“…’Pizzo and Associates is an ecological Restoration Company in Leland,’ she says. ‘My dream would be to take the restoration plan that they donated to the Village of Glencoe and win support of local individuals, foundations, or grants. That would enable us to implement the plan along the trail and make it sustainable. There’s so much opportunity.'” Read more…
“Native plants don’t have to run wild. Many gardeners think of native plants only in a casual meadowlike mixture. But that’s just one style of garden. There can be a place for native plants even in the most formal setting. After all, every plant in any garden is native somewhere, and gardeners have found ways to use them all….” Read more at Chicago Tribune
Pizzo Group Leader Speaks up for the Natural World (Harbor Country News)
“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.
“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.