Lake Forest, IL Pool Removal

MackLand, LLC removes pools all over the Chicagoland area.  Here is an example of one of the pools we have removed in Lake Forest, IL.

Our clients purchased the home a few years ago and had been working on updating the inside.  Now it was time to move outside.  Since moving in, they had never even removed the pool cover.  They knew the pool was in decline and it was just a matter of time before they were going to have it removed.  The pool dominated the backyard and they were looking forward to having a space to landscape and enjoy.

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Lake Forest, IL has specific Pool Demolition Requirements.  In addition to these requirements, we also installed tree protection fencing.  We went above and beyond code by breaking up the pool bottom in it’s entirety and by removing the fiberglass sides and disposing offsite, we removed the walls 36” below grade, 3 times what code requires.

While we were on site, we also removed the previous owner’s dog run and the large concrete pad the pool equipment was sitting on.  This really opened up the yard, providing our clients with the open space they were looking for.  We finished the removal by bringing in clean topsoil and fine grading the area to match the surrounding lawn.  After spreading grass seed and straw blanket, the project was complete.

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We have been specializing in removing pools for over 15 years and are experts in the field. If you live in the greater Chicago or Denver areas, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

New Evergreen Shrubs for 2019

Evergreen shrubs provide all season interest.  Below are some new introductions for 2019 from Proven Winners.

Pinpoint Blue False Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)

Naturally growing as a narrow column, it’s unique blue color and soft, feathery texture make it a fantastic accent plant.  Reaching heights between 15-20’ and 5-6’ wide, it rarely needs pruning.  This deer resistant plant can be grown in part sun to full sun but does need great drainage.  Do not plant in low-laying areas.







Strongbox Inkberry Holly (Itex glabra)

This is a great alternative to boxwood.  Growing in a broadly rounded mound (24-36” tall and wide), it can be planted anywhere you would use boxwood – hedge, edging, or specimen.  Deer resistant, it grows faster than boxwood has better resistant to disease.







Sunjoy Todo Barberry (Berberis x ‘NCBX1’ USPP 29,504)

Semi-evergreen, this sterile barberry (it’s not invasive!) brings a pop of color to the landscape.  Deep, glossy purple foliage covers this 18-24” tall and wide shrub that thrives in the sun.  Highly deer resistant, this shrub requires no pruning to maintain its neat shape.






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