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Landscape Design

 

Landscape is to a house what a picture frame is to a good painting. It is perfect for bringing out the best features of your property while hiding the rough edges. A house that doesn’t have good landscape design can look naked and as if it doesn’t belong. Another great thing about a designed landscape is the increased curb appeal – the International Society of Arboriculture has said that a landscaped house can be worth up to eighteen percent higher than its non landscaped neighbour.

The increased liveability of a house that has a landscape design is amazing – creating an outdoor living space can give you the extra room you and your family need. Not only does it look good but landscaping can provide a great deal of personal satisfaction, its when all the elements come together in a visually appealing way that you know for sure that you have achieved successful landscape design.

Simply call us at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your spot, or get a free estimate!

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-Jeff

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Landscape Lighting

Adding lights to your landscaping is a great idea to add a little color to your gardens. By simply putting landscaping lights in and around your house you can add security as well as I had talked of wonder, style, and beauty. An Eco friendly approach is to install solar lighting to your yard. Landscape lighting can brighten darker areas of your property and increase the safety of your home by making it easier to see steps and obstacles at night.

There are three main types of landscape lighting used. Accent lighting will cure all attention to a special feature such as a tree, sculpture or waterfall. Pathway lighting is lighting along or around paths on a property. They often cast an outward, downward glow. Mood lighting typically casts a soft warm glow to, often to talk or dine by. Common choices are the wall mounted, string or lantern varieties. 

Simply call us at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your spot, or get a free estimate!

Thank you!
-Jeff

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Mulch, Compost, and Topsoil!

Mulch, Compost, Topsoil, and Landscaping Ideas for PlaygroundsMulch is one of the best tools a landscape designer has in his or her toolbox. Mulch can take a bland, or stale landscape, and give it a fresh new look. Although mulch is most often used in beds, it is also a great material to go around tree’s within a turf panel. By mulching just the right amount (Not so much that it puts pressure on the tree trunk!), you can create a professional edge, and a nice point of contrast within your yard.

Mulch also provides a great substitute for grass in areas that are too small, or otherwise unaccessible, such as around walkways. By surrounding your walkway with mulch you can create a low maintenance, yet very stylish landscape!Mulch & Compost for Brick Paver Walkways and other Landscaping Ideas

Not sure how much mulch, compost, or topsoil you need? No problem! Call us at 248-588-1694
info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free! Our Landscape Estimators will come to your home, meet with you if requested, and help design a landscape that fits both your desires, and your budget! Call today!

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Landscaping

From conception to completion the Total Lawn Care Inc. team is the only company involved in transforming the customer’s vision of a beautiful landscape into a reality. This ensures there is one party responsible for the customer’s satisfaction. Always mindful of the individual’s goals and needs, our landscape designers call upon 10 years of company experience to suggest ways to achieve the final, beautiful landscape results.Landscape Design and Installation Troy MI, Royal Oak MI, Birmingham MI, Bloomfield MI, Beverly Hills MI, Clawson MI, Rochester MI, Rochester Hills MIPLANNING & DESIGN SERVICES

  • Landscaping Design and Installation
  • Gardening Design and Installation
  • Front Yard Landscaping
  • Back Yard Landscaping
  • Tree and Shrub Installation and Removal
  • Sod Installation and Repair
  • Rough and Finish Grading
  • Drainage Installation and Correction of Preexisting Drainage
  • Brick Paving Installation
  • Natural Stone & Pre-Cast Retaining Walls
  • Tree and Shrub Installation
  • Perennial and Annual Garden Planting
  • Irrigation Installation
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Turf Installation

Don’t hesitate! Give us a call (248-588-1694), write us an email(info@totallawncareinc.com), or visit our “Contact Us” page to request a free, no obligation estimate!

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Soil Compacted? Get a free diagnosis!

Lawn Aeration needed for Compacted Soil in Birmingham MI Compacted soil creates an inhospitable environment for grass root development. While a layer of thatch is healthy for most yards, sometimes this layer becomes too dense for roots to develop properly. The effects of compaction include a decrease in drainage (permeability), water-holding capacity, and air movement within the soil. After extended periods of compaction, the conditions in poorly aerated soils can reduce mineral nutrient uptake which can impair the growth of tree and plant life. Professional companies use a “Core Aerator” to fix this issue. The core aeration removes plugs of soil, allowing more room for nutrient and gas exchange which can lead to a greener, healthier lawn. Not sure if you have compacted soil? Call us here at Total Lawn Care Inc. and we will send out one of our turf technicians to give you a free diagnosis! Call us at 248-588-1694 info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to get a free estimate!

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Sprinkler Turn On and Water Audit

Sprinkler Irrigation Water Audit - Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Royal Oak, Bloomfield, Troy, Rochester

Not sure exactly what to do for your Sprinkler Turn On? Don’t worry, Total Lawn Care can help! During a Sprinkler Turn On, we check all sprinkler heads for proper coverage and proper working order.  We then set your clock for you, and make any recommendations you may want to impliment to better irrigate your landscaping.
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We can even go a step further, and do a thorough water audit. Landscape irrigation auditing is a great tool for lowering your water bills, and maximizing water efficiency. A Sprinkler Audit consists of three main procedures: Initial Site Inspection, Water Measuring, and Irrigation Schedule Adjustment. Each procedure is designed to result in significant water savings, along with making sure the proper amount of irrigation is reaching each individual zone dependent on what type of plant material is getting irrigated. A water audit is performed by laying out catch devices (Often plastic cups are used.) in a grid like pattern throughout the irrigated area. The zone is then turned on, and allowed to run for generally 10 to 15 minutes. The time is recorded, and the water within each cup is measured and recorded. Next we figure out the precipitation rate at which that zone is running. We do this by taking the average amount of water in each cup divided by the number of of cups, multiplied by 60. This gives us a valid “Inches per Hour”, and allows us to see how effectively the system is running. Because different plant material require alternate watering than turf, knowing the Inches per Hour rate will let us know where we can turn down the zones watering to save on water, but still effectively irrigate the zone.

If you would like to schedule a Sprinkler Turn-On or a Sprinkler Water Audit, please call us at 248-588-1694, email info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free!

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