Landscaping Impacts Property Value

The research continues to point out that a well-landscaped home can give home buyers a significant price advantage over a house without a landscaped yard. I’ve talked about curb appeal for years and am pleased to share a link with you on a press release from the Appraisal Institute. Great news, if you’re considering selling your home. Even if you …

Identifying Emerald Ash Borer and Knowing What To Do

I imagine many of you know about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and its subsequent devastation to ash trees in Michigan. EAB is an exotic insect native to Asia that attacks ash trees. In its larval stage, EAB feeds undetected under the bark of ash trees, disrupting water and nutrient flow – ultimately killing the trees in three to four years. …

Winter injury to conifers

Damage from cold temperatures beginning to show

As the weather warms, some conifers have begun to turn brown due to winter injury. This article posted on March 28, 2014 by Jill O’Donnell, Michigan State University Extension, and Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Horticulture and Forestry This is a great article that I wanted to share with you if you are among the many Michigan residents who are …

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Fall 2013 Clean-Up

What a busy summer! I want to personally thank all of the loyal All Phases customers who continue to make our work fun and exciting. The All Phases landscaping crew had a great summer providing many new hardscape projects for our customers. We built block retaining walls, planters, steps, brick walkways and patios. This picture shows a new brick walkway, …

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Spring is Here! It’s Time to Remove Winter Debris!

We all know that come springtime, many business and homeowners are itching to get a head start on spring cleanup. Beat the spring rush and give us a call to schedule your spring cleanup today! Here are some reasons NOT to wait to do your spring clean up: Emerging bulbs, perennials and buds on your trees and shrubs.  If you …

Think Fall…Think Football…Think Planting!

How wonderful to finally be in September! Fall is by far my favorite time of year, bringing cooler temperatures, football games, holidays and hopefully some rain. As we survey our landscape after a long, hot summer rather than mourning the brown spots in your lawn or ignoring the leaves and uneven edges of your flower beds, take action! Many people …

Man is it HOT!

I figured it was time to update my blog post since dealing with “wet grass” is no longer an issue here in mid-Michigan! It’s now July and man is it hot! It seems like every time we tune into the weather report, we hear the same update, “Hot and sunny, with no rain likely…” Good news if you are heading …

Spring Clean-Up

In Michigan, the winters are always different and an early spring is always on everyone’s wish list. The rapidly melting snow along with the cool, overcast, and wet weather bring special conditions that need immediate attention prior to the start of spring. Regardless of the amount of cleanup you did last fall, there is always more to do to get …