Mandy Leifheit Joins Pizzo Native Plant Nursery

mandy leifheitPizzo Native Plant Nursery is delighted to announce that Mandy Leifheit has joined the team as Sales Assistant. With a degree in landscape design from Kishwaukee College, Mandy has been an active participant in the green industry for the past 13 years. She has served in various roles at Suburban Lawn, Midwest Groundcovers and most recently as a landscape designer at Grant and Power Landscaping.

We are pleased to welcome Mandy in her role handling sales, customer service, invoicing and more. She is particularly excited to be working with native plants and all their challenges and rewards. You may reach Mandy at mandyl@pizzonursery.com or 815.981.8000.

Living Landscapes: A Native Plant Conference, Featuring Doug Tallamy

Native Plants Green RoofJoin Grace Koehler from Pizzo Native Plant Nursery at the West Cook Wild Ones’ Living Landscapes: Native Garden Conference on May 17th! Grace will be hosting a workshop on green roof systems as a storm water management tool while highlighting successful native plant selections as alternatives to sedum and conventional perennials.

The keynote speaker is Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home” and co-author of “The Living Landscape”.

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.