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Featured Image for Post: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Yard for Winter Water

November 11, 2017

5 Ways to Prepare Your Yard for Winter Water

The approach of winter comes with various responsibilities for homeowners. You must prepare the place to adjust to the cold temperatures to minimize damage and one area that needs proper care is the yard. Your yard has been a flurry of activity during summer with barbecues and children running around. It was a beautiful sight […]

Featured Image for Post: Ridding Your Yard of Standing Water

November 7, 2017

Ridding Your Yard of Standing Water

Standing water in your yard results from a heavy downpour when your home’s soil is compact in nature. Poor layering and grading of your yard soil may also cause the water to stagnate. Addressing this problem involves fixing the conditions that cause poor drainage. Depending on the cause and severity of the condition, you can […]

Featured Image for Post: Light up your yard with glow in the dark stones

November 2, 2017

Light up your yard with glow in the dark stones

Many people use landscaping as a way to beautify their property. One unique trend on the rise is the use of glow in the dark stones in landscaping efforts. They come in different colors to suit your needs and color tastes. Coming in orange, blue, watermelon red, purple, white green or any other specified color, they […]

Featured Image for Post: Eco-Friendly Drainage Solutions for Your Home

October 31, 2017

Eco-Friendly Drainage Solutions for Your Home

An attractive properly maintained exterior landscape may beautify a home, enhance curb appeal and ensure that residential properties are able to better retain their market value. When it comes to finding solutions for dealing with runoff, soggy lawns and poor drainage that will not place a necessary strain on the natural environment, Ann Arbor homeowners […]

Featured Image for Post: Natural Stone and Beautiful Landscape Design

October 28, 2017

Natural Stone and Beautiful Landscape Design

Property owners often take a lot of pride in their landscapes. It’s becoming increasingly tough for outdoor spaces to stand out as time goes on, however. That’s because people often feel like they’re running out of ideas. They shouldn’t have to feel that way, though. There are so many ways to make outdoor spaces pop. […]

Featured Image for Post: Hardscaping Can Give Your Residential Property a Value Boost

October 23, 2017

Hardscaping Can Give Your Residential Property a Value Boost

If you’ve paid any attention to outdoor designs throughout the last few years, there’s a strong chance that you’ve noticed the undeniable rise of hardscapes. Hardscapes, in brief, refer to structures that consist of resilient materials like concrete, stone and wood. They’re the opposite of softscapes. Popular hardscaping examples are sleeper walls, gazebos, benches, retaining […]

Featured Image for Post: How to Landscape for Wind Blockage

October 21, 2017

How to Landscape for Wind Blockage

The wind is a part of life in Michigan, especially in the winter. When a big Arctic front moves down from Canada, you know the breezes are going to pick up and the feels-like temperature is going to plunge along with the temperature. Creating a blockage, also known as a windbreak, near your home can […]

Featured Image for Post: Landscaping for Fire Prevention

October 18, 2017

Landscaping for Fire Prevention

Exterior landscaping may be able to do far more than just enhance the curb appeal of a home. Michigan property owners seeking ways to keep their homes safe and secure would do well to learn a little more about how landscaping services may benefit fire prevention efforts. Removing excessive clutter or brush, landscaping layouts that […]

Featured Image for Post: Tips to scare-ify your lawn this Halloween

October 15, 2017

Tips to scare-ify your lawn this Halloween

If you want to add a ghoulish touch to your yard decorations this Halloween, look no further than these creepy plants and fungi. While pumpkins, ghosts, and fake headstones are staples of a fun and spooky Halloween-themed yard, there’s no replacing the horror and creepiness that these insidious-looking plants will instill into the hearts of […]

Featured Image for Post: 5 Hardy Plants to Plant in the Fall for Spring

October 12, 2017

5 Hardy Plants to Plant in the Fall for Spring

There are advantages to planting spring plants in the fall. The soil is still fairly warm, so the roots will have a chance to develop. On the other hand, many of the weeds will have gone dormant, so the new plants will not have to compete with them for nutrients. Gardeners also usually have more […]