Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12th, and now that spring has (finally) arrived, it’s time to set roots with new plantings almost as beautiful as mom herself. Flowering shrubs, specimen ornamentals, a plethora of perennials and flowers, organic soils and amendments – the time is now.
And this year, when you visit our Center at 2001 Des Plaines Ave. (just a half-mile south of the Forest Park Plaza), you will find a new, refreshed look to our layout.
"In January 1979, two brothers planted a landscaping business in a River Forest basement, with the aim of growing the firm beyond simply mowing their friends' lawns."
That's how a recent feature story, marking our 40th anniversary in business, opens up on our humble beginnings.
Earth Day, officially, was this past Monday.
But at McAdam, we take our role as environmental stewards seriously and see every day as an opportunity to protect our planet.
That includes preserving and protecting bees. One of the most vulnerable species, bees benefit from two apiaries on the grounds of our headquarters. Here are other fascinating facts about these pollinators, as found at EarthDay.org:
In this crowded landscaping market, a consumer’s first challenge is to distinguish between reputable and not-so-reputable contractors. How can you spot the difference?
In Illinois, here is one of the first questions you should ask a business: Are you a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)?
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.