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How end-of-season cleanup helps you in the long run

November is such a tricky month in the Great Lakes State. Make sure all of the winter gear is out and ready to go — but be aware that we might have a warm front come through with that coveted sunshine for a few days. Maybe it’ll be just enough

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Landscape, Lawn Care|0 Comments

The Seasonality of Michigan

Fluctuating temperatures are a cornerstone of Michigan weather, no matter the season. October has been yet another example of this inconsistent nature — with a few days reaching the mid-80s and others below 40. It’s helpful to keep the fall jackets in the closet for a chilly morning as well

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Landscape|0 Comments

Keeping your Michigan yard private in all seasons

Homeowners often utilize trees in their front and back yards for shade, aesthetic pleasure as well as for a privacy barrier to neighboring homes. Not only do trees provide a great property line, their leaves offer a sense of a private oasis to anyone who spends time in your green

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Landscape|0 Comments

Year-round fun with a new patio and fireplace

Expanding your living space doesn’t have to be about indoor square footage. Have you ever thought about how you could add some fun to your yard with a new patio or outdoor fireplace? It’s not too late! You can still enjoy your yard in the fall with a nicely done

By | August 16th, 2018|Categories: Landscape|0 Comments

Don’t put a Band-aid over landscape problems

Your landscape and yard deserve your full attention now that the best season to enjoy it is here. If you notice wet areas of your yard, now is the time to address them. Shifts and sunken spots in your retaining wall won’t “fix themselves.” Proper grading and leveling ground away

By | July 20th, 2018|Categories: Landscape|0 Comments

How a contractor installs a retaining wall

Many homeowners understand the importance of having a proper retaining wall done right. And for some, it could be a manageable DIY home project. But there are many reasons behind why homeowners hire an experience landscape contractor to complete the job. When you do a retaining wall by yourself How

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Landscape, Technique|0 Comments

First look at the spring yard: can your tax refund fix it?

Once the snow has melted, the first look at a spring yard can be depressing. The yard looks trampled. Debris, dirt and rock are piled up and blown around where they shouldn’t be. There are no green plants. Not much color from any bark. But what kind of potential do

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Landscape, Lawn Care|0 Comments

How to hire the right landscaping company

Hiring a contractor to come to your home and take care of your landscaping is a lesson in asking the right questions. After noticing the little details like the level of investment in a company name, logo and materials, as well as previous project experience, you’ll get a picture of

By | March 14th, 2018|Categories: Landscape|0 Comments

What’s ahead for 2018: the top landscaping trends and materials

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) just released it annual trend list for 2018, including some of their top ideas for what will be hot in the upcoming year. The NALP article explains a total of five trends, but here are the three that make the most sense for

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Landscape|0 Comments

Searching for a new snow removal contractor?

West Michigan’s largest snowfall so far in 2017 has come and already melted away. How did your current snow removal contractor do for you? Did the snowplow come by in a timely manner? Was the billing service an easy process? If you have been less-than-thrilled with your current snow removal

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Lawn Care, Snow Removal|0 Comments
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