Simple Landscape Ideas to Add Value to Your Property

Spring is finally here, and not only is it time to enjoy the warm weather, but it’s time to begin your seasonal landscape and maintenance. The truth is, basic landscape is the foundation of preserving and adding value to your property. This past year, many Michiganders spent a lot of time in their homes. So, why not invest some time and maybe a little money into your landscape? In fact, there are quite a few simple landscape ideas to add value to your property this spring and summer.

Annual Flowers
Adding annual flowers to your landscape is a great way to add long-lasting and vibrant color to your landscape. Annual flowers are also an easy way to get freshly bloomed flowers every year, hence the annual part.

Tree & Shrub Care
Tree and shrub pruning is a pretty important part of maintaining your landscape to keep your plants under control and from becoming a hazard to your home and property. Our tree services and shrub care are provided by highly trained landscape professionals, horticulturists, and certified arborists.

Irrigation
Part of maintaining a beautiful lawn is ensuring that the irrigation you have is adequate and smart technology. HTA Companies does yearly irrigation maintenance to address any leaks, breaks or inefficiencies in the system.

Pest Control
Keep your property pest and frustration-free with proper pest control>. When you have a nicely designed and managed landscape, you want to be able to enjoy it when the weather is nice. This includes keeping away the pesky mosquito, fleas, ticks, and perimeter pests who are inside of your home as much as you do.

From design and irrigation to landscaping and maintenance, the HTA pro division is one you’ll want to experience. This team is eager to show you how we can help. Get a free consultation today to get your landscape ready for a beautiful spring and summer ahead!

Spring Forward With A Fresh Landscape This Season

Now that the warmer weather is making its way to Michigan. Many are looking to spruce up their lawns and property. Perhaps you want to have a beautiful landscape design, but you’re not really the creative type. Don’t worry anymore! The team here at HTA Companies has a great service to help you design and construct the perfect landscape. It will have your neighbors, friends, and family in awe of the beautiful scenery that is your outdoor lawn.

Working with HTA Companies gives you access to 3D technology to see just what they have planned for your yard design. While most companies have a blueprint drawing, our team can construct a 3D image of your home with the new layout. This allows you to get a true feel for what the design will look like and how it will fit into your home.

Our experienced team offers a variety of landscape construction services. We work on renovating your existing setup, creating a new design, and installing irrigation systems to help you save time and money. Our team can also help you create the perfect space for your new backyard pool or create an oasis in your backyard for relaxation.

Contact our team today to see just how you can design and construct the perfect landscape that welcomes you home every day. Whether you have a current design that needs to be overhauled or want to start from scratch, our highly ranked team can assist you with all your lawn and landscape design needs.

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Three Reasons To Hire a Snow Removal Company

Living in Michigan means our winters are typically long and snow is inevitable. The winter weather can pose the risk of damage and injury, which is why so many businesses invest in professional snow and ice removal services. Having snow and ice on your businesses sidewalks, ramps, stairs, and loading docks is a liability for your business. If you have yet to hire a snow removal company, let’s take a look at a few reasons to do so.

 

Avoid Damage
In a way, professional snow and ice removal are a way of protecting your investment. What do we mean by this? When snow and ice are not removed properly, it can cause your pavement or concrete to split and crack, leaving you with significant damage. You can rest assured that the proper equipment and methods are being used with HTA Companies snow and ice removal.

 

Save Time
When it comes to shoveling and deicing these things can take up mass amounts of time and be a huge undertaking for some. Especially true for businesses with large parking lots and plenty of walkways. Not to mention, they don’t always have the proper tools for the job. But, HTA Companies snow and ice removal services do. We have all the knowledge and tools needed to get this job done efficiently and in a timely manner.

 

Prevent Injury 
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, there were 20,520 workplace slip-and-fall injuries involving ice, sleet or snow that required at least one day away from work to recuperate. So rather than risking an injury, business owners can take a little reassurance when leaving snow removal to the professionals. This way your employees are safe and your customers can easily make it into your business.

There are several benefits to investing in snow and ice removal services with HTA Companies. Get in touch with us to get a quote today. We’d be happy to help you ensure both your employees and customers stay safe and injury-free this winter.

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The Red Truck Team

Many people know HTA Companies by our big red trucks they see around town. We like to think of our big red trucks as our iconic symbol or our mascot. When you see those big red trucks on the side of the road or in someone’s driveway, our community knows we arrive with talent, experience and teamwork.

When people refer to Lansing, they often refer to it as a “big” small town. Lansing is a town where you earn a good reputation. Our Red Truck Team is proud to be able to hold our heads high and call this community home. We pride ourselves on great relationships and happy customers.

Our Red Truck Team not only designs and installs beautiful landscapes. But we maintain beautiful properties and offer winter services too. HTA Companies is also known for bringing the best materials and equipment to the table. The success we’ve had over the last 25 years was made possible through the trust our community has for us to improve and care for their homes and businesses. We uphold a high level of service that our customers deserve and have come to expect.

We value open communication with our customers and appreciate any feedback. We believe communication is a two-way street to exchange ideas and information. When you’re working with living landscapes and the elements nature introduces, there are very few things that remain stagnant or constant. So our team embodies a proactive approach where we provide information and details on your projects to bring your vision to life.

All our services are provided in house by our dedicated team. We do this to eliminate outside contractors, added delays, and above all, excuses. We are your go-to landscapers as we provide a wide variety of landscaping and maintenance needs. We know trust is earned. We would like to earn yours! Give us a call today to talk through some landscaping or parking lot maintenance options.

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Conquer the Winter Weather With HTA Companies

With the cold months approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to deal with the repercussions of inclement weather. Not only to keep your employees and customers safe but to ensure your business represents what you want to portray.

 

While safety is the number one priority when it comes to winter weather, it’s also important to put your best foot forward to attract customers and maintain a valuable reputation. The outside of your business is a distinct representation of how your company does business on the inside. With over 25 years of experience, HTA Companies provides services that can help your business stay in tip-top shape during the cold months.

 

HTA is Lansing’s largest snow service company. The HTA works for you to keep your business safe and clear for every customer or employee that may visit. The HTA snow and ice management services include parking lot clearing and salting, sidewalk clearing and salting, and snow haul-off. Some of our parking lot maintenance includes paving, bumper block installation, concrete removal and replacement, layout and sign replacement, power washing, street and parking lot sweeping, and more. 

 

Keeping your parking lot and walking areas clear of snow and ice speaks volumes about the character of your business. It shows an inviting, open environment for all visitors. Plus, it creates less of a mess inside as people won’t be dragging in slush and dirt from the parking lot. Businesses who fail to maintain their property in the winter look abandoned and unorganized- that is the last thing you want.

 

Not only does snow maintenance keep your business looking professional and inviting, but it also will help you to protect your investment. Showing you care to your customers is one thing, but actually taking the precautions in order to maintain the longevity of your business will carry over into your work ethic. 

Conquering the winter weather is crucial in order to keep your business thriving, and with HTA Companies it has never been easier. Get in touch with us today to start preparing for the cold months ahead.

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Seasonal Pest Control

The weather is cooling down, and the small insects and critters are starting to look for homes to burrow in for the winter months. We live in Michigan, spotting the occasional bug in your home is not uncommon, but during this time of the year, we tend to experience these pests more than we would like. Not only can pests bite and bring diseases, but some are known for causing damage to your home, trees, and lawn. But, no fear, the red truck team has your back. HTA Companies actually specializes in seasonal pest control. It’s common to deal with things like fleas, ticks, box elders, and stink bugs during fall, but you don’t have to.

Our team has the expertise to keep your property free of seasonal pests. We understand the importance of being able to enjoy your home and lawn during the spring, summer, and fall. This includes keeping away the pesky mosquito, fleas, ticks, and perimeter pests away from your home and lawn. In fact, keeping these pests under control is a crucial part of a full-circle landscape program.

Michigan lawns go through a lot with the season changes and various numbers of pests they encounter. Stop the pests before they can even get to your home. Solve all of your lawn and landscape problems with HTA Companies seasonal services. At HTA Companies, we employ treatments and solutions that work. We are cautious of chemical usage and do our best to use the least amount of toxins as possible to keep your family safe while keeping your lawn and pets safe too. Our team of professionals can stop what’s been bugging you, give us a call today!

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End of Summer Lawn Care Tips

The leaves are slowly changing, and the days are slowly starting to get shorter, it’s a sign that fall is on the way. Many are starting to think about closing down their pools and packing in their lawn furniture. From barbeques and gardening to fetch with the pup and outdoor get-togethers, Michigan yards tend to endure a lot of activity, especially in summer. Even though fall is almost here, this is no excuse to not tend to your lawn. It still needs maintenance and a little TLC here and there. So to help you prepare for fall, here are a few end of summer lawn care tips to consider to make the colder months here in Michigan just a bit easier.

Trim Trees and Hedges
Luckily, we’ve had a fairly wet and sunny summer here in Michigan this year. Grass and vegetation have been plenty which may also mean your trees and bushes have grown. Before fall comes, time overgrown branches and other spots that may cause a mess to clean up come spring. Another pro tip we can offer is to stay up on your leaf clean up. The fewer leaves you leave for winter, the less clean up you’ll have when the snow finally melts.

Continue Mowing
Be sure to continue mowing and giving your lawn the care it needs. Continue to mow at the appropriate times and lengths throughout fall. The grass will start to grow slower and slower the colder it gets so it can be good to keep the mower handy and adjust your lawn care schedule as needed to accommodate the weather.

Nutrient-Dense Care
Prepare your lawn for the colder months by supplying it with the nutrients it needs to promote growth and recover from winter. Like most things, your lawn is strongest at its roots. Fertilizing your lawn at the proper times is crucial to keep the root as healthy as possible. Give us a call to find out when the best time for you to fertilize and irrigate are.

If you’re looking for more summer lawn care tips to prep your lawn for fall and the colder months ahead, and need some help or advice, give us a call or fill out the form below. HTA Companies offers a variety of services and seasonal services to supply Michigan residents with the best lawn care possible.

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Summer Lawn Care Tips

As Michiganders, we wait all year for summer to roll around. Although, it’s a great time of year for us, that’s not always the case for our lawns. The heat paired with low rainfall contributes great stress to our lawns. But don’t worry, there are measures that can be taken to keep your lawn in top shape. Here are a few summer lawn care tips to foster a green and healthy landscape over those warm summer months.

Fertilization & Weed Control
Synthetic fertilizers and some weed control sprays can burn a lawn easily during the summer months. So, remember that a little bit of weed control can go a long way when the temperatures are high, and rain is low. HTA Companies lawn care technicians are trained to properly spot spray weeds during this time of year to keep your lawn looking great while getting the job done.

Mowing
Depending on the weather here in Michigan, mowing can become a weekly thing or once a month thing. Most lawn care professionals recommend sharpening the blades on the mower and raising the mower deck to the highest setting. This helps the blades of grass stay longer, which allows for thicker and healthier grass.

Watering
When it comes to watering your lawn, mornings are the most ideal time. Watering in the early morning allows for the grass to dry quicker and cuts the risk for diseases to take over. To check if your lawn needs watering, look for cracks in bare dirt or get in touch with us, we’d love to discuss some options with you.

Keeping a lawn green and vibrant throughout summer is not impossible. You just need to know the proper maintenance, best practices, and summer lawn care tips to implement. The summer can be stressful on any landscape, no matter where you are located. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawn care professional to help prevent and protect against summer stresses. We offer a total solution to keeping your lawn and landscape at its best. Get in touch with us today to get an on-site consultation.

summer lawn with green grass and garden surrounding the yard

Why You Need Professional Lawn Care Services

Lawn care is an important aspect of homeownership and most think of lawn care as only watering and mowing. However, there is way more to it than that. Most don’t realize that lawn care requires knowledge and training. Lawn care, when done properly, takes time and effort. And, if your goal is to have a healthy, beautiful lawn, hiring professional lawn care services is the way to go.

Here are a few compelling reasons why you need professional lawn care services for your lawn.

Professional lawn care services in your area are knowledgeable about the grass types and vegetation in your state.

Using a professional landscape team is less stress and physical labor for you.

A professional lawn care service can save you from causing unnecessary damage to your yard while keeping your lawn healthy.

A fresh and professional landscape is perceived as added home value.

Show your lawn some love this spring and consider lawn care services from our highly experienced and qualified team. The HTA team designs, installs and maintains beautiful properties all over mid-Michigan. Our company is known for utilizing the best materials and equipment available to bring our customers the very best results. We will work with you to bring your vision to life.

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The Best Trees to Add to Your Landscape

With summer just around the corner, you may be looking to update your yard landscape? Adding trees can provide beauty, shade, fruits, flowers, and privacy. Not to mention, trees are always a good investment. Depending on what you are looking to accomplish and the level of maintenance you’re willing to put in, here are a few helpful tips and trees you may be interested in adding to your yard this year. Keep in mind, since different trees thrive in different climates, you should make your selection based on the area in which you live.

Best Small Trees for a Yard

If you want to add some beauty and interest to your front yard, opt for one known for its flowers and fruits. These species are for their spring blossoms and beautiful foliage in the fall. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Serviceberry
  • Crabapple
  • Chinese dogwood
  • Japanese maple
  • Weeping cherry

Best Trees for a Shady Yard

Looking for a little shade for the house or do you envision sitting under a large shady tree in your front yard? If so, it’s best to choose one that will mature into a tall, luscious tree with a large canopy. Although shade trees take years to fill in and require regular pruning to maintain a healthy shape and size, below are some of our top picks for the best shade:

  • Oak tree
  • Larger Maples
  • Golden Rain tree

Best Trees for Yard Privacy

The ideal way to achieve a natural privacy screen is with compact conifers. Some of the best options for this purpose include:

  • Arborvitae
  • Spruce
  • Pine

For expert help deciding which trees to plant in your front yard or if you’re looking for a fresh look for your yard, HTA Companies is here to help. Whether you’re needing help with design, irrigation, landscaping or care for your site, you’ll want to have an HTA Pro visit with you Schedule a free consultation today.