Summer is here for a while—but if you’re like many others, you are hitting the road for some vacation. How do you keep your garden flourishing in your absence?
Follow these four tips:
For the past dozen years, we have been among the many local organizations who set up booths at Oak Park’s de facto “town square” happening: “A Day in Our Village.”
Held on the first Sunday of June, the event at Scoville Park falls on June 4th will be the 44th in its history—only six years longer than we’ve been around.
The past winter, or lack thereof, was punctuated by warmer than average temperatures and one of the longest snow droughts in Chicago’s meteorological history. For those who despise the winter months, this uncharacteristic weather inspired great praise.
Unfortunately, while the winter may have been mild and much more enjoyable than the norm, there will be lasting effects through this landscape season, particularly in the realm of insects.
Putting your home on the market this year? While updating and upgrading the interior is important to maximize value, don’t overlook one of the best investments you can make: landscaping.
Studies highlighted in publications like Realtor magazine find that well-landscaped and manicured homes can see their price points climb by up to 12-15% over comparable homes with average landscapes.
Every year, the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest creates a special advertising section that turns over creative control to youngsters in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park.
This year, as usual, we had a tough time wading through the many outstanding designs touting our services. Overall, there were 16 contributions and in the end, we selected five that represented a great cross-section of artistic interpretations.
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.