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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

When Should You Plant Late Summer Perennials?

As summer winds to a close, new perennials take the place of old ones. The day lilies that were so robust and beautiful during the warm days of July are now done, and, of course, the lovely spring daffodils, tulips, irises, and bleeding hearts are only a memory now....

How Much Water Does A Lawn Need to Grow and Thrive?

In most years in Michigan by July the average homeowner is waging a war against yellow grass, not because of disease, but because of heat and drier conditions. The sprinklers go on, the kids get wet, the water bill goes up, and the grass lives through another summer....

Landscaping with Michigan Drought-Resistant Native Plant Varieties

Summer in Michigan is always a bit hard to predict, just like most of the other seasons. While true drought is pretty rare, strong, unrelenting heat in July and August can mimic it and its effects on our lawns and gardens. While excessive damp can wreak a different...

Lawn Aeration 101: Michigan and Cold Climates

  There’s nothing better than a lush green lawn that lets you spend time with your family in the backyard, laughing and having fun. But, to keep grass healthy, techniques such as aeration are important.    This leads us to the questions, “what is aeration,...

How To Create Sustainable Landscapes w/ Rain Gardens

Sustainable landscapes can take many different forms and mean completely different things to people.For people who live in arid regions, xeriscaping is a beautiful solution to the challenges of natural conditions. For homeowners who live in the Great Lakes State,...

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