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Hello, my name is Michael Greco; I am a landscape architect, and nurseryman. I have been the owner of Mike Greco Landscaping, and Mill Creek Nursery for forty years.

I first created Mike Greco Landscaping to fulfill my dream of designing and creating beautiful gardens. I knew it was possible to transform someone’s garden. I saw how the completed project made people feel. While doing this, I discovered the need for quality plants at an affordable price – Mill Creek Nursery was born. This was the only solution to attending to every detail, while maintaining my personal high standard of growing specimen trees, and implementing them in one’s garden.

It is always appreciated to hear someone say: “The garden you installed for us over 10 years looks great!”

This is what I have done in the past and will continue to do in the future. I am committed to creating your gardens for your lifestyle for years to come. This is my personal commitment to your gardens.

I hope you enjoy this website and give us a call!


















































Landscaping Northern Lake County, IL


 What excites me as a Landscape Architect is creating landscapes that are not just aesthetically pleasing. I like gardens that are functional and as well as aesthetically pleasing while being beneficial to all.

Your gardens are created with an on-site perspective drawing. Since I will be your single point of contact, I will oversee the installation of your gardens from beginning to end. Our new service of maintaining your designed gardens will be explained during the installation. We do it this way because every garden is different.

Our service offers coming out to our fields. Together we will walk to view and select locally grown plants for your gardens. I can tell you from experience – the excitement is now elevated!

Our designs become alive when our talented plantsman begin implementing your garden. Imagine sitting calmly in your favorite lounge chair on your new bluestone patio, hearing water trickling from your new pond, birds chirping in your flowering ornamentals and shrubs filled with fragrance. Now look up to the sky – your ceiling is the canopy of your new shade tree. We can do all of this for you. In addition we offer maintenance for your gardens, which can include planting of all your decorative pots throughout the year and includes on-site analysis of property which will be customized.

























Hardscaping Northern Lake County, IL

Hardscaping is an area where I can lead you from a room in your home to the outdoors, down a pathway, under an iron arbor filled with fragrant honeysuckle vines to a functioning and aesthetic appealing view of an elevated patio. The stone walls and large comfortable landings and steps moving you towards your patio can be surrounded with fragrant shrubs and perennials. A patio can be simply used for viewing the surrounding gardens.  If you like to entertain, we can establish a patio that can accommodate several people at a gathering. For our cooks: let’s create enough space for your outdoor grill, sink and refrigerator.   It is important to make it blend in with the surrounding gardens and the architecture of the home or buildings that we are framing. The ceiling of this outdoor room can be a large tree with a canopy that provides shadows onto your patio.  My staff of experienced stone masons along with my vision will create many years of continued enjoyment. I do prefer natural stone from the limestone steppers to the bluish-gray slate called bluestone. I like most quarry stone cut here in the United States. Natural stone brings out the calmness in one’s heart and soul along with the beauty of its colors, textures and shapes.  You will never want to leave your new garden.

Mill Creek Nursery Northern Lake County, IL

Presently we are growing in 4 different fields. As I begin each season in the fields, I bring out my past years notebook.  Knowing that Spring brings out the flowering ornamentals we grow with their colors of red, pink, yellow and white. Then Summer opens up the trees incredible canopies and lush growth.  When Autumn arrives the ‘stars’ are the berries and colorful foliage that appears.  Then finally the trees in Winter show their unique shapes with persistent berries in colors ranging from yellow to purple.  The Evergreen trees now are the ‘stars’.

Mill Creek Nursery and Mike Greco Landscapingn have a unique program to help individuals as well as communities and municipals. The program is contract growing trees for individuals as well as communities. We have two separate programs for this. If interested please ask Mike.

How is this all possible? It is a labor of love to work for individuals as well as municipals to provide open areas to meet, talk and enjoy the outdoors

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Click on map above for directions

Mill Creek Nursery has several locations.

Main field: 41865 Mill Creek Road

Wadsworth, IL 60083

Design Office: 847-855-0590

We are always open by appointment. Please call Mike’s cell:


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