Outdoor settings

6 01, 2020

Looking back on 2019

By |2020-01-08T07:38:13-06:00January 6th, 2020|Design Ideas, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 was another busy year of interesting projects for our company. Here are some of the many transformations we accomplished last year, or revisited to see how they've progressed. We recommend first scrolling down to view each project side by side, and then returning to the top and clicking on the first image to [...]

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 [...]

9 12, 2018

Looking Back on 2018

By |2018-12-19T11:34:22-06:00December 9th, 2018|Curb Appeal, Design Ideas, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

Another landscaping season has come to an end. Where did the time go? This slideshow features some of our favorite projects of 2018. Some were installed this year, while others are places we revisited. Juxtaposed with a "before" photo, each dramatic change appears to have happened instantly. These transformations show the result of close [...]

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 [...]

13 02, 2018

Creating Romance in Your Garden

By |2018-03-20T19:17:46-05:00February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor settings, Plants|0 Comments

With Valentine's Day upon us, we offer some ideas for creating a little romance in your garden. The word romance primarily means "the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love". In this article, we speak of romance in its secondary meaning: "a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement and remoteness from everyday life." Create [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]