We excel at bringing all elements of landscape design together
As a full service landscape, design and construction company located in Mt. Prospect IL, we know how to create a seamless experience with full-featured landscape construction projects. Our process is designed to take care of you each step of the way.
- 3D rendering
- Garden planting
- Garden enhancements
- General landscaping
- Landscape architecture
- Paving & patios
- Retaining walls
- Seat walls
- Natural stone
- Snow removal
- Bluestone patios
- Carpentry work
- Pergolas + gazeebos
- Fire pits + fireplaces
- Outdoor grill islands
- Turf care
Residential & Commercial Excellence
You will always get satisfactory results, whether you contract with us to install a storm water drainage system or a full-featured landscape design and construction project.
We worked with Mary from Wave Outdoors for our landscaping project. She was thorough and thoughtful in her plan and consistent in communication. Mary earned trust by showing options that would have longevity- native plants, placing plants in shade vs non-shade, and watering solutions. Ultimately, we’re so happy with the warmth the design has brought our home, and we look forward to seeing it continue to grow.Read More
Wow!!! We had a wonderful experience with Wave Outdoors. Wave Outdoors is located in Mount Prospect which was appealing to me to support local businesses.
Brian worked with us from start of finish. He came and walked our property in the beginning and really listened to our ideas and also incorporated his own landscape design expertise. He walked us through his beautiful design and made recommendations for trees, shrubs, and plants that would be successful in our zone.
Our curb appeal went up 1000%. While I have been out watering many people have stopped and commented on how beautiful everything looks. Some have even asked if they could snap a picture or two. 😎
The crews that came in and took all of the old landscaping out, were here each day on time and left the area neat and clean when they were finished for the day.
THANK YOU Wave Outdoors and Brian Dreher for helping to guide us with this project. It truly has been a pleasure working with Wave Outdoors. I would highly recommend Wave Outdoors for any landscaping design, installations, or any other outdoor needs you may have.
Colleen and Michael MorenoRead More
Our back yard garden bed (partly in sun, partly in shade), along the rear property line, was in need of some landscaping. Over the nearly 40+ years we have lived here, we had randomly planted several lilac bushes, a few hosta plants, several patches of narcissus, some pachysandra, and a small number of ferns, but there was no unifying design. Everything we had planted competed with weeds and unwanted brush that had sprouted up around them. We had always wanted to look out our kitchen window and see a beautifully planned display of perennials, shrubs, and trees and finally decided to do something about it.Read More
We found Wave Outdoors and started working with designer Mary DiCarlo last fall, after we cleared much of the bed of unwanted foliage and installed a backyard fence to allow our newly adopted rescue dog to run free. We were looking to get a design created and the landscaping installed early this spring.
Over the fall and winter months, Mary worked with us via several on-site visits, email exchanges, and Zoom sessions to finalize a design. Mary was a careful listener and tried to incorporate our wishes from the start, while making several small adjustments to the design several times at our request. Just a few days before the installation, when a particular specimen tree she had planned for us was in short supply, Mary made several weekend visits to local garden centers to find us the perfect tree. This was above and beyond the call of duty!
The installation work was planned for two days in late April, but was completed by the Wave Outdoors 3-man crew, led by Rob, in a single day. Good timing, because the next day it rained almost all day, giving the plantings a good drink. The crew worked hard all day, doing additional unplanned tasks, such as trimming overhanging branches to make room for newly-planted (but sure to grow tall eventually) spruce trees, and also repairing some lawn spots from our dog. They also cleaned up better than any crew who has ever worked on our property.
We are so happy with the finished result already, but knowing that perennials operate in a “sleep, creep, leap” fashion in the three years after planting, we expect the bed to look fantastic over the next 2-3 years as the plantings mature. The plantings were designed to be a mixture of tall, medium, and short heights, of a variety of textures and foliage color, with bloom colors expected in at different times in spring, summer, and fall. The evergreen plantings will remain blue-green throughout the year.
We highly recommend Wave Outdoors and designer Mary DiCarlo for your landscaping needs (they do hardscaping also)! The entire process was well-documented with excellent communication from start to finish. Any small issues found after installation were taken care of very quickly. Initial and final payments were easy using Zelle, but Wave Outdoors also accepts personal checks and credit cards.
Looking forward to warmer weather when we can be outside on our patio enjoying our beautiful new landscape!
We worked with Brian on landscaping and hardscaping for our Lincoln Park townhome, and they did such an amazing job that two of our neighbors asked for his contact information and at least one of them moved forward with Wave Outdoors too!
Our 100% satisfaction started with consultation on design for a paver patio replacement that includes a small retaining wall and various shrubs/ground cover in several garden beds in the front and side of our home. Brian pointed us to a nearby distributor to choose among Unilock pavers then coordinated three complementary products for the patio itself, the wall, and the wall topper. We are busy professionals and wanted low maintenance landscaping, and Brian's knowledge of good plants for our climate and lifestyle was spot-on.
After an informative design phase (with two in-person appointments that Brian kept reliably and that also included some hand-holding with our HOA to secure necessary approvals), the work crew arrived promptly on the appointed date and worked quickly to complete the entire job in only 3 or 4 days from demolition/removal of the old patio to installation of all hardscaping, plants, and ground cover. We immediately had the nicest patio of anyone in our complex of 48 units, and the high quality generated a lot of neighborhood "buzz" given how visible Brian and his crew's work is for everyone in the complex.
Our only regret is that we didn't go with the sprinkler system that Brian proposed at a reasonable incremental cost that would have saved many, many hours of watering during summer months. We would wholeheartedly recommend Wave Outdoors for any job large or small!Read More
We had a wonderful experience working with Brian and the Wave crew for our backyard renovation. We wanted a complete gut out of our existing yard so we could start from scratch. Brian started by providing us with a design and worked with us to make sure the yard would be functional, fit our budget and looked beautiful. The end result turned out better than we imagined and we have a completely transformed space. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for someone honest, creative, and does the job right!Read More
Why choose us?
Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design specializes in the creation of unique landscapes that transform your house into the home of your dreams. We employ forward-thinking and technology to achieve your vision at a competitive rate.
Our construction and maintenance crews have 20+ years experience. Clients tell us the extended experience translates into the safe completion of projects that exceed their expectations.
Licenses & Qualifications
Each one of our crews are led by licensed professionals.
All the plant and landscaping work is overseen by educated horticulturists.
Our work is insured and we offer care free, industry leading warranties.
Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design uses advanced project management tools to deliver long-term customer satisfaction.
We deliver that satisfaction through our comprehensive range of expert outdoor construction, landscaping design & maintenance services. We service both residential and commercial clients, no matter how big or small - from yard grading to landscape architecture.
“Our focus is providing quality landscape design, clear and responsive communication, while keeping a healthy employee environment.”
- Brian Dreher, Horticulturist