Michigan Pool Installation

Berns Landscaping has teamed up with Sun and Fun Pools to create a personalized paradise for our clients this summer. By working with Berns Landscaping in partnership with Sun and Fun Pools, you will experience the collaborative expertise required to create the outdoor living environment of your dreams… a personal paradise that’s easy to get to and hard to leave.

Privacy, safety, beauty and convenience are some of the considerations to keep in mind when landscaping around swimming pools. A great pool also deserves a great place to relax, sun yourself, take a summer nap or entertain friends and family. A nicely landscaped pool is truly a personal paradise! Worried about where to start? Don’t. We’ll design a complete plan. A great design can increase your usable living space. Landscaping also adds resale value to your home. From adding kitchens, waterfalls, sound systems or lighting we can truly give you a retreat to relax and take your stress away.

Call us now to discuss your pool installation and landscape design plans with one of our talented designers. We look forward to enhancing your quality of life and providing the oasis that matches your vision… you lifestyle… your image! If you are unable to call and chat, fill out our online request form and one of our experts will call you back at your convenience.

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Summer Landscaping
Summer Landscaping
Summer Landscaping

Tomorrow is the first official day of Summer! We couldn’t be more excited and we couldn’t think of a better time to share the best of our summer landscaping tips with our blog readers. Below are 10 of our favorite summer landscaping post. Enjoy!

  1. Summer Watering Tips
  2. June Landscape Tips
  3. Planning Your Summer Flower Beds
  4. Drought Tolerant Annuals
  5. Drought Tips For Your Lawn
  6. Patriotic Plantings
  7. Summer Blooming Native Plants
  8. Butterfly Garden Basics
  9. Butterfly Garden Plants
  10. Creating A Colorful Garden
June Landscaping Tips

Here are some June landscaping tips to keep in mind as we head into the summer months.

  • Make sure your irrigation system is up and running properly. June is the beginning of the watering months as we head out of the storm season and into the long hot days of summer.
  • Spring bulbs are finished blooming for the year. These may now be cut off at the ground and allow them to dry naturally.
  • June is a great time to begin composting. Cut off flowers, lawn clippings or any material that will decompose makes great additions to your compost bin. Placing compost at the base of your shrubs and trees will help reduce watering needs.
  • Start mowing your lawn slightly higher to reduce stress from harsh summer conditions.
  • June is a busy time for insects, keep an eye out for these pest before they do damage to your plants.
  • Slugs come out in full force during wet conditions, if you notice chewed holes in your plant leaves, you can use an organic slug bait to keep these pest under control.
  • June is a great time to divide your perennials, you can do this to help thin them out and place in other areas where more coverage is needed.

 

 

 

 

Irrigation systems can sometimes function improperly for a variety of reasons. These issues can be easily fixable or can require professional assistance.When you notice a problem with your irrigation system troubleshoot the problem immediately and if it cannot be fixed call your irrigation company to service the system. Failing to fix the problem when it’s noticed can not only waste water but also cause your landscaping to be watered improperly. Below are some common irrigation troubleshooting solutions.

Irrigation Troubleshooting

Sprinkler head does not pop up. – Check for debris above the sprinkler head, if no debris is found check for overgrown grass. Grass growing over the sprinkler head is often the cause of this common problem. Take scissors or a knife and clear the grass away, this should solve the problem.

Sprinkler head pops up, but water does not come out. – This is another common issue that is easy to fix. Often times the nozzle or screen will become blocked by debris. When the system is up pull up the stem of the sprinkler with your fingers and unscrew the nozzle. You will find a small screen under the nozzle rinse this off with water and check the nozzle for debris, then place the screen back and test your system.

Nozzle spraying not enough or too much water. – There is usually an adjustment screw on the head of the nozzle that is for making adjustments. By turning the screw clockwise you will decrease the spray, by turning counter-clockwise you will increase the spray.

System will not run. – First ensure your water is turned on. Next check to see that the non-working station (section) has been programed.

If you are still encountering problems or are not comfortable attempting any of these irrigation troubleshooting solutions, then call your irrigation company immediately to come out and address the issue. A non-working irrigation system will not preform as needed and could cause further damage to the system as well as your landscape.