"For more than 37 years, Scott McAdam, owner of McAdam Landscaping in Forest Park, has been designing gorgeous gardens across the western suburbs and further.
Heavy rainfall and extended rainy periods—as we have experienced recently—often results in ponding, the unwanted pooling of water.
Especially prevalent on properties in low-lying areas, ponding is most easily combatted by French drains. A French drain pit is a large hole at a property’s low point, filled with gravel to make it permeable, that hastens the flow of water through soil layers.
Attention to these landscape details can help your home stand out and attract buyers, especially during peak selling seasons
Whether meeting someone for the first time or interviewing for a job, a poor first impression has a huge and lasting effect. Selling your home is no different. On the other hand, a high-quality, well-manicured landscape can add up to 15% to your home value.
Agriculturally speaking, success does not come by planting seeds, then anxiously hovering over them in the hopes that they transform overnight into a bumper crop.
Success is a process that requires patience, persistence, cultivation of relationships and learning through experience what works and--perhaps even more importantly--what doesn't work. Our president, Scott McAdam, embodies this long-term approach. It's how he and his brother, Rob, have not only survived but thrived for more than 37 years in an increasingly competitive business landscape.
Do you hear those sounds of birds chirping?
This is the hugely anticipated time of year when spending time outdoors goes from rugged endurance to utter enjoyment. That means you’ll want to take advantage of more opportunities for entertaining company.
We are three weeks into spring, even if Mother Nature hasn't fully acknowledged the changing of the seasons. True green thumbs undoubtedly have already begun taking steps to prep for the blooming to come and for even the most skeptical weather-watchers, it's likely only a matter of days before thoughts fully shift to how to make the most of your garden experience this year.
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.
One of the hot trends in the horticultural field is turning small spaces into green spaces.
This is partly generational, as Gen Ys and Millennials seem to be yearning for that connection to the outdoors and nature. They want to dig in, get their hands dirty, and reap some sort of tangible benefit from their labor.
In small spaces, balconies, or urban locations, container gardens are an excellent way of maximizing the small amount of space you have and making it “green.”
Initiative sparked by McAdam President Scott McAdam’s passion for organization's nearly century-long impact across the globe
When people hire McAdam Landscaping for a landscape installation between now and May 1st, they will be bolstering an array of global philanthropic causes.
Snow and ice are hazardous to humans and dogs alike, with salt and calcium chloride two of the more common paths to preventing slips and falls. However, both have limits and drawbacks to consider.