Plant Combinations for the Garden Bed and Containers!

Plant Combinations for the Garden Bed at McAdam Garden Center: 1. Ornamental Grasses + Asters + Coneflowers: Ornamental Grasses, such as Fountain Grass or Feather Reed Grass, lend elegance and texture to the garden. Pair them with the vibrant colors of Asters and the striking presence of Coneflowers (Echinacea). This trio offers visual harmony and […]

It’s Time To Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs!

Creating a 100-day burst of color with spring flowering bulbs in Illinois, thanks to McAdam Garden Center, is not only possible but also a spectacular way to celebrate the changing seasons. This article will guide you through selecting the right bulb types, provide planting tips specific to Illinois’ climate, and offer creative color combination ideas. […]

Lawn Revitalization: Lime and Seed with Expert Guidance from McAdam Garden Center 

As the seasons unfold with their vibrant hues, homeowners in Illinois have a golden opportunity to rejuvenate their lawns. Enter McAdam Garden Center, your trusted partner in cultivating a thriving lawn. This comprehensive guide delves into the essential practices of liming and seeding, tailored to elevate your outdoor space. With the added benefit of professional […]

Planting Seeds of Curiosity: Engaging Young Gardeners this August

In today’s digital epoch, drawing children into the embrace of nature’s verdant tapestry offers them a refreshing escape and a touchstone to life’s basic wonders. Gardening serves as a beautiful symphony of hands-on exploration, creativity, and rediscovery of nature’s manifold treasures. As August unfurls its sunlit charm, let’s delve into gardening activities that promise to […]

Embrace Night’s Mystique: Designing Your Ultimate Moon Garden

There’s something indescribably magical about a garden that illuminates under the delicate glow of the moon. This mystical arena, known as a moon garden, is adorned with blooms and foliage that either open or glow during nighttime, offering an enthralling experience of nature’s nocturnal ballet. These gardens are a treasure trove for those who seek […]

Welcoming Your Plants Indoors: Tips and Tricks from McAdam Garden Center

Hello to our dear McAdam Garden Center family! The sun-kissed days of summer are gradually giving way to the gentle coolness of autumn, signaling the time to think about transitioning our outdoor plants to the warmth and safety of our homes. If this process feels a tad overwhelming, worry not. Your friends at McAdam Garden […]

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 […]