Rooting Out Why Fall is a Great Time to Plant

Aug. 24th, 2017 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

Once again this year, as predictably as the change of seasons, I am being peppered with familiar late-summer inquiries:

“Is it too late to plant? Should we wait until next spring?” Those questions allow me to dispel the 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:

Warm Winter Creates Hot Issue

May. 4th, 2017 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

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.

Outside Job: Landscape’s Vital First-Impression Role

Mar. 31st, 2017 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

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. 

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