Children love nature. They jump at the chance to go to the park or beach in the summer and build a snowman in winter. So how can we as parents translate that seemingly innate love of the outdoors into a life-long commitment to caring for the planet? Creating a meaningful connection between the environment and kids […]
More and more new Greenwise clients are first-time moms in their 20s and early 30s. These so-called “Millennial Moms” come to us having already done their homework. They know about the importance of choosing organics. They’ve read all our online reviews. And they mention our “triple bottom line” — our commitment to giving back to […]
Just in time for Fall clean ups, there’s a story making the rounds in the media that seems to say less yard work is best. According to some interpretations, during fall clean ups raking leaf debris ‘has been declared overrated, harmful, and all-around terrible by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).’ (Yahoo! News, November 10th) Not so […]
Pesticides kill. Pesticides kill things. It’s what they do. Everyone knows that. But what many people don’t realize is that even when they’re not killing, pesticides do very nasty things to the human body. Here are the Foul Five hidden dangers of pesticides and how to prevent them: 1. Food allergies Peeing pesticides? Yep, it’s […]
Homeowners are increasingly demanding safe alternatives to toxic chemical lawn fertilization. Which means more landscapers are offering organic lawn care programs. Unfortunately, more companies are also claiming to offer organic lawn care programs. But are these programs truly organic lawn care or are they just so-called “green washing”? Green washing is when a company spends […]
Some of the most common plants grown in Midwest gardens for their beauty are also extremely poisonous. Here’s a pictorial guide to 8 common, toxic plants.
Greenwise offers expert watering guidelines to keep lawns & gardens healthy during the hot, dry days of summer, without wasting water.
Before After Garden Maintenance is an often-overlooked art form in the landscaping world. We naturally showcase photos of well-maintained gardens because they look gorgeous. What we don’t often see, however, is what the garden looked like BEFORE an experienced horticultural worked their magic. A neglected garden can be overwhelming to a homeowner because to someone […]