Eco-Friendly

17 01, 2017

Create A Certified Wildlife Habitat in Your Garden

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00January 17th, 2017|Back Yard, Birds, Butterflies, Eco-Friendly, Landscaping for Birds, Native Plants|0 Comments

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 [...]

9 05, 2016

Beekeeping Basics

By |2018-08-30T14:33:18-05:00May 9th, 2016|Beekeeping, Eco-Friendly, General News, Green Living, Pollinators|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 03, 2016

Case Study: Revisiting Three Crowns Park

By |2018-08-30T14:30:25-05:00March 8th, 2016|Case Studies, Easy-Care Plants, Eco-Friendly, Outdoor settings|0 Comments

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 [...]

5 02, 2016

Save the Date: Sunday, March 13

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00February 5th, 2016|Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Special Event, Things to Do|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 07, 2015

Case Study: Renewed Landscape for Century-Old Manufacturer

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00July 13th, 2015|Curb Appeal, Easy-Care Plants, Eco-Friendly, Flowers, Front Yard, General News, Industrial, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies is a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants. The company, founded in 1914 and based in Evanston since 1919, is considered an industry innovator, a steward for the environment and an exemplary neighbor in the West End Industrial District. CEO Jeff Jeffery, the great-grandson of founder William Oats Jeffery, contacted Nature's Perspective [...]

16 06, 2015

It’s National Pollinator Week

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00June 16th, 2015|Back Yard, Eco-Friendly, Green Living, Landscaping for Birds, Pollinators|0 Comments

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, [...]

12 05, 2015

Perennials for the Pollinator Garden

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00May 12th, 2015|Easy-Care Plants, Eco-Friendly, Flowers|0 Comments

Spring is an ideal time to plan and install herbaceous perennial plants. Many 1-gallon size perennials will provide a great flower display in the first year. Perennials provide a source of nectar and habitat for pollinators after spring flowers on trees and shrubs have passed. News of our wild pollinators dropping in number in recent [...]

9 04, 2015

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

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00April 9th, 2015|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Green Living, Water Management|0 Comments

  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 [...]