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For Our Customers: 5% Discount on Landscape Lighting

By | September 15th, 2016|General News|

Don't be left in the dark when daylight ends. An investment in professionally installed, quality landscape lighting allows you to enjoy your garden at night, illuminate your home’s best features and increase safety and security around your property for years to come. Your designer can furnish you with a lighting plan to determine the number of lights [...]

Update: Our Beehive’s First Summer

By | September 15th, 2016|Beekeeping, Pollinators|

Resident apiarist Nick, defying post-Labor Day attire etiquette, next to our beehive, which began as a single box in May of this year (Apiarist: fancy term for beekeeper). Summer is coming to a close, which means harvest time for most beekeepers. The bee colony we started in late spring of this year has flourished [...]

A Plant You Should Know- Beautyberry

By | September 15th, 2016|Autumn, Birds, Easy-Care Plants, Fall, Landscaping for Birds, Seasonal Color|

Here's a late bloomer that is well worth the wait. Spring and summer fly by, and this seemingly plain shrub looks like it wants to hide in the garden unnoticed. But when summer ends, watch out. Early Amethyst Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst') is about to take center stage. Why do we love this plant? For one, it's low [...]

Create A Bird-Friendly Garden

By | June 7th, 2016|Birds, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Landscaping for Birds|

A bird-friendly garden can be beautiful as well as functional. These visitors add another living dimension to the garden. It is possible to attract a variety of species to the garden throughout the year in the Chicago region. Birds have four major habitat needs: water, food, cover, and a place to raise their young. Water Birds require [...]

Controlling Grubs

By | June 7th, 2016|Garden Pests, General News, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Plant Damage|

If you've noticed brown, dying patches in a sunny area of your lawn, or patches of lawn that appear to have been torn up,  it's possible you have a grub infestation. Grubs are insect larvae that feed on the roots of sunny, well-watered lawns during the spring and fall months. They do considerable damage to the root system [...]

Evanston Green Ball is Friday, May 13

By | May 9th, 2016|General News, Special Event, Things to Do|

We hope to see you at this year's Evanston Green Ball. The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston are pleased to present the 2016 Evanston Green Ball this Friday, May 13th, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston. This fun and festive [...]

Beekeeping Basics

By | May 9th, 2016|Eco-Friendly, General News, Green Living, Pollinators|

Beekeeping attire is not only fashionable, but also functional, as Nick can attest. Photo credit: Ian Shepstone. Spring is definitely here at our nursery, and things are buzzing with excitement…literally! This spring, Nature’s Perspective Landscaping is proud to welcome 10,000 new friends to our company. This past Saturday, we established our first-ever beehive [...]

Update Your Hardscaping with New Paver Styles

By | May 9th, 2016|General News, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|

If it's time to replace your outdated or worn-out patio or walk, you're in luck. Nature's Perspective has expanded our hardscape material offerings, featuring the newest, popular options. We invite you to visit our indoor and outdoor paving showrooms to see them for yourself. Antique Travertine Slab Pavers Antique Tavertine Tiles. Photo courtesy of Rochester Concrete [...]

Groundcover Alternatives to Grass

By | March 8th, 2016|Curb Appeal, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, General News, Landscaping, Lawn-free, New Plants, Pollinators, Shade gardens|

Is there an area in your yard that lacks interest? Is there an area in your yard that just won’t grow healthy grass? Is your parkway uninspiring? This spring, instead of spending another year dissatisfied with it, consider filling this space with grass alternatives. By using lesser known groundcovers and ornamental grasses, these spaces can be transformed [...]

Case Study: Revisiting Three Crowns Park

By | March 8th, 2016|Case Study, Easy-Care Plants, Eco-Friendly, Outdoor settings|

The restorative garden at Three Crowns Park. Photo taken May 2015. Since 2012, Nature’s Perspective has been developing a restorative garden and waterfall at Three Crowns Park, a senior community in northwest Evanston that has served its residents for over a century. Origins In the early spring of 2012, Ariel Schrodt, a new [...]