The Pizzo Group

The Pizzo Group is a family of four companies that restores ecosystems and provides sustainable landscape solutions that are both beautiful and functional. We do this at any job site, any size project, at any location, and within any ecosystem. Our processes are collaborative and range from design through implementation.

And with more than 130 industry awards, we are the most recognized among our peers.

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We are sustainable landscape architects and ecologists who guide our clients and help them design and monitor sites such as sustainable landscapes, natural areas restorations, shoreline restorations, prairies, woodlands, wetlands, wetland mitigations green roof projects, and all things natural. We grow and sell high quality native seed and deeply rooted perennials. We build ecosystems in urban and suburban settings and everywhere in between. We create native landscapes that are beautiful and functional. Working in partnership with our clients, we restore habitats for the benefits of people and animals.

With more than 30 years of ecological science experience, we are eager to help you build or restore your special piece of land. The Pizzo Group companies are:


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ecology + vision, llc

ecology + vision, llc is a sustainable landscape architecture studio and ecological consulting team focused on offering ecological consultation and sustainable design solutions to municipalities and established professional design firms through our unique Greenline® review service and pre-construction & post-construction ecological services.

ecology + vision, llc also offers full sustainable landscape architecture services. With over a decade of award-winning experience as professional consultants and professional ecological contractors, ecology + vision, llc. was formed to offer a rare perspective to municipalities and established design professionals on the successful implementation of natural areas into their next project by providing field-tested insight as to what works both on paper and in the field.

Our staff consists of registered landscape architects and ecologists specializing in native plants, naturalized landscapes and ecosystem restoration that can work seamlessly alongside your professional staff. We provide ecological consultation and sustainable design & planning services to a variety of clients that include landscape architects and planners, civil engineers, schools & universities, development teams, private and public landowners, city, county, state, and federal government agencies, homeowners associations, property managers, golf courses, corporate campuses, and non-profit organizations.

See Consulting + Design for ecology + vision’s services.

Pizzo Native Plant Nursery, LLC

Pizzo Native Plant Nursery, LLC is a wholesale native plant nursery located in Leland, IL. We specialize in native plug species from the midwest region and are known as an established and reputable grower of local ecotype plants. Our plugs are guaranteed to be well hydrated and fully rooted to ensure long-term survivability when planted in the landscape, on a green roof, urban garden, riparian, roadside, golf course and in ecological restoration applications.

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We offer superior horticultural support and service and are backed by nearly 30 years of knowledge in science and the business of ecology. Our standard plug size is a deep 38-cell, however some species are better suited in the deep 32-cell trays. We also contract grow in 50 and 72-cell plug sizes.

The nursery has expanded over the years to accommodate the growing native plant market and our product line includes over 400 species of native plants.

Pick-up and delivery via a common carrier or our nursery truck is available to get our product to our customers throughout the country. We are proud to provide quality products that result in the creation of sustainable landscapes.

See Native Plant Nursery for more information.

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Native Landscape Contractors, LLC

For our clients who require union-based restoration, the Native Landscape Contractors, LLC team is dedicated to preparing the land and installing native plants and seed without shortcuts and using the highest quality flora from local, reliable sources. We work together with public and private landowners to convert high maintenance, low functioning, chemical intensive landscapes into low maintenance, highly functional natural areas that become home to our native birds and butterflies.

See Ecological Restoration for a list of services offered.

Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.

While many companies claim to provide ecological restoration, PizzoPizzo & Associates & Associates, Ltd. offers all aspects of the creation and restoration of natural areas. We provide knowledgeable consultation and planning. We prepare the land and install native plants and seeds without shortcuts, using the highest quality flora from local, reliable sources from our own nursery. And we follow through with stewardship to ensure long-term viability.

Our results speak for themselves.

See Ecological Restoration for more information.