Professional Resources

Professional

Resources

If you want to manage your property in harmony with nature but are feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t fret! The right mindset is the most important thing, and you’ve already got that. Here are some professionals we recommend to help you purchase native plants, and even do the design and installation of native plantings!

Residential designers & installers

DigRightIn Landscaping
9100 W. Plainfield Rd.
Brookfield, IL 60513
708-485-7751

Good Natured Landscapes
30W145 Allister Lane
Naperville, IL
630-983-5545

Max’s Greener Places
Winfield, IL
630-209-3005

Pat Hill Prairie Garden Design
Elgin, IL

PlanIt Landscape Perspectives, LLC
P.O. Box 345
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Red Stem Native Landscapes
Northern Cook County
773-454-4800
monica@redstemlandscapes.com

The Land Office
907 Summit Street
Downers Grove, IL
630-852-5263

Natural Lawn

Maintenance

Bio-Lawn
Naperville, IL
630-204-5296

DigRightIn Landscaping
9100 W. Plainfield Rd.
Brookfield, IL 60513
708-485-7751

Chem-Wise
Aurora, IL 630-236-1600
Batavia, IL 630-879-1520

Pure Prairie Organics
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 204-5296

Restoration

Contractors

Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
120 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
847-844-9385

Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC
1501 E. Harrison Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-461-1159

Bluestem Ecological Services
Marengo, IL
815-568-2927

Cardno Native Plant Nursery
6605 Steger Road, UnitA
Monee, IL 60448
708-534-3450

Conservation Land Stewardship
357 W. First Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-559-2035

ENCAP, Inc.
2585 Wagner Court
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-748-4500

Integrated Lakes Management
120 LeBaron Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-6662

Lupfer Landscaping
8737 Ogden Ave.
Lyons, IL 60534

Native Restoration Services, Inc.
34475 N. Circle Drive
Round Lake, IL 60073
847-347-4685

The Pizzo Group
10729 Pine Road
Leland, IL 60531
815-495-2300

Tallgrass Restoration, LLC
2221 Hammond Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-925-9830

V3 Companies
7325 Janes Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517
630-724-9200

Witness Tree Native Landscapes
121 Ford Street
Geneva, IL
630-262-1160

Online & Print Resources

Websites

www.illinoiswildflowers.info
This website gives thorough descriptions of plants (including weeds), cultivation, range and habit, and faunal associations.

www.chicagobotanic.org
On the Chicago Botanic Garden website, one finds plant descriptions and other information including a list on invasive species.

www.naturalgardennatives.com
Midwest Groundcovers sells native plants to retail garden centers. The brand name is Natural Garden Natives. On this website, through the “Where to Buy” link, one can find the garden centers which carry these native plants.

www.possibilityplace.com
The Possibility Place nursery has excellent plant descriptions and cultivation information.

www.urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers
IL Wildflowers – U. of I. Extension – a website to help gardeners incorporate wildflowers in their gardens. The wildflower directory features 144 different Illinois native wildflowers.

www.invasive.org/species/list.cfm?id=152
The website lists invasive plants found in Illinois. Other information about invasive species (plant and animal) can also be found at this website.

www.niipp.net
The Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership
Website has additional information about invasive plants.

Books

Kane County Wild Plants & Natural Areas: Kane County, Illinois – November, 2007 by Dick Young
Because of the diversity of plant life in Kane County, this field guide is applicable to a much of the Midwest. It is nicely illustrated and organized by flower color.

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded by Douglas W. Tallamy (2009) 

An entomologist by training, Doug Tallamy makes a great case for planting natives and reducing the amount of turf grass in our landscapes.