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Featured Image for Post: How to Divert Rainwater Away From Your House

January 16, 2020

How to Divert Rainwater Away From Your House

Is water pooling against the walls of your home or on your lawn—or maybe even in your home, overwhelming your sump pump? Then it’s time to see what a drainage contractor can do to fix your rainwater problems before damage accumulates and your home or lawn becomes the site of a costly disaster.

Featured Image for Post: Start Planning Your Spring Landscaping Projects Now

January 13, 2020

Start Planning Your Spring Landscaping Projects Now

Winter is the least busy season for landscaping projects. There is little you can do with everything covered in snow. This doesn’t mean that you should completely stop thinking about your lawn. The lull is a great time to conceptualize new landscape design plans and have them ready before spring. Here is why you should […]

Featured Image for Post: Who Do You Call For Yard Drainage Issues?

January 9, 2020

Who Do You Call For Yard Drainage Issues?

A soggy yard that doesn’t drain is a nightmare. Grass won’t grow well and the constant pools of water are an unsightly breeding ground for mosquitoes. Taking on the problem singlehandedly could be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have the time and resources.

Featured Image for Post: Alternative Conifers for Michigan Landscapes

December 18, 2019

Alternative Conifers for Michigan Landscapes

The continuing decline of the Colorado blue spruce in the Ann Arbor area – as well as the rest of the lower peninsula of Michigan – is leaving many horticulturalists and tree scientists scratching their heads and looking for practical solutions to the growing problem. One of the simplest ways to deal with the issue […]

Featured Image for Post: Winter Tree Pruning On Your HOA Property

December 16, 2019

Winter Tree Pruning On Your HOA Property

While spring and summer are traditionally the busiest time of year for landscaping and tree care companies, most continue to operate all year long. In particular, many HOAs contract with landscape contractors to spend a good portion of their winter hours pruning healthy trees and removing dead ones around their properties. Here are a few of […]

Featured Image for Post: What is Spruce Decline and What Can You Do About It? 

December 13, 2019

What is Spruce Decline and What Can You Do About It? 

Blue spruce trees are one of the more popular conifers used in landscaping. These lovely trees are characterized by their visually striking form with gorgeous blue foliage and their superior growth rate. The only problem is blue spruce trees are susceptible to an array of disease and insect threats that compromise their aesthetics as well […]

Featured Image for Post: How to Tell if a Blue Spruce is Dying

December 10, 2019

How to Tell if a Blue Spruce is Dying

Blue spruce trees are one of the most valued trees in Michigan and the upper Midwest. The trees have so much to offer for landscaping, thanks to their aesthetic appeal. In addition to that, the trees play a significant role in improving the microclimate of an area. Besides all the benefits, Michigan spruce trees face […]

Featured Image for Post: What is Rhizosphaera And How Does It Affect Your Spruce Trees

November 27, 2019

What is Rhizosphaera And How Does It Affect Your Spruce Trees

Spruce trees are great for adding to the curb appeal of a property. While some basic care is required (such as trimming branches when damaged or when they grow too close to your property), they lend a majestic aesthetic to your landscape. Unfortunately, they can also be prone to certain diseases, such as Rhizosphaera.

Featured Image for Post: What Services Should be in your HOA Landscape Contract?

November 22, 2019

What Services Should be in your HOA Landscape Contract?

Maintaining your HOA landscape is incredibly important. You want to leave a good first impression on potential homebuyers, after all. It’s why when choosing an HOA landscaping company, you should make sure that certain landscaping services are provided. The following are some of the services that all HOA landscape contracts should include:

Featured Image for Post: Benefits of Investing in Commercial Landscape Management

November 19, 2019

Benefits of Investing in Commercial Landscape Management

If you own a commercial property with a landscape of any size, then you probably know how challenging it is to maintain that landscape — even if the landscape only consists of grass and shrubbery. Taking care of that landscape, however, is important. A lack of proper maintenance throughout the year can cause serious issues […]