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Landscape Design in Wheeling IL: Creating Customized Outdoor Spaces

Are you dreaming of a stunning outdoor space that will leave you breathless?

Look no further than Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design! With years of experience and a team of certified professionals, we are dedicated to providing exceptional landscaping services in Wheeling, Illinois, and the surrounding areas. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence, we are here to transform your outdoor space into something truly extraordinary. Whether you need a beautifully designed landscape, expert gardening services, deck installation, or any other service, we have you covered. Let's explore the wide range of services we offer and how we can bring your vision to life.

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Creating Stunning Designs For Residential & Commercial Clients

Landscape Design Services

At Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design, we understand the power of a well-designed landscape. Our landscape design services are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Our team of experts will work closely with you to understand your vision and create a design that surpasses your expectations. We take into consideration factors such as the layout of your property, the existing vegetation, and your desired style to ensure a cohesive and harmonious design.

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3D Landscape Design

Visualizing your dream landscape can be challenging, but with our cutting-edge 3D landscape design services, you can see your vision come to life before the first shovel hits the ground. Our advanced technology allows us to create realistic 3D renderings of your landscape design, giving you a clear picture of the final result. This enables you to make informed decisions and ensures that the end product aligns perfectly with your vision.

Transforming Your Garden

A vibrant and well-maintained garden can truly enhance the beauty of your property. Our expert gardening services are designed to keep your garden in pristine condition throughout the year. Our skilled horticulturists will provide regular maintenance, including pruning, fertilizing, and weed control, to ensure that your plants thrive and flourish. With our gardening service, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a stunning garden without the hassle of upkeep.

Enhancing Outdoor Living Spaces

Deck Installation Services

Imagine enjoying warm summer evenings on a beautifully crafted deck. Our deck installation services are tailored to your needs and lifestyle. We offer a wide range of materials, styles, and finishes to create a deck that perfectly complements your outdoor space. Our experienced team will guide you through the entire process, from design to installation, ensuring that every detail is carefully considered to create a deck that is both functional and visually stunning.

Pool Deck Installation

If you have a swimming pool, a well-designed pool deck is essential to complete the overall look and enhance safety. Our pool deck installation services combine functionality and aesthetics to create a pool area that is inviting and stylish. We will work with you to design a pool deck that meets your specific requirements, considering factors such as size, materials, and desired features. Whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary design, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.

Creating Beautiful and Functional Areas with Paving Services

A well-designed patio provides the perfect space for outdoor entertainment and relaxation. Our paving services are dedicated to creating beautiful and functional patios that enhance your outdoor living experience. We offer a wide range of paving materials, including concrete, natural stone, and pavers, to suit your style and budget. Our expert team will ensure precise installation, attention to detail, and quality craftsmanship to create a patio that becomes the focal point of your outdoor space.

Illuminating Your Landscape

Landscape lighting not only adds beauty and ambiance to your outdoor space but also enhances safety and security. Our landscape lighting services are designed to highlight the unique features of your landscape while providing functional illumination. We offer a variety of lighting techniques, such as uplighting, downlighting, and pathway lighting, to create a captivating and inviting atmosphere. Our team will carefully plan and install the lighting fixtures to achieve the desired effect and transform your landscape after dark.

Keeping Your Property Safe

Winter can be a magical season, but it also brings the challenge of snow and ice. Our professional snow removal services ensure that your property remains safe and accessible throughout the winter months. Our experienced team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to efficiently remove snow from driveways, walkways, and parking areas. We understand the importance of timely snow removal and take pride in providing prompt and reliable service to our clients. With Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design, you can enjoy a worry-free winter season.

Ensuring Proper Yard Grading for Water Management

Proper Wheeling yard grading is crucial for effective water drainage and preventing water-related issues. Our yard grading services focus on creating a slope that directs water away from your property and avoids pooling or flooding. Our experts will assess your property's topography, analyze the soil composition, and design a grading plan that promotes optimal water management. With our expertise, you can rest assured that your landscape will be properly graded, ensuring the longevity and health of your outdoor space.

Creating Stunning Hardscapes with Expert Services

Hardscaping features, such as retaining walls, pathways, and outdoor living areas, can add both beauty and functionality to your landscape. Our expert hardscaping services are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. We utilize high-quality materials and employ skilled craftsmanship to create stunning hardscape elements that seamlessly integrate with your overall landscape design. Whether you desire a cozy fire pit, an elegant water feature, or a captivating garden pathway, we have the expertise to bring your hardscape dreams to life.

Building Solid Spaces

Landscape construction involves the installation of durable and functional structures that form the foundation of your outdoor space. At Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design, we excel in landscape construction projects of all scales. From installing retaining walls and pergolas to constructing outdoor kitchens and seating areas, we have the experience and expertise to handle it all. Our skilled team will ensure that every aspect of the construction process is meticulously executed, resulting in a landscape that is built to last.

Adding Elegance with Outdoor Masonry

Outdoor masonry adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any landscape. Our outdoor masonry services encompass a wide range of elements, including stone walls, pillars, fireplaces, and water features. We work with a variety of materials, such as natural stone, brick, and concrete, to create stunning masonry features that blend seamlessly with your landscape design. Our skilled masons pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure precise installation and exceptional craftsmanship.

Crafting Functional and Aesthetic Features with Outdoor Carpentry

Outdoor carpentry combines functionality and aesthetics to create unique and practical outdoor structures. Our outdoor carpentry services cover a wide range of features, including pergolas, gazebos, decks, and fences. We work closely with you to understand your requirements and design preferences, ensuring that the final product exceeds your expectations. With our expert carpenters and attention to detail, you can expect exceptional craftsmanship and durable structures that enhance your outdoor living experience.

Efficient Irrigation and Stormwater Management Solutions

Proper irrigation and stormwater management are crucial for the health and sustainability of your landscape. Our irrigation and stormwater management services are designed to optimize water usage, minimize runoff, and promote efficient water distribution. We utilize advanced techniques and technologies to install irrigation systems that deliver the right amount of water to your plants while minimizing waste. Additionally, we implement stormwater management strategies to prevent erosion, flooding, and water pollution. With our expertise, your landscape will thrive while conserving water resources.

Comprehensive Landscaping Project Management In Wheeling IL

When you choose Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design for your landscaping project in Wheeling, IL, you can trust that we will take care of every aspect, from start to finish. Our experienced team not only provides exceptional landscaping services but also assists clients in obtaining the necessary permits required by the Wheeling Community Development Department. Here's how our comprehensive project management ensures a smooth and hassle-free experience:

1. Initial Consultation and 3D Design

We begin by conducting an initial consultation with our clients to understand their landscaping vision, goals, and specific requirements. This allows us to get a clear understanding of the project scope and tailor our services accordingly. We also discuss any permits that may be required for the project.

As part of our commitment to client satisfaction, we offer cutting-edge 3D landscape design services. Using advanced technology, we create realistic 3D renderings that bring your vision to life. This not only helps you visualize the final result but also ensures that all stakeholders are on the same page before any construction or installation work begins.

2. Permit Assistance

Navigating the permit process can be complex and time-consuming. At Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design, we understand the importance of obtaining the necessary permits to ensure compliance with local regulations. Our team is well-versed in the permit requirements of the Wheeling Community Development Department and will assist you in gathering the necessary documentation and submitting the permit applications.

We work closely with you to understand the specific Wheeling permits needed for your landscaping project, such as those for decks, concrete stoops, fences, gazebos, patios, driveways, and other landscaping-related elements. Our experienced staff will guide you through the process, ensuring that all necessary permits are obtained promptly and accurately.

3. Expert Installation and Construction

Once the necessary permits are secured, our skilled team gets to work on bringing your landscaping project to life. From installing patios, driveways, and decks to constructing gazebos, fences, and other outdoor structures, we handle every aspect of the project with meticulous attention to detail.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our craftsmanship and the use of premium materials. Our team consists of experienced professionals who are dedicated to delivering an exceptional job. We adhere to industry best practices, ensuring that all installations and constructions are done to the highest standards, exceeding your expectations.

4. Timely Completion and Client Satisfaction

At Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design, we understand that timeliness is essential for any landscaping project. Our team works efficiently and strives to complete projects within the agreed-upon timelines. We value open communication and keep our clients informed throughout the entire process.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We take pride in our ability to transform outdoor spaces and create landscapes that not only meet but exceed our clients' expectations. Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful, functional, and sustainable outdoor environment that you can enjoy for years to come.

5. Ongoing Support and Maintenance

Even after the project is completed, Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design is here to support you. We offer comprehensive maintenance services to ensure that your landscape remains in optimal condition. From regular service and plant maintenance to irrigation system checks and seasonal cleanups, we provide the ongoing support needed to keep your outdoor space looking its best.

In summary, Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design takes a holistic approach to landscaping project management. From the initial consultation and 3D design to permit assistance, expert installation, timely completion, and ongoing support, we are committed to delivering exceptional results and ensuring client satisfaction every step of the way. Trust us to handle your landscaping project in Wheeling, IL, and let us transform your outdoor space into a stunning oasis.


  1. How long has Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design been in business?

    Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design has proudly served the Wheeling, IL area for over 5 years. We also work with senior designers and teams that are highly trained and experienced. With our extensive experience, you can trust us to deliver exceptional landscaping services.

  2. What sets Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design apart from other landscaping companies?

    At Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design, we prioritize customer satisfaction and take a personalized approach to every project. Our team of certified professionals combines expertise, creativity, and attention to detail to create stunning landscapes that exceed expectations.

  3. Can Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design handle both residential and commercial projects?

    Absolutely! We cater to both residential and commercial clients. Whether you need landscaping services for your home, office, or any other commercial property, we have the expertise and resources to handle projects of all sizes.

  4. Does Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design offer paid consultations and quotes?

    Yes, we offer paid consultations and quotes to assess your landscaping needs and provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your project and a separate 3D Design. Our dedicated team will work closely with you to understand your vision and provide accurate pricing based on the scope of work.

  5. Are the landscaping services provided by Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design affordable?

    We strive to provide competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of our services. We offer transparent and detailed cost estimates, and our team will work with you to find solutions that align with your budget.

  6. How can I contact Wave Outdoors Landscape + Design for more information or to request a quote?

    To learn more about our landscaping services or request a quote, you can reach us at (312) 772-2300 or email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can visit our website at waveoutdoors.com to explore our services and fill out a contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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5 Stars - Based on 37 User Reviews

  • We initially found Wave Outdoors while we searched online for a company that did it all. We loved the idea of Yardzen, but when I asked them if they researched permitting rules and stuff like that when they created their designs their answer was no. I was shocked and knew there was no way we were paying all that money for a design that we might not even be able to do! Luckily we found Brian while searching for yard contractors. We made an appointment and Brian came to our house. We laid out our dreams of a three seasons room, attached porch and gazebo, exterior lighting, lush landscapes and buried sump pump hoses. Our dreams were big, and Brian listened to it all. After a little time he came back with pricing. Our dreams were WAY too big for our budget, but it was such a helpful step in our education of yard renovations. Brian was wonderful in helping us brainstorm ways to get the general functionality of what we wanted in a way that met our budget better. He provided excellent plans that were very detailed and included all the information about our home and yard and what work was projected as well as the materials. He also was able to advise in financing. We decided on a plan that we would do over two phases, one in mid summer 2023 and the second the minute the ground unfroze in 2024.
    Once ground broke we gleefully watched Lupe and his crew transform our yard every day. The crew is incredibly hardworking and kind. I daily was shocked at how much got done. In the first phase they built a deck, a paver patio, and steppers, built our pre fab gazebo, ran electricity to the gazebo, and buried our sump pump. Picking materials was a little frustrating but we got there. Thanks to all the home shows I was expecting samples to be pulled and a meeting to be held where we saw everything laid out and together mixed and matched until we had our perfect selection. Instead we went to locations Brian suggested to look at their walls of materials and also ordered our own samples from the companies. I can picture in my head how things will come together, but my husband has a harder time doing that, so this process was not ideal for us. However it did work out, and Brian was patient and great at answering our (many) questions. Once phase 1 was done we did a walkthrough addressing anything we had questions about or issues with. Everything was either fixed immediately or slated for phase 2.
    Communication during the winter was a little slow, but in fairness we were excited and anxious to pay our deposit to ensure we were first to break ground. Once the ball got rolling we found out that the grading of our yard was a bit more steep than we thought and the original patio plans were going to have to change to take that into account. I was very unhappy about the needs but understood that it was what was necessary to create a safe and sturdy patio. Brian was great at listening to my concerns and being open to all our ideas on how to adjust the plan while still keeping it to code. He was able to rework some things to make it work in all ways. The cost also ballooned due to this change but again Brian was so wonderful in working with us to make adjustments to get us back to our budget. This phase we got a second paver patio, exterior lighting that includes path lights, spotlights, and decorative lights. They also installed large posts around the patio, installed a new mailbox, and beautiful landscaping that started with some large shrub removal. Lupe and his crew got this done so quickly! Just as we’d hoped we are set up to enjoy the entire summer in our new yard.
    I am so thankful that we found Wave Outdoors. We are so pleased with the work they have done and the patience they showed us as we navigated this big project that we knew nothing about when we started. We are so proud to show off our new spaces and the neighbors won’t stop commenting at how much they have enjoyed watching the transformation. We recommend Wave Outdoors so fully.

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    Sunny Ziemer
  • I recently worked with Wave Outdoors on a project which included a new hardscape patio, sidewalk, front and back stoop, and drainage work. They were also able to handle some sprinkler head rerouting that we needed.

    Wave provided us with 2D/3D designs and Brian gave us a lot of different options and suggestions on our design. Despite being on the more expensive side, the quality and satisfaction were well worth it and the end result exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend them.

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    Jaime Sepulveda
  • Last summer (2023) Wave built for us 2 new porches, 2 walkways, a patio, pergola, and arbor, landscaped both our front and back yards, added lighting, and replaced our scraggly lawns with new sod. Everything turned out great. Mary worked with us to design every element: the color schemes and materials for the porches, the walkways, and the patio and landscaping. She listened to what we wanted and came up with porches, patio and walkways that look contemporary, with colors that look good with the house.
    The front porch is concrete with beautiful coordinated stone facades and steps, and a paver walkway that goes to the public sidewalk. Mary put a lot of thought into finding shades of color that look great together and with our house. They also built a roof for the porch; it’s nice to be able to open an umbrella BEFORE we get wet.
    The back porch is composite and is much easier to maintain than the old wood porch it replaced. They also suggested putting a door on the side of the stairs so now we have protected storage underneath. (We never thought of that!) The decks on both porches are much larger than what we had before, when only one person could stand there to open the door.
    The paver patio and back walkway are wonderful. The walkway covers the area where our dogs had churned it to mud, and now we don’t have to wipe their feet every time they come in. The patio is just awesome. We didn’t have one before, and sitting outside is so relaxing. Especially since we now have lovely bushes and flowers to look at! We wanted landscaping that would attract pollinators, use as many native plants as possible, and create space and food for birds and small animals; Mary worked hard to create a design that integrated a lot of color for spring, summer, and fall, and in winter snow on the bushes and dried seed heads adds interest. She also designed a small garden for pollinators on the side of our house, and was even able to get milkweed for monarch butterflies.
    Everyone was great to work with; there were several teams: landscaping, hardscaping, electrical, and plumbing, and they all worked hard to get each project done. Brian came to check on progress frequently and often came up with suggestions and small changes that smoothed out issues that we had not thought of. He also spent a lot of time working with village inspectors and the permit office.
    I would recommend Wave to anyone who wants beautiful, quality work and attention to detail. The photographs I’m including speak for themselves.

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    Joseph Pho
  • 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.

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    Kristen Olson
  • 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 Moreno

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    Colleen Moreno