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Greenwise Meets Mid-Century Modern in a Low-Maintenance Landscape

An Evanston family transforms a poorly defined, overgrown front yard into a seamless extension of their mid-century modern home. A few years ago, the Robinson’s moved into a mid-century modern home in Evanston. After spending many years in Tucson, they gained an appreciation for the architectural aspect of landscape design and xeriscaping principles (landscaping and […]

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Armyworms: What are they and should you be worried?

We are starting to see something new this year…Armyworms. This is the first year where we are seeing Armyworms impact our lawns. Part of the reason is our cool, wet spring, which favors their development. We may also be seeing them because of our warmer winters, which means they are moving farther north than they […]

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Nutsedge. What’s That?

Nutsedge in Your Grass? Nutsedge looks like grass, but it grows faster, so it will be a few inches taller than your grass. It also grows in bunches and is usually a lighter yellowish-green color. Nutsedge is difficult to get rid of because it’s not a broadleaf weed, and so doesn’t respond to our weed […]

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Pesticides: Why They Are So Bad and What Can You Do?

Pesticides are getting a bad rap these days and for good reason. One of the latest studies out of the UK show that even at low levels, pesticides adversely affect our bees and other wildlife. Plus, there’s our own health to worry about. Glyphosate (a.k.a. Monsanto’s Roundup®) is the most widely used herbicide in the […]

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To Water or Not to Water?

We pride ourselves on creating sustainable lawns and gardens, so how much to water is a tricky question. As you know, water is a valuable resource and we need to use it wisely. With that in mind, plant care cannot be quantified to a specific formula. It requires some observation and judgement depending on the […]

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A Beautiful Shade Garden Sanctuary

We created a beautiful shade garden, a sanctuary really, for one of our clients in north Evanston. Prior to our work, the backyard was surrounded by a chain-link fence, overgrown yew shrubs, patchy poor-growing grass, and unsightly views of old bushes and bare branches from the back patio. Our client always wanted more of a […]

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Greenwise Named “Top 10 Snow Removal Company in U.S.”

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Greenwise is proud to be recently recognized as one of the “10 Best Snow Removal Services in the U.S.” by a writer in the trucking/snow removal equipment industry. The selection was based on our reputation and environmentally friendly approach. Snow removal season can be very stressful and grueling but thanks to the support of our loyal […]

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Hot 2017 Trends: Landscape Water Features as Focal Point

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During January, we’re counting down the top landscaping trends for 2017. We’ll be taking an in-depth look at each of the six trends as determined by industry experts and consumer demand.  While there are a variety of wide-ranging predictions, we found six trends most landscape industry experts agree upon. This week we take a look […]

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