Posts by Jerry Somalski
What is Year of the Spirea?
The National Garden Bureau has declared 2023 the “year of the spirea.” Learn if this landscape plant, available in many varieties and colors, would suit your Michigan landscape.Read More
3 Pros and Cons of Natural Landscaping
Is a natural garden using native plants worth the trouble? While there are several advantages of a natural landscape, there are a few downsides you’ll want to consider before committing to a native landscape design.Read More
These Perennials Have Pops of Pink and Purple (or Magenta!)
In this article, we will show you some examples of magenta or pink perennials that would greatly complement your magenta-colored annuals, or bring a pop of color to your yard or garden.Read More
Perfect Perennials to Complement Your Annuals
Here are the perennials that we think would be great companion plantings for your annuals.
Read this article to learn about perennials that vary in size, color, planting needs, and more!
Add a Splash of Viva Magenta to Your Michigan Garden
Our annuals have a color close to viva magenta, which is an easy way to add this bright color to your own Michigan yard or garden. Read this article to know those flowers that you can add to your property now.Read More
When and Why to Limb Up Your Trees
Planting trees is planning for the future, so it’s important to care for those trees, especially during the first 5 to 10 years after the tree is planted. One of the ways to do that is to ensure that you limb up your trees or have them properly pruned. Not only will this help to guide the structure of the tree, but it will improve the tree’s general health and well-being.Read More
Pushing Your Planting Zone In Your Michigan Property
Pushing the planting zone in your Michigan property may sound overwhelming or impossible to do. But with the help of professional landscape design professionals at Bay Landscaping, pushing planting zone can be achieved. Read this article to learn more.Read More
Colorful Shrubs to Plant this Fall
Shrubs can add colors to your Mid-Michigan landscape. This fall, try planting these six colorful shrubs to add interest in your yard. This article suggests six colorful shrubs and information that you need to know about each of them.Read More
What’s Wrong with my Plant or Tree?
Your plants and trees in your Michigan property can possibly suffer from various issues. Here’s what to spot to determine if the plant or tree is experiencing health issues.Read More
Choosing the Best Annuals for Your Mid-Michigan Landscape
Our recommendations for the best annuals to plant in your Mid-Michigan landscape. Choose from plants to provide masses of color or those that make a statement in the landscape.Read More
Avoid Slippery Surfaces in Winter Without Harming Plants
The most common way to prevent outdoor surfaces from becoming slippery during Michigan’s long, cold winters is to use salt or ice melt products. Unfortunately, these products can damage or even kill nearby plants, including mature trees. Learn how to keep your walkways and driveway clear without harming your landscape plants.Read More
Should You Seal Patios, Walkways, Driveways & Other Hardscaping Before Winter Arrives?
As winter approaches, you may be wondering if you should seal your exterior hardscape surfaces (such as driveways, walkways, patios, and stepping stones) or if are they naturally durable enough not to need sealant.Read More