Aerate-1 is the company that homeowners all over the Chicagoland area trust for their water feature and landscaping needs. With us, you’ll get an honest, accurate, and detailed estimate for your project. Our team is experienced and hard-working, and we pride ourself on delivering outstanding customer service every time. Our commitment to finishing every job on-time and on-budget means that we get many return customers. But don’t just take it from us, see what some of our satisfied customers have to say.


When you work with Aerate-1, you’re not only getting the benefits of our 25 years in the landscaping business, but also the assurance of some of the most trusted suppliers in the business. As a Certified Aquascape Contractor, we use top-quality Aquascape products, and we have the know-how necessary for a perfect installation every time! As a Certified Unilock Contractor use Unilock patio pavers for beautiful and durable stonework.


They say there’s no better teacher than experience, which is why Aerate-1 is the landscaping company you can trust for excellent service. Our veteran installation crew maintains their knowledge of landscaping services through constant certification training, regional field training, and hands-on experience. We have experience with all kinds of landscaping work, so we are qualified to offer a wide range of quality services.

Water Features

There is nothing as relaxing as having a pond, waterfall, or fountainscape in your backyard. Whether you go with the tranquil scene of a water garden with waterlilies and goldfish or you go with the beauty of koi, having a water feature in your back yard can be a source of hours of enjoyment.


There’s nothing quite like a beautiful lawn to spruce up your outdoor living area. Plants and trees are paramount for any residential or commercial landscape. They add natural rustic beauty and make stunning focal points and features. Trust Aerate-1 to turn your yard into a naturally beautiful landscape.

Brick & Stone

Whether you need a flagstone path through your garden or an expansive patio with a brick bar and fire pit, Aerate-1 is the company to trust for brick and stonework. Most homeowners enjoy spending time outdoors in the comfort of their own homes with family and friends. What better place to do so then on your very own brick patio?


Landscape lighting is breathtaking in its beauty and provides a safe, secure and welcoming environment to come home to. Lighting is also a great way to mark pathways or accent garden areas. Get the full use out of your garden, yard and patio areas by adding decorative landscape lighting to your outdoor spaces.

Putting Greens

Design and build an artificial turf golf green in almost any location or climate; from a backyard putting green to a rooftop synthetic green, a patio green, a dynamic display for trade shows and events, or a professional golf teaching academy, all in less time and with less effort as compared to outdated rock and gravel construction.

What Our Clients Are Saying:


In my opinion this company is your best choice for all your landscaping projects. They listen to your questions and suggestions, bring pictures, and even place markers so you can visualize designs. The crew work well together and are very efficient. They leave a...
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We are extremely happy with the service that we recieved from Hector and his crew. Hector looked at the old pond that we had that was leaking and not functional. He gave us ideas and asked our thoughts on the design. We worked together to plan the new pond and it was...
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Dear Hector, We just want to thank you for the excellent work that your men did in installing our Pavers and Seatwalls in our backyard. Your men came early in the morning and stayed till it was dark outside, cleaned up after themselves and left everything in order....
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Our first project was mostly yard clean-up, defining garden beds, trimming bushes, moving a tree, and mulching. The crew did a fantastic job; they worked hard and did a great job cleaning up. Our second project was a rock dry creek bed to facilitate drainage in our...
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The landscaping of our new home had been very neglected. Hector and his team made our yard look brand new. Our new neighbors have even asked for his contact information! Hector and his team worked hard transform our “jungle” into a beautiful yard we can...
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Got a question about your yard? Looking to expand, replace, or repair a pond, patio, or other landscape feature? Just snap a picture and send it to us. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible with expert advice.

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Recent Projects

Front Landscape

Client wanted a landscape clean-up, to enhance the look of their home. We spade-edge the planting beds, added mulch, trimmed all shrubs and trees. We also added new plants to add color to the planting...

A Customer’s Story: Dirk & Cheryl