Find inspiration in these Chicago land gardens. From city plots to gardens by lakes, there is no garden too big or too small for Earth First Gardening. Each garden, like the person who tends it, is unique. Earth First Gardening works with people to ensure that each persons unique visions come to life.
“Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year. For gardening begins in January with the dream.” ~Josephine Nuese Winter sowing is a fun technique that uses milk jugs or clear plastic containers as mini greenhouses to grow plants outdoors duringContinue reading “Winter Sowing”
Honoring your family and ancestors in your garden. Everyone that enjoyed gardening at some point, usually learned and or was introduced to it by a relative. Many of my clients tell me about a family members favorite flower, or tool they use that has significance to them, and connect them to their family. Others shareContinue reading “Memorial Gardens”
The soil in a garden can determine if plants will grow successfully, and provide nutrients to ensure that the plants in your garden area healthy, and happy from year to year! The healthier your plants are, the less likely they will be affected by pests, disease and the more likely they will produce beautiful blooms.Continue reading “Soil Matters”
Earth First Gardening Organic Approach (IPM) Integrated Pest Management: We work with property owners to reduce the activity and reproduction of pests, deterring them from plants, removing them, and if needed, applying safe pesticides, while improving conditions for plants and overall plant health. The healthier your trees and plants are, IPM can include many differentContinue reading “We Put The Earth First! Can You Dig It?”
Invasive Species of Concern There are plants that I often advise our gardners to avoid, and in some cases removed from properties. If you are considering installing new shrubs/trees, or looking to plant new perennial plants we recommend checking with your local nursery to see what specific plants are invasive in your area. In NorthernContinue reading “Avoid Invasive Plants”