Addition By Subtraction: It’s Dormant Pruning Time

Mar. 5th, 2015 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

Addition by subtraction. Whether it’s the Chicago Bears letting go of some personnel in the off-season or tidying up our junk drawer, we’re all familiar with the idea of letting go in order to move forward.

That same principle is at work when putting your trees and shrubs on a “diet” of dormant pruning. Doing so spurs on healthy plant growth come spring.

From Kitty Litter to Snow Plow Safety, 4 Winter Travel Tips

Feb. 9th, 2015 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

In the midst of the snowy, stormy weather that has finally arrived, you may have seen one of the numerous McAdam snow plows deployed throughout the area.

After the driest December imaginable, we dusted them off last week as snow and subzero temperatures packed a powerful one-two punch. You haven’t seen the last of them, either. With that in mind, here are four tips to heighten your road safety this winter:

Operation Decoration: Inject Life into Your Landscape

Nov. 12th, 2014 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

As 2014 comes to a close, with holiday celebrations sure to come up on your calendar, it’s a fitting time to deploy Operation Decoration.

When everything else in your yard is dormant, adding holiday décor is a great way to inject vitality into your landscape.

Those wreaths, garlands, Christmas lights and other winter displays provide sorely needed splashes of color. All will heighten your home’s appeal, making it so much more inviting and aesthetically pleasing. 

Debunking an Overwintering Fertilizer Myth

Oct. 27th, 2014 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

We are fast approaching the date on the calendar when you should treat your lawn with an overwintering fertilizer.

Now, first things first: let’s cover what those numbers on the fertilizer bag stand for. They correspond, respectively, to the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in the fertilizer.

Here’s where you need to be wary of a myth that in order to “overwinter” your lawn with fertilizer to improve hardiness over the winter, you need to apply a fertilizer that is higher in concentration of phosphorus and potassium. 

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