1. A Beautiful and Beneficial landscape project in Oak Park Il : a low-grow prairie with over 4 dozen native species and counting…..plus a water garden (to keep the run-off on site)

    March 1, 2020 by MAX
    renovations begin…
    a year in….

    What a response it has been (from the community AND the local wildlife) !!!

    As we thought trough this landscape installation, we had to think native, but lower growth height- to as not to impede visual clearance etc, as well as much thought going into species diversification, colors and bloom time. Species include 6 diiferent clumpoing grases (dropseed (Sporobolus, Little blues etc) plus wetland species (we diverted the gutters to a swale/water garden) like Lobelias, sedges etc, along with many native savanna blooming species to maximize great colors plus pollinator friendly species offering nectar and seedheads.

    The best time to get new landscapes installed is early to mid season- so contact us today for a consultation! Ed Max will stop by to see you.


  2. A woodland garden comes into bloom

    April 30, 2017 by MAX

     

     

    wheaton il landscape comapnies, wheaotn il designers

    Shade gardens and wooded landscape renovations. Adding in azaleas, redbud, native perennials, and hydrangeas.

     

    shade gardens , bleeding heart,

    shade gardens , bleeding heart,


  3. Discovering the true value of your trees, or trees you might be condisering:

    October 12, 2014 by MAX
    Give it a try- quite interesting, and an eye-opener. Trees are (in my opinion) greatlyundervalued. Seen below is a chart to use to discover their benefits!

    Thanks to Davey tree and others, now you can with ease!

    Then get out and plant that tree!

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    Understanding This Tool:The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. This tool is based on i-Tree’s street tree assessment tool called STREETS. With inputs of location, species and tree size, users will get an understanding of the environmental and economic value trees provide on an annual basis.The Tree Benefit Calculator is intended to be simple and accessible. As such, this tool should be considered a starting point for understanding trees’ value in the community, rather than a scientific accounting of precise values. For more detailed information on urban and community forest assessments, visit the i-Tree website.

    National Tree Benefit Calculator


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