Across the Table with Lauren Grossman

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Across the Table with Lauren Grossman Lauren Grossman and her family have been Greenwise customers since moving into Evanston three summers ago. “We bought our home from a Greenwise client—everyone knew our home as ‘the Davids’ house.’ The front yard was landscaped so beautifully that we decided to continue with Greenwise for our lawn maintenance. […]

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Six Solid Reasons Why Planting in the Fall Is a Good Thing

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Late summer, early fall is an ideal season for planting, seeding and mulching since soil temperatures are still warm while air temperatures are cooling off, encouraging seeds to germinate and roots to grow. That’s a win-win for our gardens and lawns.  Cooler Temps Our colder nighttime temperatures signal to plants that winter’s on its way. […]

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Creating a Sustainable World: How one Evanstonian Makes a Difference at Home & Work

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Two Pressing Issues of Our Times: Climate Change and Income Inequality & Job Creation Aina Gutierrez is the executive director of Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse and a Greenwise client since 2012. Her entire career has been in the nonprofits and she wouldn’t have it any other way. If you haven’t heard about Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse, it’s […]

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The Shocking Facts about How Pesticides Affect Our Children

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How Do Pesticides Affect Our Children? Pound for pound, children have much higher exposures to pesticides than adults do, just through normal daily activity. And what’s especially frightening is how vulnerable children’s brains are to pesticides during fetal and early childhood development. Researchers are learning that children’s developmental processes are easily disrupted by small amounts […]

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Why Choose Organic Lawn Care?

Why Choose Organic Lawn Care? You have a lot of choices when it comes to lawn care, so why choose organic? Let’s start with nutrition. When you choose which foods to eat, you want a well-rounded diet with important nutrients to sustain your body and ensure your good health for a lifetime. When you fill […]

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Transforming a Back Yard from Water-logged to Lush

The Sterns have lived in their home for 15 years, and for most of it, the back yard has been a water-logged mess. Over the years, they have gotten help from at least five different landscapers who tried to fix their backyard drainage problem. Nothing worked. The ducks, however, loved their back yard. “We had […]

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Our Favorite Natives and Pollinators

A Few of Our Favorite Natives and Pollinators to Beautify Your Garden Want to plant a natural garden filled with natives that are beautiful and sustainable? If you love to garden, chances are pretty good that you are hearing a lot about native plants and how critical they are in helping restore balance to our […]

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10 Years of Inspiring Partners in Gardening

Fostering a True Love for Gardening It’s great when we hear from our customers who love our mission of creating safe lawns with organics, and even greater when we’ve helped inspire them to discover a new passion for gardening and the outdoors. For some customers, putting their lawn in our hands gives them the peace […]

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Transforming How We Serve You

Our New Team Approach to Serving You We’ve always believed that our attention to customer service is one of our greatest assets (just behind not putting any chemicals down!). In our effort to continually improve your experience with Greenwise, we are excited to announce our new Client Relationship Management team. Just in time for the […]

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Lesser Celandine Can Destroy Gardens

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Beware of the yellow buttercup It’s that time of year when you might be noticing some pretty yellow flowers blooming in your garden or lawn, but don’t be fooled. They have the power to destroy your garden. Seriously. We’ve been getting several calls asking us, “What’s that little yellow flower that just popped up in […]

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