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3 Types of Edging for your Garden

June 2, 2017, 12:00 am

The crew at Ground Level Landscaping & Irrigation do many garden bed installations. Picking the type of flowers and shrubbery is important but also thinking about edging before planting is smart. 

Edging plays an important role in most gardens. Well-designed gardens consist of a series of shapes, each having a different purpose, such as a sitting area or a flower garden. Using landscape edging accentuates each garden area and defines the shape and form of the overall design.
 

Plastic & Metal Edging

Plastic & metal edging has been popular for many years in gardens throughout Northern Michigan. There is basic, black plastic edging, plastic brick edging and other scalloped or designed edging available at stores like Lowe's or Home Depot. 
 

Pavers or Rock Edging

Brick HedgingIf you prefer a little bit more of an elegant look and feel, pavers or rock edging may be for your garden.

Clay, concrete or rocks and bring a sense of uniformity and solidity to gardens. Ground Level Landscaping has access to many different kinds of bricks and rocks that will fit in with your landscape design and create a larger separation between lawn and garden. This results in less maintenance for you when weeding and keeping grass our of your garden bed.
 


Natural Edging

Natueral EdgingOne of the looks that is trending now is creating a natural edge around garden beds instead of buying plastic or metal. This would include planting perennials around the edge of your garden bed such as hostas or snow princess alyssum.

The natural edge allows for easier maintenance in the long run and provides more flexibility for your future garden. 

Ground Level Landscaping will work with you to design your garden or flower bed and take care of purchasing the materials for you - giving you more time to enjoy the outdoors! 

Call us today for a free consultation! (231) 620-6530.

 

 

 



Landscaping & Irrigation projects

May 28, 2017, 12:00 am

Pictures say 1,000 words, so I thought I would share some of the great work Ground Level Landscaping & Irrigation has been doing. From retaining walls to new yard installations, we make your landscaping look great as well as function properly. 

New lawn, irrigation, trees and shrubs at a home near Long Lake Road in Traverse City.

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After fixing the retaining wall and before planting new shrubs and laying new mulch bed on the side of the hill at a home near Chums Corner.

Andrew Melissa Road in Traverse City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture perfect retaining wall at a home in Traverse City.

Retaining wall



Schedule your spring irrigation check-up today!

April 20, 2017, 12:00 am

We are now scheduling appointments for Spring! 

Call us at (231) 620-6530 to schedule your appointment to have your sprinkler system turned on and set up for the Summer. 

Our friendly staff will give you a free estimate over the phone and schedule a time that is convieniant for you and your family.

We service any make and model of irrigation system including Toro, K-Rain, and Rain-Bird. We will travel to Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Leland, Beulah, Cedar, Benzonia, Northport, Kingsley, Acme, Williamsburg, Elk Rapids, Mayfield Township and more. 

 



Calculating the Right Amount of Mulch to Use

April 3, 2017, 12:00 am

In Traverse City, many locals are starting to bring out their patio furniture and start to get their outdoor living spaces ready for Summer. We have more warmer days, the snow begins to melt and we get the opportunity to really see what our lawns look like after the winter.

This may mean picking up debris and getting your flower beds ready for Spring.

Most of the projects we work on include some form of mulch or ground cover to add to the curb appeal of the lawn. Most homeowners will start buying mulch or hiring a landscaping company in April or May.

If you are buying your own mulch this year, we found this handy mulch calculator to let you know exactly how much to purchase for your home.

https://www.landscapecalculator.com/calculators/mulch

By entering your area in square feet and depth, this online tool will calculate how many bags you need.

We find that generally people do not purchase enough, so this will alleviate that issue and only leave the decision of which color to pick. Also remember that buying mulch buy the bag is great for smaller projects but it is much less expensive to hire a landscaper and get bulk mulch at a discounted rate!

If you have a landscaping project that you need some extra help with this season, please call (231) 620-6530 to schedule a free in-home estimate with Ground Level.



Will an irrigation system use more water?

March 27, 2017, 12:00 am

If you have been watering your lawn manually, installing a irrigation system can be a huge step and you may have lots of questions. 

One of the most frequent questions we hear is "Will an irrigation system use more water than I am currently using?" 

The answer is No, if the irrigation system is installed correctly. 
 

You may also SAVE water installing an automatic sprinkler system. 

Ground Level Landscaping works with Rain Bird, Hunter & K-Rain products to produce an irrigation system that will work best for you and your lawn. Working with multiple brands gives us the opportunity to build something completely custom that may allow you to conserve more water because a well designed and efficient system will apply the exact amount of water your lawn needs.

Many companies out there will install extra sprinkler heads to drive installation costs up. We pride ourselves in doing great work that has YOUR best interests in mind. 

The days of leaving your hose on by accident will be a thing of the past. Such mistakes are very hard on your well pump and/or makes a costly monthly water bill.

A sprinkler system will give you no hassles and lets you enjoy the summers here in Northern Michigan that much more.

Contact Mike at ground Level Landscaping to schedule your free estimate! 

We'd love to design an irrigation system that works for you.



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