GROWING TALL WITH GREEN ROOFS

GROWING TALL WITH GREEN ROOFS

The Windy City is known for its towering skyscrapers, extensive suburbs, and urban landscape, but a recent trend brings Chicago back into the environmental spotlight. Over 500 buildings have invested in green roofs, building rooftops that are covered with vegetation....
SPLASHES OF COLOR WITH SUMMER FLOWERS

SPLASHES OF COLOR WITH SUMMER FLOWERS

With every warm day, our flower yard (we affectionately call “Flowerland”) at Scott Byron & Co. grows in size, color, and variety. The flowers, sourced from the finest horticultural gardens, bring a light and positive energy to our company. Employees can glance...
WINTER BOXWOOD DAMAGE

WINTER BOXWOOD DAMAGE

While conducting post-winter assessments of client properties, Scott Byron & Co. representatives have been observing a great degree of winter damage to boxwood shrubs. This damage can be due to several causes. Winter desiccation (dehydration), boxwood leaf miner...
THIS HIGHLAND PARK SCHOOL GETS A HELPING HAND OF FOOD EDUCATION

THIS HIGHLAND PARK SCHOOL GETS A HELPING HAND OF FOOD EDUCATION

When most of us think of community or school gardens, we might think of a small patch near the playground, perhaps a raised bed or two with rows of easy-to-grow vegetables. This client had something different in mind and knew Scott Byron and Company could pull it off....
LANDSCAPE AT WATER TOWER PARK, CHICAGO

LANDSCAPE AT WATER TOWER PARK, CHICAGO

EXISTING CONDITIONS/CHALLENGES Scott Byron & Co., Inc. was approached in the fall of 1999 by a public/private partnership that included: The City of Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago Water Dept., the Michigan Avenue Merchants Association, and...