Colorful Shrubs to Plant this Fall

A beautyberry shrub in fall with purple berries and yellowish leaves.

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.

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Avoid Slippery Surfaces in Winter Without Harming Plants

Close-up of the legs of two people who stand in snow boots on an icy sidewalk or driveway.

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.

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Maintenance Tips for New Plants & Lawns

Green, freshly cut grass in front of homes in a Michigan subdivision.

The most critical time for your new plants’ and lawn’s survival is the first year after planting or installation. Find out how to get your new perennials, shrubs, and lawn off to a great start so they’ll not only survive, they’ll grow into strong, healthy plants that enhance your landscape.

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