Lawn Fertilization Michigan

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and that means it’s already September! The days are beginning to get shorter, the temperature is cooling down and before we know it our landscapes will be painted with vibrant warm shades of orange, yellow and red! While we stretch out the rest of summer and await the cooler fall days, here are some of our favorite September landscaping tips.

 September Landscaping Tips

  • Shrub & Tree Planting – Fall is a great time to plant and encourages good root development. Planting now allows the plants to establish themselves before spring.
  • Lawn Problems? Now is a great time to sod or spot seed any damaged areas.
  • Lawn Maintenance is most important in September and is the perfect time for Aeration & Fertilization. If you have had problems with grubs, now is also a great time to take control of the situation long term.
  • Continue weeding, failing to continue to weed will cause your weeds to spread and could make next season even worse.
  • Azaleas, Rhododendrons and other flowering spring shrubs should no longer be pruned. These shrubs have already set their buds for the following and year, pruning them now will sacrifice next years spring flowers.
  • If you want to add a touch of fall to your landscape, plant your hardy mums now.


Need help with your landscaping this month? The give us a call today to talk with one of our experts! 586.756.1145 for Macomb County residents or 248.835.3000 for Oakland County residents. Unable to make a phone call now? Fill out our online request form and one of our professionals will get back to you at your convenience.



Michigan Irrigation Services


Attention Metro Detroit residents. Current weather conditions are dry and many lawns have been drying out. Earlier in the year residents were able to water less frequently due to all the rain we had received.

Over the past few weeks we have not seen much rain and we have noticed many lawns have been drying out and have become damaged. Please be sure to keep watering your lawn and plants to ensure no further damage. If you can water your lawn in the morning. Watering in the morning ensures a dry surface for the evening hours.  Night time hours are when diseases thrive and spread the most.





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While the above summer watering chart is a  good starting point other factors must be taken into consideration. Shaded areas, very sunny areas, and areas that receive reflected heat off patios and driveways will make a difference in how often they should be watered as well. If you have any questions please call us.


If you need help adjusting your irrigation timer, please call us….

586.756.1145 Macomb County | 248.835.3000 Oakland County

Autumn Landscaping Services - Fall Landscape

While many people think of Spring and Summer as the best time for landscaping, Autumn also offers a wide variety of landscaping services. Here at Berns Landscaping Services, we are always ready for the changing of the seasons. Below is a list of some of our favorite seasonal services.


  • Autumn Landscaping ServicesFall Clean Up – Our fall clean-up consists of the removal of leaves and debris from your lawn & landscaping areas. We also clear all patios, terraces, window wells, decks and walkways. This service also provides one complimentary lawn mowing and will be done as late in the season as weather allows.
  • Leaf Removal – We will remove and dispose of leaves and debris from lawn areas, patios, terraces, decks, driveways and walkways.  This service is scheduled with mowing services, as needed, during September, October and November.
  • Tree & Shrub Planting
  • Spring Bulb Installation
  • Landscape Lighting – Autumn is a great time to ensure your outdoor lighting is ready for the shorter days and longer nights ahead.
  • Deep Root Feedings – Ensure your plants and lawn are full of nutrients prior to dormancy.
  • Fall Garden Bed Preparation
  • Seasonal Pots – Add some fall color to your landscape with beautiful one of a kind flower pots, tailored to your personal landscape.


Interested in one of our many autumn landscaping services? Call the experts at Berns Landscaping today. No time to call and chat? Then fill out our online request form and one of our professionals will get back to you at your convenience.

586.756.1145 Macomb County | 248.835.3000 Oakland County

Grosse Pointe Landscape Design

We are happy to announce that Berns Landscaping has been featured in this Sundays, Detroit Free Press. We were featured in the cool places section, for one of our landscape design projects. This particular project features a stunning koi pond, which holds 6,000 gallons of water. It also features a beautiful waterfall and is home to 40 fish, including goldfish, shubunkin and, of course, koi. If you missed the article in the paper this week, you can also view the feature article and photo slide show online.


Main Article: Cool Spaces: Metro Detroiters dive into keeping koi ponds

Photo Slideshow: Cool Spaces: Koi Ponds


Koi Pond - Photo By: Jessica J. Trevino/DFP
Jessica J. Trevino/DFP


Interested in finding out more about our landscape design & pond installation  services?  Give us a call today, 586.756.1145 East / 248.835.3000. Unable to call? Then fill out our free estimate form online. Our team of experts are ready to help you create the outdoor space of your dreams!

Grosse Pointe Landscape Design

We can’t believe it is already August! It feels as if we we’re just welcoming in July, and here we are heading into the end of summer. August is typically a maintenance month for landscapers and gardeners, ensuring your landscape is well watered and weed free is essential. Below are a few of our favorite August landscaping tips.

  • Prune or shear your ground cover. Boxwoods, juniper, laurel and other ground cover will have little to no growth for the remainder of the year.
  • Have a tree blocking your view? Now is a good time to prune and thin, as there will be little to no growth for the remainder of the year.
  • Continue to deadhead annuals for more blooms.
  • If you have iris or daylilies growing, August is the best month to divide them. Dividing every 3-5 years is essential, when you do not divide blooming will diminish significantly.
  • Keep an eye on the edges of your lawn. Sections of lawns that border driveways and sidewalks may need more water than open areas, due to the added heat of concrete. If you notice your edges browning make appropriate adjustments to your irrigation system.
  •  Container gardens will require fertilizer this month. One handful of fertilizer is equivalent to one tablespoon. Additionally, containers may require watering twice a day this month during hot and windy conditions.
  • Looking for more colors to carry you into the fall? Plant your fall perennials towards the end of the month.
  • Shrubs require one deep watering once a week this month.