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Managing Natural Areas with Prescribed Fire

Managing Natural Areas with Prescribed Fire

We know what you are thinking, "why would I want to set my property on fire?" Many property owners have this reaction and often do not consider the benefits of implementing what is known as prescribed fire, or controlled burn, to help...
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Weeds Not Wildflowers: Summer Edition

Weeds Not Wildflowers: Summer Edition

It's summertime and the Lake Forest area is full of colorful plants! It can be tricky to identify when non-native species are invading our property when they look so pretty! At Pizzo & Associates, Ltd., it's our job to make sure the community notices...
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Weeds Not Wildflowers

Weeds Not Wildflowers

Have you seen these 5 weeds on your land? These aggressive invaders are blooming along roadsides, in forest preserves, and in your own backyard. To the average eye, they might seem like they are beautiful wildflowers. Meanwhile, they are stealing...
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Salt Tolerant Native Plants

Salt Tolerant Native Plants

Winter in the Lake Forest, Barrington, and Naperville, IL areas inevitably means salted roads and walkways. This helps keep our community as ice and snow-free as possible, however, it can have some negative environmental...
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What's Happening Now? Spring Has Arrived to Natural Areas

What's Happening Now? Spring Has Arrived to Natural Areas

Spring has arrived and Mother Nature is bursting with color and sound! Every year during springtime, you’ll see our crews out planting seeds, pulling weeds, and spot-treating early-season invasive species. Common invaders best to control...
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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Native Plantings

How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Native Plantings

Many people are attracted to the color and variation provided by native plants. Not only do they offer beautiful scenery, native plants also promote a healthy environment by reducing erosion, filtering stormwater, and providing habitat for native...
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Spring Clean-Up: Bring Your Woods Back to Life

Spring Clean-Up: Bring Your Woods Back to Life

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...
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Are You Hiring the Right Land Restoration and Maintenance Company?

Are You Hiring the Right Land Restoration and Maintenance Company?

Are you looking for a team of experts to help you with your natural land restoration and/or maintenance? When hiring a professional team, it's important to find one that can restore and maintain your property in the most environmentally...
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How to Attract Butterflies & Birds with Native Plants

How to Attract Butterflies & Birds with Native Plants

If you are looking to attract butterflies and birds to your woods, prairies, or wetlands, look no further! We have your answer. Native plants are a great way to invite butterflies and birds to use your natural resources. These plants serve as food...
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