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Richard Driehaus Foundation 2014 Award Winner for Best Exterior Renovation 

“Maureen was a joy to work with, from the first meeting to completion.  We discussed our project with several landscaping companies, and Maureen was the only one who listened to what we wanted and was enthusiastic about transforming our bungalow.  She was very flexible with scheduling around house construction and life events.  The foreman and entire landscaping crew were professional and efficient, and listened to us.  We’ve received numerous compliments from friends and neighbors on our beautiful new front yard.  Hire her now before she books up for spring! :)”

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“My wife and I contacted Maureen Taylor to help design and install a complicated bit of landscaping for the front of our Chicago home.  We asked her to design the space with a nod towards my New England/Maine roots as well as my wife’s Chinese heritage. No easy task to say the least.

The end product was nothing short of breath-taking.  Maureen’s design and installation is now the talk of the neighborhood.  Dozens of people have asked about the landscaping and complimented us on how tasteful it is.  We couldn’t be happier with Maureen and her work.

I wake up each morning and wander out onto the front porch and marvel at what Maureen has created for us.  Bravo!!”

Eric & Janet



“We needed to transform our yard for our daughter’s outdoor wedding.  The yard had not been maintained for a long time, and was mostly mud and some old pavers.  Maureen and her team transformed the yard into a magical place that provided a beautiful setting for my daughter’s wedding.  We were VERY pleased with the results, and are now enjoying a fantastic entertaining spot.”

Sharon D., Hyde Park Chicago


“From the initial visit I could tell Maureen had a special gift.   She drew up a plan and emailed me pictures of all the plants she proposed. Any issues I had she worked with me and came up with a solution.”

Elizabeth  P.,  Chicago IL


“Maureen was a true professional.  She provided several options for our condo. building.  We had a horrible back courtyard and with Maureen’s expert advice, she recommended Bluestone pavers that look fabulous.  Her crew showed up on time and they were very polite. The work took less than 2 days and all of the condo. owners are very happy with the results.  I highly recommend Taylor Made Landscape Design.”

Gwen H. , Wrigleyville, Chicago



“I had a vision for my front yard, but lack the talent to bring it to life. Luckily for me, I happened upon Maureen Taylor. She had a variety of ideas to dress up the front yard while keeping it  relatively low maintenance, and combined flowering shrubs with perennials to make the back yard a little oasis that is starting to attract butterflies. She worked within my budget — actually coming in below even after I told her I could put a bit more in the garden kitty. She also was fun to work with, while being professional and actually communicating.”

Sally H., Chicago IL


“We got two quotes, and Maureen was by far the most reasonable.  She was very easy to work with and did a fabulous job, both with landscaping and hardscaping (replacing the broken walkway with pavers and stepping stones around to the back and creating a beautiful paver patio).  She’s creative, professional and sensitive to budgets (in fact, she came in below what we were willing to spend!) and is willing to have you involved or make the decisions for you – whichever you prefer.  Her communication and follow-up is excellent, and I’ve already recommended her to my neighbors.”

Jill B.  Logan Square, Chicago


“This was not a landscaper just putting plants in to meet a price.  This is a woman who knows about gardens, who listens to her clients, and gives them the benefit of her expertise, much to the delight of the homeowner, neighbors, and strangers passing by.  I also appreciated her occasional reminders to water plants throughout our terribly hot & dry summer, as well as during the cooler dry fall weather.’

Gail B., Oak Park IL



“My husband and I used Taylor Made Landscape to transform our backyard from one giant piece of wood into a charming courtyard. We love it! Maureen is very good at what she does. She was very hands on and very responsive throughout the entire process. Being new to landscaping, we asked a LOT of questions. Maureen answered them thoroughly and patiently. She walked us thought the entire process and worked very hard to make the courtyard exactly what we wanted. She succeeded.”

Amy U., Lakeview,  Chicago


“We only have good things to say about Maureen and her work!  No (bad) surprises from the beginning to the end of the process: she does what she says and says what she does (we learned a little about gardening). The result was even better than we had imagined, we absolutely love our yard!  Thanks again Maureen”

Barbara D., Albany Park, Chicago


“Maureen was very prompt, professional and nice. She did a lovely job transforming my front garden. Its very elegant now and the different colored perennials all compliment each other.  Her workers are all very nice.  In one day my dated front garden was transformed into an elegant little oasis.  I have gotten a lot of compliments from neighbors and passersby.  I would definitely recommend Taylor Made Landscape.”

Sian C.  Prairie Ave. Historic District, Chicago



“Taylor Made Landscape Design was one of the results of our search and after reading the multitude of very positive reviews, decided to give Maureen Taylor a call.  She responded on our second call and came over to discuss with us what our plans are.  She listened and shared her perspective on what will do well to fit the space, our desires, and our budget.  She was confident, knowledgeable and very responsive to our questions and very willing to work with us on our budget.

Within a couple of days, the project was completed and the results are outstanding!  Not only do we have a great place for enjoying our backyard, the view of all the flowers, plants, and shrubs she had planted was extremely delightful to our eyes.  The icing on the cake is our “dry creek bed”.  We have always wanted a stone garden and this works very harmoniously with our entire backyard.  Talk about a total patio makeover!!  Maureen has outdone herself again and we’re totally pleased with our brand new patio and have been out BBQing in our backyard whenever we can.”

Jerry Y.,  Bridgeport Village, Chicago


“Maureen Taylor, of Taylor Made Landscape, completely redid my front yard this summer and she did a fantastic job!  I mean a really great job.  It looks awesome and I get compliments on it almost every day.  She was all over my project and could not have been more responsive and communicative. The universal truth is, you get what you pay for.  Maureen was not the cheapest vendor, but she was definitely in the ball park and she was the best.  Maureen earned the business by being responsive, attentive and accommodating.  Simply put: she earned the  business; just like she earned this review. You will be very well served to hire Maureen Taylor, of Taylor Made Landscape, to handle your landscaping needs.  She really knows her business, listens carefully and has the ability to turn the client’s mental images into reality, while staying accessible and responsive.In fact, we have already started to come up with a cool design and completely redo my backyard later this summer.”

Frank H., North Center, Chicago


“We had a front garden we were very happy with, but it needed freshening up. In addition, we had a back yard garden that was a disaster: a few great plants, but poorly laid out, and lots of weedy things.

We told Maureen what we wanted, and we told her my budget. She took it from there.
Maureen moved some of the great plants out of the back and into the front, where they’ll actually be seen, then supplemented with purchases. The back got a real makeover, with new plants and old, trellises, and a window box on the garage, and it’s a pleasure to be out there now.She had a big crew here – they were all friendly and seemed happy to be working for her – and got the job done in a day.We’re very pleased with the process and the result, and recommend Taylor Made Landscape Design highly.”

Robert M., The Villa, Chicago