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Are Wood-Burning or Gas-Burning Fire Pits Better?

Are Wood-Burning or Gas-Burning Fire Pits Better?

Fire pits are a great way to spend time with family. During the chilly weather we have here in Michigan, they add a necessary heating element to your outdoor living space, and even in the summer, a cozy fire is a charming way to spend an...
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Spongy Moth Season Is Here in Michigan - Here’s What You Should Know

Spongy Moth Season Is Here in Michigan - Here’s What You Should Know

Spongy moths are a troublesome pest commonly found in Michigan that can cause extensive damage to your trees if left unchecked. Since many of them are hatching now, it’s important to be aware of what they are and how you should handle them....
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Retaining Walls - Where Function Meets Design

Retaining Walls - Where Function Meets Design

Retaining walls are a fantastic addition to any property as they provide both functional and aesthetic benefits. The functional benefits that they can provide include helping to reduce soil erosion and adding usable, flat space to sloped properties. ...
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Trimming vs Pruning - Aren't They the Same Thing?

Trimming vs Pruning - Aren't They the Same Thing?

If you're regularly giving your landscape plants the TLC they deserve, they will naturally flourish and reward you with vibrance on your property. However, leaving your plants alone may lead to overgrowth, which is not suitable for their health...
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4 Common Lawn Care & Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

4 Common Lawn Care & Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Routine lawn care and maintenance will keep your yard looking good, but sometimes, mistakes are made that can negatively affect your lawn. Among these mistakes include not switching up mowing patterns and pruning at the wrong time, which can leave...
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How to Keep Your Lawn in Tip-Top Shape Year-Round

How to Keep Your Lawn in Tip-Top Shape Year-Round

Every property owner in the East Lansing, MI area wants the same thing for their yard: a healthy and vibrant lawn throughout the whole year. It's a demanding and back-breaking job that involves a series of processes, like fertilizing,...
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Water Features, Great and Small - Try Just One, Or Try Them All

Water Features, Great and Small - Try Just One, Or Try Them All

Adding a water feature in your backyard brings you closer to nature and all the beauty it comes with. Water features provide calming sounds from the trickling water and are great focal points to add to your property. Perhaps the best thing about...
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The Buzz About Mosquitoes and Their Harmful Bites

The Buzz About Mosquitoes and Their Harmful Bites

Many people see mosquitoes as a mild annoyance. Their bites can leave you with itchy, red bumps on your body. But while they are annoying, they should also be taken seriously. Mosquitoes can be carriers of some serious diseases that can lead to...
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Mosquito Control & Pollinator Protection

Mosquito Control & Pollinator Protection

At Outdoor Expressions Landscaping, we are keenly aware of and appreciate the vital role that pollinating insects like honey bees, wild bees, and butterflies play. They are essential for creating and maintaining ecosystems that many animals rely on. In fact, pollinators...
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You Should Have These 5 Flowering Perennials in Your Landscape.

You Should Have These 5 Flowering Perennials in Your Landscape.

There are many perennials that you can choose for your landscape bed, but these five flowering perennials should be at the top of your list. Not only do most of them need very little maintenance, but their colorful foliage and flowers add curb ...
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