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22 04, 2020

Earth Day: Make A Difference in Your Garden

By |2020-04-22T17:29:43-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Lawn-free, Native Plants|0 Comments

Happy Earth Day! It's the 50th anniversary of a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. A popular environmental slogan is “Think globally, act locally.” We celebrate this day by sharing ways you can make lasting positive change and begin conservation at home, right in your garden. Read books about sustainable landscaping. Two great [...]

18 03, 2020

Raised Vegetable Gardens For Health & Happy Gardening

By |2020-03-18T13:52:16-05:00March 18th, 2020|Family-friendly, Garden Planning, Rabbit Resistant, Uncategorized, Vegetable gardens|0 Comments

Varying heights of these timber raised planters allow a variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown and accessed easier. The addition of a large bubbling urn creates an elegant focal point. The idea of picking a vine ripe tomato or cutting lettuce for a salad from your own yard is enticing, [...]

23 01, 2020

Save the Date: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

By |2020-03-18T14:04:19-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Events, Family-friendly, Green Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

*** We invite you to watch beautiful, daring, and thought-provoking short films about the environment and the people who passionately care for its inhabitants and resources.  Nature's Perspective is the proud main sponsor of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening right here in Evanston on Saturday, February 28th and on Saturday, March [...]

4 12, 2019

Case Study: Optimized For Outdoor Living

By |2020-01-08T09:33:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|Back Yard, Bluestone, Case Studies, Children's garden, Curb Appeal, Decks, Design Ideas, Family-friendly, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

The homeowners of a beautiful 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home contacted us to create an impressive outdoor entertaining space, equipped with four different areas for entertaining: a bigger deck for lounging, a kitchen/dining area, a fire pit area, and lots of lawn space for their child to play. They also desired more privacy. Situated [...]

5 08, 2019

Case Study: From Mossy to Marvelous

By |2019-11-06T07:50:34-06:00August 5th, 2019|Back Yard, Case Studies, Family-friendly, Garden Planning, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

Our clients wanted to reclaim the backyard of their 1928 Tudor Revival home to create a place to relax, enough to entertain large groups from 12 to 30. The backyard was large and promising but had its challenges. Surrounding mature shade trees created deep shade conditions that turned the surface of the existing patio [...]

11 02, 2019

Save The Date: Free Environmental Fair 3/10/19

By |2019-02-13T08:54:15-06:00February 11th, 2019|Eco-Friendly, Events, Family-friendly, Outdoor Living|0 Comments

Save the date! We invite you to join us on Sunday, March 10th from noon-4 p.m. for a free, family-friendly event which shares information about living sustainably. The Going Green Matters environmental fair will be held at the beautiful and historic Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette. This year's theme, "Waste Not, Want Not" focuses on consuming [...]

9 10, 2018

Oaktober: The Importance of Oak Trees

By |2018-10-12T16:17:22-05:00October 9th, 2018|Eco-Friendly, Family-friendly, Plants, Things to Do, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the 1880s, native oak trees comprised more than 60 percent of the Chicago region’s tree canopy. Today, that number has dwindled to only 5 percent. Sadly, oak trees are not only struggling in Illinois, but worldwide. About one-third of the world’s oaks are threatened with extinction, due to population growth, climate change and [...]

14 08, 2018

Case Study: A Tasteful Throwback

By |2018-08-14T15:06:22-05:00August 14th, 2018|Back Yard, Case Studies, Family-friendly, Flowers, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our clients, a busy couple who reside in a unique historic home, wished to reclaim their garden, which had become overgrown. They envisioned a private outdoor space with beautiful views for relaxing and dining outdoors, gathering around a fire, raising vegetables and potting flowers. The home was originally built in 1894 as a gardener's [...]

14 11, 2017

Case Study: From Draining to Entertaining

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00November 14th, 2017|Back Yard, Case Studies, Drainage, Easy-Care Plants, Family-friendly, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

Drainage issues in the backyard created problems for our clients. A rainstorm would leave the backyard flooded for days, meaning their children couldn’t play outside without getting completely muddy. The soggy backyard, paired with the family’s small deck, didn’t offer much opportunity for the family to enjoy their outdoor space. Our clients wanted a play [...]