United Landscape Artists, Inc.

United Landscape Artists, Inc. strives to ensure that our customers rave about our quality work and materials. ULA prides itself by providing outstanding customer service and, above all, attention to detail. It is all in the details.

About Us

Affiliations:

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

BBB accredited business


Management - With over 40 years experience in the landscaping industry, Nicholas Clark and Jose Arroyo created United Landscape Artists, Inc. You'll see three flags representing ULA, the flags from the United States, Great Britain and Mexico. Nick was educated in England and knows firsthand how to create and appreciate a serene garden retreat as seen in the English countryside. Jose, from Mexico, understands the amount of hard work and labor it takes to create that retreat. And the American flag because they both choose to live and work here. Nick and Jose are experts in every aspect of landscaping a project, from beginning to end. With years of field work, both have a fine attention to detail that will far surpass your expectations. ULA is unique in that it was created as a landscape construction company, not a maintenance company that dabbled in construction. Customers appreciate the high level of skill and dedication from a landscape construction firm that doesn't spread its resources by cutting lawns.

Services

Design

ULA understands that beautiful landscape grows from a landscape design plan that meets the homeowner's needs. Our landscape designers will help make your ideas come true and make sure your landscape is cohesive, aesthetic and successful. The first step to help you create a peaceful retreat, entrance to your home, entertaining area or even a simple plant bed restoration is to meet with a ULA landscape designer.

FAQ

Why do I need a landscape plan?

Like designing a room addition, proper landscaping is an extension of your home. A well thought out and executed plan will result a space that flows and will truly be a retreat. You wouldn't think of adding an addition to your home without a plan and any serious landscaping should be handled in the same way.


Do I get to keep my plan?

Yes. Once you pay for a plan with ULA, it is yours to keep. That's the beauty of working with ULA. Many other landscape firms use in-house designers and will not sell their plans to you unless you hire that firm to install the work, too.


What will a plan cost?

Sometimes customers feel concerned that a landscape plan will be pricey, like an architectural plan, and then they are surprised to learn that landscape plans are much more reasonably priced. Your initial consultation with a ULA designer is free. As our designers are independent, they each have their own pricing scale. Factors that affect the price of the plan are yard size, multi-level grade changes that require surveying (such as tiered gardens) and how elaborate of a design you request.


What if we get a plan done for our entire yard but cannot afford to do the whole project?

That's the beauty of have a plan done in the first place. You can improve your outdoor living space in phases as your budget allows, keeping the plan over time.

Landscapes

Whether it’s the entrance to your home or your backyard oasis, plant selection and placement is the core of any well executed landscape design. We truly believe in “the right plant for the right place.” All of our plants are purchased from Northern Illinois nurseries so they are compatible with the local soil and climate. We select your plants with the highest standards and reject any that we would not put in our own backyards. Our plant specialist has over 30 years nursery and horticultural experience, and personally selects all of our larger plant materials. This specialist also purchases all of our shrubs and perennials with the same exacting standards.

FAQ

What is done to my plant beds to prepare them for planting?

To ensure your plants get off to the right start, we have a full plant bed preparation process. All beds are rototilled to ensure that the plants’ roots have room to grow and are not constricted by compacted soil. After the soil is loosened, it is mixed with an organic leaf compost to give the plant a much needed boost to get started. This preparation helps the roots establish quickly so the plant will be able to focus more on growth, flowering and leafing out properly.


What happens if a plant dies?

ULA will replace any plant that dies within two years (one time) with no charge for labor and materials. You’ll find that the industry standard is a one year replacement policy and some firms will charge you labor.


How is my project scheduled?

Once a contract and deposit are received, your job will be put on the schedule board in the next available time slot. We do try to work with our customers if there is a special date in mind to have the project completed. You will be notified as to the approximate start date. Start dates vary due to weather and possible delays of other projects.


What time do your crews start and how long will they be at my house?

Our crews typically arrive at a job site between 7:30 am and 8 am, depending on traffic and distance. We typically work an eight hour day, five days a week. In order to get the job done on time, our crews occasionally work overtime and Saturdays.

Hardscapes

Hardscape construction can truly beautify your yard in ways that you could never imagine. A brick walkway and stoop to your front door can add an extra warm welcome to guests. A patio out back can transform your backyard into a welcome retreat from hectic everyday life. Add a seat wall or fire pit to that backyard area and have a wonderful spot to entertain. With decades of brick experience, ULA can help you to realize your dream of a spectacular yard.

FAQ

How do I go about deciding what I want?

Our designer will listen to your ideas, then will create a design plan to help make your ideas come true.


There are so many different products and choices, how do I decide which to use?

Our designers will assist you in understanding what types of products are available for your project. We will show you samples and colors to help you understand your choices.


What is the warranty on your brick work?

ULA provides a 5 year warranty on our brick work. If a brick breaks, a section sinks or the bricks shift, we will repair it as soon as possible. Like our landscaping, labor and materials are included at no cost to you.


How is my project scheduled?

Once a contract and deposit are received your job will be put on the schedule board in the next available time slot. We do try to work with our customers if there is a special date in mind to have the project completed. You will be notified as to the approximate start date. Start dates vary due to weather and possible delays of other projects.


What time do your crews start and how long will they be at my house?

Our crews typically leave from our yard at 7:00AM. Depending on traffic and distance they will arrive between 7:30 and 8:00. We typically work an eight hour day five days a week. In order to get the job done on time occasionally our crews will work overtime and Saturdays.

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Contact Us

Phone: (857) 358-5100

Fax: (857) 358-5103

Email: ulainc1@gmail.com