What is Hydro-Seeding?
It is a process where seed, water, fertilizer and mulch are mixed together and sprayed (or is blown)onto prepared soil. In one application the ground is seeded, mulched, fertilized and watered.
What is Slit-seeding?
It is a process where seed is mechanically sown directly into the soil with a small, walk behind implement. The benefit is instant seed to soil contact, providing a healthy environment for germination.
All new plantings must be properly cared for in order to assure short term plant survivability and long term plant health.
Plants are living organisms – and they require some of the same basic needs as we do; Water, Food and Sunlight. Plants grown in nurseries, such as your new plants, have been cared for daily, and under near optimal conditions. Once these plants have been relocated and transplanted, it is not uncommon that they experience some “transplant shock”. Transplant shock is mainly caused by changes in environment, moisture conditions, soil type and nutritional changes.
As we all know water is an essential element. It can also be an incredibly destructive force. Water has formed some of the most amazing natural sights such as The Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and the shorelines of our own Great Lakes. The harnessing of flowing water has been a source of power for centuries throughout the world. Coupled with gravity water is a force to be reckoned with; one that cannot be completely controlled but only managed. Drainage solutions
becomes very important to the homeowner.
Seawall construction is quickly picking up pace as residential and commercial owners are seeking solutions to prevent erosion of their property. As environmental awareness grows waterfront property owners are becoming more educated on the effects of erosion, as it has a direct implication on the value of the property.
are intended to provide shoreline defense to reduce the effects of strong waves, while preserving property retention. Shoreline erosion is a prevalent problem amongst waterfront properties seen throughout southeast Michigan due to the vast number of lakes and rivers. Erosion can occur for a multitude of reasons such as the general movement of water, high wake, ice pressure, environment factors and material properties.
Curb appeal enhancements provide aesthetically pleasing attractiveness to the exterior of either a residential or commercial property. Whether you plan to sell or stay in your home, curb appeal is an important element when considering a return on investment.
When was the last time you did any maintenance to you brick paver walk or patio? Don’t be surprised if brick pavers look worn out, dirty, or even weedy if you have not done anything to prevent that. Did you know that brick pavers can even start to shift if not properly maintained?
So what do you do? Here are tips of how you can help restore the condition and looks of your brick paver walk, patio or driveway.
Beautiful landscaping unfortunately does not take care of itself. No matter how much you pay your landscaper, once your plants have been installed and Todd’s Services, Inc. is gone – you are responsible for the health of your plants. To keep your new investment looking as good as the day it was installed, it will require time and plant maintenance – remember, plants are living, breathing organisms. Watering and fertilizing your new plants will keep them growing healthy and strong. Here are some tips on how to keep your plants healthy and looking great.
When was the last time you drove through your neighborhood and looked at the condition of your neighbor’s retaining walls
? Chances are good that many are crooked, leaning, bulging or even falling down. Why is it that many retaining walls fail in such a short period of time?
Brick paver walks and patios are becoming more and more popular each year. Our customers like the appearance, texture and charm of the many styles and colors offered in brick.
The housing market in S.E. Michigan may not be as robust as it was in the mid-90’s, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still build equity in your home. Some Michigan residents have decided to sell and relocate, while the remaining balance of homeowners have decided to Stay Put. Either way, considering landscaping improvements can both add equity, marketability and enjoyment to your home.
Staying or selling, to get the most out of your home you may consider these landscaping improvement ideas.