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New Plants & Products for Outdoor Living

By | March 7th, 2017|Back Yard, Easy-Care Plants, Fire Features, Landscape Accessories, Maintenance, New Plants, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants|

Here are some of the noteworthy plants and products for outdoor living that we discovered last month during iLandscape, our annual industry trade show. New Plants: Fiber Optics Buttonbush is a variety of the native shrub with showy globe-shaped flowers. Bears fruit and nectar that supports wildlife. Prefers wet locations. 5-6’ h. Full sun. Summer Ruffle Hibiscus is [...]

Save the Date: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on February 10th and 24th

By | January 17th, 2017|Eco-Friendly, General News, Special Event, Things to Do|

We invite you to attend the largest film festival in the country promoting a wild and scenic world. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Evanston Ecology Center on February 10 and 24 at 7 PM. Begun in 2003, Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by the South Yuba River [...]

Create A Certified Wildlife Habitat in Your Garden

By | January 17th, 2017|Back Yard, Birds, Butterflies, Eco-Friendly, Landscaping for Birds, Native Plants|

We all love feeling a connection to nature and wildlife when we visit nearby parks and forest preserves. Have you ever thought about bringing that feeling home? There are many things you can do in your own yard to create a garden that attracts wildlife, regardless of how much space you have. You don’t need [...]

Nature’s Perspective Earns 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

By | January 10th, 2017|General News|

Angie’s List has awarded Nature's Perspective Landscaping the service industry’s coveted Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. "We are thankful to our customers who took a little time in their busy schedule to report about their positive experience with [...]

Thank You for a Great 2016

By | December 15th, 2016|General News|

As our 37th year of business comes to a close, we take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude. To our clients, thank you for entrusting us to fulfill your garden dreams and meet your landscape challenges. To our business partners, thank you for your expertise, which has kept us abreast of the latest products, [...]

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 [...]