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Four Projects to Improve your Land

Here are four of the most impactful projects for our region. See if one works for you. Need help making it happen and live in Lake County? Schedule an appointment with us today.

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.

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.

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.