"Julie has the knowledge, intuition, curiosity, joy, professionalism, personal warmth and focus that make working with her an absolute pleasure. I have a residential garden that I developed over the last 27 years and Julie was the only person I was comfortable enough with when large and small-scale changes needed to be made. Her insight gave me the courage to try different plants and create a garden structure that has been more successful than I ever imagined. She is a treasure!"  -Susan S.  Altadena  


"Working with The Yard Queen was one of the best decisions we made when we purchased our home. She designed a beautiful and low-maintenance xeriscape and helped facilitate installation and aftercare. We couldn't be happier with our yard and feel so fortunate to have met Julie!"   -Brian C.  Eagle Rock


"We were delighted to have Yard Queen design and assist in the installation of our back garden. All of her plant choices were inspired and we love being in our garden now. We were so happy with the results, she is now re-designing our front garden too!  -Kristi E. Cypress Park   


"We’d spent our adult lives living in lofts in downtown Chicago and suddenly found ourselves with 10,000 sq feet of land (covered with weeds). We had no idea what to do. Julie Deamer (The Yard Queen!) saved us. Starting with getting to know us in terms of taste, the type of space we wanted to create/live in and the amount of tending we would be able to put into it, Julie designed our outdoor space from the ground up. From an incredible selection of drought resistant plants to creative uses of space and existing landscape elements Julie was brilliant. And because a yard is a living work in progress, we still consult with her on any changes or projects we’re interested in and always end up hiring her to do the work."  -Ken F.  Highland Park


 "We called Julie after seeing a gorgeous drought tolerant yard she did for our friends. We needed a vision for our 10,000 sq ft, sloping, hilly, wild and overgrown backyard. Julie just immediately got it. Not only did her planting plan perfectly capture our and our house's aesthetic, but she was also a pleasure to work with. It is immediately evident when you work with Julie that she takes her job seriously and knows her stuff. We love her and are so glad we found her."  -Courtney R.  El Serreno