Snow Removal with Berns Landscaping Services, Inc

Planning ahead for snow removal is critical to ensuring a fast response. When snow starts blanketing your property this year, you can count on us for a prompt, efficient snow removal and de-icing services.

We are offering customers in your area snow removal services. No matter what the size of your property, we can keep your winter weather worries to a minimum.

What We Offer:

  • Commercial, Industrial & Retail Sites
  • Shopping centers, malls & plazas
  • Hotels & Conference centers
  • Medical Buildings, nursing homes & assisted living facilities

Fully Licensed and insured, our equipment and processes are continually updated to provide you with the best service possible. Give us a call today to find out how we can melt your winter worries away!
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September has ended and we can look forward to a spectacular show of fall colors. However, that also means preparing for the assortment of leaves that will coat the ground.  Leaf removal is an essential part of fall landscaping and goes far beyond just curb appeal. Failing to remove fallen leaves can not only damage your lawn, but also become a breeding ground for fungi, disease and insects. Here at Berns landscaping, we offer both leaf removal services and a more in depth fall clean up.

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

Leaf Removal Services

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.

Fall Clean-Up Services

We will remove and dispose of leaves and debris from lawn areas, landscape areas, patios, terraces, window wells, decks, and walkways after leaves have fallen.  This one-time service includes one (1) lawn mowing and will be done as late in the season as schedules and weather will allow.

 

We are currently scheduling both of these services. Give our experts a call today or fill out our online request form for your free estimate on these services. Berns Landscaping has been providing the Metro Detroit area with quality landscaping services for over 30 years. We proudly serve Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Shelby Township and the surrounding areas.

586.756.1145 Macomb County | 248.835.3000 Oakland County

 

lawn flooding tips

Everyone knows how much of a toll a rainy summer can take on your lawn, and this year is proving to be particularly brutal. Just the thought of street gutters backing up all over the front yard that had been tediously taken care of all summer is enough to send most homeowners into a nervous frenzy. But fear not! If a rainy season storm happens to get the best of your home landscaping, we’ve got some advice to help you through this swampy situation.

Step 1: Stay Calm and Wait It Out

            Trudging through a flooded lawn will only make it worse. Make sure that you can walk on the grass without creating squishy footprints before attempting any further steps. In most cases, water will recede at a normal rate, and tearing up flooded topsoil will only prolong the healing process. The grass plants know what they’re doing, so patience will be key.

Step 2: Collect Debris

In many cases, moving water may carry branches, silt, and other debris onto your lawn. In less extreme cases, simply collecting the unwanted objects so they won’t damage equipment will do. If silt damage is more serious, tilling the nutrients into the damaged soil will be necessary to begin the growth process from scratch.

Step 3: Oxygenate the Soil

            Aeration products and services should be used on the lawn to oxygenate compacted soil nutrients, allowing for deeper seepage of standing water. Deeper plant roots will also benefit from increased water, helping the damaged plants to grow at a faster and more normalized rate.

Step 4: Replace Topsoil (If Necessary)

If excessive rain or flooding has stripped the upper soil layer in affected areas, plant roots could be damaged or deprived of necessary nutrients. Compost, organic material or nutrient rich soil should be used to repair the top layer to normal levels.

Step 5: Reseed

If rain and flooding has completely wreaked havoc on your lawn, the biggest step to repair is reseeding. Depending on the climate in your area, appropriate grass seed types should be selected to prevent further soil erosion. If weed seeds have been carried into the lawn by moving water and soil is very damaged, they should be allowed to grow to increase ground cover and help prevent further erosion.

Have any additional lawn questions or concerns? Give us a call at (586) 756-1145 or email us at info@bernslandscape.com.

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With the arrival of summer here in Michigan, there are a number of landscaping trends emerging for 2015, and we have been documenting them in our Spring and Summer Ideabooks on our new Houzz.com profile! Whether your landscape plan falls under these categories or not, we would be happy to spend some time helping to translate these trends into real designs and projects!

Ultimately, 2015’s landscape trends come down to a desire for Convenience, Environmental Responsibility, and Outdoor Living!

With more technological distractions, a greater interest in the outdoors, and the size of houses decreasing, it is no wonder that these desires are fueling the hottest landscape trends.

These desires overlap in many respects and translate into designs that include:

  • Native Plants: Weather-tolerant plants native to your locale will grow and thrive during multiple seasons without constant maintenance.
  • Edible and “blended” gardens: Mixing edibles (vegetables, herbs and fruits) with ornamental flowers will save space and lower your grocery bill while creating an exciting, conversation-starting yard.

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  • Starting Small: The popularity of vertical and container gardens is growing, as those with small yards or patios take a stab at growing their own food.
  • Sustainable landscapes and hardscape materials: Saving water by planting alternatives to water-intensive turf grass is popular, especially in drier parts of the country. Wherever you live, another great option is to opt for more permeable surface area that enables water to penetrate soil and restore groundwater supplies. (Think gravel and mulch as opposed to grouted stone pavers.)
  • Waterscapes: The soothing effect of water makes waterscapes a valuable addition to any yard. Popular designs include small, recirculating waterfalls, rainwater collectors, Zen-inducing Koi ponds and sustainable, low-maintenance ecosystem ponds.

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  • Bringing your home outdoors: From pizza ovens to patio heaters, people want to seamlessly transition from living room to the great outdoors. Other popular items include outdoor fireplaces and outdoor furniture that is both waterproof and fade resistant while remaining comfortable and stylish.
  • Landscape lighting: Whether you want to wow your neighbors or host summer socials long into the night, landscape lighting is more achievable and sustainable than ever. There are many options for energy-saving and low-maintenance LED lights, as well as solar-powered lights that soak up the sun’s rays during the day to shine bright at night.
  • Wildlife-conscious landscaping: Previously mentioned features like native plants and waterscapes provide the bonus benefit of attracting and improving the lives of birds, bees and butterflies!

We hope these ideas and trends got your wheels turning and your Houzz profile bursting with new Ideabooks!

Of course, in addition to Houzz, you can always find us spreading inspiration and landscaping tips and tricks on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram!

If you like what you see or have a question, give us a call at (586) 756-1145 or email us at info@bernslandscape.com. Let’s see what beautiful outdoor spaces we can create together!

Michigan Fall Landscape Services

October is coming to an end and after the spectacular show of fall colors, the leaves are now coating the ground.  Leaf removal is an essental part of fall landscaping and goes far beyond just curb appeal. Failing to remove fallen leaves can not only damage your lawn but also become a breeding ground for fungi, disease and insects. Here at Berns landscaping we offer both leaf removal services and a more in depth fall clean up.

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

Leaf Removal Services

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.

Fall Clean-Up Services

We will remove and dispose of leaves and debris from lawn areas, landscape areas, patios, terraces, window wells, decks, and walkways after leaves have fallen.  Includes one (1) lawn mowing.  This service will be provided one (1) time and will be done as late in the season as schedules and weather will allow.

We are currently scheduling both of these services. Give our experts a call today or fill out our online request form for your free estimate on these services.  Berns Landscaping has been providing the Metro Detroit area with quality landscaping services for over 30 years. We proudly serve Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Shelby Township and the surrounding areas.

586.756.1145 Macomb County | 248.835.3000 Oakland County

Pumpkins in the United States are a iconic part of fall festivities. Pumpkins are an orange fruit that is harvested in October. They are a nutritious and versatile plant that features flowers, seeds and flesh that are edible and rich in vitamins.  They are carved into jack o’ lanterns for Halloween and used as decorations throughout Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Thinking about growing your own pumpkins? Pumpkin seeds should be planted between the end of May and middle of June. They take between 90 and 120 days to grow and are picked in October whn they are bright orange in color. The seeds from these pumpkins can be saved to grow new pumpkins next year.

Pumpkin Facts

As a food, pumpkin can be baked, roasted, steamed or boiled.
As a food, pumpkin can be baked, roasted, steamed or boiled.
  • Six of the seven continents can grow pumpkins. Antarctica is the only continent they will not grow in.
  • Pumpkins originated in Central America.
  •  The top pumpkin production states are California, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  • Between 90 – 95% of processed pumpkins in the United States are grown in Illinois.
  • 80% of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.
  • While most pumpkins are orange, they actually grown in a variety of colors including white, yellow, green and red.
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible.
  • Pumpkins are made up of 90% water.
  • Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack.
  • Pumpkins are a member of the Cucurbita family which includes cucumbers and squash.

 

 

The holidays are quickly approaching. Here at Berns Landscaping we are not only preparing for snow removal, but also for holiday lighting. Our expert designers are ready and waiting to create a beautiful and professional holiday lighting display for your home. There is no need to spend your weekends aggravated by putting up and taking down holiday lighting. Here at Berns Landscaping we not only design your holiday lighting, we also do installation, maintenance throughout the entire season, and lighting removal and storage.

Professional Holiday Lighting & Decor

Professional Holiday Lighting
Ribbon & light wrapped pillars create a simple and elegant candy cane effect.
  • Lighting design & installation
  • Lighting removal & storage
  • Wreaths (Balsam, Noble, Douglas Fir)
  • Roping (Balsam, Cedar, Pine)
  • Garland
  • Decorated holiday flower pots

You’ll find the difference in our Michigan holiday decor is in the unique artistic touches, skilled installations and personal attention to your needs. Not only do we manage your lighting for the entire season, but we can also continue to do so for years to come. Once an initial holiday lighting display has been set up, removed and stored we are already to do it again the following year. The next season Berns Landscaping will test all lights, wreaths and garland and replace anything that is not in new condition before arriving to install them again.

Interested in spending your holiday season enjoying a professional holiday lighting display instead of frustrated at installing it yourself? Then give us a call today or fill out our free estimate request form today for more information. It is never to early to begin planning for the holidays!

 

586.756.1145 Macomb County| 248.835.3000 Oakland County