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How Sweet It Is: A Beekeeping Update

By | September 14th, 2017|Beekeeping, Eco-Friendly, Green Living|

After the devastating loss of our first beehive at the end of 2016, we decided to double down and establish two hives on our property at 2000 Greenleaf Street. Last year, the city of Evanston passed an ordinance requiring anyone intending to keep bees to get written approval from any adjacent property owner. Luckily, the [...]

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 [...]

Save the Date: Sunday, March 13

By | February 5th, 2016|Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Special Event, Things to Do|

Photo credit: Go Green Wilmette. Looking for ways for you and your family to live sustainably? We invite you to attend the 10th annual Going Green Matter Environmental Fair on Sunday, March 13 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue in Wilmette. Organized by non-profit organization Go Green Wilmette, this admission-free event [...]

It’s National Pollinator Week

By | June 16th, 2015|Back Yard, Eco-Friendly, Green Living, Landscaping for Birds, Pollinators|

This week, June 15-21, 2015, is National Pollinator Week, and we thank the contributions of bees, birds, butterflies and bats-- small creatures that play a big yet overlooked role in producing an astounding variety of vegetable and fruit crops that sustain the world. The USDA says pollinators "help to produce crops like apples, blueberries, strawberries, melons, peaches, potatoes, [...]

Raised Vegetable Gardens

By | April 16th, 2015|Back Yard, Children's garden, Green Living, Vegetable gardens|

Raised vegetable gardens are a great way to get almost anyone into growing their own fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Kids especially can have an amazing experience seeing plants start as seeds and mature to edible food. Families will be rewarded throughout season with delicious fresh vegetables straight from the garden. A mix of topsoil, compost [...]

It’s All About the Base: Permeable Paving As a Sustainable Solution

By | April 9th, 2015|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Green Living, Water Management|

  Permeable paving is ideal for a large area, like a driveway. Note the existing catch basin towards the garage door. The same driveway, showing the substantial depth of excavation required for the installation. Permeable paving is a transformative approach to sustainable site development. Permeable hard surface construction is part of [...]

Save the Date: Sunday, March 9, 1-5 p.m.

By | February 25th, 2014|Green Living, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Outdoor Living, Special Event, Things to Do, Water Management|

Going Green Matters is a free, family-friendly environmental fair where you can spend a Sunday afternoon learning about a greener lifestyle. This year, it will be held at the Woman's Club of Wilmette at 930 Greenleaf Avenue. We invite you to stop by our table to learn about environmentally responsible products and services for your garden. In anticipation of [...]