April Showers Bring Drainage Solutions

By | 2018-04-04T10:37:54+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Water Management|

Spring showers are very beneficial to the health of plants as they emerge from their winter dormancy. But as a homeowner with drainage issues, heavy spring rains can be frustrating and worrisome. Major puddling may occur resulting in unusable yard space or dieback of plants and grass. In this article, we discuss some solutions that [...]

What’s In Bloom?

By | 2018-04-04T12:11:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Flowers, Garden Planning, Perennials, Shrubs, Spring, Uncategorized|

Spring is here, and our nursery is filling up with blooms and blossoms! Here are some plants that are soon to be in bloom. Ornamental Trees   Corneliancherry Dogwood The yellow flowers on Corneliancherry Dogwood (Cornus mas), emerge before the foliage in late March/early April. They bloom in small clusters along the stems making [...]

Save the Date: March 11th for the Going Green Matters Environmental Fair

By | 2018-02-20T09:24:50+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Green Living, Native Plants|

On Sunday, March 11th, we invite you to join us at Going Green Matters, a free, family-friendly event presented by the non-profit organization Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette. Living sustainably- in such a way as to be conservative about one’s use of the Earth’s natural resources- is what draws hundreds of attendees [...]

Creating Romance in Your Garden

By | 2018-02-15T08:11:19+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor settings, Plants|

The word romance primarily means "the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love". In this article, we speak of romance in its secondary meaning: "a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement and remoteness from everyday life." With Valentine's Day upon us, we offer some ideas for creating romance in your garden. Create a destination Have a [...]

Six Things We Learned at iLandscape

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:29+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Events, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Lighting, New Plants, Uncategorized|

In early February, our office closed for three days as we attended the annual Illinois Landscape Contractor Association's trade show, iLandscape. Informational sessions and a bustling showroom gave each of us fresh ideas on design, construction, professionalism and more. We want to share with you 6 interesting things we learned at iLandscape. 1) New plants [...]

Ice Melts 101: Selection and Application

By | 2018-02-14T08:46:30+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Pets, Plant Damage, Uncategorized, Winter, Winter Care|

A sidewalk cleared of snow and ice creates safety and security. We are often asked what products we recommend to melt ice or improve traction on stoops, steps, walkways and driveways. Many of the items on store shelves are composed of chlorides that are harmful to concrete, mortared areas, pets and the [...]

Plants with Winter Interest

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:29+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Landscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color, Winter|

The freezing temperatures over the holidays have kept many indoors, but as the temperatures rise a bit, we encourage you to step outside and spot some plants with winter interest. If your garden could use some, consider the following selections with plenty to offer. ORNAMENTAL TREES Renaissance Reflection Paper Birch. Image credit: Rotary Botanic [...]

Nature’s Perspective Wins Two Prestigious Awards

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:29+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Awards, Press Release|

Nature’s Perspective Landscaping received two Excellence in Landscape Awards in the Residential Landscape Construction category from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA). The Gold Award is for a private lakefront estate in the Lakeshore Historic District of Evanston, and the Silver Award is for a private residential landscape and hardscape in Evanston. The award ceremony [...]

Winter Hours

By | 2017-12-20T08:19:22+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Office Hours, Uncategorized|

We will be closed for the holidays beginning Thursday, December 21, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018. We return to the office on Monday, January 8, 2018. January Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday February Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday Closed Friday Effective Monday, March 6, [...]

Looking Back on 2017

By | 2018-02-13T20:46:29+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Design Ideas|

  We look back on another interesting year with a slideshow of some of our favorite transformations. Everything appears to have happened in the blink of an eye! Our work is cyclical. The same tasks and the same stresses come around the same time every year. Yet, without fail, each year [...]