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Featured Image for Post: Is Soil Erosion Common During Winter?

March 2, 2016

Is Soil Erosion Common During Winter?

Soil erosion is not just a menace during warm weather. As temperatures dip, snowstorms can blow away unprotected soil. After spending time and money tilling your garden, the last thing you want is all that to be eroded by harsh winter weather. Soil loss compromises gardens making them susceptible to further damage. To combat these […]

Featured Image for Post: Guide to Hiring Right Landscape Company

February 25, 2016

Guide to Hiring Right Landscape Company

Property Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Right Landscape Company  

Featured Image for Post: Keeping Your Outdoor Lighting Clear of Snow and Ice

February 24, 2016

Keeping Your Outdoor Lighting Clear of Snow and Ice

Outdoor lighting is commonly installed to dress up a property’s curb appeal, and it also can enhance security by lighting up darkened or shadowy areas of the yard at night. There are a wide range of exterior lighting solutions that include spotlights, accent lighting and more, and these are only effective at doing their job […]

Featured Image for Post: Five Ways Your Home’s Foundation Can Be Damaged This Winter

February 22, 2016

Five Ways Your Home’s Foundation Can Be Damaged This Winter

During the winter, homeowners tend to focus on interior repairs and problems, like refinishing a basement or updating the electrical system. However, it is important to keep an eye on your home’s foundation when the weather turns cold to check for damage that requires immediate attention. Here are several potential problems to look for. Freezing […]

Featured Image for Post: What Are the Unique Storm Water Management Requirements During Winter

February 20, 2016

What Are the Unique Storm Water Management Requirements During Winter

Integrating storm water management features into a residential landscape is a great way to avoid erosion, protect the home from water damage, and keep nearby waterways clean. The trouble is that these additions are mainly premised on utilizing liquid water, and in the Ann Arbor MI area, outdoor water isn’t liquid for part of the […]

Featured Image for Post: Keeping Your Irrigation Systems Free of Ice and Snow

February 18, 2016

Keeping Your Irrigation Systems Free of Ice and Snow

Summers in Ann Arbor MI can be warm and even scorching hot on some days, and you may find it difficult to get your yard all of the water it needs to thrive without the functional use of your irrigation system. While you may use your watering system frequently throughout the summer, you may need […]

Featured Image for Post: Property Manager Testimonial

February 15, 2016

Property Manager Testimonial

I have worked in the Condominium Management industry for more than twenty years, and I have worked with dozens of different landscape firms throughout that time.  I found Twin Oaks to be one of the best in the industry.  They are prompt and thorough when it comes to communication and response time, and they provide […]

Featured Image for Post: Which Types of Trees Need Maintenance During Winter?

February 11, 2016

Which Types of Trees Need Maintenance During Winter?

Like the rest of the state, Ann Arbor MI experiences harsh winters. It can snow anytime between November and April, although some years have seen snowfall in October. Ann Arbor MI typically gets 58 inches of snow in the winter. January is the coldest month, with an average daily temperature of 24.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Given […]

Featured Image for Post: Five Tricks for Keeping Your Perennials Safe This Winter

February 8, 2016

Five Tricks for Keeping Your Perennials Safe This Winter

Perennials are a beautiful addition to any property for plants that enhance the appeal of the space and incorporate added color to the yard throughout the year. Unfortunately, the perennials can be destroyed in the winter season due to harsh weather conditions where they’re prone to wilting. To protect your perennials this winter in Ann […]

Featured Image for Post: Five Benefits to Consulting 3D Landscape Videos Before Your Landscaping Project

February 2, 2016

Five Benefits to Consulting 3D Landscape Videos Before Your Landscaping Project

Many households in Ann Arbor MI take advantage of wintertime in order to review landscaping videos before a spring or summer landscaping project commences. This decision represents a wise use of time. Informative 3D landscape videos give property owners a much clearer idea of the range of available options for beautifying and upgrading exterior features. […]