Industry News

The 606 Shows How to Design a Park in the 21st Century (and Beyond) – Chicago Magazine - 06.05.2015

Our newest public park reflects the city’s anxieties and desires for the future, like its predecessors that made Chicago the city in a garden. - Read More

Chicago’s new 606 trail a boon for open space and the neighborhoods it links – Chicago Tribune - 06.02.2015

The 606, which takes its name from Chicago's ZIP code prefix and whose centerpiece is a 2.7-mile recreational and cultural trail, is a bold and potentially brilliant reinvention of a dormant and derelict elevated freight line that blighted Northwest Side neighborhoods such as Bucktown and Logan Square. - Read More

Curtain rises Saturday on $100 million Riverwalk extension – Chicago Tribune - 05.21.2015

When completed in late 2016, the final design will feature an 11/4-mile jogging, pedestrian and bicycle trail from Lake Michigan to around the Lake Street Bridge. Along the way, visitors, office workers and area residents will have a new oasis away from the downtown bustle to have a meal or a cup of coffee, or simply to relax and enjoy the water. - Read More

Method and Gotham Greens Partner to Build World’s Largest Rooftop Farm in Chicago - 10.07.2014

Sustainability pioneers Method Products, PBC and Gotham Greens, leaders in their respective industries—eco-friendly cleaning products and urban farming— have announced a groundbreaking partnership to build the world’s largest rooftop farm at Method’s new manufacturing plant in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago’s south side. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, Method’s plant is anticipated to be the world’s first LEED-Platinum certified manufacturing plant in its industry. - Read More

Finding the right Fleet – Lawn and Landscape - 09.24.2014

Trucks in the landscape industry work hard, and despite even the most diligent maintenance, they’ll need to be replaced at some point.  - Read More

Room to Grow – Rodales Organic Life - 01.09.2013

Whenever Sheridan Prior took her young children to a playground, they pretty much ignored the play sets there. - Read More

“If you listen to the great symphonies, there’s a theme, and then it’s reiterated in different ways, and then there’s things overlaid on top of it. Sometimes you can do that, and in a linear park, it’s a little bit like a musical score.”

Frances Whitehead, Lead Artist of The 606

Weather Alert

Fall and cooler temperatures are just around the corner. Fall is a great season to perform turf work. As evening temperatures dip towards 50°, seed and aerate your lawn with the appropriate seed.