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Artisans prides themselves on being able to handle your projects from top to bottom. Whether you are looking for someone to help develop a concept and see it to completion, or need materials to assist you with your own DIY, we are here to help you with the tools and resources you need to complete your project.
Our helpful staff is willing to give suggestions and work with you to make sure you are getting exactly what you are looking for. We encourage you to take advantage of our free estimates.
• Shade and Ornamental Trees
• Evergreen Trees
• Flowering and Evergreen Shrubs
• Insect and Disease Products
• Garden Decor
• Grass Seed and Fertilizers
One of our landscaping supply top picks is mulch. Wood is an organic material that will slowly decompose and blend into your garden soil. This will ultimately leave the soil with more vitamins and nutrients for years to come. Mulch also gives your yard a clean finished look that is desired by many of our clients. Delivery to your preferred location is available for any of these items.
Mulches (w/Delivery Services):
• Red Pine Bark
• Pine Bark Nuggets
• Pine Straw
• Red-Brown-Black Dyed Mulches,
• Grade A Cypress All Bark
• Cedar Royale
Many projects start with the proper foundation. To be sure that your final project will last for many years, we take the utmost care in providing quality soils & aggregates to ensure a durable foundation. Delivery to your preferred location is available for any of these items.
Soils & Aggregates (w/ Delivery Services):
• Screened Topsoil
• Pack Sand
• Play Sand
• Stone mix
• 6A Limestone
• 29A Limestone
• 2” and 1” River Rock
• Pea stone
Fieldstone Boulders (Varying Sizes)
Limestone Outcropping Stone (Varying Sizes)
Flagstone (Retaining Wall & Pathway)
Patio Blocks, Brick Pavers, Retaining Wall Block (Available on Request)
A list of our popular items are below:
• Sunny & Shady Mix Grass Seed
• Landscape Fabric 5oz.
• Tree Stake Materials
• 4” Tile & Accessories
• Straw Blankets
Whether you have a discolored lawn, a shriveling shrub, or want the mowing and trimming off of your to do list, we have a variety of services that can help.
Lawn Mowing – Residential & Commercial
Your problem of finding someone dependable to service your lawn has just been solved! Our experienced lawn care team will make sure that your property is treated as if it were their own. The professional crew can help you make your lawn the best one on the street. Free estimates available.
Lawn Disease & Insect Control
Sometimes back yard visitors show up unannounced and out stay their welcome. (And we aren’t talking about your relatives!) Nobody likes a pest. If you need help protecting your back yard from six and eight legged critters, let us help ease your worries.
Tree and Shrub Pest and Disease Control
We all care about our own health, so what about the health of our plants? Trees and shrubs need their own attention. If you are concerned about the health of any of your trees or shrubs, let our experts make sure your plants pass a clean bill of health. Protect your investment and make sure they can flourish.
Damage from grubs in lawns can leave your yard looking like a war zone. Successfully control grubs with the help of Artisans.
Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control
Tired of battling your weeds? Let us help! Our team of experts will get to the bottom of the problem and get your yard back to normal.
Controlling weeds can be an ongoing process. Eliminating them can be an even tougher task. If you are faced with either of these issues, we offer a variety of services based upon the severity of your needs. Different weeds are more prevalent during different seasons, and we offer different services based upon the types.
Fun Fact: There are some weeds that prefer sprouting in Michigan’s cool fall temperatures. Over the winter, they survive in a semi-dormant state, and are the first to sprout up in the spring. The only way to avoid this type of weed, is to break the cycle before they get started.
The team at Artisans has years of collective knowledge to help you choose features and plants that will thrive – all while taking into consideration the particulars of our Michigan climate. We have been cultivating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces, designs, and happy customers since 2003 and pride ourselves in engaging our clients in the process.
COMMERCIAL – Does your building need a landscape upgrade? An investment in updated landscaping can attract customers and tenants alike! Our commercial landscape team will assist with reasonably priced, easily maintained landscaping with eye-catching layouts for your office building and other commercial properties.
Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or are open to suggestions, we pride ourselves on keeping the design process very simple and understandable.
FUN FACT: The right landscaping will enhance property value, raise curb appeal, and encourage pride in home ownership.
Landscape Contracting & Project Planning
Artisans is a professional, responsible partner that will help you fulfill your vision for your lawn and garden. Open and honest planning is where every great project begins.
After an initial meeting, we will provide an estimate for the labor and materials that are needed to complete a project. Once an agreement is reached in regards to the design plan and budget, we’ll start the process of scheduling and creating a quality Artisans landscape you can be proud of for years to come.
Landscape & Horticultural Consulting
How can we assist? Let us count the ways!
If you are looking to take a more hands on approach, our landscaping & horticulture consulting may be the best service for you. If you are looking to develop and execute your own DYI project, it might be in your best interest to check with the professionals. That being said, we offer a variety of consulting options that can make your dreams a reality.
Tree, Shrub, Perennial, & Annual Planting
We offer a full service variety of plants sized and placed to fit your space and gardening time.
Brick & Natural Stone (Sidewalks, Patios, Driveways)
Brick & natural stone can add a personal touch to your landscape. Whether it’s a walkway to lead you through your garden or a patio to enlarge your enjoyment of your outdoor spaces, we are able to blend your indoors into your outdoors. We work with the best names in the industry Rosetta, Unilock, Fendt and more. Take a look at their sites below to see what is available for your new area.
Fieldstone, Flagstone or Pre-cast Block Walls
Retaining walls & seat walls can add a new dimension to any landscape. A seat wall to define a space or a retaining wall to make an area more usable. Have one of our experienced professionals discuss the possibilities for your yard using materials suited to your home’s taste and design.
Looking for a yard feature that exudes peace and tranquility? We offer fountains, pools, ponds, waterfalls, and any project you have envisioned. We look forward to livening up your garden and working with you on your water feature dreams.
A fire pit is a great element for those that love spending time in their yard. Perfect for use while gathering friends and enjoying late nights under the stars.
If you love grilling and being outside, then an outdoor kitchen will be the best thing that ever happened to you. Our kitchens are customizable based upon your skill level and intended use- ultimate edition to your backyard oasis.
Outdoor Structures (Decks, Arbors, Pergolas, Fencing)
We can help integrate your landscaping with wonderful finishing touches. Deck, arbors, and fencing act a wonderful framework. A beautiful pergola is a grand alternative to putting up a yearly gazebo. We can design and build features that will withstand harsh Michigan winters and last for warm summers to come.
Put the cherry on top with lighting that showcases your amazing landscaping. A great way to also add a safety feature to your property.
Hydro-seed, Conventional Seed, and Sod Lawn Installation
Issues with growing grass? Our helpful suggestions and expertise will help find you the best solution for beautiful green grass.
Shrub & Small Tree Pruning
Q: What is the most important thing to do to help maintain healthy trees and shrubs?
A: Prune them!
To help your plants grow fuller, it is important to get rid of the dead parts of the plant. We will provide trimming services to smooth out the foliage and give your shrubs and tree the best look by variety.
Planting Bed Maintenance & Weeding
Timing is everything in planting bed maintenance. Take control of your landscaping management today with one of our service options. Our bed maintenance and weeding keeps the garden looking good and promotes fresh new growth.
Too busy to stay on top of the weeding? Weeds can be tough and fast growing. We know how to prevent weed problems, and keep on top of them so that they don’t take over your other plants. We have a variety of types of mulch available to you. A list of these are available on the SUPPLY SERVICES page.
Mulching of Planting Beds
Some of the reasons that mulch is beneficial:
• Reduces weeds
• Entails less maintenance
• Keeps soil temps warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
• Helps prevent the loss of water and reduce the amount needed in watering
• Helps to prevent plantings from lawn equipment
Ahhh the buds are budding, the birds are chirping, and you are finally able to open up your windows and let the breeze in the house while spring cleaning. Your house might be ready for spring, but is your yard? Start the season off right with a spring clean-up that will get your property ready for the upcoming growing season.
• Removal of all sticks, leaves, and debris that may have gathered over the winter
• Examination of the lawn areas for potential problems
• Appropriate steps to rid your lawn of any of these issues
• A lawn mow to ensure a like new finished look.
The crispness in the fall air alludes to the swift changes in the seasons. Depending on the trees that surround your property and what debris they may have, your yard can become a real mess during this season. If you need help focusing on the lawn and landscaped area of your property, we can help.
• Round up all of the leaves and other debris from your property
• High powered blowers to detail your beds and clear the lawn
• If needed, prepare trees and shrubs to protect from the coming cold temperatures
Landscape & Horticultural Consulting
How can we assist? Let us count the ways!
If you are looking to take a more hands on approach, our landscaping & horticulture consulting may be the best service for you. If you are looking to develop and execute your own DIY project, it might be in your best interest to check with the professionals. That being said, we offer a variety of consulting options that can make your dreams a reality.
Start the season off right with a spring clean-up that will get your property ready for the upcoming growing season.
Don’t have the time? Don’t have the energy? We can help. Our team of professionals can be reached at 989-662-0500. We will come to your property and help make your yard look neater and promote new growth. Our list of services includes everything from picking up fallen branches, to assessing the yard for weed control, and leaving your property with a trim and revitalized feel. A full list of spring clean-up services can be found here.
So how do you get started? A little planning will go a long way. Getting your yard in tip top shape can be a daunting task. Get your basic spring yard work done early so that when the weather warms up, you are ready to plant, and enjoy your time outdoors. If you are tackling this yourself, here is a helpful list of tips to make the most of your time:
Remove Debris– Twigs, plant remains, rocks strewn about? Make every effort to put these items in their proper places. You may consider gently raking leaves away from your landscaping or yard features or even using a leaf blower if there are lots of things scattered about your lawn. Save organic material for your compost pile or compost bin. (Spring is a great time to start a compost bin if you don’t already have one.)
Assess Your Plants- Cut back used up perennials and dead branches to make room for fresh buds and new growth. If you didn’t get to them last fall, pull up old annuals to get soil ready for this year’s flowers. Clean up fallen leaves and debris around plants so that new growth is not smothered and there is a lower risk for possible disease.
Hire Out Help-Are you overwhelmed? Not sure if a plant made it through the winter? Hire out help. There is a towering amount of information to know about maintaining your yard, and sometimes you just need a little help from your friends at Artisans Landscaping. Their extensive list of lawn care services will put your mind at ease. To schedule a spring clean up, please call our friendly staff at 989-662-0500.
We’ve found that many of the followers and customers of Artisans Landscaping like to get down in the dirt and work on their own projects. For that, we commend you! That being said, we want to remind you that we have all of the landscape supplies available for all of your DIY needs. We have all of the tools and resources needed to complete your projects (large or small).
Not exactly sure what you are looking for? In addition to supplies, we also have a friendly and on the ball staff that is willing to help you during the process. The best part is we also offer DELIVERY services so that the materials needed to complete your project will be at your finger tips. That sounds like a win-win to us!
So what kind of supplies can we help you with? For a full list of items available to you, click here.
Below is a list of our most popular items:
• Sunny & Shady Mix Grass Seed
• Mulch & Landscape Fabric 5oz.
• Tree Stake Materials
• 4” Tile, Pavers, & Accessories
• Straw Blankets
Would a selection of fieldstone boulders make a lovely accent for your landscaping? Are you in need of play sand for your sandbox? Maybe you might be interested in river rock or pea stone in your annual beds? Whatever your next DIY project is, let us help you! Call Artisans Landscaping at 989-662-0500 to make sure you are choosing the right supplies for your needs.
Looking to do a project that may be a little more then something you can DIY? We encourage you to take advantage of our free estimates. Using this service will make sure that your completed project is exactly what you have been dreaming of having in your yard. We would love to be part of the planning and building of your backyard oasis- “Your Landscape is Our Canvas”.
Late summer and early fall is the best time of year to control your weeds. When you use a herbicide during this time of year there are two benefits to look forward to:
1) The weeds will not be able to grow as quickly in the spring. Appling an application in fall penetrates into their roots and slows growth during the spring when everything else is rapidly growing.
2) Breaking the cycle with a fall application also targets the weeds that thrive in Michigan’s cool fall temperatures. Targeting both of these types of weeds in the fall will intercept their growth and lead to a beautiful and weed free yard.
When is the best application period? Generally, the best application timeline is early September through October. This time period also varies based upon what weeds you are trying to target.
FUN FACT: Do you have a dandelion problem? Dandelions can still be controlled after multiple light frosts. This means if you miss the window of time listed above, you can still treat later in the fall and be ahead of the game for the following spring.
White clover is also a wide spread issue for many lawns. Applying a broad leaf weed control mixture, perfect for diminishing large patches of clover, makes a difference in what you battle the following year.
All great information right? Not quite sure how to put it into practice? We can help! Controlling weeds is an ongoing process. If you want to enjoy the changing of the seasons without battling with your pesky weeds, leave the work to us. Our team of experts offers a variety of services based upon the severity of your needs. We know what weeds are more prevalent during different seasons and offer specific services based upon the types of weeds you are looking to remove.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is willing to make an assessment of your situation and come up with a treatment plan that is catered to your needs. Stop worrying about fall and spring weed control and let Artisans Landscaping lend you a hand.
November is upon us! A crucial time for lawn care. Removing your leaves in the fall can be a bit cumbersome and tedious. But, it is essential for the health of your lawn and plants. How’s the raking? Are you using it as child punishment? Do you enjoy spending hours out in your yard battling your leaves? If not, you might want to think about hiring Artisans to help avoid blisters and a sore back.
Helpful Tips For Fall Clean-Up:
Get the weeds OUT!- If you didn’t treat for fall weeds previously in the year, then you are in for a rude awakening. There are some weeds that thrive in the fall. Getting these weeds pulled early, helps to keep them from getting out of control. Properly removing these weeds also helps to negate the battle in the spring. Make it easier on yourself and tackle the weeds, or let your friends at Artisans deal with the pesky buggers.
Can You See Your Grass?- If you can’t see your grass, it’s probably not growing. Plan on removing leaves at least twice, if not more. Too many leaves for long periods of time slows down photosynthesis. This is an important step for the grass to store up energy for the winter and following spring. Properly removing the leaves as they fall, will allow for the grass to breathe. Ahhhhh. Having trouble handling the volume? We can help!
Pruning- Wait until the trees drop their leaves and are dormant. This is a great activity to put on your list for mid- late November through December. You can even do this activity after snowfall.
Add to your Compost Pile
Last month we promised to share with you how your fallen leaves can aid in the protection of your plants…so, here it goes…
Leaves can act as valuable organic matter to your garden, but they need to be doctored up a bit before they are useful. Combine fallen leaves with other grass clippings, vegetable scraps from the kitchen, twigs, egg shells, and other organic items. Keep in a designated space for decomposition. You will reap the benefits the following season, and the nutrients from the combination will do wonders. If you have already been keeping your clippings, this will act as a great insulator for your perennials.
How is your curb appeal? Are you guilty of not picking up your leaves in a timely manner? There is still time! Our professional team is committed to giving you the best service and value. To get your property ready for winter, we offer mulching, weed control, lawn moving, leaf removal, and bed maintenance. Call (989) 662-0500, to learn more about Fall Clean Ups and schedule an appointment today!
Although we are having an uncharacteristically warm start to fall, the beautiful Michigan weather has begun to have nights that dip below 45 degrees. We’ve even had some counties that have already had a frost warning! It’s perfect football weather, and the trees are starting to show their true colors. So, what does that mean for your landscaping that you’ve worked so hard to maintain through the summer? Look no further! Artisans Landscaping, (989) 662-0500, can help keep your yard looking sharp throughout the fall season.
This time of year is a very important time to keep your bed maintenance in check. If you are tackling the yard work on your own, we’ve compiled an easy to follow list of things to assist you in keeping up with bed maintenance:
Falling Leaves-As leaves fall, stay ahead of the game and remove them regularly. Too many leaves left in beds can cause fungal disease to perennials.
Moisture– As we start to see cooler nights, make sure that you are keeping the ground moist. Moisture will help to help your trees, shrubs, and evergreens stay healthy and avoid frost damage.
Planting– It’s not too early to think spring! October and early November are great times to plant spring bulbs. When you plant in the fall, your blooms will be waiting for you come springtime. Hardy bulbs like tulips, daffodil, and hyacinths are able to survive the winter right in the ground. Make sure to remove any bulbs that may not be able to handle our harsh Michigan winters. These flowers include gladiolus, dahlias, and canna.
Mulch– To help add insulation; spring bulbs, shrubs and perennials should be protected by a new layer of mulch. (Check back next month on tips for making your own mulch from your fallen leaves!)
Pruning– It seems natural to prune in fall when you are getting everything ready for winter. Resist the urge! Just leave your pruning tools in the shed, and re-visit this activity when the trees are dormant in the cooler months and less susceptible to fungi. If you have any dead branches that you need to remove, you can do that at any time.
If you find you are too busy transporting kids to their activities, and doing other household things, please contact us at (989) 662-0500. We are more than happy to make sure that your beds, trees, and shrubs, are being well maintained. We care about your plants!
DON’T FORGET: Check back next month for helpful tips for fall clean-up and how to use your leaves to aid in protection for your plants.
What is the purpose of a fertilizer? Fertilizer is the best way to add the necessary nutrients that turf grass needs to attain and keep a desirable quality lawn. In many cases the soil isn’t providing everything the lawn needs, and a fertilizer can provide the missing link.
Three things to take into consideration when applying a fertilizer:
Quality Product– If you have a high mileage car you don’t put any old oil in it do you? A runner doesn’t buy tennis shoes that will fall apart quickly, right? The same goes for choosing a quality product for your lawn. If you want to have results with longevity, it is important to choose a lawn fertilizer that has a balance of fast and controlled release sources. As well as the proper balance of nutrients.
The Right Amount– Nitrogen is important, but only in proper amounts. When applied correctly, it’s what makes grass look its greenest. If there is too little, slow growth and yellowing can occur. On the flip side, if there is too much, there can be excessive shoot and leaf growth and poor tolerance to cold Michigan winters.
The Right Time– For our Michigan climate, fertilizing in early may, the teens of September, and around Halloween are the three times of year that are suggested. FUN FACT: If you are only able to fertilize once a year, a fall feeding is BEST!
Is your grass at your residential or commercial property having a hard time maintaining its green color? We can evaluate what your needs might be with just one visit to your property. We offer expert service at great pricing! Please contact us today and let the friendly experts help with any questions.
It’s that time of year where we all want to be outside enjoying as much of the Michigan summer that we can. It’s the time of year filled with ball games, summer camps, vacations, and other activities we enjoy. With all of these fun activities, it’s the hardest time of year to find time to keep up on the yard.
As you are pulling into your driveway you look across your lawn and realize it should have already been cut, but don’t know when you will have time…
Monday? I have a late work meeting.
Wednesday? I have a haircut after work.
Thursday? No, we have grandma’s birthday.
Friday? We promised the kids we would go to the zoo.
Saturday? I was hoping we were going to the art fair, but maybe that’s the only day to cut the lawn. I don’t want Mrs. White saying something to us again!
Do your children ooo and ahhh about the “dandelion field” that graces your front yard?
Does your neighbor Mrs. White makes comments about the length of the grass?
It sounds like it’s time to regain a little bit of control over your busy summer schedule. How about using a local trusted source to help manage your time and sanity?
With Artisans Landscaping lawn services, you will be able to enjoy more of your time doing the things that you love this summer. Our experienced lawn care team will make sure that your property is treated as if it were our own. The professional and dependable crew can help you make your lawn the best one on the street, and help answer “When are we going to cut the grass”? Our free estimate is a great place to start. Call us today at 989-662-0500 to schedule a time for us to come help you take control of your busy summer schedule.
What is your favorite summer activity that you would rather be doing then mowing, trimming, or raking your yard? If you are looking for one less thing to do around the house so that you can enjoy your Michigan summers, Artisans can help!