Lands in Harmony

Virtual support for conservation-friendly management of your Lake County property during shelter-in-place

Do you value a planet that’s beautiful, resilient, and full of small surprises? Nestled within Lake County’s celebrated natural heritage, your landscape can help. Now it’s easier than ever for your property to look great while protecting both nature and your buildings. Add beauty, value, and privacy in a way that fits your budget, reduces flooding, and supports the rich profusion of indigenous species living here.

Looking for information or advice? We can help. If you live in Lake County, see below for virtual support by Zoom, FaceTime, phone or email. Connect with us as you work on projects that bring your land into harmony with the Earth. 

Plant an Oak

Hands down, our nine types of native oaks support much of Lake County’s renowned variety of wildlife and native plants. But most are old or gone – and young ones are hard to find. Learn how to select, plant or transplant an oak.

Add Attractive Natives

Trees and gardens bring beauty and privacy to your landscape, buffer you from noise and harsh weather, and cool buildings in summer. As you add new plantings, save money, reduce flooding, and help nature by including plants native to Illinois. Learn how to find gorgeous natives perfect for your landscape.

Remove the Buckthorn

These shrubby trees invade hedges, borders, woodlands and wetlands. As they do, they create a landscape toxic to frogs, salamanders, toads and other wildlife that eat mosquitoes, pollinate flowers and perform other services. Learn how to identify and remove buckthorn.

Update Your Lawn Care

Many common lawn care products are linked to cancer and birth defects. Children and dogs are especially vulnerable because of the amount of time they spend on grass. Also, fertilizer pollutes lakes and ponds. Learn how to grow a great lawn without harmful chemicals.