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23 01, 2020

Save the Date: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

By |2020-01-27T08:43:45-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Events, Family-friendly, Green Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

*** We invite you to watch beautiful, daring, and thought-provoking short films about the environment and the people who passionately care for its inhabitants and resources.  Nature's Perspective is the proud main sponsor of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening right here in Evanston on Saturday, February 28th and on Saturday, March 13th, [...]

6 01, 2020

Looking back on 2019

By |2020-01-08T07:38:13-06:00January 6th, 2020|Design Ideas, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 was another busy year of interesting projects for our company. Here are some of the many transformations we accomplished last year, or revisited to see how they've progressed. We recommend first scrolling down to view each project side by side, and then returning to the top and clicking on the first image to [...]

4 12, 2019

Case Study: Optimized For Outdoor Living

By |2020-01-08T09:33:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|Back Yard, Bluestone, Case Study, Children's garden, Curb Appeal, Decks, Design Ideas, Family-friendly, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

The homeowners of a beautiful 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home contacted us to create an impressive outdoor entertaining space, equipped with four different areas for entertaining: a bigger deck for lounging, a kitchen/dining area, a fire pit area, and lots of lawn space for their child to play. They also desired more privacy. Situated [...]

27 09, 2019

H2Whoa: Simple Yet Effective Watering Solutions

By |2019-10-02T09:57:16-06:00September 27th, 2019|Maintenance, Uncategorized, Water Management, Watering|0 Comments

Keeping your garden well irrigated throughout the year is important. Lack of water causes your plants to become stressed, harming their aesthetic qualities and making them more susceptible to disease and pests. Therefore, it’s important to find a solution that will take care of your garden for you, especially if you plan on being [...]

5 08, 2019

Case Study: From Mossy to Marvelous

By |2019-11-06T07:50:34-06:00August 5th, 2019|Back Yard, Case Study, Family-friendly, Garden Planning, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

Our clients wanted to reclaim the backyard of their 1928 Tudor Revival home to create a place to relax, enough to entertain large groups from 12 to 30. The backyard was large and promising but had its challenges. Surrounding mature shade trees created deep shade conditions that turned the surface of the existing patio [...]

9 07, 2019

Wet & Wild: 10 Wet-Loving Shrubs & Perennials Loved by Wildlife

By |2019-07-09T11:27:59-06:00July 9th, 2019|Eco-Friendly, Perennials, Shrubs|0 Comments

If you have an area on your property that stays consistently moist, wet or gets flooded, the following plants will do well for you. In addition to offering seasonal interest, they are also beneficial to bees, birds and butterflies. DECIDUOUS SHRUBS Sugar Shack Buttonbush. Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) is a fast-growing, short-lived shrub [...]

11 02, 2019

Save The Date: Free Environmental Fair 3/10/19

By |2019-02-13T08:54:15-06:00February 11th, 2019|Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Outdoor Living|0 Comments

Save the date! We invite you to join us on Sunday, March 10th from noon-4 p.m. for a free, family-friendly event which shares information about living sustainably. The Going Green Matters environmental fair will be held at the beautiful and historic Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette. This year's theme, "Waste Not, Want Not" focuses on consuming [...]

11 02, 2019

Outdoor Living Products From 2019 iLandscape

By |2019-02-12T09:21:38-06:00February 11th, 2019|Flowers, Natural Stone, New Plants, New Products, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Perennials|0 Comments

Last week, our office staff in the design and maintenance divisions attended the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association’s annual trade show, iLandscape. We were inspired by new products, from landscaping to hardscaping and everything in-between. Here are some of our favorites. Plants Photos courtesy of Midwest Groundcovers. Plant scientists are continuously cultivating improved [...]

29 01, 2019

Nature’s Perspective Wins ILCA Excellence in Landscape Awards

By |2019-02-04T13:55:36-06:00January 29th, 2019|Awards|0 Comments

We are proud to announce our company earned two Excellence in Landscape Awards in the Residential Landscape Construction category from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA). The formal ceremony will be held on January 31st, in conjunction with the iLandscape Show at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Silver Award: Restoration With A Destination [...]