Shrubs wrapped in burlap

By…, Jeff’s Outdoor Landscape Designer For many of us, by the time late fall arrives, we’re a little less enthusiastic about yard work than we were throughout the spring and summer. But preparing your plants and shrubs for the winter can actually be a pleasant way to spend some time outdoors enjoying the cooler weather…

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girl playing in autumn leaves

By Sherry Uildersma, We hope you’ve been enjoying the fall, but remember, there is some work to be done. There’s a lot to consider when getting your property ready for the winter months. Here’s a checklist that covers all the basics that may be required for your property. Your lawn… Water your lawn. Lawns still…

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Hands holding apples

By Jeff Ronhaar, Head Coach “Summertime… and the livin’s easy.” You can almost feel the hot sun on your neck and taste the lemonade when you think of that song. But when September hits, that feeling starts fading quickly. For many people⸺landscaping professionals excluded⸺summer is a time of relaxed work expectations. September brings with it…

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walking on a healthy lawn

By Paul Dumaresq, Jeff’s Outdoor Landscape Consultant A lush, green lawn is something every homeowner strives for, but to ensure your effort is rewarded, it’s important to be aware of the best lawn care techniques. A thick, healthy lawn not only looks great, but it also provides several lesser-known benefits: Creates oxygen and helps remove…

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Outdoor kitchen and dining area

By Alan Eadie, Jeff’s Outdoor Landscape Designer An outdoor kitchen is one of the most beautiful and practical spaces you can add to your home. When well designed, outdoor kitchens become natural gathering spots where you and your family will enjoy cooking, grilling, and sharing a meal together. You may have big dreams for this…

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Heart shape trimmed out of a hedge.

By Mike Lessard It’s May. Ever wonder why they call it May? This year we’re starting to think it’s because summer may or may not come! After a long cold winter, it’s been a really long spring. It’s hard to think about enjoying a cold drink on your patio, relaxing in your hammock, or entertaining…

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Backyard View

By Jeff Ronhaar “Get outside!” Remember that first spring day when it started to get warmer? Your mom or dad was tired of you being cooped up inside and getting underfoot and you were unceremoniously pushed out the screen door and into the stark reality of your backyard. First you’re peeved. What was wrong with…

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By Paul Dumaresq There’s no question we love the warmer months, but fall’s cooler temperatures can actually make working outdoors more comfortable. There’s no question winter is coming. We can already feel it in the air when our trucks and trailers roll out in the early morning. You’ve probably already started putting away the summer…

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Photo of a backyard firepit

By Jeff Ronhaar. Few things are as fun—or as Canadian—as a night outdoors, with friends, drinks, and maybe some marshmallows, s’mores or other comfort food roasted over a crackling fire. There’s almost a deep primal joy we get from gathering around in a circle sharing old stories and jokes, strumming a guitar and huddling together…

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