What to Do During Drought

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Drought is not limited to desert climates, as anyone in the Midwest knows. In fact, even Michigan, with its Humid Continental Climate, has made the list of states experiencing drought this spring. This comes as a welcome relief to many on the lakeshore who lost their homes and property to high water levels last year—but… Read more »

Top 3 Questions for Tree Companies

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Not all tree companies are created equal. In fact, many tree companies are little more than one guy with a chainsaw, and provide little assurance that the job will be completed safely and thoroughly. While there are plenty of ethical one-man gigs out there, it can be difficult to tell the difference between someone who… Read more »

Caring for Arborvitae in the Winter

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Arborvitae populate many lawns in Michigan—favored for their privacy benefits and year-round greenery. But just because these shrubs don’t lose their foliage in the cold doesn’t mean they’re built for the intense winters Michigan brings. As evergreens with a distinct shape and structure, arborvitae face a couple of risks during the winter. For one, there… Read more »

To Prune or Not to Prune?

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That is the question! And although the task of pruning may seem simple enough to do on your own, you should ask yourself what you hope to achieve by pruning, as any objective comes with a set of caveats. For instance, many homeowners with waterfront property on elevated terrain want to improve their view of… Read more »