Agricultural Nursery Stock Program

Milieu Landscaping will grow perennials and ornamental grasses in 1 gallon plastic containers from seeds and plugs. We will use a mix of natural soils, humus, micro nutrients, macro nutrients, and woody brush to develop an amalgamation of planting mix/soil. The crops (nursery stock) will be hand weeded, irrigated, managed from a sun/shade perspective, monitored for growth, and prepared for planting primarily for municipal and commercial clients. Plants were previously propagated in such a manner on Callahan Road in Wauconda in the fields and in the green house.

Our new 20,000 square foot warehouse on Enterprise Parkway in Lake Zurich, Illinois will serve as a preparation site for the pots, irrigation materials/parts, and elements of the soil mix. Fluorescent growing lamps will be used indoors during the early spring. Once reasonably past the snow season and heavy frost, the nursery stock (crop) will be moved outdoors underneath a shade tarp – irrigation and weeding will be performed manually until assumably past the risk of irrigation line fracturing. The north side of the building on Enterprise will be used as well as much of the west side (the property is 2 acres).

Additionally, we have secured rental space on 29586 Gossel Road in Wauconda, Illinois. At this location, Milieu will be further preparing the soil and mulch for the potting and nursery stock.

Nursery Program Benefits

Indigenous nursery stock will be planted by seed and prepared for harvest and planting at clients. Both locations are near natural areas which will be benefitted by “pollinator plants”.

Milieu Landscaping will also be capturing the benefits of butterflies, moths, bees, and hummingbirds.

Gossel Road and Enterprise Parkway will also be used to capture natural irrigation from rain for use in the nursery stock.

Moreover, both sites will be used for sanitation and recycling of the planting containers for re-use and planting of nursery stock.

Milieulandscaping agricultural nursery stock program greenhouse
Milieulandscaping agricultural nursery stock program pollinators

Native Plants & Pollinators

Overall, plant propagation for nursery stock will generally focus on native plants, plants for containers, and plants for pollinator gardens.

A list of nursery stock includes but is not limited to:

Acorus, Agastache, Ajuga, Carex, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Echinacea, Ferns, Galium, Nepeta, Panicum, Pennisetum, Phlox, Sedum, Veronica, Allium, Chelone, Hemerocallis, Heuchera, Perovskia, Liatris, Ligularia, Rudbeckia, Baptisia, Monarda, Hosta.

Gossel Road Farm