Read helpful tips and articles from Rose Landscape Services on projects involving softscaping and hardscaping in Grand Rapids, MI area and the surrounding communities.
Your lawn is one of your home's major focal points. It's the first thing that your visitors see when they arrive at your property. As a proud homeowner, you likely want your property's exterior to look its best.
Our team offers professional sod installation services for homes in Cascade, Ada, Grand Rapids, and the surrounding communities.
If your yard has suffered neglect or poor service, it may be time to get new sod. Here are three specific reasons that you may need to get new sod for your yard in Grand Rapids.
Your current sod may have been poorly installed by another company. Or, maybe your current type of sod is difficult to maintain or doesn't grow well in Michigan's climate. Here at Rose Landscape Services, we can install sod that will thrive in the Grand Rapids area. To offer you a simple lawn maintenance process, we typically install Kentucky bluegrass for your residential yard.
To ensure the installation process goes successfully, we kill off and remove your existing lawn. From there, we can lay down new rolls of sod. When we're finished servicing your lawn, you will be left with a lush lawn that will grow for years and add value to your property.
A bare lawn is unattractive and can decrease your property value. Lawns can acquire bare spots due to reasons like:
Here at Rose Landscape Services, we can install everything you need to revamp your outdoor living space, including kitchens, patios, walkways, softscape, and lighting. We serve both residential and commercial properties in Cascade, Ada, Grand Rapids, and the nearby communities.
As winter is in full swing, your outdoor living space may be the last thing on your mind. However, as you are bundling up by the fire, you should also be planning your new outdoor living space.
If planning your outdoor living space in the wintertime doesn't seem beneficial, here are three reasons why it's actually the best time to start doing so.
Even if you just want to focus on a small section of your outdoor living space, you should still allow for ample time to plan your design. This way, our team can help you work out all of the details.
You also need time to reflect on what did and didn't work well in the prior year. Was your outdoor space too small to properly host your gatherings? Could you benefit from an outdoor kitchen? Did certain plants grow poorly? Take some time in the winter to think about these questions and consider other factors that may affect your new outdoor living space design and installation.
Because of Michigan's harsh winters, your landscape will likely be barer from December to around mid-March. While this may sound like a bad...
Some of the most important tasks involved in keeping your landscape shrubs, plants, and hedges healthy are trimming and pruning. These terms are used a lot, but they're both different and your plants need them both.
If you're in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and nearby Michigan locations learn when trimming and pruning should be done as well as how they are different.
Trimming is generally done at least twice a year. Plants need trimming for a maintained appearance and to control any wayward branches. It ensures your shrubs and hedges are kept healthy throughout the year. Pruning, on the other hand, is usually only performed once a year. It is a more selective process done solely for the health of the plant. When a plant or hedge is pruned, it loses any dead, dying, or diseased branches that could be taking away resources from the healthy part of the plant.
Trimming is done mostly to upkeep the appearance of a plant and enhance your curb appeal, while pruning is done for plant health.
Most plants should receive routine trimmings in the spring and in the fall. The first trimming comes after the winter months to shape the plant for the growing season and the second trimming in the fall helps to shape the plant again after the summer months.
Some plants, however, especially on properties that require constant maintenance, may...
A lot of homeowners neglect to install adequate outdoor lighting for their property. It not only lights up the exterior of your property, but it also enhances your curb appeal and promotes safety. Consider the following reasons why your home needs outdoor lighting.
We design and install custom LED outdoor lighting for properties in Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, and surrounding Michigan locations.
If you have active young children or enjoy playing driveway basketball, there's no reason to be confined inside once it falls dark outside. We offer lighting options that let you get the most use out of your property even once the sun goes down. You can enjoy dinner on your patio area and host outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and sports games without the need for temporary lighting solutions.
There's no reason you can only marvel at your landscape during the daytime. Outdoor lighting is an effective way to bring your property alive at night. With uplighting, downlighting, path lighting, and spotlighting options, you can highlight stand-out features in your yard. You can choose which features you want to be lit up and how you want them to look at night with our custom outdoor lighting installation services.
Proper outdoor lighting allows you to know...
When running a business, customer and employee safety is crucial. Not only are there legal concerns if someone is injured on your property, but it’s also common courtesy and best practice to keep your commercial property free and clear of snow, ice, and other winter debris. It can be understandably overwhelming to manage this among all your other business responsibilities—which is why we’re here to help.
Here are some key benefits of commercial snow removal in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, Grand Haven, Spring Lake and nearby areas of Michigan.
Let’s face it—we don’t always want to think about legal ramifications, but it’s part and parcel of life these days, and the last thing you want to deal with among all your other commercial responsibilities is a lawsuit. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends employers clear all walking surfaces of snow and ice as soon as possible after a winter storm. Not only will this significantly reduce winter-related injuries to your employees and customers, but it will limit the potential for litigation against your business as a result.
Snow and ice can accumulate quickly and in narrow windows of time, according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center. A buildup of snow and ice can obstruct vehicular and...
Expanding your outdoor living space can be done with many different elements, but one that is not as pricey and yields a great return on investment is adding a custom paver patio. One of the top 10 items that people look for in a new home, patios can add extra entertainment space to your home and can even help increase the overall value of the property, according to the National Association of Realtors.
If you live in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, or other cities within the greater Grand Rapids area, read on to see why your property needs a custom paver patio.
According to HGTV, the patios that yield the largest ROI are ones that look as though they have always been a part of the home. In other words, when patios are built using durable, attractive materials that complement the exterior of the property, there is a better ROI. Paver patios can be made with a variety of colors and designs and are completely customizable.
Note that in order to receive the best return on the money you're spending, it's best to install a patio that is proportionate to your property. If you have a small backyard, then a smaller patio is advised. An extensive patio, in this case, may price you out of the surrounding real estate market and you may not be able to recoup the costs. But if you have a large estate, then consider adding a larger patio with an outdoor kitchen and an LED landscape lighting...
While your landscape shrubs require trimming throughout the year to keep them shapely and visually appealing, they also require fall trimming to prepare them for the upcoming cold winter months. Trimming your landscape shrubs in the autumn also clears out old dead branches, encourages new growth, and helps prevent pest infestation and the spread of diseases.
Here is how fall trimming benefits your landscape shrubs in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and the surrounding areas.
When your landscape becomes overgrown, it makes it difficult for new growth to emerge. Old, dying branches take up valuable resources and space needed for new plants to grow in your landscape. Trimming, particularly in the autumn, clears out all the old and dying plants and makes room for new ones to grow. Some plants, like perennials and some fruit trees, actually require fall trimming and pruning to keep them in prime shape and encourage growth when spring returns.
Right before winter sets in, your plants transition from a growing state into a food storage state to prepare for their upcoming winter dormancy. During this time your landscape plants work to absorb as many nutrients as they can to fuel and sustain themselves throughout the harsh winter months. Trimming aids in this by removing any dead, dying, or diseased branches from your plants and shrubs. Branches that are...
Bi-annual yard cleanups are very important and beneficial for the health and beauty of your yard, especially during the fall. Autumn cleanups prepare your lawn for the upcoming winter months, create space for new growth, and keep your yard free of dangerous pests and diseases.
At Rose Landscape Services, we always encourage clients to schedule fall cleanup services to keep their lawn and yard healthy and safe. Here is how your yard benefits from fall cleanup services in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and the surrounding areas.
Fall cleanups are incredibly important for your lawn. During the fall, your grass goes into food storage mode, absorbing and storing as many nutrients as it can to sustain itself for winter dormancy. When leaves, debris, and other matter covers your lawn, your grass is unable to gather up the nutrients it needs to prepare for winter. Removing this debris during a fall yard cleanup helps prepare your lawn for the winter by granting it access to sunlight, water, air, and nutrients.
When debris litters your lawn, it takes up valuable space for plant growth. In order to ensure your yard has ample space for new growth in the springtime, it’s pivotal to remove all clutter and debris from your yard in the fall. When you schedule a fall cleanup for your yard, professionals will meticulously remove all debris, fallen leaves off your lawn, and ...
With an increasing trend in people wanting to spend more time outdoors and less time cooped up inside, many homeowners are investing in elements that add on to their outdoor living space. There are many ways you can add on to your outdoor living space and increase the amount of time you and your guests spend outdoors.
From adding custom focal points to extending your outdoor enjoyment with outdoor lighting, here are some ways you can add on to your outdoor living space in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and the surrounding areas.
In some areas, particularly at night, insects and other pests create a nuisance for guests. Mosquitoes, spiders, and other pests drastically decrease one’s enjoyment while outdoors. Adding a screened-in porch allows you and your guests to enjoy your yard and other outdoor areas without being annoyed by insects. A screened-in porch also keeps out leaves, debris, and other items, keeping your patio much cleaner than one that does not have a screen.
Screened-in porches provide a barrier against pests, debris, and wind, and allow you and your guests to enjoy your outdoor space free of pests and other nuisances.
A yard with custom elements such as an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, or water features, benefits from an increase in outdoor living and...
Fall leaves definitely have a certain appeal to them; they coat your yard with warm autumn colors and help you get in the mood for shorter days and cooler months. While letting these golden leaves accumulate in your yard may seem harmless, they actually pose many health risks to your lawn and those who walk across it.
Allowing a layer of leaves to accumulate on your lawn kills your grass, promotes diseases and mold, and hides dangerous pests that can be lethal to people and pets who come into contact with them. If you live in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and the surrounding areas of %%statefull%%, here is how your yard benefits from leaf removal services.
Warm autumn leaves may add color to your yard, but they kill your grass. Your lawn needs access to sunlight, water, air, and nutrients to grow strong and healthy. A blanket of leaves suffocates your lawn by blocking these essential ingredients it needs to grow. Without proper sunlight, your grass can’t go through photosynthesis and therefore is unable to absorb nutrients it needs to thrive. Leaf removal services like the ones offered by Rose Landscape Services remove all leaves from your yard and ensure your lawn can breathe and have access to all the nutrition it needs to stay strong and healthy throughout the season.
Leaf clutter across your yard poses potential health issues for not only your lawn but your...
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