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Discover the Advantages of Outdoor Lighting

Discover the Advantages of Outdoor Lighting

Spring's arrival in Southeast Michigan means J&S Landscaping is already busy. Our schedule is already filling up, and we’re not just talking about work! The employees and staff at J&S Landscaping are eagerly anticipating cookouts, swim parties, and annual...

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Tips For Selecting the Perfect Lawn Care Service

Tips For Selecting the Perfect Lawn Care Service

With the appearance of each flower and bud, spring is slowly but surely emerging here in Walled Lake, Michigan. For gardening enthusiasts and outdoor lovers, this is an exhilarating time of year. But regardless of how welcome the change in seasons is, it also brings...

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March Means It’s Time to Order Your Mulch!

March Means It’s Time to Order Your Mulch!

You might be from Michigan if — You define summer as three months of bad sledding. You have experienced frostbite and sunburn in the same week. If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter...

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Four More Great Reasons to Build a Retaining Wall

Four More Great Reasons to Build a Retaining Wall

Often, by the time clients call J&S Landscaping looking for a solution to their drainage issues, they’ve tried everything else and if it worked at all, the fix didn’t last. They’re tired of watching their beautiful landscaping be washed away by snowmelt and spring...

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Using The Retaining Wall as a Drainage Solution & More!

Using The Retaining Wall as a Drainage Solution & More!

J&S Landscaping views the retaining wall as a thing of beauty. It’s a multi-purpose, attractive solution to a number of problems, and can sometimes solve several at once. When we use a retaining wall as a drainage solution, we encourage homeowners to start...

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How to Winterize Your Outdoor Living Space

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Living Space

Just in case you’ve missed the memo, it’s winter here in Michigan. That means extreme cold and, at the very least, lots of wet weather, if not snow. If you haven't done so already, it's time to winterize your outdoor living space. J&S Landscaping talks about this...

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USING FIRE PITS AND FIREPLACES FOR HOLIDAY GATHERINGS

USING FIRE PITS AND FIREPLACES FOR HOLIDAY GATHERINGS

The holidays are here, and chances are very good that you either already have plans or are making plans for your own gatherings. Either way, why not consider using your outdoor living space for your holiday parties this year? Whether you have a fire pit or an outdoor...

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How Do Outdoor Fire Pits Work

How Do Outdoor Fire Pits Work

In the autumn, at the end of a long day, you will often find the J&S Landscaping team members in their backyards, with their feet up, enjoying their fire pits. Sometimes, they’re visiting with family and friends. Others, they’re alone, soaking up the seasonal...

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Types Of Fire Pits: Choosing The One That’s Best For You

Types Of Fire Pits: Choosing The One That’s Best For You

J&S Landscaping has a favorite outdoor feature: the fire pit, sometimes known here in Michigan as the bonfire pit. As you read this blog, you’ll see why we like it so much. Today we’re going to talk about its history, the types of fire pits we offer, and the best...

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Ways to Use Your Fire Pit in the Fall and Winter

Ways to Use Your Fire Pit in the Fall and Winter

It’s August in SE Michigan, the kids are heading back to school, and you’ve already noticed the change in temperatures as autumn makes its slow, but steady entrance. You’re probably starting to think about sweaters, pumpkin spice, and looking for your fall...

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How to choose the right lawn care service

How to choose the right lawn care service

Here in Walled Lake, Michigan, spring is arriving slowly but surely, flower by flower, bud by bud. This is an exciting time of year for people who love gardening and enjoy spending time outside. But it also comes with added responsibilities and chores. For some, this...

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Three Types of Mulch and How to Use Them

Three Types of Mulch and How to Use Them

What did one pile of wood chips say to the other? Nothing. They weren't mulch for conversation. You’re probably here for one of two reasons (and neither of them are about the bad mulch joke above—sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves): 1) You are wondering about what...

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Reasons to Hire a Year-Round Commercial Lawn Care Service

Reasons to Hire a Year-Round Commercial Lawn Care Service

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”― Anne Bradstreet  On the top twenty list of wise business decisions, hiring a local commercial lawn care service to care for...

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Winter Lawn Care Tips From J&S Landscaping

Winter Lawn Care Tips From J&S Landscaping

  Winter lawn care tips? It’s Michigan!  What lawn care? There’s snow on the ground—or there will be soon. And nothing’s growing. What can I possibly do out there now? If this is the train of thought that brought you here, let us answer the question for you. This...

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Five Reasons to Add a Fire Pit to Your Outdoor Living Space

Five Reasons to Add a Fire Pit to Your Outdoor Living Space

J&S Landscaping installs fire pits for many Walled Lake customers. Frankly, they’re one of our favorite things to build, because we’ve never had a client call us up and say, “Wow. I don't know why I asked you to add a fire pit! Come and take it out!” In fact, most...

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So You Want An Eco-friendly Yard (Part Two)

So You Want An Eco-friendly Yard (Part Two)

“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” Jackson Brown, Jr.In this article, we are returning to our conversation about how to create a beautiful, low-maintenance, eco-friendly yard. If you’re just joining us, consider...

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The Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Landscaping Service

The Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Landscaping Service

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.”– Red Adair  If you own a business in Walled Lake or one of the surrounding communities and you’re here because you’re weighing the benefits of hiring a  commercial landscaping...

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So You Want An Eco-friendly Yard

So You Want An Eco-friendly Yard

"Garden as though you will live forever." Thomas Moore  So You Want An Eco-friendly Yard Part One A low-maintenance, eco-friendly yard sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want a beautiful lawn, gorgeous plants, and a shady paver patio to sit and soak...

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Welcoming Paths and Walkways For Your Home

Welcoming Paths and Walkways For Your Home

Strictly speaking, pathways and walkways direct traffic to the front door of a home. However, aesthetically speaking, they can have a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home. Why not create a welcoming invitation by adding great design and using beautiful...

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Retaining Wall Solutions in Walled Lake

Retaining Wall Solutions in Walled Lake

If you have a lakeside home, chances are you’ve found the sloping hills a challenge to maintain. A retaining wall can help you reclaim a sloped yard or hillside so it can be used for recreation or gardening. It can be a great solution for many homes, especially on...

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Lakeside Living at Walled Lake

Lakeside Living at Walled Lake

This gorgeous home is the perfect example of lakeside living at Walled Lake. Michigan has so many beautiful lakes, rivers and streams. With fairly temperate summers, this means we can spend more time outdoors near water, enjoying all that Michigan has to offer. Living...

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Much Ado About Mulch: Gardening Tips And More!

Much Ado About Mulch: Gardening Tips And More!

Good news! Spring is here! And if you live in Walled Lake, or in one of the surrounding areas, that means it’s time to call J&S Landscaping to order mulch for your garden! Take a look at the flyer in our header for this year's offering! Meanwhile, this is a great...

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens have become one of the most popular outdoor living upgrades across the country in the last few years. The convenience and safety of being able to socialize in your own back yard hits home with familes of all ages. Today, the focal point of the modern...

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2022 Garden Trends for Southeast Michigan

2022 Garden Trends for Southeast Michigan

Do you know the garden trends for 2022? Seasoned gardeners know that spring planting begins during the winter. Use the cold, dreary months to plan your spring landscaping. Then, when warmer weather arrives, with plan in hand, you can hit the ground running and quickly...

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Plant Hardiness Zone Map for Michigan

Plant Hardiness Zone Map for Michigan

A plant hardiness zone map is important when you're planning your garden. When you're a gardener, you look forward to spring planting like a child looks forward to Christmas. But before you can plant, you need a plan. Plant too soon, and some of your plants may die in...

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The Best Hardscape Projects to Boost Your Home’s Value

The Best Hardscape Projects to Boost Your Home’s Value

Are you wondering what are the best hardscape projects to boost your home’s value? Homeowners are right to be cautious about sinking a lot of money, time and effort into a project that may or may not yield a good return on their investment. J & S Landscaping has...

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Winterize Your Commercial Property

Winterize Your Commercial Property

It's as important to winterize your commercial property landscaping as it is to have a regular commercial lawn care service. You’ve invested in the landscaping around your commercial property. It’s lush. It’s beautiful. It gives your customers a great first...

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Why You Should Install a Fire Pit

Why You Should Install a Fire Pit

There are many reasons why you should install a fire pit on your property. A fire pit is wonderful for bringing people together. Who doesn’t love to sit around a fire and chat or gaze into the flames? Another reason to install a fire pit is because you want to extend...

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Outdoor Living in Southeast Michigan

Outdoor Living in Southeast Michigan

The right outdoor living design enhances the way  you live and compliments your surrounding landscape. Here are some ideas to make your backyard a more fun and functional place. Bonfire Pits Bonfire pits are probably the easiest way to upgrade the look and feel of...

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Best Outdoor Lights for Walled Lake Homes

Best Outdoor Lights for Walled Lake Homes

The best outdoor lights can add pizzazz to your Walled Lake landscape and home’s exterior. If you’ve spent a lot of time and money on your landscaping and property, why hide it at night? Illuminating your garden's water features and plantings will “wow” your visitors....

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Summer Lawn Care in Southeast Michigan

Summer Lawn Care in Southeast Michigan

Summer lawn care in southeast Michigan can be a challenge. Changing climate patterns are forcing homeowners and commercial property owners to rethink how they care for their green spaces during the dog days of summer. Now is the time to develop good habits to keep...

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Update Your Patio Design with J & S Landscaping

Update Your Patio Design with J & S Landscaping

Does your patio design need a refresh? Update your patio with the professionals at J & S Landscaping. Spending more time at home with family and entertaining small groups of friends is the new normal. If you’re looking forward to spending summer months outdoors,...

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The Best Water Feature for Your Property

The Best Water Feature for Your Property

The best water feature for your property is the one you will enjoy the most. That’s because it will either be aesthetically pleasing or easy to care for. Ideally, it will be both. J & S Landscaping in Southeast Michigan can help you find the water feature that...

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5 Questions To Ask a Commercial Lawn Care Service

5 Questions To Ask a Commercial Lawn Care Service

When you want to hire a commercial lawn care service, you need the right information so you can make the best decision for your business. Whether your annual budget dollars are in the thousands or hundreds, it’s crucial to hire the right commercial lawn care service...

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Five Ways Mulch Benefits Your Garden

Five Ways Mulch Benefits Your Garden

Here are five ways mulch benefits your garden. Using mulch also benefits you, the homeowner, because it can be a great time-saving measure. When done right, it could mean spending less time watering, pulling weeds and managing garden pests. Commercial property owners...

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Three Unique Gardens for Your Home

Three Unique Gardens for Your Home

Creating one of these three unique gardens will make your home stand out from the rest. And getting an edge above the rest of the neighborhood is key when it comes to selling your home, especially in a tight market. Any one of these three unique gardens – Zen,...

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Why Hire a Professional Landscape Design Company

Why Hire a Professional Landscape Design Company

When you hire a professional landscape design company, you’re hiring experience, expertise and experts to bring your ideas to life. In addition, professional landscapers can save you time, money and aggravation. Although hiring a professional landscaping company may...

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Pavers Add Beauty and Value to Your Home

Pavers Add Beauty and Value to Your Home

If you want to add beauty and value to your home, then look to your hardscape and landscape. Pavers are versatile, beautiful, and durable. There are various types of pavers, as well as many designs. Most homes come with a basic concrete patio. Functional, but not...

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Does Your Property Need a Retaining Wall?

Does Your Property Need a Retaining Wall?

Is your landscape sinking? Do you have an awkward slope in your yard? Then your property might need a retaining wall. Retaining walls have several functions and they don’t have to be ugly. A retaining wall is mainly built to add necessary support for a sloped yard. A...

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