Beautiful manicured lawn by Berns Landscaping.

The first day of spring is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start planning your spring lawn care. Even if your yard is covered in snow right now, the grass below the surface is preparing for its debut. Check out these spring lawn care tips from Berns Landscaping to keep your yard looking its best.

1 – Rake the Surface of Your Lawn

It’s important to rake the surface of your lawn once the winter snow melts. This will remove any leaves and dead grass remaining from autumn, and it will loosen matted areas caused by snow mold. Raking will help your lawn grow in smoother, just like vacuuming revitalizes your carpet inside. Wait for a day when the ground is fairly dry. The rake will grow across the surface easily, making it less likely to damage your grass.

2 – Buy Annual Plants Early in the Spring

Annual plants, like petunias and pansies, must be replanted once a year. These flowers can add beautiful bursts of color to your yard, and they signify the start of spring. Because annual plants are in high demand, they tend to sell out early in the season. It’s best to plan for your spring florals as quickly as possible if you want a large selection. One of the award-winning landscape designers at Berns Landscaping would be happy to create a spring landscaping plan for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

3 – Fertilize after the Grass Starts Greening

Timing is critical for fertilization. Applying fertilizer too early may feed the weeds instead of your grass, which will require more maintenance in the summer months. If you wait too long though, you miss out on peak growth times for a lush lawn. We recommend waiting about three weeks after your grass turns green. This will be after a couple mowings, when your yard is beginning to blossom. If you have a lawn maintenance plan with Berns Landscaping, we can arrange fertilization at the ideal time for your yard. We have certified fertilization specialists on staff to assist you.

4 – Aerate Your Lawn

If you did not aerate your lawn in the fall, you still have a chance in the spring. Aeration is a process that puts small holes in the surface of your soil. This loosens compacted soil and creates paths for water, air, and vital nutrients. Your grass and plant roots will grow stronger, deeper and fuller with an optimal flow of nutrients. With this simple step, you can significantly improve the health of your lawn.

5 – Mow Your Yard Weekly during the Spring

In the spring months, you may need to mow your yard once a week to keep your grass lush and strong. A study from Michigan State University shows that the ideal turf height is between 2 inches and 3.75 inches. This ensures that the grass has a mature root system and enough shade to keep weeds at bay. The university recommends mowing as frequently as every 4-5 days, but weekly lawn care is sufficient in most circumstances. 

Get an Annual Maintenance Plan to Preserve Your Landscaping

Your spring lawn care needs are unique to your property, your current landscaping features, your future landscaping goals, and more. With an annual landscaping maintenance plan, you can preserve your lush yard all year long. Berns Landscaping provides estate gardening, residential landscaping, commercial landscaping, spring landscape cleanup, tree pruning, and many other services. Give us a call at (586) 756-1145 to speak with a landscaping expert near you.



Berns Landscaping arborist in trees.

Arborists are tree specialists who preserve the health and vitality of trees. At Berns Landscaping, we have several arborists on staff with extensive experience in tree pruning, tree removal and tree planting. No matter how old the trees are on your property, an arborist can help you care for them. Let’s take a closer look at what arborists do.

Arborist Job Duties and Skills

Arborists provide an array of tree services, including:

  • Tree Trimming
  • Stump Grinding
  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Planting
  • Fertilization
  • Plant Health Inspections
  • Tree Climbing for Pruning and Maintenance
  • Tree Injections
  • Fungus and Insect Treatments
  • Emergency Tree Care
  • …and More

Arborists may be called upon for a specific task, like trimming tree branches that run close to power lines. However, some arborists perform longstanding jobs, like preserving the health of older trees on a property. Whatever your tree care needs may be, our certified arborists are available to assist you.

The Benefits of Hiring an Arborist

Arborists have specialized training to understand the unique needs of each tree species, climate type, and more. Each tree has its own set of pruning requirements. This process is about more than just cutting unwanted branches and leaves. It’s about sculpting the tree so it stays hearty for years to come.

In the case of tree removal, an arborist knows how to successfully stop the tree from regrowing in the future. You cannot simply cut down the tree to the stump. That is not enough to stop most root structures from forming new growths. If you want to completely eradicate or relocate a tree on your property, an arborist can help you do that.

You wouldn’t go to your dentist for a physical, and you wouldn’t ask your doctor to fill in a cavity. If you need a tree service, you need a tree specialist. It’s as simple as that.

Berns Landscaping Has Certified Arborists near You

Berns Landscaping offers residential and commercial landscaping services in Macomb County, Oakland County and Wayne County MI. We have several arborists on staff that are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. Our landscaping company has proudly served the area for over 35 years, providing top-quality tree services and personalized landscaping solutions. To schedule a consultation with an arborist near you, call (586) 756-1145.

Beautiful landscape design by Berns Landscaping with stacked limestone and water feature.

Looking for a new landscaping company? Perhaps you recently moved or you’re not happy with your current landscaping services. Whatever the circumstances may be, there are some easy ways to tell the pros from the disappointments. Read on to learn what to look for in a landscaping company.

Licensed and Educated Landscaping Professionals

Landscaping is both an art form and a labor of love. It’s about more than trimming bushes and planting seeds. It requires precise timing and a firm understanding of climate, plant life, chemicals, application methods, and more. Your landscaping company should include educated professionals that are fully licensed and insured. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – the pros will know the answers!

At Berns Landscaping, all of our landscaping experts have years of experience. We have licensed arborists on staff, as well as ISA-certified tree climbers and award-winning landscape designers. We have a thriving passion for landscape design and maintenance, as evident by our outstanding customer reviews. With our landscaping company, you only receive the highest level of care from experienced professionals in your community.

Personalized Lawn Care Solutions Tailored to Your Needs

To provide optimal lawn care services, your landscaping company needs to consider many different factors. These include:

  • Soil type, drainage patterns, sun exposure and the climate in your area
  • How much maintenance you want on a seasonal basis
  • Existing landscaping features, including mature trees, shrub walls, and bodies of water
  • Your monthly, quarterly, or yearly budget
  • Your long-term goals for the property
  • Landscaping issues that need to be corrected, such as weeds or bald patches of turf

These elements will yield a unique lawn care plan that is personalized for you. If your landscaping company does not recommend a custom landscaping plan, you’re probably not getting the best solutions for your lawn. The experts here at Berns Landscaping would be happy to provide a free estimate for your property. Call (586) 756-1145 to learn more.

Detailed Proposals with Honest Pricing

Many low-end landscaping companies use a tricky sales tactic to get new clients. They will provide a cheap, vague proposal when they quote a job, only to charge a much higher price later on. This shady way of doing business is coupled with equally poor workmanship.

You deserve transparency, not frustration. Our landscaping company provides a detailed proposal for every project, itemizing the products used and the services performed. Our honest pricing reflects the top-grade tools and materials we use in our landscaping services. No gimmicks and no surprises; just dependable work you can count on.

Friendly, Open Communication

There should be a clear line of communication between you and your landscaping company. If you need to adjust your schedule or arrange for new services, your landscaper should adapt to that. At Berns Landscaping, we maintain strong communication with all of our clients. We provide service reports after every job, so you know exactly which services you received. If you have any questions about the work, we are happy to answer them. You’ll feel like family from consultation to completion.

Berns Landscaping Is a Trusted Landscaping Company near You

Now that you know what to look for in a landscaping company, it’s time to call in the pros. Berns Landscaping provides commercial landscaping and residential landscaping in Macomb County MI, Wayve County MI, and Oakland County MI. If you would like to learn more about our landscaping company, contact us at (586) 756-1145. We look forward to working with you!

Indoor & Outdoor Holiday Lighting Help

Do you long to put up a festive holiday lighting display but you just don’t have time? Or maybe you try every year and, every year, you get frustrated because the process is difficult or it doesn’t look the way you want it to.

No matter the reason for your need, our lighting experts at Berns Landscaping would love to help you design and implement your best holiday display ever. We can work with what you already have, help you purchase new lights that will last for a long time and keep your home protected, and get your lights looking just as you’d always hoped they would.

Indoor Lighting

When it comes to indoor holiday lighting, we can handle it all. We can help you with your tree lighting or help you install lights in your windows. We can even help you with the lights for your indoor holiday parties. No matter what you need, our experts will be there to help you soon.

Our holiday time lighting experts can help you achieve any look that you want. Turn the inside of your home into a wintry forest, brighten up a dark room for a party, or get that crisp, professional look for your tree lighting. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll get your lighting the way you want and need it fast.

Outdoor Lighting

indoor outdoor holiday lighting warren, mi

Outdoor holiday time lighting displays are our expertise, too. Whether you have lights already and you just want us to put them up or you want an entirely new display, our experts will get your home looking amazing quickly and efficiently.

We will work with you to make sure your holiday lighting is exactly what you need it to be. Whether you want a few lights in your trees or you want to go all out with a whole-home lighting design, we’ll get the project done. We promise that it will look great when we’re done, too, so you can feel proud of your home and of your festive cheer.

Give us a call today to get on our schedule for holiday lighting. We’ll work with you to organize the display, then we’ll install it when you want it put up. We’ll also maintain it while it’s up and take it down when the holidays are over.

For a stress-free holiday lighting experience, call us at Berns Landscaping today! Click here to contact Berns online for holiday lighting installations in Warren, MI today!

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