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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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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 very least […]

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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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When to Plant Spring Bulbs

The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are dropping. This means it is time to prepare your yard for spring. Yes, we do have to get through winter first, but fall is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs. Tulips are amazing plants, but they are a tasty treat for deer and rabbits. The […]

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The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Falling leaves and cooler temperatures aren’t the only signs of the changing seasons. As the days get shorter, the amount of natural light decreases leaving even the sunniest homes darker and in the shadows. The fall is the perfect time to add a low voltage, energy efficient landscape lighting system to your home. It serves so […]

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What are Ground Cover Plants?

Groundcovers serve many purposes in a landscape. You may wonder what exactly is a groundcover? The definition of a groundcover plant is “an  herbaceous, perennial plant that is less than 12” tall.” There are several groundcover choices that spread at a steady pace and don’t choke out other plants. Some groundcovers that have better manners include Pachysandra, Myrtle […]

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Curb Appeal Matters

  As the home market continues to grow, today’s buyers have more to choose from in the way of inventory. Any home that’s up for sale must make a positive first impression to would-be buyers, so curb appeal matters now more than ever. Exterior remodeling projects typically deliver the greatest return-on-investment to home sellers. The […]

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Native and Hardy Plant Species Bring In the Birds

If you are a nature lover and enjoy watching birds come visit your home, I am sure you encourage them by filling a bird bath or bird feeder. You can also help birds and all other forms of wildlife by selecting drought tolerant, native, and hardy plant species. Plants native and hardy to the soils […]

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Hydrangeas: To Prune Or Not To Prune?

It’s a question we get asked all the time. Unfortunately, it’s a question that’s not easily answered. First  of all, it’s very important to know what kind of hydrangea you have before pruning. If pruned at the wrong time, chances are they won’t bloom in the current or following season. All hydrangeas can be put […]

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