Water Management

27 09, 2019

H2Whoa: Simple Yet Effective Watering Solutions

By |2019-10-02T09:57:16-05:00September 27th, 2019|Maintenance, Uncategorized, Water Management, Watering|0 Comments

Keeping your garden well irrigated throughout the year is important. Lack of water causes your plants to become stressed, harming their aesthetic qualities and making them more susceptible to disease and pests. Therefore, it’s important to find a solution that will take care of your garden for you, especially if you plan on being [...]

3 04, 2018

Drainage Solutions

By |2018-05-01T13:24:48-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Garden Planning, Green Living, Water Management|0 Comments

For a homeowner with drainage issues, heavy spring rains can be more frustrating and worrisome. Major puddling may occur resulting in unusable yard space or dieback of plants and grass. In this article, we discuss some solutions that help to mitigate these problems. Bury and Redirect Downspouts Oftentimes, misdirected downspouts are the reason for [...]

16 06, 2015

Manage Stormwater with A Rain Garden

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00June 16th, 2015|Drainage, General News, Native Plants, Water Management|0 Comments

Nature's Perspective Landscaping, in collaboration with Evanston Environmental Association, recently rolled out the Livable Landscapes Program for residents in Evanston, to promote the practice of water-absorbing, habitat-friendly landscaping to help manage storm water run-off in yards. We hosted two free workshops in Evanston several weeks ago sharing information about rain gardens. In response to the deluge of rain [...]

9 04, 2015

It’s All About the Base: Permeable Paving As a Sustainable Solution

By |2018-02-19T16:01:24-06:00April 9th, 2015|Drainage, Eco-Friendly, Green Living, Water Management|0 Comments

  Permeable paving is ideal for a large area, like a driveway. Note the existing catch basin towards the garage door. The same driveway, showing the substantial depth of excavation required for the installation. Permeable paving is a transformative approach to sustainable site development. Permeable hard surface construction is part of [...]

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 [...]

7 01, 2014

Case Study: Zen Garden Elevates Entrance to High-Rise

By |2018-02-19T16:01:26-06:00January 7th, 2014|Case Studies, Drainage, Japanese garden, Seasonal Color, Shade gardens, Water Management|0 Comments

Optima Towers is a modern, luxury high-rise residential building located in downtown Evanston. A large decorative sign overhead marks the main entrance, and a paved walk flanked with planting areas leads one down a shady, long courtyard to the main lobby. The existing landscaping of sparse, leggy plantings was not thriving due to low light conditions and wet [...]

23 04, 2009

Stormwater: Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!

By |2018-08-30T11:34:51-05:00April 23rd, 2009|Water Management|Comments Off on Stormwater: Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!

  April showers bring May flowers! So far 2009 has had above average snow and rainfall amounts. We all remember the 100-year rain last summer, and somehow we can remember the other 100-year rain the previous August!             Source: www.raingardens.org. Artist: Ruth Zachary. RAIN GARDENS   A new [...]