The Path Less Traveled (Turf Magazine)

2014-turfmag-path-less-traveled“Jack Pizzo doesn’t want to be regarded as your typical “landscaper.” Nor does he claim to be a visionary. But a growing number of clients are convinced he is pointing the industry in a better direction in terms of working with the environment..

Pizzo’s first steps into professional landscaping began typically. He started down the conventional path of landscaping after earning a degree in ornamental horticulture. However, he says he frequently felt the industry was not in tune with the environment. It wasn’t until he worked with a client who wanted wildflowers returned to his woods that he realized he wanted to go in a different direction than most in the industry…” Read more at Turf Magazine.

 

The Pizzo Companies: Restoring Native Landscapes Across the Country (Your Resource For Living Magazine)

2014-resource-bank-pizzo-companies“Walk onto one of Jack Pizzo’s sites, and you will experience the kind of beauty that the Native Americans experienced hundreds of years ago. Farm fields worm out with decades of tilling have been restored to their original prairie. A rich mix of wildflowers and soft grasses ripples like water in the breeze. Stormwater collection ponds, once covered with green slime and infested with Canada Geese, now old cool, clear water. Woods that were choked with non-native buckthorn and honeysuckle, which suffocate groundcover, are now a healthy combination of native tree canopy, intermediate brush, grass, and flowers…”  Read more, starting on page 8.