A Portfolio of Landscaping Experience: See What We Can Do For You as Your Hawthorn Woods, IL Landscaping Company
Take a virtual walk through some of our favorite projects. We hope you are impressed by the scope of our work, ranging from a native landscape planting at the Lincoln Park Zoo to the restoration of the Kress Creek river corridor. As you'll see, McGinty Bros. means business when they get down to work. We aren't afraid to tackle the tough projects, nor are we too proud to take on a small project. We believe in green lawns, healthy trees, and beautiful natural areas wherever they happen to be. Take your time clicking through the various project galleries. We hope you enjoy this peek into our landscaping experience. If you come across anything that you would like to know more about, please contact us. We'd love to talk about it!
We installed 96,000 native terrestrial and aquatic plugs and goose fence for plug protection. The site is visited by thousands of people every year and is a nice example of an urban, native landscape planting in the heart of Chicago.
This Pulte Homes development consists of 18 naturalized basins, two Lake County wetland buffers, and two Army Corps of Engineers enhancement wetland buffers. We did many things, including native seeding, plug installation, management of woody and herbaceous invasive species, and prescribed burning.
A previously contaminated river corridor was restored using native seeding, erosion control services, herbaceous plug plantings, tree and shrub installation, and selective herbicide applications.
The 74 acre site was previously overgrown agricultural lands and oak woodlands/savannah riddled full of buckthorn and honeysuckle. Since the restoration the site has transformed into an open prairie, beautiful savannah, and woodland. It is now used as an outdoor classroom and walking trails for students and members of the community. The ecological health of the campus is greatly improved by tree removal, overseeding, re-sprout treatment, and plantings.
A wetland mitigation project encompassing 160 acres included tasks such as selective clearing, invasive plant species control, prescribed burning and mowing, plug enhancements, seeding, and drain tile removal. The site used to be an overgrown wetland/prairie complex that has been restored to a high quality savannah, wetland, and prairie site.
A 600-acre wetland mitigation site located in Elburn, IL had failed to meet performance standards by a previous contractor. McGinty Bros. was able to correct the wrongs. The site passed performance standards in two growing seasons achieving an overall FQI of 47.0, a C-Value of 4.5, and a wetness coefficient of -1.5.
The site was formerly a decommissioned sewage treatment plant that was demolished. Restoration plans began by recreating a Lake Michigan beach typical of the historical landscape and restoration of an adjacent ravine. This restoration offers the public a place for passive recreation activities year round. McGinty Bros,. Inc provided native plantings, seeding, sand delivery, and erosion control services on this newly developed open space.
Our Clients Include:
- Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
- Illinois Department of Transportation
- Illinois Department of Natural Resources
- Lake County Forest Preserve District
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Forest Preserve District of Cook County
- Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
- Forest Preserve District of Kane County
- Forest Preserve District of Will County
- McHenry County Conservation District
- Village of Glenview
- Village of Schaumburg
- Joliet Junior College
- Northwestern University
- Commercial and Residential Developers
- Homeowner Associations
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Over 60 Years of Experience, And Still Going Strong!
McGinty Bros., Inc. is an old company as far as local a landscaping company go, but that doesn't mean we're over the hill. On the contrary, we feel like we're in the prime of our business! Now is the time to reap the benefits of our extensive experience. Now is the time to say "Adios" to those fly-by-night lawn care companies. Now is the time to say "Good riddance!" to the big lawn care franchises that try to sell you more than you need. Now is the time to say "Hello, darling" to a beautiful, healthy lawn. Give your lawn and trees the McGinty Bros. treatment, and they will thank you with their many green charms. Contact us for a free site evaluation and estimate.