Preparing Your Landscaping For Winter
As the last of the leaves come floating to the ground, the air chills, and the days shorten, dont forget to prepare your garden or landscaping for the snow and biting winds of winter. Fall landscaping work is all about the long game, which is why many homeowners look at the thermometer and decide more […]
Summer Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
We are now at about the halfway point in summer, and we at PROCARE hope you’re enjoying your landscaping and taking some time to get out and relax in the green loveliness that is Michigan. Fortunately for you and your garden, many fall perennials last well into October and extend the beauty and enjoyability of […]
How to Keep Your Lawn and Landscaping Mosquito Free
Summer is one of the most enjoyable times to be out enjoying nature in Michigan, whether in a park, camping, or in your own backyard. Because of milder temperatures and sufficient rain, things are still really green and pleasant. The only downside? In many places mosquitos are thriving and taking over. People know how to […]
Which Perennials Should I Add to My Landscaping?
Michigan has just experienced a lovely, warm, largely uneventful spring, and now we are moving into the long days of summer. While the Southwest and the West Coast have experienced nearly unending drought, dry conditions there have prompted homeowners to change their landscapes to either xeriscaping or the more drastic replacing of grass with artificial […]
What Is Boxwood Blight and Should You Worry about It?
Now that spring is finally here, its important to assess your landscape for any problems. While this past winter was not nearly as brutal as last year, even an average winter can put your landscape through its paces. Its better to be proactive in dealing with any damage so you can enjoy the beauty of […]
How to Repair Your Winter Damaged Grass
West Michigan had a much milder winter this year, and so far spring has come slowly and steadily without a lot of excess rain. Fortunately for your lawn less waterlogging means that you will not have as much damaged grass to repair this spring, but there are still some smaller problems you may have to […]
Early Spring Landscaping Tasks To Put on Your List
It’s March now, this weekend Daylight Savings time returns, and we are only a few weeks away from the equinox – which means that spring is in the air. It might be very, very faint yet, but spring is coming, and it’s not too far away. Are you ready to take on those early spring […]
How Snow Removal Has Changed through History
The sounds the snow plow, the snow blower, and the snow shovel make are so familiar to residents of Michigan and the northern parts of North America that they probably cant imagine people living without these tools. But they did, for most of history. In fact, the way we tackle snow removal today is very […]
Why Salt Brine Is Superior To Road Salt For Ice Management
If you live in Michigan and drive, you are more than familiar with road salt. In the winter salt trucks andsnow plowsare a significant presence in your life. They make getting to work, going to the store, and getting home possible even in treacherous weather. There are, however, a number of salt options that most […]
Are You Interested In Pet Friendly Landscaping?
Americans are very fond of their pets. In 2013, Americans spent $56 billion dollars on products and services for them. Americans are also partial to their outdoor living spaces and like to garden and otherwise enjoy their green spaces. However, pets and gardens do not always combine very well. Some common plants are toxic to […]