Outdoor Living

9 05, 2016

Update Your Hardscaping with New Paver Choices

By |2018-08-30T14:34:53-05:00May 9th, 2016|General News, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

If it's time to replace your outdated or worn-out patio or walk, you're in luck. Nature's Perspective has expanded our hardscape material offerings, featuring the newest, popular options. We invite you to visit our indoor and outdoor paving showrooms to see them for yourself. Antique Travertine Slab Pavers Antique Tavertine Tiles. [...]

4 02, 2016

Case Study:  Don’t Redo… Renew! 

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00February 4th, 2016|Back Yard, Case Studies, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Pergolas|0 Comments

The renewed outdoor setting with a large fiberglass pergola. It accommodates an L-shaped sofa, dining table and 4 chairs, an outdoor grill, planters and foundation plantings. A multi-level patio, sitting walls and the hot sun beating down doesn’t exactly create the most inviting or safe space for our clients with small children. [...]

6 10, 2015

A Built-in Fire Pit: Styles, Options and Tips

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00October 6th, 2015|Fire Features, General News, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

A well-designed built-in fire pit is not only a beautiful focal point in your garden but also an outdoor setting in which to gather around and enjoy cool autumn evenings. Many styles and features are available to create the fire pit you want. In this article, we describe in closer detail some of our recent fire pit projects, and [...]

10 03, 2015

Curb Appeal From Inside, Looking Out

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00March 10th, 2015|Back Yard, Curb Appeal, Landscaping, Outdoor Living|0 Comments

Curb appeal:  it’s a phrase that we’ve all heard many times. It’s mentioned in most gardening magazine articles and is usually a main focus on gardening television shows. We typically think of curb appeal as what the house looks like from the street or sidewalk. You could say it’s the face of the house, or the view from [...]

10 02, 2015

Case Study: The Infinite Love Garden

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00February 10th, 2015|Bluestone, Case Studies, Easy-Care Plants, Flowers, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Pets|0 Comments

The ability to find joy in the midst of great loss is a character trait that is not just hard to grasp, but one to be admired. The inspiration behind this project, located in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago, was to honor the memory of a wife who was taken from this world too soon, and to [...]

7 10, 2014

A Bright Idea: Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00October 7th, 2014|Landscape Lighting, Outdoor Living|0 Comments

High-quality lighting fixtures are beautifully crafted, built to withstand the elements and last for years of enjoyment. Photo credit: Diana Bergren. As daylight continues to shorten this fall, you can extend the time to enjoy your home and garden with an investment in low-voltage landscape lighting. With a wide variety of fixtures and numerous lighting techniques, [...]

3 10, 2014

Warm Up Fall Evenings with an Outdoor Fire Pit

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00October 3rd, 2014|Autumn, Fall, Fire Features, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

A mortared stone fire pit with limestone coping is integrated into a crazy quilt limestone patio. Sitting around a roaring fire while sipping cider and roasting marshmallows is a great way to enjoy the cool and crisp evenings of autumn. A metal fire pit or clay chimenea can provide heat, but it often ages [...]

18 07, 2014

A Water Feature For Every Garden

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00July 18th, 2014|Outdoor Living, Water Features|0 Comments

The sound of water from an outdoor water feature adds a relaxing, soothing element in a garden. Water features range from simple ones like a small fountain or bubbling rock that is easy to maintain, to pondless waterfalls that require a bit more maintenance, to those that are far more complex, like koi ponds, requiring high maintenance. Here are [...]

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 [...]