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How to Choose a Fire Pit for Your Home

How to Choose a Fire Pit for Your Home

Fire pits are hot – literally and figuratively. A well-designed and properly placed fire pit can add enormous value to your home in more ways than one. Having an attractive and well-maintained fire pit in your yard could give your home an edge if you decide to sell....

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Why You Need Commercial Lawn Care

Why You Need Commercial Lawn Care

Our commercial lawn care specialists know the difference between mowing and manicuring. We go beyond the minimum to help you create that important first impression and when you look good, we look good. What do we do? We offer weekly lawn mowing, weeding and...

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Create Your Backyard Sanctuary

Create Your Backyard Sanctuary

Studies show that even just a few minutes of time spent in nature is beneficial for us. But you don’t need to head out to a national park or recreational spot to take advantage of this mood-boosting source. Create your own backyard sanctuary and get away whenever you...

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A Great Water Feature Can Enhance Your Property

A Great Water Feature Can Enhance Your Property

A great water feature can enhance your property and your life. Anything from a simple birdbath to a bubbling brook running through your property can add curb appeal to your home, help area wildlife survive and boost your mental health. Water features aren’t hard to...

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Summer Living is Easy With an Outdoor Kitchen

Summer Living is Easy With an Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is on the way and of course you want to be able to spend as much time outdoors as you can. So why not take your kitchen outside too? An outdoor kitchen has many advantages. If you do a lot of entertaining, you can prepare a meal for your guests without being...

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Five Benefits of Having a Commercial Landscape Design

Five Benefits of Having a Commercial Landscape Design

First impressions are important. A commercial landscape design will help your business in many ways. But it doesn’t have to be out of the reach of even the small business owner. Eye-catching commercial landscape design can be tailored to meet the budget and needs of...

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Mulch Is a Simple Solution

Mulch Is a Simple Solution

Adding mulch to your garden can be a simple solution to some of your most aggravating landscaping challenges. It’s also a great time-saving measure for homeowners. When done right, it could mean spending less time watering, pulling weeds and managing garden pests. If...

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Outdoor Lighting by J & S Landscaping

Outdoor Lighting by J & S Landscaping

It’s easy to recognize good outdoor lighting when you see it. When the sun goes down, the house looks welcoming – there are no dark shadows, and entrances and the driveway are well-lit, secure and beautiful.  You can create welcoming ambiance for your home with a good...

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Spring Landscaping Plans Begin Now

Spring Landscaping Plans Begin Now

Spring landscaping plans begin in winter. Plant the seeds of what you envision for your garden and yard over the winter. By the time warmer weather arrives, you’ll be able to quickly reap the rewards with your plan in hand. Spring Landscaping Gives Your Home a Fresh...

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Landscape Challenges We Can Fix

Landscape Challenges We Can Fix

We have solutions for your landscape challenges, no matter what they are. Common Landscape Challenges Beautiful landscaping can add to a home’s curb appeal and value when it goes on the market. But it isn’t always easy to have the perfect lawn or garden. Trees give us...

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Walkways and Paths That Invite Visitors to Your Home

Walkways and Paths That Invite Visitors to Your Home

Walkways, patios and paths all have their purpose on your property. Walkways invite visitors to your door, patios extend the home’s living space, and paths guide you through the garden. They may be different but one thing they have in common is that they can be...

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Fireplace or Bonfire Pit?

Fireplace or Bonfire Pit?

There’s something about sitting around a fireplace or bonfire pit that sparks conversation, laughter and feelings of camaraderie. Adding a fire feature to your patio not only extends outdoor living into the cooler months of the year with warmth and light, it ups the...

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Should I Mulch in the Fall?

Should I Mulch in the Fall?

Adding mulch in the fall has its advantages and can be beneficial for a number of reasons. While many gardeners think of it as a spring task, adding mulch in the fall is just as important, for different reasons. Which Type of Mulch? Mulch, material spread around or...

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Small Patio Solutions

Small Patio Solutions

If your small patio seems crowded and unfriendly, your problem might be design, not size. Small patios can actually be friendly, beautiful, and accessible with the right plan. At J & S Landscaping we create patios and outdoor spaces that extend the area of your...

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

If you’re looking to maximize your backyard space, outdoor kitchens can add beauty, value, and motivation to spend time outside. It will expand your living space and allow you to cook, eat and entertain in style. And this is not just for summer BBQs—a well-thought out...

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Mulch Boom for June

Mulch Boom for June

What Kind of Mulch? What kind of mulch you put on your lawn is largely a personal choice. Some homeowners like being able to choose a particular color. Some others make their choice based on properties like texture and ability to preserve moisture. We have a several...

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Outdoor Lighting for Your Michigan Home

Outdoor Lighting for Your Michigan Home

Outdoor Lighting It’s that time of year! The weather is warm, sunsets are beautiful, and everyone wants to spend more time outside. You’ve done lots of work on your landscaping and patio space, and it looks great. Your neighbors are full of compliments, and you...

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May is Mulch Month

May is Mulch Month

What does Mulch do? Homeowners use mulch for a variety of purposes. Yes, mulch gives your garden a polished look and makes your yard look more complete. Its practical functions are just as important, though. Compost helps plants grow stronger by insulating seeds from...

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For Mulch Deliveries Call 1-866-Mulch-2-U

For Mulch Deliveries Call 1-866-Mulch-2-U

We love our Michigan winters, but enough is enough! It's time to thaw out our yards and get ready for warmer temperatures and outdoor living. A lot of us enjoy turning over our yards this time of year--pulling out all the old foliage and making room for...

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Enjoying the Winter with Bonfire Pits

Enjoying the Winter with Bonfire Pits

Even in February you don’t have to give up your patio space when temperatures drop. In fact, shorter days means more time to enjoy the crackling fire of an outdoor bonfire pit.Warm Up Your PatioNo one wants to sit outside in the cold, dark winter.  With an...

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Your Spring and Summer Landscaping Checklist

Your Spring and Summer Landscaping Checklist

Everyone wants an attractive yard. Homes with curb appeal are sources of pride for their owners, and they draw a lot of attention from neighbors, visitors and passers-by. If you want a home with lots of curb-envy, now is the time to start planning. While your seed...

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Your Fall and Winter Landscape Checklist

Your Fall and Winter Landscape Checklist

As the temperatures start dropping, people start readying themselves for winter. While we may not take as drastic measures as our animal friends, people do have annual their own fall and winter rituals.  Squirrels gather nuts to last them until spring, birds migrate...

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The Best Use of a Bonfire Pit

The Best Use of a Bonfire Pit

There are a lot of reasons that people love bonfire pits. They’re beautiful, they’re functional, they’re warm, and they give you the opportunity to do what every kid (and every adult who’s a kid at heart) wants to do: roast marshmallows! Just like there is a science...

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Stunning Brick Patios

Stunning Brick Patios

If you love outdoor entertaining, then you'll love the stunning brick patios from J & S Landscaping. Patios are growing in popularity because of a trend toward outdoor living. A well-built and well-designed patio will also increase the value of your home. Let the...

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Creating Outdoor Ambiance

Creating Outdoor Ambiance

Although summer is coming to a close, outdoor living can continue, in a well-designed space that is functional, comfortable and full of outdoor ambiance. Have an idea you want to make a reality? Contact our design team at J & S Landscaping and let us walk you...

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The Benefits of a Stone Bonfire Pit

The Benefits of a Stone Bonfire Pit

When it comes to outdoor entertaining, nothing is more inviting, or convenient, than a stone bonfire pit in your own backyard. Stone bonfire pits serve not only as a decorative centerpiece for your patio, but are also a comfortable and warm place for family and...

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Benefits of a Backyard Sanctuary

Benefits of a Backyard Sanctuary

We all have favorite parks and recreational spots we like to visit when we feel the need to get away. But what if your favorite get-away spot was right outside your door? And what if it was available every day, instead of just the weekend. Here are a few reasons why a...

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Commercial Lawn Care Checklist

Commercial Lawn Care Checklist

The very best commercial lawn care starts with a careful inspection of your property. It sounds easy, but at J&S Landscaping, we operate from a detailed checklist, developed over the 22 years we have been serving Southeast Michigan. From commercial lawn care, to...

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Mulch Madness

Mulch Madness

March is the month for Cinderella teams, office pools and Final Four predictions. While we can't do much about your busted bracket, we do have some solutions for a championship lawn. Have a look at our most recent coupon and check out our "top four" suggestions for...

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Book Now for Spring Landscaping Projects

Book Now for Spring Landscaping Projects

Winter is the time to plan for spring landscaping projects. Right now J & S Landscaping is offering two promotions to customers who book their projects and lock in off-season pricing by March 31, 2018. A brick paver patio is one of the easiest ways to extend the...

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How Professional Outdoor Lighting Enhances your Home

How Professional Outdoor Lighting Enhances your Home

Professional Outdoor Lighting installations are the perfect finishing touch for your landscape There are few things as visually satisfying as the first time you see your home adorned with professional outdoor lighting. In addition to all of its practical benefits, a...

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SPOTLIGHT: Our latest Bonfire Pit & Stonework Examples

We're always proud to provide examples of our landscaping work in Southeast Michigan. Check out our two most recent projects below. Customers often ask us to show them examples of our past work. Truth is, we're always very excited to hear this request because we love...

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How Mulch Can Transform your Landscape

How Mulch Can Transform your Landscape

Mulch is a dynamic tool homeowners can use to enhance their landscape. Here you'll find everything you need to know about adding it yourself. Mulch is one of the most popular finishes people enjoy adding to their landscape. Understanding the benefits and requirements...

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Backyard Landscape Patio Blocks

Backyard Landscape Patio Blocks

A Patio Idea of Beauty If it's time to upgrade and if beauty and aesthetics are on the agenda then the time is right for patio pavers. Concrete patio pavers offer a tremendous array of advantages over other types of patio decks and areas. Patio Design Using...

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Acidic Soil pH Vs. Alkaline Soil pH

Acidic Soil pH Vs. Alkaline Soil pH

pH scale goes from 0 to 14. 0 = most acidic. 7 = neutral. 14 = most alkaline. Each step represents a 10x change. A pH of 6 is 10 times more acidic than a pH of 7, 100 times more acidic than a pH of 8. The closer to neutral the soil is, the better the plants will grow....

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Easy To Grow Michigan Plants

Easy To Grow Michigan Plants

Looking for an organic all natural way to repel deer from eating your Hostas or other plants? The leaves of the Lantana plant have a fragrance that is an all natural repellent to deer, while the blossoms draw in beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Michigan Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Michigan Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Reliable Plants and Hardy Flowers for Midwest Planting in Michigan as determined by the United States Department Of Agriculture. Southeast Michigan is in Zone 5 with a few areas in 6.

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Suburban Garden Landscape Mulch Supply

Suburban Garden Landscape Mulch Supply

Free Mulch Calculator »   Gardener's Guide to Mulch Why bother mulching your yard, garden or commercial property? Protecting the soil with mulch, also known as ground cover, is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your ornamental or garden plants and...

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Walled Lake Landscape Experts

Walled Lake Landscape Experts

Our expert staff will install new landscaping, renovation of existing landscapes, and maintain the “just completed” look. Popular trends of outdoor kitchens, in ground spas, and fireplaces are all part of our portfolio of work.

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J & S Landscaping

J & S Landscaping

We Deliver Mulch in Walled Lake! J & S Landscaping delivers landscape supplies and materials, installs brick paver patios, walkways, driveways, porches, landscape maintenance, new landscape installation and much more!

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