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Beginner’s Guide to Pool Landscaping

  If there are three things you can guarantee in Michigan, they’re snow, car manufacturers, and pools. In fact, Michigan is the 8th leading state for pool installations, according to the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance. For many homeowners pools take up a significant portion of their available land, so figuring out ways to incorporate […]

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What Is The Point Of A Pergola? 3 Key Reasons

  Should we put in a pergola? Should we have the existing pergola removed? You may be asking yourself one of these questions if you’ve recently purchased a new property, or you’re looking to remodel an existing landscape design. If you are considering removing an existing pergola, you should know that they’re popularity has seen […]

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How Much Snowfall Can I Expect This Winter Season?

The lake effect never fails to give West Michigan record-breaking snow falls. Read along as we break down the 2019-20 winter season, and sign up below for a free estimate.   El Niño vs. La Niña El Niño and La Niña refer to the two opposite weather patterns that occur due to fluctuations in temperature […]

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Which Snow Removal Contract Is Right For Me?

With unpredictable snow conditions that vary from year to year, knowing how to plan for snow removal can be difficult. There are several factors to consider when it comes to choosing a snow removal contract. Which will help you stick to your budget, cause the least amount of stress, and provide the best service throughout […]

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How to Choose a Landscaping Company

Your neighbor just spent his last three weekends landscaping his lawn and he’s only got the front yard done. Like your neighbor, you’re interested in giving your lawn a makeover but you’d rather not sacrifice your free time fumbling with yard equipment and lugging around materials. It’s time to skip the DIY and find a […]

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4 Key Benefits of Investing in Professional Landscape Design

    Deciding to invest in a professional landscape designer vs doing it yourself can be a difficult decision. You may have previous experience installing a path with gravel or landscaping stones, building a retaining wall, or even adding a landscaping berm. But a whole backyard? That can be a little intimidating. So, is hiring […]

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What Sets Alfresco Apart From Other Landscaping Companies?

Coordinating a large landscape design project is no easy task. You want to be sure that your landscaping company completely understands your creative vision, and has the capacity to bring that vision to life. Not to mention, staying on top of key details such as budget, maintenance, and much more. While there is no shortage of landscaping […]

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5 Places to Emulate in Your Backyard Designs

    Some of the most breathtaking places in the world can only be seen by boarding an international flight, or settling for downloading a photograph from the world wide web. But, what if we told you you could have those destinations accessible just by stepping outside your back door? It’s true, or, at the […]

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The Must-Knows of Residential Landscape Design

It can be tricky figuring out what to focus on when you’re set to overhaul your landscape. The list below provides must-know considerations when you are planning your next residential landscape design project. 1. Size Matters Decide on what kind of landscaping company you’ll need to get the job done. A lot of land might require […]

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4 Edible Plant Ideas For Your Backyard Garden

While growing your own food has become trendy in recent years, vegetable gardens often lack the level of aesthetics found in ornamental landscape beds. Plus, vegetable gardens can take up a lot of valuable space and are usually a good walk away from the house. At Alfresco, we say marry the two by incorporating veggies […]

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