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Protecting Our Homes From Flooding Disasters

Landscaping is rarely a priority when you have kids and dogs running around. That’s been true for Marty and Nancy, too. Until they just couldn’t take the flooding anymore, and for them, the flooding they experienced this past spring was the last straw. “My son is 5’11...

Exploring Native Gardens in our Pesticide-Free Parks

TRAHAN PARK’S NATIVE GARDEN Walking past gardens is one of the joys of a daily walk. In our neighborhood, we get to enjoy a gorgeous native garden in our local Pesticide-Free park. On your many walks during Covid, I hope you’ve been lucky enough to see the fruits of...

The Six Steps of Fertilizing

The following six steps detail the organic fertilization process that Greenwise uses. These are the ideal steps to fertilize your lawn! 1st Step: Awaken (Early Spring) Awaken is our first fertilization step of the spring and our earliest turf care service of the...

Going on Vacation? Remember These 7 Helpful Landscaping Tips

KEEP YOUR LAWN LOOKING LIKE YOU NEVER LEFT! Going on vacation can be hectic, but don’t forget to take the time to ensure your home looks cared for. Following these 7 helpful landscaping tips will give you the peace of mind you deserve to fully enjoy your much-needed...

Help Conserve Water by Creating a Rain Garden or Dry Creek Bed

Rain Gardens: Answering the Rallying Cry, “Slow it, spread it, sink it!” With climate change, we are seeing more rain coming at one time, more massive storms, more extended storms, and more frequent storms. Damage to homes and landscapes is increasing and it demands...

Greenwise Goes Electric!

ELECTRIC MOWERS BENEFIT THE ENVIRONMENT & ARE QUIETER FOR OUR WORKERS AND YOU! Greenwise Goes Electric! Greenwise Organic Lawn Care couldn’t be more excited and proud to announce that we are piloting our first electric maintenance route this spring! Lightening Our...

Permeable Pavers Benefit Your Property and Our Environment

PERMEABLE DRIVEWAY Thinking about installing a new patio, sidewalk, or driveway? You’d be doing yourself and your community a big favor by considering permeable pavers. As you might expect from its name, permeable pavers make it easy for water to drain through or...

Designing Landscapes with an Eye for Beauty & Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY IS A CORE VALUE WHEN WE DESIGN YOUR BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES! When you hear the name Greenwise, you probably know our lawn care program is 100% safe and organic, but how much do you know about our landscape design? Did you know our design team features...

Don’t Forget to Water as we Head into Winter!

DON’T FORGET TO WATER THIS FALL! YOUR NEW FALL PLANTS NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION. Normally, we send out watering tips in the dry heat of summer. If you are like me, you might be thinking of putting away your garden hose for the season, but don’t touch that hose! Your...

Evergreens: Shedding and Changing Colors

EVERGREENS SHED, TOO! Do you have any idea that evergreens shed and change color? It’s a fact. Their name would lead you to believe that evergreens’ needles will always be green and never drop like our Maples and Elms and other deciduous trees. The truth is every fall...

Raising Monarchs in the Dining Room

BARBARAS BACK YARD AND PARKWAY MAINTAINED BY GREENWISE Barbara is new to Greenwise and I met her at the Parsons’ Community Garden Walk this past August. As soon as Barbara said she raised Monarchs in her dining room, I knew I had to know more. Barbara’s husband was a...

Holding Courageous Conversations More Important Than Ever

Across the Table with Lauren Grossman GROSSMAN’S FRONT GARDEN DESIGNED BY GREENWISE 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...

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