wasn't just a row of trees. We started by creating a small patio using Belgard Mega Dublin pavers in Cotswold Mist with Weston Universal stone seat walls, also in Cotswold Mist, bordering the patio.
This project's goal was to extend the outdoor living space from the deck to the lower yard by installing a paver patio. This large patio space, created from Belgard Lafitt pavers in Danville Beige and trimmed with a soldier course border using Hollandstone pavers in Charcoal, was adorned with Belgard Weston Universal and 3-piece wall stones in Danville Beige accent pillars and seat wall.
Our homeowner wanted a low maintenance landscape that provided three-season visual interest. We installed a mix of shrubs and perennials throughout the landscape beds that will expand as they mature resulting in less space for weeds and mulch maintenance.
The end goal on this specific project was to spruce up an existing driveway. Our customer really wanted to do something unique that would make a statement but wouldn't overpower the surrounding landscape.
To freshen the look of this concrete pad, we created a multi-level patio using Belgard Mega Dublin pavers in Gascony Tan and accented with a Belgard Hollandstone soldier course in Ashbury Haze. Pillars and steps were created from Belgard Weston Universal wall stone in Gascony Tan.
The goal of this assisted living facility was to create an interactive and safe space for the residents to enjoy a meal during the beautiful summer months. Handicap access and protection from nearby parking lot traffic were a must.
Safety had become a concern due to rotting and crumbling railroad ties at this business, and the owners were ready for a sleek, updated look. We installed Fond du Lac natural cut wall stone, keeping a similar layout to the preexisting wall.
Our goal for this project was to create unity among a mix of hardscape materials and implement one cohesive space that allowed for multiple uses: grilling, entertaining, lounging, seamless passage from multiple entrances, and safe passage for bare feet heading to the pool. The final plan incorporated Unilock's Beacon Hill paver in Bavarian Blend with a Brussels paver soldier course in Buff for the expansive patio space.
When we met with the homeowner of this project, she expressed a desire to expand her outdoor entertainment space from the current deck. So our designer and project manager Logan Alberts created a beautifully flowing oversized walkway from the deck that led to a new raised patio with a firepit behind the deck.
It's always a challenge creating functional spaces on a small footprint, but if you get a little creative it can be done! This homeowner wanted to create just that; a small functional living space. The challenge on this site was the grade change between the back door, the garage door, and the existing lawn which were all at different levels.
The existing berm for this homeowner was in need of a clean and updated look. Our Landscape Designer wanted to soften the shape of the landscaped bed by choosing natural Fon du Lac outcropping stone to complement the dense, yet airy Evergreens and plantings the homeowner originally chose.
This previously overgrown garden was in desperate need of a makeover. Our customer was looking to transform his existing garden to something more manageable and contemporary in style.
When first starting this project, the homeowners had planned to install an in-ground pool. Because the elevation of the grade drastically changed throughout parts of the backyard, a retaining wall was needed on the outer edge of the pool.
Sometimes we come across a customer who already has the idea and design in hand and is looking for a reputable company to perform the work. Lucky for us, this country club entrusted LawnCare by Walter to bring their drawing and idea to life! The product used for this beautiful seat wall was Unilock Olde Quarry wall stone in the color of Coffee Creek.
This project was uniquely designed to reflect the cultural background of our customer. Two of our talented Project Managers/Landscape Designers worked together to create a peaceful retreat of relaxation while incorporating the Asian elements of earth, water, stone, wood and a contrast of textures.
Relaxing doesn't always have to take place in the back yard. This existing ordinary looking concrete pad was renovated to incorporate more of a relaxed atmosphere so the home owner could peacefully sit out in front of his house.
When designing and executing projects big or small, it is extremely important to understand and listen to the wants and needs of the customer. With this project, the customer wanted to better utilize their beautiful backyard and had outgrown their existing small concrete patio.
When the homeowners of this picturesque log cabin came to us, they felt uninspired with their simple square patio. Ultimately, the homeowners sought an outdoor space that could be enjoyed day and night, whether it was a quiet family evening or a party of 10.
In this private and quiet setting, our Project Manager used the surrounding landscape to inspire a rustic themed outdoor space where family and friends could relax. The preexisting concrete patio started failing and our customer trusted us to create a provincial style landscape to enjoy for many years! The patio pavers used to create a natural look were Belgard Mega Libre in a Danville Beige color, the pillar walls that encase the wood beams on the beautiful wooden deck were Belgard Weston Wall in Gascony Tan color and the gorgeous stone staircase is Belgard Granika in the Gascony Tan color..