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The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

Rain gardens can be a beautiful addition to your site and will attract beneficial pollinators while controlling storm water and run off. By choosing a wide range of native plants, you can enjoy flowers from spring into fall, stunning fall color and unique winter interest. You’ll also create habitat for butterflies, bees, birds, amphibians and...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

Clean, clear, healthy water makes a pond beautiful. One way to ensure pristine waters is by installing a buffer of native plants along the shoreline. Although conventional solutions like rock or turf may seem like a good way to defend your shoreline from erosion, natives offer far more tremendous benefits. Native wildflowers, grasses and aquatic...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

Populations of Muskrats and Beaver have been rapidly increasing across the Midwest. These wetland-loving rodents have adapted to urban and suburban sites. They are particularly destructive to engineered stormwater solutions such as retention/detention ponds. Muskrats are named after their tendency to leave scent markers to identify their...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

You may have noticed the trucks and crews of Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. out and about in natural areas. The beautiful native plantings in common areas require regular stewardship to keep them looking their best. What is stewardship? We define it as the routine actions required to sustain the aesthetic and ecological integrity of a restored natural...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

Native Landscape Contractors, LLC employs a labor-based workforce and prepares the land and installs native plants and seeds without shortcuts, using the highest quality flora from local, reliable sources. Our team prepares the land and installs native plants and seeds without shortcuts, using the highest quality flora from local, reliable...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

Our group of companies are dedicated to the designing, growing, building and restoring of native landscapes. Beginning with deliberate design and meticulous site evaluation, we install and steward projects using native grasses, wildflowers, trees and shrubs. At our nursery operation, we supply custom seed mixes and grow more than 400 species to...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

The Pizzo Group consists of four companies that restores ecosystems and provides sustainable landscape solutions that are beautiful and functional. We can work on any job site, any size project, at any location with any ecosystem. Our processes are collaborative and thorough from design to implementation. With over 130 awards, we are the most...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

There’s a lot to learn about the native restoration industry. Below are a collection of helpful articles and blog posts.
Using Sedges to Add Texture to your Garden
Many sedges thrive in shade and not only blend beautifully with ferns and wildflowers, they can become easy care ground covers. Here are some of our favorites that do well when...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

Chicago, IL — 2014 — Today, an historic cemetery is breathing new life within its grounds. The trustees of Graceland Cemetery in Chicago wanted to recreate a piece of the tallgrass prairie that once covered much of the region. Native plants and landscapes were an inspiration to O.C. Simonds whose innovative designs made the cemetery into a...

The Pizzo Group

 •  November 10

Spring is a special time in the Midwest where we shake off the weariness of winter and Mother Nature celebrates with a burst of color. Have you walked in the woods looking for spring wildflowers? Have you experienced the magic of Jack-in-the-Pulpit or carpets of Virginia Bluebells? Midwestern woodlands should be open so you can see through the...