Summer-like weather lingered for an extra month this year, so you may be surprised by this reminder: the holidays are knocking on our door.
Our recent heat wave notwithstanding, it will soon be time 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 21st at our Nursery & Garden Center.
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:
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: