Winter is nearly two-thirds complete, which means it’s time to start planning your landscape project or new design so you can hit the ground running as spring arrives. A five-step plan can help make that happen:
Outdoor living--when it comes to improving the quality of your home's outdoor space, the sky really is the limit.
And having crossed the midway point of winter, meaning we are closer to spring than you may realize, it's not too soon to begin thinking about--and taking action toward--transforming your own exterior environment. For nearly 40 years, transitioning from one season to the next (and from one season of a family's life to its next), we have been privileged to do that for clients throughout the Chicago area.
"For better or worse, your business will be judged by its cover."
Remember two Sundays ago, when about a half-foot of snow came down? (Much like this past Sunday!)
That night, shortly after 10 o’clock, one of our subcontractors needed “to call it a night” without getting to one of our clients, a Catholic grade school.
With the arrival of snow--in a big, blustery way--this past weekend, our Snow and Ice Management services come into sharp focus.
Our dedicated and quick-response snow team is accomplished at clearing the sidewalks, parking lots and roads around you to ensure the operation and safety of your business is unimpeded. Learn more on our Snow and Ice Management page.
We have moved closer to winter’s start than summer’s end, so it’s time for a Fall Clean-Up List:
1. Clean-up landscape debris: Removing any fallen landscape debris such as branches and leaves will help prevent nesting of pests and will limit the ability for plant diseases to incubate in fallen plant tissues.
2. Cut back perennials: Doing so will allow them to have uninhibited growth during the spring flush.
In the southwest corner of Forest Park, it’s that time of year once again for hayrides, painted faces, a pumpkin-painting station, a spooky story-time and sweet treats.
In other words, the annual McAdam Pumpkin Party is just around the corner, on Saturday, October 22nd at the McAdam Nursery & Garden Center.
Around this time of year, I am often asked, “Is it too late to plant? Should we wait until next spring?” There is a misconception that if you do any planting in the fall, there will not be enough time for the plants to establish and they will suffer.
In fact, fall is considered the best time for planting. Here’s why:
In August, Jenn McCloskey was newly transplanted from Palatine to Forest Park. One day, she figured she would swing around the corner to the McAdam Nursery & Garden Center to pick up some flower boxes in support of her new home’s beautification project.
At the cash register, because her purchase exceeded $100, her name was entered into a drawing for the McAdam Garden Party for Six.
Soil endures significant environmental stresses: periods of heavy rain, punctuated by prolonged dry spells, among other fluctuations that generate plenty of energy within the turf. One of the effects is a rising risk of fungal diseases descending on your lawn.
To combat that threat, between now and Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to begin your seeding project. Note: a 21-day growth period from germination to full growth is normal, after which you can mow for the first time.