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 […]

The Joy of July: Essential Gardening Tasks for Mid-Summer in Your Garden

From the experts at McAdam Garden Center As we find ourselves in the heart of summer, gardens everywhere are brimming with color, delightful scents, and the buzz of industrious pollinators. The diligent care we’ve put into our gardens since spring is now rewarded with lush, vibrant landscapes. While July is a month to relish in […]

Summer Flowering Perennials: Top 10 Varieties at McAdam Garden Center

As summer approaches, the lush landscapes of greater Chicagoland come alive with vibrant summer flowering perennials. At McAdam Garden Center in Forest Park, IL, we take pride in offering an exceptional selection of perennial varieties that thrive in the local climate and add beauty to gardens, borders, and containers. In this article, we present the […]

June is National Pollinator Month: Celebrating the Vital Role of Bees, Butterflies, and Pollinator-Friendly Plants

As we embrace the arrival of June, we also welcome National Pollinator Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the significance of pollinators and promoting their conservation. Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, play a crucial role in our ecosystems, and at McAdam Garden Center in Forest Park, we encourage our community to join us in […]

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 […]