Professional Resources



If you want to manage your property in harmony with nature but are feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t fret! The right mindset is the most important thing, and you’ve already got that. Here are some professionals we recommend to help you purchase native plants, and even do the design and installation of native plantings!

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Residential designers & installers

Bartlett Tree Experts
22272 Pepper Rd-Unit D
Lake Barrington, Il 60010

DigRightIn Landscaping
9100 W. Plainfield Rd.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-7751

eisenhart ecoscapes
DuPage, west Cook, northern Will counties
(312) 925-6949
[email protected]

Good Natured Landscapes
30W145 Allister Lane
Naperville, IL
(630) 983-5545

The Growing Place
Aurora, IL, (630) 820-8088
Naperville, IL, (630) 355-4000

Lupfer Landscaping
8737 Ogden Ave.
Lyons, IL, 60534

Max’s Greener Places
Winfield, IL
(630) 209-3005

Stellar Native Plant Nursery, LLC 
Wheaton, IL
[email protected]

Sustainable Creations
Cortland, IL 60112
(630) 394-2800

PlanIt Landscape Perspectives, LLC
P.O. Box 345
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Red Stem Native Landscapes
Northern Cook County
(773) 454-4800
[email protected]

Ringers Landscaping
104 Northwest Highway
Fox River Grove, IL 60021

The Land Office
907 Summit Street
Downers Grove, IL
(630) 852-5263

Natural Lawn


Naperville, IL
(630) 204-5296

DigRightIn Landscaping
9100 W. Plainfield Rd.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-7751

Aurora, IL (630) 236-1600
Batavia, IL (630) 879-1520

Pure Prairie Organics
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 204-5296

Residential Land


Drip Torch LLC
Remic Ensweiler
(630) 301-0240
[email protected]

Green Guerrilla LLC
Christopher Flaherty
(630) 270-9483
[email protected]


The Growing Place
2000 Montgomery Rd.
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 820-8088

25w471 Plank Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 355-4000

Natural Communities Native Plants
Online Only
(331) 248-1016

Possibility Place
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Rd.
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-3988
By Appt. Only
Order Plants for Home Delivery

1940 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL
(630) 852-0700

Wasco Nursery and Garden Center
41W781 RT 64
St Charles, IL 60175
(630) 584-4424

Natural Garden Natives supplies native plants to retailers throughout the Midwest.


Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
17921 Smith Road
Brodhead, WI 53520
(608) 897-8641

Stantec Native Plant Nursery
128 Sunset Dr.
Walkerton, IN 46574
(574) 586-4246

Midwest Groundcovers
Route 25 (4.5 miles north of Rt. 64)
St. Charles, IL 60174
(847) 742-1790

The Pizzo Group
136 Railroad St
Leland, IL 60531
(815) 495-2300

Possibility Place
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Rd.
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-3988



Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
120 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 844-9385

Bedrock Earthscapes, LLC
1501 E. Harrison Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 461-1159

Bluestem Ecological Services
Marengo, IL
(815) 568-2927

Cardno Native Plant Nursery
6605 Steger Road, UnitA
Monee, IL 60448
(708) 534-3450

Conservation Land Stewardship
357 W. First Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 559-2035

2585 Wagner Court
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 748-4500

Integrated Lakes Management
120 LeBaron Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-6662

Lupfer Landscaping
8737 Ogden Ave.
Lyons, IL 60534

Natural Communities Native Plants

Batavia, IL
(331) 248-1016

Native Restoration Services, Inc.
34475 N. Circle Drive
Round Lake, IL 60073
(847) 347-4685

The Pizzo Group
10729 Pine Road
Leland, IL 60531
(815) 495-2300

Tallgrass Restoration, LLC
2221 Hammond Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 925-9830

V3 Companies
7325 Janes Ave.
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 724-9200

Online & Print Resources


The Conservation Foundation’s ConservationOnline webinar series features presentations on native plant gardening, water conservation, local wildlife, and much more!

This website gives thorough descriptions of plants (including weeds), cultivation, range and habit, and faunal associations.
On the Chicago Botanic Garden website, one finds plant descriptions and other information including a list on invasive species.
Midwest Groundcovers sells native plants to retail garden centers. The brand name is Natural Garden Natives. On this website, through the “Where to Buy” link, one can find the garden centers which carry these native plants.
The Possibility Place nursery has excellent plant descriptions and cultivation information.
IL Wildflowers – U. of I. Extension – a website to help gardeners incorporate wildflowers in their gardens. The wildflower directory features 144 different Illinois native wildflowers.
The website lists invasive plants found in Illinois. Other information about invasive species (plant and animal) can also be found at this website.
The Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership
Website has additional information about invasive plants.


Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis by Gerould Wilhelm & Laura Rericha (2017).
An important resource for identification of plants in the Chicago region along with associated plants and insects.

Kane County Wild Plants & Natural Areas: Kane County, Illinois – November, 2007 by Dick Young
Because of the diversity of plant life in Kane County, this field guide is applicable to a much of the Midwest. It is nicely illustrated and organized by flower color.

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded by Douglas W. Tallamy (2009) 

An entomologist by training, Doug Tallamy makes a great case for planting natives and reducing the amount of turf grass in our landscapes.

The Midwestern Native Garden; Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants. Paperback by Charlotte Adelman & Bernard L. Schwartz (2011).

Written for amateurs and professionals, this book offers native plants that can be used as appropriate substitutes for commonly used non-native plants.

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