Nurturing Your Garden with Deadheading: A Comprehensive Guide

Gardening is a fulfilling pursuit, whether you are a seasoned green thumb or a novice budding enthusiast. A quintessential part of gardening, known as deadheading, significantly impacts the health and growth of your plants. This technique, which includes pruning and pinching spent blossoms, is expertly explained and demonstrated by the friendly staff at McAdam Garden […]

Beat the Heat: Shade Solutions for Your Summer Garden

When the summer sun beats down, finding shade in your garden becomes a top priority. Thankfully, McAdam Garden Center has the perfect shade solutions to help you create a cool and inviting oasis right in your own backyard. From vibrant annuals to exotic tropicals and enduring perennials, we offer a wide range of plants that […]

Trimming Your Summer Shrubs: The Perfect Timing for Midwest Gardens

Greetings from McAdam Garden Center! Pondering about when is the optimal time to trim your summer shrubs? Pruning plays an indispensable role in maintaining a rich and flourishing garden, yet timing is a crucial factor. Here, we provide insightful advice about when and how to trim your summer shrubs, aiming to promote a thriving Midwest […]

Demystifying Garden Fertilizers: NPK, Organic Options, and Application Tips

A thriving garden begins with healthy soil, and using the right fertilizer is essential for nourishing your plants, trees, and shrubs. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to determine which fertilizer is best for your garden. In this blog post, we’ll explore the basics of garden fertilizers, including understanding the […]

Kitchen Gardens 3 Ways

Creating a Versatile Kitchen Garden: Garden Beds, Raised Beds, and Containers. Introduction A kitchen garden is a fantastic way to grow your own fresh, delicious vegetables, herbs, and berries right in your backyard. With various gardening methods available, such as garden beds, raised beds, and containers, you can easily find the perfect approach to suit […]

Pruning and Fertilizing Hydrangea macrophylla for Stunning Blooms

Introduction Hydrangea macrophylla, commonly known as bigleaf hydrangea, is a popular garden staple beloved for its large, showy blooms that grace gardens from late spring through summer. To keep your hydrangeas healthy and thriving, it’s essential to understand when and how to prune them, as well as the optimal times and methods for fertilizing. In […]

Creating a sustainable Spring veggie garden

Spring is the perfect time to start a garden and enjoy the outdoors. However, as we become more aware of the impact of our actions on the environment, it’s important to consider sustainability when planning our gardens. Creating a sustainable spring garden is not only better for the planet, but it can also help you […]

Spring gardening projects for Kids.

Spring is the perfect time to get kids interested in gardening! With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Not only is gardening a fun activity, but it’s also a great way to teach kids about the environment, […]