Winter is more than halfway over, 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:
In January 1979, a first-class stamp was 15 cents, The Bee Gees topped the music charts with “Too Much Heaven,” and the Chicago Cubs were 70 years into a World Series drought.
And locally that same month, McAdam Landscaping was launched by two brothers in their early 20s: my father, Scott Sr., and my uncle, Rob.
As one of the region’s largest providers of snow and ice management, covering Cook, DuPage and Will counties, we recognize better than just about anyone else that it is a highly demanding, year-round effort that requires thoughtful and comprehensive planning.
Customers, too, need to put some thought into who they hire for this task. Here are four keys to consider:
As we near the end of 2018, and the holiday celebrations that come with it, many yards appear to be far from a festive mood.
Largely dormant, they are in need of what we call Operation Decoration. Injecting some holiday décor is a tried-and-true method of transforming your landscape.
It’s just around the corner: the McAdam Pumpkin Party is back on Saturday, October 20th, from Noon to 3 p.m.
Hayrides, painted faces, a pumpkin painting station, a spooky story time and sweet treats are the main ingredients. The Pumpkin Party is for kids of all ages and is open to the entire community—and it’s all free.
During the event, we will also have huge fall discounts on all in stock trees, shrubs, and perennials.
When it comes to mums, what should you really be looking for?
Do you seek instant gratification, only to have those good vibes disappear after a few weeks? Or are you in it for the long haul, seeking a long-blooming, hardy plant that will thrive through the end of the season?
The area experienced record-setting rainfall in May and an extraordinarily wet June. During that time, fungus—which thrives in wet, cool weather—was masked by the equally thriving turf.
But with an exceptionally dry spell over the past five or six weeks, stress from drought has descended and the prevalent underlying damage is now plainly apparent.
At this point, the centerpiece of your game plan should be a seeding project between mid-August and Labor Day weekend. A 21-day growth period from germination to full growth is normal, after which you can mow for the first time.
This past Saturday, we were pleased to host a Garden Party for customer Suzanne Ritzler, who was joined by family and friends as they learned how to make potted plant arrangements—then brought their creations home. The group enjoyed wine, cheese and other refreshments.