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Featured Image for Post: Five Benefits to Hiring a Snow Removal Company vs. Doing the Work Yourself

October 19, 2016

Five Benefits to Hiring a Snow Removal Company vs. Doing the Work Yourself

Always a beautiful location, Ann Arbor MI develops an especially alluring quality during winter. As temperatures plummet, a lovely winter wonderland greets many people when they step outdoors in the morning. One of the smartest steps a homeowner can take in this situation involves hiring a professional snow removal company, rather than performing this necessary […]

Featured Image for Post: Keeping Your Gutters and Downspouts Free of Clogs This Fall

October 17, 2016

Keeping Your Gutters and Downspouts Free of Clogs This Fall

  Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause a host of problems around your home. Gutters and downspouts that are clogged with debris won’t be able to properly drain during a rainfall, which can lead to water getting inside your home, either through the roof or around the foundation. And during the winter, clogged gutters can […]

Featured Image for Post: Hiring a Dedicated Winter Services Company Can Keep Snow From Slowing You Down

October 15, 2016

Hiring a Dedicated Winter Services Company Can Keep Snow From Slowing You Down

For many people, winter is a great time of the year. The winter season provides the opportunity to celebrate Christmas and enjoy activities that are centered on the winter season. While the type of winter that many people have is largely determined by geographic location, cold weather is considered a part of the winter season. […]

Featured Image for Post: Can Retaining Walls Improve the Health of Your Yard?

October 13, 2016

Can Retaining Walls Improve the Health of Your Yard?

As familiar examples of landscape architecture, retaining walls make a considerable contribution to the yard’s aesthetic appeal. With its undulating terrain, the Ann Arbor MI area provides ample opportunities for these structures to be employed in residential settings. Beyond their ability to beautify, though, these walls serve to produce a healthier environment for the plant […]

Featured Image for Post: Five Reasons Your Home Irrigation System May Not Be Working Perfectly

October 9, 2016

Five Reasons Your Home Irrigation System May Not Be Working Perfectly

Automated sprinkler and irrigation systems can make lawn and landscape maintenance a snap, but systems that have been poorly maintained can also cause no end of problems for their owners. Any of the following issues may be the cause of poor or uneven irrigation, over-saturation or the presence of standing water as well as increased […]

Featured Image for Post: Which Hardscapes Are Best for Those Looking to Resell Their Homes?

October 7, 2016

Which Hardscapes Are Best for Those Looking to Resell Their Homes?

Landscaping is no longer just about trees, flowers, and foliage. Well-planned hardscapes that extend indoor living spaces outdoors are extremely popular additions that add value to your Ann Arbor MI home. They should be an important part of your landscape planning. The Value of Landscaping and Hardscapes According to a study conducted jointly by the […]

Featured Image for Post: Reversing the Effects of Soil Erosion at Home

October 5, 2016

Reversing the Effects of Soil Erosion at Home

Soil Erosion is technically referred to as soil degradation and is a serious agricultural problem worldwide. So, what role can soil erosion play in a home yard setting where the growing season is primarily devoted to vegetable gardens and beautifying landscaping? The fact is that yards with domestic, nursery – provided plants are as susceptible […]

Featured Image for Post: In Which Season Are Basement Leaks Most Common?

October 3, 2016

In Which Season Are Basement Leaks Most Common?

Many homes in Ann Arbor, MI are equipped with spacious basements that homeowners can use for everything from game rooms to extra bedrooms. While there are many advantages of this below-ground space, it doesn’t come without challenges due to its location. Basement leaks in particular are common problems caused by water in the soil that […]

Featured Image for Post: When Does Seasonal Fall Cleanup Typically Begin?

October 1, 2016

When Does Seasonal Fall Cleanup Typically Begin?

The hot and dry weather of October goes on. But even now, while the roses and hydrangeas are still blossoming and the chrysanthemums and dahlias are putting on an amazing show, you should be thinking about starting the garden cleanup tasks for autumn. The killing frost will be coming soon, so getting the cleanup chores […]

Featured Image for Post: What is Causing the Standing Water in Your Yard?

September 30, 2016

What is Causing the Standing Water in Your Yard?

If water is outstaying its welcome in your yard, you probably have a drainage issue. This can be particularly annoying as this standing water can be hard to look at, kill the lawn or other plants, and make it a hassle to move around. It is not exactly easy to maintain a healthy yard when […]