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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3 11, 2014

Case Study: A Four-Season, Formal Front Landscape

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00November 3rd, 2014|Case Studies, Curb Appeal, Drainage, Paving and Hardscaping, Permeable|0 Comments

A 3-D visualization of the front landscape prior to the install. A pair of 1921 Renaissance Revival 3-story homes creates a powerful façade along this East Lakeview street, just blocks from Lake Michigan. The formal style of architecture lacked a complementary landscape, which gave rise to an opportunity to create an eye-catching Italian [...]

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 [...]

28 10, 2013

Case Study: Night and Day

By |2018-02-19T16:01:26-06:00October 28th, 2013|Case Studies, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

Our clients enjoy being in their backyard and entertaining outdoors. Three years ago, we integrated a new firepit area with seat wall into their old, small patio. This year, they were ready for a completely new outdoor living space, with much more room, functionality and aesthetic value. Wider, modular steps were built to lead down to the new space from rear [...]

2 11, 2012

Case Study: Restorative Garden at Three Crowns Park

By |2018-02-19T16:01:29-06:00November 2nd, 2012|Case Studies, Flowers, General News, Landscape Lighting, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants, Water Features|0 Comments

Nature’s Perspective recently completed construction of a restorative water garden 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 this year, Ariel Schrodt, a new resident of Three Crowns Park, had a vision of creating a memorial garden for his [...]

12 01, 2012

Case Study: A Garden For Birds and Butterflies

By |2018-02-19T16:01:29-06:00January 12th, 2012|Case Studies, Flowers, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

With winter in full swing, we hope you enjoy the first of several case studies to bring you inspiration and ideas for your garden. Spring is only a few weeks away! The owners of this charming vintage home, nestled in the heart of Evanston, love nature, gardening and entertaining. As volunteers at the Chicago Botanical [...]

16 02, 2011

Nature’s Perspective Receives Residential Design Award

By |2018-02-19T16:01:30-06:00February 16th, 2011|Bluestone, Case Studies, Flowers, Landscaping, Paving and Hardscaping, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

We are proud to announce we have been recognized by the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association as a 2011 Excellence in Landscaping Award winner in the category of Residential Landscape Construction. This distinguished honor is unique because of its rigorous application criteria and that the judging is done by fellow landscapers throughout the industry.  A landscape upgrade [...]

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