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Landscape Design

Landscape Design2024-02-20T02:04:57+00:00

Transform Your Outdoor Space.

Landscape design is the perfect way to take your outdoor space and make it something truly special. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy backyard oasis or an inviting front entry, landscape architect design gives you the power to unleash your vision and create a place that is uniquely yours.

From selecting materials that reflect your tastes and style to working with experienced professionals who understand how to get the job done right, landscape design by a landscape architect can help you transform any exterior space into a beautiful and harmonious setting. With creative solutions for even the most challenging of spaces, Bret-Mar Landscaping can give you a unique space where you can relax, entertain, or simply enjoy nature in all its glory. Get ready to unlock your potential with landscaping design!


With the right outdoor planning, you can create a unique space that’s both beautiful and functional. From pathways to garden beds, let our landscape architect help you craft a stunning landscape that will make your home stand out from the rest.


Homeowners who invest in professional landscape design by a landscape architect can increase their home value significantly. A well-designed landscape, featuring lush greenery and thoughtful features is a great way to make your home stand out to potential buyers.


Let us use your vision to turn your home into the outdoor paradise of your dreams! With professional landscape architect design, you can create a stunning backyard that you’ll love to show off. Transform your outdoor living space today!

Unleash Your Dream Garden with Our Landscape Architect

A dream garden is more than just a collection of flowering plants and water features. It’s a carefully crafted space that reflects your personality and complements your home’s architecture. At Bret-Mar Landscape & Hardscape, our licensed landscape architect is skilled in creating garden designs that do just that.

Whether you’re looking for a tranquil retreat filled with lush container gardens or a vibrant space bursting with color from meticulously designed flower beds, our landscape architect can turn your garden ideas into reality. We consider every aspect of your garden plans, from the selection of flowering plants to the placement of hardscape elements like retaining walls, ensuring that every detail contributes to the overall aesthetic and functionality of your garden.

Fresh cut grass and fresh mulch and flowers in Homer Glen, Illinois. Landscape architecture design.

A Journey to Your Personal Paradise

Creating a dream garden is a journey of imagination and creativity, a process that transforms an ordinary outdoor space into a personal paradise. At Bret-Mar Landscape & Hardscape, our licensed landscape architect is your guide on this journey, bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to every garden design project.

Understanding Your Vision

Our process begins with understanding your garden ideas and vision. Do you imagine a serene sanctuary filled with the soothing sounds of a water feature and the delicate beauty of container gardens? Or perhaps you envision a vibrant space teeming with colorful flowering plants and intricate flower beds? Whatever your dream, our landscape architect is here to listen and translate your ideas into a feasible and beautiful design.

Crafting the Design

Once we understand your vision, our landscape architect begins the process of crafting your garden design. This involves careful selection of plants that not only fulfill your aesthetic preferences but also thrive in your garden’s specific conditions. We also consider the placement of hardscape elements such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls, ensuring they enhance the garden’s beauty while adding functionality.

Detailed Garden Plans

To help you visualize the final result, we provide detailed garden plans. These plans serve as a roadmap for your dream garden, outlining where each plant and hardscape element will be placed. They allow you to see how different elements work together to create a harmonious and cohesive design.

Bringing the Design to Life

Once the design is finalized, our team of experienced professionals brings it to life. We handle everything from the preparation of the site to the planting of the garden and the installation of hardscape elements. Our goal is to create a garden that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

At Bret-Mar Landscape & Hardscape, we believe that every homeowner deserves a garden that reflects their personality and enhances their home’s appeal. Let our licensed landscape architect guide you on the journey to your dream garden.


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Listen to what our raving customers have to say about working with Bret-Mar Landscaping!

“I know a guy…”
How many times have you asked for a recommendation and gotten this as a response? When it comes to landscaping work for your home, friends and family that you ask will probably be able to offer you the name of either an individual or a service.
A call to Bret-Mar is one of the best things you can for your home and for yourself. The entire team is knowledgeable, easily accessible, open to listening to your thoughts and wishes.
I have used Bret-Mar exclusively over the last 25 years. They have never disappointed me. I have had them work in both my front and back yard, designing and planting flowers, shrubs, and trees. They have put in a brick paver walkway outside the front of the house, and worked very hard and creatively to make my dream of having a waterfall and pond in my backyard become a reality. My backyard is my sanctuary and Sharon and Ashley need to take a lot of credit for this.
I cannot say enough about this family and all of the wonderful, hard-working people that on staff at Bret-Mar and help to make homes beautiful!

Dawn B.

green backyard with hardscaped paver patio. Fresh cut lawn with proper sod treatment and fertilization services from bret-mar landscaping

We have worked with Bret-Mar landscape for several of the projects in our yard and their work is top-notch. The entire team and crew at Bret-Mar goes above and beyond in their attention to detail, professionalism, communication & care throughout the project, as well as ensuring the scope (and price) of the project is honored and maintained throughout. Our yard has become a feature of our property and we are so grateful that Bret-Mar brought our vision to life.

Jenny Earnest

small backyard with excellent landscape design

Bret Mar Landscaping re-designed my entire backyard. I worked with their landscape designer Bailey and together (mostly with her input) we designed a beautiful stone patio with walkways, winding secret pathways of flagstone around the house, a beautiful fire pits, and all with creative and lovely landscaping, giving our yard privacy, peacefulness and beauty. We were also dealing with some serious drainage issues that we originally had expected to pay through the nose to fix, but at every turn Bret Mar has saved us money. The quote for the patio came under the proposal price (by over $2000) as well as our expected drainage price tag being lower. They are able to do all of this because they have experienced people running a professional business. The designer and owners are involved, and on the site making sure the job is being done the right way. At every turn I was being consulted to make sure it was being done to my satisfaction. I have dealt with landscaping companies in the past and have always come away frustrated and disappointed. Thank you Bret Mar for a wonderful experience. I will be calling soon to freshen the front yard.

Megan Waldridge

Outdoor Kitchen

Bret-Mar just completed landscaping for our home. This is the second home they have done for us. They have the best, most hard working employees. Sharon did our design which we are very happy with. The employees who came out to do the job were very accommodating, very knowledgeable, and answered my many questions. They even encourage you to contact them with any questions that may come up in the future. I would definitely recommend them!

Susan W.

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We had Bret-Mar design and plant our Landscaping in May of this year. We are absolutely thrilled with the beauty and natural look of the Landscaping.
We met with Sharon in January 2019 and decided what we would like. Sharon was very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. She suggested a wide range of plantings and trees and she came to our home to review the plans. The staff and workers were friendly, courteous, and experienced. Many of her workers have been employees for many years. Bret-Mar has a Maintenance program with many options which we plan to take advantage of this year. We highly recommend Bret-Mar for all your Landscaping needs.

Roseanne G.

paver stone walkway with steps hardscaped by bret-mar landscaping. Retaining wall with bright green shrubs, rocks and flowers surrounding retaining wall.

We have been customers of Bret-Mar Landscaping for about 8 years now. They are a great family own and run business. We have had them build a retaining wall for our driveway, landscape the front of our house, and complete Spring Clean up for both our landscaping and my backyard herb garden including weeding, mulch, and fertilizing. They have been extremely responsive to our needs and creative with their solutions to our landscaping challenges.

Shelby C.

multi-layer paver stone retaining wall filled with fresh flowers and mulch. hardscaping service by bret-mar

I’ve been a customer of Bret-Mar Landscaping for the past 3 years and appreciate their attention to detail in all the work they do. I’ve worked with other landscapers in the past and have always had a punch list of things that weren’t done right that required them to come back out to correct them. This isn’t the case with Bret-Mar. Ashley is a pleasure to work with. We meet early in the Spring and discuss the plan for the year and have regular touch points before the crew arrives on site. I highly recommend the landscape maintenance program. It allows me to spend more time with my family by taking care of the routine landscape choirs that are done throughout the year that would have taken me several weekends to complete. It also allows me to focus on the gardening that I really enjoy doing. Thanks Ashley and the Bret-Mar team!

Raymond G.

Raymond G. Bayside Landscaping 7

We have used Bret-Mar Landscaping at our house in Homer Glen since moving to the area a few years ago. They do outstanding work and are incredibly helpful in walking through all the various landscaping options for areas on our property. Ashley has gone above and beyond in making sure things are done well and coordinating the work at our house. Highly recommended!

Stephen P.

fancy white paver patio in backyard with pergola and fresh but grass in homer glen illinois

We have been using Bret-mar Landscaping for the past ten years. At first it was for landscape design and then for spring and fall clean up. We are now using them for year round maintenance and we couldn’t be happier with their service and attention to detail. In the past we used different services and they fell short in one way or another. Not so with Bret-Mar. The entire team from the owners to the crew pay attention to the needs of your property as if it were their own. We couldn’t be happier.

Charlene K.

Charlene K. Bayside Landscaping 8

I’ve never done a landscaping project before. We’ve been in our house over 5 years and never much cared for the original landscaping and it was time for a complete overhaul. I could not be more happy with the team at Bret Mar – especially Bailey & Ashley – who helped me figure out exactly what I wanted, and then their amazing team who did the job perfectly. And it came in UNDER BUDGET!!

Victorio P.

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Transform Your Home Today.

Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced team members and get started on your perfect landscape.

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