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Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Space this Spring

Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Space this Spring

If you aren't getting as much use from your outdoor living area as you would like to, it may be missing a few essential elements. Here at Rose Landscape Services, we install outdoor living features for properties in Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Ada, MI. Through our hardscape installation services, we hope to add both aesthetic and functional value to our clients' outdoor living spaces.

If you are looking to revitalize your outdoor living space this spring but aren't sure where to get started, consider adding a lighting system, patio, outdoor kitchen, or fire pit.


An architectural or outdoor lighting system can highlight landscape features and provide enhanced safety.

If you want to highlight certain features of your landscape, like a flower bed, tree, or water feature, our team can install an architectural lighting system. We will illuminate your landscape at night and allow passersby and visitors alike to marvel at your landscape's beauty.

Whether it be through uplighting, downlighting, spotlighting, or path lighting, our outdoor lighting company will highlight the exact features you want.

While we can install an architectural lighting system to highlight a specific feature, we can also install a more general outdoor lighting system for your home in Ada, MI. This kind of system will provide enhanced safety and security. Visitors will be able to more easily navigate your property, and criminals will be...

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3 Reasons that Winter Is the Ideal Time to Plan Your Outdoor Living Space

3 Reasons that Winter Is the Ideal Time to Plan Your Outdoor Living Space

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.


1. Planning your outdoor living space takes time.

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.


2. Your landscape is bare in the winter.

Custom patio designed for a home near Walker, MI.

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...

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Ways to Add on to Your Outdoor Living Space

Ways to Add on to Your Outdoor Living Space

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.


Provide Outdoor Areas Away From Pests with a Screened-in Porch

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.


Add Custom Elements Such As Fire Pits, Outdoor Kitchens, & More that Create Focal Points

A yard with custom elements such as an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, or water features, benefits from an increase in outdoor living and...

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