7 03, 2017

New Plants & Products for Outdoor Living

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00March 7th, 2017|Back Yard, Easy-Care Plants, Fire Features, Landscape Accessories, Maintenance, New Plants, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 06, 2016

Controlling Grubs

By |2018-02-19T16:01:21-06:00June 7th, 2016|Garden Pests, General News, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Plant Damage|0 Comments

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 [...]

3 02, 2016

What Type of De-Icer Should You Use?

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00February 3rd, 2016|Maintenance, Snow and Ice Removal, Winter, Winter Care|0 Comments

The right de-icer, correctly applied, creates a safer surface to walk on and does not damage paving. Photo credit: During the winter months, a frequently asked question that we get is “What type of salt is okay to use on my walkway or driveway?”. This is not a question that we can [...]

25 02, 2014

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

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00February 25th, 2014|Green Living, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Outdoor Living, Special Event, Things to Do, Water Management|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 02, 2013

Budgeting For a Landscape Investment

By |2018-02-19T16:01:27-06:00February 18th, 2013|Landscaping, Maintenance, Your Money|0 Comments

The recent Chicago Auto Show showcased a dazzling variety of cars in all kinds of price ranges. Some visitors may have been there looking for a new car, with a budget in mind, while others went to dream about the possibilities. Since spring is only a few weeks away (and you've found yourself reading our blog), you [...]

30 06, 2011

Proper Pruning: A Primer

By |2018-02-19T16:01:30-06:00June 30th, 2011|Landscaping, Maintenance, Tree Care|0 Comments

Our crews at Nature’s Perspective have begun pruning small trees and shrubs at our maintenance properties. The record rains and cool temperatures, interspersed with a few hot days, has made for lots of spectacular growth. We like to wait until most plants have finished flowering and after the new growth has started to harden up. [...]

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