Leaf Removal

Autumn has arrived and as the beautiful fall colors of autumn foliage begins to fall, it is time to begin the process of removing leaves from your yard. Some wonder if there is actually a legitimate reason for all the work involved with removing leaves, or is it simply for aesthetics? Well, leaf removal goes far beyond the curb appeal of your property. Removing fallen leaves is an essential part of landscape maintenance and maintaining a healthy lawn.

The Importance Of Leaf Removal
Leaf removal is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy lawn.

When your lawn becomes buried in layers of leaves, it becomes smothered and is deprived of water, air and nutrients it needs to survive. Without proper leaf removal your lawn will also become a breeding ground for fungi, disease and insects. Additionally, when leaves shade the grass they prevent it from receiving the sunlight it needs to thrive. Sunlight is a necessity for cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass since their prime growing season is during the cooler months. During the fall your lawn absorbs sunlight to store as energy in its roots. While a few scattered leaves on the lawn won’t do much harm, a heavy thick layer will. Leaves left in place over the winter often become compacted and cause extensive damage to your lawn which can lead to increased costs and maintenance in the Spring. Want to leave the fall clean-up work load for someone else? Berns Landscaping Services offers both leaf removal and fall clean-up services. These services help ensure your landscape is clear of debris and fallen leaves are removed, preventing mold and fungus from growing.

It is easy to forget to have your irrigation system winterized. There are so many things going on with the school year moving along, holidays quickly approaching and busy work schedules to keep up with, the thought of winterizing your irrigation system is surely low on the list. However, when living in a cold environment winterizing your irrigation system is a must. Failing to winterize is one of the most common causes of irrigation system damage.

Irrigation Winterizing Benefits

  • Financial Savings -Irrigation systems are a large and important investment for maintaining your property, so is protecting your investment. If a irrigation system is not winterized system pipes, valves and numerous other components can expand during cold temperatures causing these parts to crack and damage the system, which can lead to hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in replacements and repairs. Removing your system of all water with a professional irrigation winterization is the only way to ensure that it will still be working properly when spring arrives.
  • Protecting Your Tap Water – The backflow prevention device on most irrigation system is designed to prevent outdoor contaminants such as pesticides, animal and insect droppings and fertilizers from getting in to your homes water line. Usually these contaminants are often sucked into irrigation systems when the system is not running and sink into the ground, howver a backflow prevention device keeps these lines separate from your household water. The backflow prevention device is above ground and exposed to the elements if your system is not proerly maintained it can early become cracked of damaged. The backflow prevention device is one of the most expensive components of an irrigation system.
  • Protect Your Property – When a irrigation system becomes damage, the repairing and replacement process can cause a variety of problems on a well maintained lawn and garden. Since irrigation systems run underground your lawn and garden will be dug up to do repairs on cracked pipes and other components that can be damaged from the cold. Having a delay in the spring to repair an irrigation system can also lead to an unhealthy lawn and tree damage when can lead to even more out of pocket costs for the home owner.

For these reason it is essential to ensure your irrigation system is ready for the cold water before the first big freeze. October is the ideal month to have a system winterized.






SIMA Member | Commercial Snow Removal Services Michigan

Berns Landscaping is a proud member of the Snow & Ice Management Association

Last winter was the coldest and snowiest in the record books. We received 94.8 inches of snowing surpassing the prior record of 93.6 inches in 1880-1881. While we are hoping we do not see this much snow this year, predictions have been made for another winter with above average snow fall.

Instead of dealing with the cold and snow let our expert Certified Snow Professionals do all the hard work for you! We have proudly been serving the Metro Detroit area for over 30 years. No matter what the size of your property, we can keep your winter weather worries to a minimum. We are fully insured, with a well maintained fleet to provide our customers with the best services possible.

Our full-service approach to snow removal will ensure all of your winter weather needs are met weather you are a residential or commercial property owner. We offer several pricing methods and will help you decide on which is best to suit your specific needs. Our 24-hour radio dispatching service is designed to ensure our clients will not be left out in the cold when snow emergencies arise.

For more information on our Certified Snow Professionals and Michigan snow removal services call today and talk with one of our professionals or fill out our online request form and we will get back to you at your convenience.


The end of summer is here and fall is quickly approaching, which means the gardening season will be coming to and end. Before closing up your shed for the season, remember that fall offers a lot of great benefits for next years growing season. Fall is also time to prepare for the winter ahead. Below is a  list of our favorite fall landscaping Articles.

Fall Landscaping

Fall Landscaping Services
Fall is a great time to prepare not only winter, but also the following growing season.


Our expert team is here to help you this fall with your landscaping needs. Don’t forget that we offer Fall clean-up and leaf removal services. These services help ensure your landscape is clear of debris and fallen leaves are removed, preventing mold and fungus from growing. Call today or fill out our online request form to schedule your fall clean-up services!

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