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Watch Your Elmhurst Garden Grow

by Thomas Makinney

The homes in Elmhurst and the surrounding DuPage County area boast some of the most beautiful landscaping in Illinois. When you live in the Chicagoland area, you know how important that window of time is when you can get outside, get your hands dirty, plant your bulbs and seeds, and watch your gardens grow. There are so many gardening aficionados in Elmhurst, that we even have an Elmhurst Garden Club.

To keep your Elmhurst garden looking its best for you and all your neighbors, here are a few tips from the Illinois Certified Nursery Professionals.

•    Mow your lawn a little taller than you may think to keep the turf healthier. A healthy turf can better withstand drought and weeds. Stay within 3-4" tall.

•    June is the time to begin fertilizing your annual flowers and roses. Roses need to be fertilized once every 30 days. Other flowers depend on the heat. The hotter it is, the less you fertilize.

•    Do not cut, tie, or destroy foliage from bulbs that have finished flowering. They are currently in the stages of making food for next year's flowers. You will want to wait until the end of June when the leaves turn brown and dry up.

•    You can still plant annuals, perennials, shrubs, and most trees. The planting season can go all the way up to the beginning of fall.

•    For water gardens, cut back on feeding your fish. When it gets really hot, try not to feed them at all. Make sure 50% or more of the surface of the water is covered with lush plant material to provide the fish shade.

•    Apply chemicals with caution! The same chemicals that kill the undesirable insects also kill the beautiful butterflies. To attract the butterflies, provide larval food plants.

After the day is said and done, pour yourself a drink, add an umbrella and fruit garnish, and admire your work. The lawn isn't just on display for the neighbors. It’s one of the best things about owning a home. A beautiful Elmhurst homeDream Home in Elmhurst with a garden to call your own, don't hesitate to call us. deserves a beautiful Elmhurst garden and lawn. If you are looking for your

Tom and Maria
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Elmhurst, IL June Real Estate Market Trends

by Thomas Makinney

The various graphs below will give you a visual report of Elmhurst, IL market statistics gathered using data from MRED*. The graphs are updated on a monthly basis so it’s easy to see the latest real estate market trends in Elmhurst. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

*Midwest Real Estate Data LLC

I make no claim as to the accuracy of this data and have provided this data as a service to others.

The Elmhurst Community Relays for Life

by Thomas Makinney

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We are lacing up our walking shoes, packing the caffeine, and doing everything we can to raise as much money as we can for the American Cancer Society.

That's right. We are team Koenig and Strey - the Schiller Office, Relaying for Life. And we are asking you for your help. Please click here to donate to our team.

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. These are the three goals of American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For those of you who don't know, the event is a 24 hour relay, in which teams of people camp out at local high schools, parks, or fairgrounds and take turns walking around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, either do the Relay participants - each team must have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

The Elmhurst community will gather this June 19th-20th once again at Berens Park to honor and remember their family and friends that have been struck with cancer. Teams of cancer survivors and their families, corporations, clubs, hospitals and churches lap the Berens Park track lined with thousands of luminary bags that light up the night.

People make lifelong connections and emotions run high. Participants who may never have been touched by cancer are happy to join and learn something new, while others who have find new friends who understand their plight. It's a long night, but it's worth every minute. The funds raised help support the American Cancer Society's programs of research, education and service to patients and their families.

This is one of our favorite events because there is nothing like bringing the Elmhurst community together to one place for such a good cause. Even if you can’t participate the whole day, we encourage you to stop by and see it for yourself. It's sure to make you proud to be a part of such a giving community.

Tom and Maria
Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group
Phone: 630-617-6014
Email: Tom@MariaandTom.com | Maria@MariaandTom.com
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BRING THE KIDS: Your Summer Savior in DuPage County

by Thomas Makinney

Keep the munchkins moving this summer!  Give the babysitter some time off and load up the car, DuPage County has much to offer the whole family this season. 

From infants to age 10, the Hamill Family Zoo feeds the need to get a “feel” for the animals, literally.  You won’t find ‘Do Not Tap the Glass’ signs here, as children are encouraged to interact with the live animals, build animal homes, search for animal tracks, and play all day.  Don’t worry mom, the lions and tigers are not invited to this part of zoo. 

Trying to get your too-cool-teen to participate in some family time?  Try Whirlyball in Lombard!  This fun game combines lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars in an indoor facility with sports bar, pool tables, and 17 flat screen TVs.

Dad, never let a challenge go unmet!  Show your kids what you’ve got at the Daddy Olympics, hosted by the Coral Cove Water Park in Carol Stream on Fathers Day, June 20th from noon to 5pm.  If you’re feeling victorious (or in need of redemption), Coyote Crossing is offering free Mini Golf for all fathers.
Need to keep the kids busy while you sit this one out?  The DuPage Children’s Museum offers mini-camps for ages 7-10, designed for hands-on exploration to keep the wheels turning.  Sessions are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to noon, starting June 21st.


Mark a d ate on the calendar between June 30 and July 4th for the 29th Annual Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle featuring a children’s area, petting zoo, and fun for all ages.


Before class is back in session, don’t miss the DuPage County Fair, July 21st-25th, with children’s attractions each day including Kid Buck’s Game Show, Buttons the Clown, Balsters Magic Show, and more.

If you don't yet live in DuPage County and are considering a relocation, contact us for more information.  Elmhurst and its surrounding cities have a lot to offer, and we'd be happy to introduce you to a community you'll truly enjoy being a part of. 

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