Client Feedback

Front Yard PatioWe appreciated working with Laurie because she really listens and gets what it is you want. She actually realized and expanded upon what we had visualized. She has good people working for her and she oversees everything and stays right on top of the job.
Michael & Carol Becker, 1994
Rustic Stone PlantersLaurie Tanenbaum has worked with me and with my garden for several years. I found her to be creative, knowledgable, hard-working, accessible, and flexible in adapting her ideas to mine, and in finding ways to accomplish my goals. The result was a very beautiful garden, wonderfully designed for a very unusual space. I would recommend her and her services highly.
Joan Barr, 1996
City Home Landscape DesignLaurie designed back and front yard spaces, including a brick patio and new sod. We chose to install only the front yard landscaping at this time, with plans to do the backyard work next spring. Wonderful experience with Laurie! She came up with some lovely designs that fit within our budget. The work on the front yard was completed within a couple of days and looks great!
Keri Kramer, 1996
Do It Yourself BackyardLaurie listened to all of the things which were important to us, from the type of plants, the feel we wanted to achieve and the budget we wanted to stay within. It is very evident that not only does Laurie know about what looks good in a garden now, but also how to make sure it's easy for novices such as myself, to maintain looking wonderful. Since our yard is rather shady, and I also wanted plants to flower as much through the growing season as possible, she provide great selections which fulfilled both those desires.

In addition, as I wanted to be as 'Green' as possible, she recommended many plants which are native to this area, making it easier to sustain. Laurie was also really flexible about my desire to plant everything myself and to watch thing grow. After the garden was prepared, she placed the plants where they were to be planted and let me at it. I can't wait to see the garden grow into full maturity over the next couple of years. I will certainly be calling Laurie back when we are ready to do the front year & parkway area. Thanks Laurie for such an enjoyable experience.

Listen to Laurie's advice about plant spacing! She has a great eye for what the plants look like fully grown, and you need to give them the room to grow.
Anna Chan, 2008
Commercial Landscape DesignLaurie designed a landscape plan for the front and back yards of a 3-story brownstone in Bronzeville, and her team executed the plan.

I was very pleased with the plan and with the implementation. The yards look completely different from before the landscaping. Implementation was completed in a day. In the backyard, they had to change the design on the fly due to positioning a vegetable patch for optimal sunlight, but it all worked out fine. I highly recommend Laurie for any landscaping needs.
Pam Dempsey, 2008


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