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Case Study: Award-Winning Lakefront Property

By | December 15th, 2016|Awards, Case Study, Curb Appeal, Drainage, Front Yard, Water Features|

After: The new driveway curves around a cast stone fountain (not pictured). Before: The residence in 2001. Our clients own a lakefront Tudor revival home built in 1910, located in the Evanston Lakeshore Historic District. They shared an asphalt driveway with their neighbors, who reside in a newer construction home built [...]

What Type of De-Icer Should You Use?

By | December 13th, 2016|Maintenance, Snow and Ice Removal, Winter, Winter Care|

Photo Credit: Caters News Agency. This is a re-post from February 2016. With lots of cold and snow on the way, and lots of de-icers on the market, here are some guidelines on choosing the right de-icer for your property.   During the winter months, a frequently asked question that we get is [...]

It’s Time to Order Spring-Flowering Bulbs

By | September 15th, 2016|Curb Appeal, Garden Planning, General News, Landscaping, Seasonal Color, Spring|

Tulips are available in a wide variety of colors. This past spring, if you noticed some areas in your garden that could have used some color and cheerfulness, now is the time to do something about it. Fall is the best time to plan and plant for spring-flowering bulbs. Our convenient bulb service delivers, arranges [...]

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 [...]