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What can H&M Landscaping Build for you this Year?

5/1/17

Kevin McCausland, Carpentry Supervisor

Cedar Pergola Bluestone Patio Landscaping near Cleveland Ohio Well, here we are, another Ohio Spring is upon us. We must all ask ourselves: what are we doing different this year from previous with our yard? If you are like me, you are planning on when you will be doing your mulching and any planting bed changes for the year and thinking about the upgrades you would like to do. With the limited time that we all have these days, it's nice to have a company that you can trust to take care of your lawn. With all of the services H&M Landscaping provides, we are always striving for perfection! If you are thinking about finally doing that composite deck, new privacy fence, pergola over your patio, or even something as simple as installing new gates to keep your pet in the backyard, we are the guys who can give you the most affordable options. Call me anytime to ask for my thoughts or opinions on a project or if you would like me to stop out and provide a free quote. Remember, H&M serves our customers needs first. Hope to talk to you soon!



Yard Cleanup, Landscaped Bed Mulching and Fertilization in Cleveland

4/25/17

Eddie Murillo, Maintenance Supervisor

Cleveland Area Landscaping Spring Yard Cleanup Spring is finally Here and H&M Landscaping offers a wide variety of services for your yard. From a spring clean-up and mulching, to a deluxe maintenance program, we cover all of your landscaping needs. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful yard with full service maintenance program. H&M Landscaping provides weekly lawn maintenance, shrub trimming, lawn and plant fertilization programs, landscaped bed mulching and spring and fall clean-ups.
Please reach out to one of our team members for a free estimate and make your yard and outdoor living space the best it can be this year.
Cleveland Landscaped Bed Pruning and Mulching by H&M Landscaping Northeast Ohio Lawn Maintenance and Fertilization by H&M Landscaping



Patio Project with Retaining Wall and Firepit

4/17/17

Steve Petersen, Construction Supervisor

Cleveland Landscaping using Versa Lok Retaining Wall Spring is officially here and everyone is itching to be outside enjoying their outdoor living space. If you are considering landscape improvements for your yard, please schedule a free estimate with the H&M team. Whether you are looking for something small or large, we can create the perfect backyard for you- tailored around your budget and needs.

One of our current projects is a new construction home in Willowick and a first home for a newly married couple. First we built a retaining wall out of Sheffield Blend Versa-Loc, excavating down to allow us to put 4 inches of compacted base material and 1 inch of limestone screening as the foundation for the Versa-Loc. Next we poured colored concrete with a stamp pattern that the customer chose for the main patio area and then built a louvered style seat wall around a split and stack fire pit. After patio completion we top dressed the job with new plant material and mulched everything giving this family the backyard living space they had envisioned.



Professional Landscaping Spring Yard Clean-up

4/10/17

Our Turf & Grounds Account Managers

Cleveland Landscaping Spring Yard Clean-up H&M Landscaping Spring landscape clean-ups are a vital part of maintaining the value and appearance of your home. Once spring comes around, your grass and spring time blooms may not be able to grow or recover from the intense freeze/thaw cycles we experienced this winter. Most homeowners do not realize the importance of of this yard clean-up aside from just the overall improved look. The main benefit you will gain from a professional yard cleanup by H&M is preventative buildup of debris and organic matter which can form a blanket which acts as a barrier between your grass and the sunlight. It can also end up blocking out water, oxygen and other crucial nutrients. When this blockage is left unresolved it can cause harm to your lawn. You should not assume this material will break down on its own. When properly chopped up and used as an organic mulch, it can be beneficial to plant life. If left on top to cover, it may smother your grass, flowers and other desirable plants.

H& M Landscaping has decades of experience taking care of this type of work and we know what goes into creating a stunning and healthy yard. Scheduling a thorough spring cleanup right now is critical to getting your landscape ready for the upcoming season. Contact us today if you would like our experts to reach out to discuss all of our landscape services.



Spring Tips for a Great Looking Lawn

4/3/17

Jerry Wilthew, Turf & Grounds Account Manager

Cleveland Landscaping Lawn Turf Services Another winter has passed us by and spring is coming. We had the warmest February on record –just two years ago we had the coldest one on record. With that warmth, a lot of plants have been pushing growth. The weeds have been quite active along with everything else. Here are a few observations to keep in mind for this upcoming season:

1. Now is the time to get preventative crabgrass control down. If you happen to have bare spots in lawns that you want over seeded, you might want to skip over these spots to help growth of new seedlings. Remember the crabgrass control is a pre-emergent herbicide that keeps things from germinating.

2. Have a plan in mind for care of the lawn this summer. Feeding it is always important, but water is just as important. Any fertilizer that goes down needs water to help it get into the plant.

3. Cut at the proper height. Most cool season grasses like to be 2” or higher. You might want it to look like the country club fairway, but you are not set up to take care of it at that height.

4. If you are not sure what to do, give someone a call. You probably call a doctor when you are sick or a plumber when the pipes back up. Give us a call with your lawn issues.



Cleveland Area Irrigation and Landscape Lighting Services

3/27/17

John Huxel, Maintenance Supervisor

Cleveland Area Landscaping Irrigation and Landscape Lighting Services H&M Landscaping not only designs and installs new landscape irrigation and lighting, we also provide service to existing irrigation systems and/or lighting to keep them working for you as long as possible. Whether it's an adjustment to bulbs or diagnosis of an electrical issue with your lighting, our trained and knowledgeable crew can help you. We also offer irrigation maintenance for spring system activation and winterization when the dreaded cold comes back. From routine service to quick help for system problems, call us today for all your irrigation system and landscape lighting needs.



Installation of a Backyard Bluestone Patio

3/13/17

Ed Smith, Construction Supervisor

Installation of a Backyard Landscape Bluestone Patio in Shaker Heights Ohio H&M Landscaping installed a fantastic bluestone patio recently in Shaker Heights. To begin this project, the soil is be excavated down 8" followed by installation of 4" of compacted limestone. Next, a 4" concrete pad with a brass drain(to help collect any surface water) and wire mesh is installed to strengthen the pad that will be the base for the patio. The bluestone is set in mortar on the concrete pad and cut to the proper length to fit the pattern. The joints should be filled with mortar and smoothed out so water won’t collect in them. Finally, the patio is power washed to remove debris and is ready for use. If you would like a bluestone patio like this installed in your outdoor space, please contact our office and we would be happy to visit your property and assist you in the process.



Want to relieve some stress? Try Gardening in 2017

2/27/16

Tim Korte, VP Business Development

Northeast Ohio Vegetable Garden Landscaping It's a proven fact, whether you take a break at work to help tend a community garden on site or come home from a tough day at work, tending to a garden is both relaxing and gratifying. H&M Landscaping employees consider themselves professional gardeners and we can help you get started this Spring with valuable advice to insure your efforts are a success. We have built large flower and vegetable gardens on corporate campuses for employees to relax and take some stress out of their day while they show off their horticultural skills. Our teams also build raised gardens for homeowners who want to plant and watch their garden grow, but may not have the time to do the initial set-up. Our landscape teams can also advise you on the best plant selections and timing of your garden to match our unpredictable Northeast Ohio weather. Give us a call today and we will set up an appointment to discuss your gardening project.
Raised Planter Box Garden by H&M Landscaping



Cleveland Area Landscaping: Spring Cleanups

2/20/17

Nick Tinik, CLT, Maintenance Production Manager

Cleveland Landscaping Services, Landscape Bed Edging, Mulching and Spring Yard Cleanups With the spring season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting your yard or business landscape back in shape. H&M Landscaping will soon be out in full force around the Greater Cleveland Area cleaning up any organic debris remaining from fall and winter. Nothing says spring like a nice deep edge on the beds and the smell of some fresh organic mulch. Give us a call and get a free estimate from one of our sales specialists today!



Northeast Ohio Landscape Design and Installation

2/13/17

Craig Kachline, Production Manager

Swimming Pool Installation near Cleveland Do you have cabin fever? Are you feeling the winter blues? Well let's start thinking of spring flowers, the sun shining and enjoying the outdoors. We are having some great weather here in Northeast Ohio and we can start sprucing up your yard for spring and building a deck or refinishing a pre-existing deck. Consider adding some pops of color with flowers, fresh mulch and a deck to enjoy all of your holiday parties and summer evenings. Upgrading your outdoor space is also a great way to add curb appeal and resale value to your home. H&M Landscaping strives to exceed our customers expectations with a landscape design and installation to provide that outdoor lifestyle you dream of.

No matter if your yard is large or small we can design an area that fits your needs. A small paver patio, a refinished deck or a new multi-level deck with a pool will give you a space outside to relax after a hard day at work. H&M will work with your budget and ideas to provide a design that is customized for you and your family. We also provide year round up-keep of yards and landscapes with spring and fall cleanups to keep your new oasis pristine and beautiful.



Landscape LED Lighting: Economical & Evironmentally Friendly

2/6/17

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Landscaping Services, Landscape LED Lighting As the green movement continues to grow, H&M Landscaping is committed to helping the environment by transitioning to all LED low voltage installations for customers in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Our focus has always been on cutting edge education for our team, as well as our clients, using the latest technologies for managing their properties and saving them money. While the cost of replacing your fixtures or changing out the bulbs to an LED retrofit may seem pricey, the return on investment is typically only around 3 years. LED fixture costs have dropped dramatically over the last 4-5 years as their popularity has grown with increased availability in the market place. We typically focus on two different manufactures: Kitchler LED Lighting and Encore LED Lighting. Both of these companies have good value for their fixtures when factoring spectrum of light color, price point and warranty.

Here are some interesting facts about LED lights and low voltage lighting. In 2012 legislation was passed to outlaw the manufacture of all incandescent bulbs of 100 watts or greater. In 2013 the manufacturing of an incandescent bulb of 75 watts or higher was outlawed and finally, in 2015, the manufacturing of 40-60 watt incandescent bulbs was made illegal. The government's goal was to completely remove all incandescent bulbs from the market place by the year 2020. I really feel that this saves energy and is great for the environment. Not only do the LED fixtures use less wattage, but they also allow us to focus on other property management tasks because of their average life span of roughly 50,000 hours. To see how much money you can save by upgrading your standard low voltage system to a new state of the art LED Low voltage, try out our LED Lighting Calculator. You will be surprised how much money you can save by doing this simple upgrade.



Irrigation System Winterization and Fall Yard Cleanups

10/31/16

Nick Tinik, CLT, Maintenance Production Manager

Landscaping Services, Irrigation Winterization and Fall Yard Cleanups
H&M Landscaping is currently working through fall clean-ups and winterizations of irrigation systems. Our landscape service crews are also busy cutting down perennials and ornamental grasses to ready these plants for the winter. H&M's irrigation techs are blowing out irrigation systems to ensure that there’s no water left in the lines when the ground temps go below freezing. We service all types of irrigation systems including Hunter and Rain Bird. If your property isn't winterized yet or you need a fall clean-up, give us a call for a free estimate today.



Fall Yard Cleanups in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

9/19/16

Eddie Murillo, Maintenance Supervisor

Cleveland Area Landscaping Fall Yard Cleanup As summer finally comes to an end and this week fall season begins, here at H&M we will be doing hundreds of cleanups for all of our maintenance and non-maintenance customers. We do weekly cleanups by removing all leaf debris from lawn and bed areas. This is done both manually and mechanically with the latest blowing equipment. Weekly maintenance of your lawn creates a longer lasting clean curb appeal. To maintain a beautiful lawn throughout this colorful fall season, please reach out to one of our team members. We will be happy to stop by and give you a free estimate for discounted pricing and to ensure availability.
Cleveland Ohio Fall Yard Maintenance by H&M Landscaping Northeast Ohio Yard and Lawn Maintenance by H&M Landscaping



Raised Patio and Paver Walkway in Solon Ohio

9/12/16

Ed Smith, Construction Supervisor

Patio Paver Walkway Installed in Solon Ohio H&M Landscaping just installed new raised patio, paver walkway with landscape planting in, Solon Ohio. We used Versa-Loc wall stone from Belgard (Harvest Blend) for the raised patio wall support and for the louvered seating wall around the lower patio. The Versa-Loc was set on #411 bases around the perimeter with #57 limestone compacted every 3” for the interior area which was filled to the top of the patio with geo-grid tied into the Versa-Loc every 2’ to give the wall extra support. We used Cambridge Cobble paver for the patio and back walkway with the Holland Stone as the soldier course, for the border. Tan polymeric sand was installed between the joints of the stone. The landscape beds were amended with bed mix, plants installed and mulched with double process brown mulch. Landscape lighting was installed in the backyard to highlight the specimen trees and shrubs. If you are interested in having a landscape installed like this, please contact our office and one of our sales associates will call you to set up an appointment.
Patio Paver Walkway Installed near Cleveland Ohio Landscaped Raised Patio Paver Walkway using Versa-Loc



Maintaining Curb Appeal with Weekly Landscape Services

9/5/16

John Huxel, Maintenance Supervisor

Cleveland Area Landscaping Maintenance Services We all know your not supposed to judge a book by its cover or let a first impression be your lasting impression but life just doesn't seem to work that way. In this case, I'm referring to your curb appeal and the upkeep of your landscaping. Empty flower beds, tall grass, weeds, lopsided bushes and piles of leaves will be no more when you hire H&M Landscaping. Our team of professionals work hard to keep your lawn looking pristine. Weekly maintenance, spring and fall clean ups we do it all! No matter what your yard looks like we will make sure we work hard to give you just the curb appeal your looking for. H&M Landscaping "Where Quality Comes First" so that we make sure we are "Satisfying Customers". Let us know if you would like us to provide outstanding lawn and yard maintenance for your property.
Landscape Yard Maintenance in Cleveland Ohio H&M Landscaping Weekly Lawn Maintenance in Northeast Ohio



Summer Grass Issues/Fall Fertilization

8/29/16

Jerry Wilthew, Turf & Grounds Account Manager

Cleveland Landscaping- Violets Lawn Care.jpg The rains have finally started falling again and the dog days of summer are almost behind us. Lawns have responded well to the much-needed precipitation we have experienced recently. Some lawns that have not responded well though have other issues that may need to be addressed. Heavy thatch layers, insect damage and fungus damage are a few that we have encountered. Deep thatch layers have to be removed to encourage better growth. Consider total removal or an ongoing, heavy aeration program; one quarter to one half inch thatch layers are considered acceptable.

Certain insect and fungal pathogens can kill the entire plant. Most just cause damage to the blades of the grass and you will see recovery. If you suspect total plant failure, you might consider over-seeding into bare areas.

Since most grass has greened up, you might think nothing needs to be done this fall. Do not forget to feed your turf. If you only fertilize once, fall is the time to do it. All the nutrients will be stored in the roots of the plants, enabling them to be ready for next summer. Fall is also an optimal time to deal with any unwanted weeds that have popped up this year.

Lawns are resilient systems that are built to withstand the stresses of summer. If you have any concerns about the health of yours, give us a call and we would be glad to help with suggestions to improve your curb appeal.



Sandstone Paver Patio Installation in Cleveland

8/15/16

Brian Franko, Hardscape Supervisor

Sandstone Paver Patio Installation in Cleveland Recently H&M had the pleasure of working with a customer on Cleveland's Westside in Lakewood. This customer just recently purchased the house and was doing a lot of renovating. One of the things on the list was the old outdated sandstone patio in the backyard that was unlevel and falling apart. Patio materials can get expensive, that is why we recommend using materials homeowners already have onsite to save on costs. Pulling the sandstone up and fabricating the pieces we needed for our application is how we saved this customer money. Once your materials are pulled up and set aside for later use, it is IMPORTANT that you check your established sub base for any imperfections and address them. Once your sub base is verified you can start basing up for your new patio. We recommend using at least 4"-6" of compacted base material also know in the industry as #617 limestone base. Once your base is finished making sure it promotes good pitch so water can run off smoothly, you can now relay your patio. Some fabrication of stone might be needed, especially if your new patio has a different layout of the previous one.

Once your patio is laid, we recommend sweeping in Polymeric Sand by Alliance to fill in all your gaps and lock the patio in. Snap Edging is secured around the outer perimeter with 12" galvanized spikes every 18". As you know the older stone might not look as vibrant and colorful as new patio product. What we recommend is that you seal the patio with a sealer from Polybind in the "wet look" finish. This really brings back the life into old faded pavers and stone. If you have an old out dated patio that needs a face lift, but you don't know where to start? Give H&M a call today, and someone from out Sales Department will be glad to come out for a free consultation and estimate to get you on the right track to enjoying your outdoor living space again.



New Custom Deck Installation in Akron Ohio

8/1/16

Kevin McCausland, Carpentry Supervisor

Landscape Deck Renovation in Northeast Ohio
This deck renovation was recently completed in Akron, Ohio by H&M Landscaping. We started the project by removing all old and rotting lumber and the long deck, railing and staircases were rebuilt using premium pressure treated lumber. We used LedgeLOK bolts to build the framing and used 3" screws to attach all decking. The railing posts were cut in next and attached together with 2x4's, 2x2 spindles and finally 5/4 deck board on top to finish it up nicely.


Let us know if we can assist you in your deck or other carpentry projects. We would be happy to send out a professionally trained supervisor for a free estimate.
Cleveland Ohio Custom Decks by H&M Landscaping Outdoor Carpentry Landscaping Project in Akron Ohio



Northeast Ohio Cicadas: Tree Damage Aftermath

7/18/16

Dan Sorg, Maintenance Account Manager

Many of you experienced the constant hum of the Cicadas that emerged around Memorial Day and kept us company for the month of June. Now we are dealing with the aftermath of these pests and noticing significant damage to certain trees which they preferred. The damage they left behind consists of the ends of branches dying off. This is caused by them slicing the branches to lay their eggs for their next life cycle 17 years from now. This has been an eyesore in many areas of Northeast Ohio. No need to be worried though as the tree will not die back anymore then it has during this severe drought situation.

If you have damaged trees that need pruning or replacement, please call H&M Landscaping for a free tree service estimate and consultation.
Northeast Ohio Tree Services from H&M Landscaping Landscaping Northeast Ohio Tree Service Cicadas Damage



Natural Stone Retaining Wall

7/11/16

Joe Mazzurco, Vice President

Natural Stone Retaining Wall Installation in Kirtland Ohio.jpg
H&M Landscaping just installed a "Rustic Buff Chunks" natural stone wall in Kirtland Ohio.

The customer requested installation of a chunk stone retaining wall, 25 to 27 inches thick, due to a serious erosion issue on a steep hillside. It is important to install this type of wall on top of 3 to 4 inches of washed gravel base. Once the gravel base is installed, the stone can be installed in rows. As each row is installed, the wall must be back filled with #57 gravel to help with drainage. This process continues until the wall and ground are level.

If this sounds like a good fit for your erosion problem, please contact our office and one of our sales associates will meet you for a consultation.



Heat-proof Your Outdoor Living Space

6/20/16

Mark Barker, Branch Manager

H&M Landscaping in Cleveland Launching Mobile App Do you have a great outdoor living space but can't seem to beat the summer heat? This customer in Richfield Ohio had a great outdoor living space but no where to take cover from the sun.

Installation of overhead cedar cover, Brussels block pillar, Brussels block outdoor kitchen with granite counters provided the comfortable living space they were looking for.

Please call H&M Landscaping today and let us help you beat the heat this summer!



Pergolla with Outdoor LED Lighting in Gates Mills Ohio

5/23/16

Ralph Smith, Irrigation/Lighting Supervisor

H&M Landscaping installed outdoor LED lighting on this project in Gates Mills, Ohio.

Landscaping Outdoor LED Lighting H&M Landscaping Pergolla Outdoor Lighting in Gates Mills Ohio

The lights help to illuminate the custom built pergola and Belgard Versa Lock retaining walls, all custom designed by H&M Landscaping. Outdoor lighting makes your landscaping beautiful after the sun goes down and let's you enjoy your outdoor space throughout the evening hours.



Commercial Landscaping Installation in Independence Ohio

5/16/16

Steve Fuller C.L.T., Account Manager

One of H&M Landscaping's Hardscape crews installing paver patios with Uni-Lock pavers at a commercial properly located in Independence, Ohio.

Commercial Landscaping in Independence Ohio H&M Landscaping Hardscape Crew Install

H&M did the entire landscape design and will also do the irrigation installation, lawn and bed installation, plant installation, concrete installation, culture stone as well as an outdoor fireplace.



H&M Landscaping Lawn Maintenance Division

5/9/16

Pete Savioli, Account Manager

H&M Landscaping Lawn Maintenance Division H&M Landscaping Lawn Maintenance Division providing property maintenance to a customer in Bedford, Ohio.

This customer is a full service maintenance customer. We provide weekly lawn maintenance, shrub trimming, fertilizer, plant fertilizer, mulching, spring clean up and fall clean up.

We strive to make each property we visit look the best it possibly can.



April Showers Bring May Flowers

5/2/16

Jerry Wilthew, Turf & Grounds Account Manager

Cleveland Area Landscape- Bittercress Plant Care.jpg It has been a wild ride this spring. A relatively mild winter and warm March has us about a month ahead of the growing season this time last year. A lot of plants pushed early only to be hit with a nasty April snow with some pretty bitter temperatures. If you have Lilies and Pachysandra, you have probably noticed some of the damage. The plants will recover, however only time will tell if all the Lilies bloom.

If you live in an area with any kind of deer population, they too are enjoying the early spring and have been feasting on your Hosta and various other tender plants (Lilies included). H&M offers a deer control product that can be helpful in deterring the critters, but it is not a one-and-done treatment. We recommend starting with 10 treatments and adjusting after that. Current customers have had success with 6 applications, while others may need weekly visits.

The mild winter has also helped the weeds. They will grow in all kinds of weather, but winter annuals have been growing like crazy. Winter annuals germinate in the fall, live through the winter, flower and die. The nasty looking weed with the little white flower is Bittercress (see picture). It has taken over a lot of beds this year and also popped up in many lawns. Annual Bluegrass (most people consider it a weed although it probably has filled in any bare spot you may have had in your yard) is nice and healthy. The true annual variety will fade away during the first hot spell we encounter and there is nothing you can do about it. Try to reseed these bare areas with perennial grasses. I have encountered a winter annual Violet this year. It looks nice in the bed, but has also moved into the lawn. The customer doesn’t want it in either area. Again, a true annual will die, but not before seeding so it can be around again next year to bother you. A healthy, full lawn is your best defense for weed encroachment. Proper feeding and weed treatment will be necessary to keep it that way. If you have any true annual weed issues, a pre-emergent weed treatment in the fall would be very beneficial.

A weed is anything growing where you don’t want it. Take a look at the pictures of the purple Violets (these are not the annual type). One picture is of a lawn area, the other is from a bed area. Depending on who you talk to, it may be a weed in both situations, or desirable in both situations. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

April showers bring May flowers, and this year snow plowers. Remember, we live in Ohio; you can do everything right and get thrown a curve that changes everything. Enjoy the weather today because who knows what is coming!

Cleveland Landscaping- Violets Lawn Care.jpg Landscape Violets- Yard Care Services near Cleveland



Deck with Custom Benches & Fire Pit Patio

4/18/16

Kevin McCausland, Carpentry Supervisor

Cleveland Area Landscape Deck with Patio Fire Pit H&M Landscaping recently completed this construction project in Mentor, Ohio. We started the deck work by setting pressure treated 4x6 support posts 42" deep. Next, we built the support beams, installed the ledger board onto the house, added the joists and surfaced with 2x4 premium treated decking. A 1x6 fascia was installed around the deck and custom seating benches were built on site. The new deck should cure for 6-10 weeks (before staining) to fully dry out from the pressure treatment process.

H&M began the hardscaping phase with 6" of #617 base material and 2" limestone screenings compacted to the exact grade needed. A 3'x5' Versa-Lok fire pit was installed using Unilock "Coffee Creek" Hollandstone for below cap banding and also for the patio pavers. Two large Canyon Tan outcropping boulders were placed near the patio edges to round out the project. This can be done in your backyard too! Call the H&M landscape office today to schedule your free estimate.

Cleveland Landscaping Deck Custom Benches and Fire Pit Landscape Patio Fire Pit near Cleveland



Spring Landscape Maintenance: Mulching & Clean-ups

4/4/16

Dan Sorg, Account Manager

H&M Landscaping Maintenance Mulching Clean-up in Cleveland The snow may still be flying, but it's time to think about all of the warm days ahead! H&M Landscaping offers a wide variety of services – from a spring clean-up and mulching, to a deluxe maintenance program to cover all of your landscaping needs. You no longer have to lift a finger! Just sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful yard.

Call us now (to beat the rush) and one of our experienced representatives will be happy to discuss your property’s potential and all of your landscape needs for the upcoming season.



Recovering from Snow Mold Damage

3/28/16

Eddie Murillo, Maintenance Supervisor

Lawn Landscaping Snow Mold It's that time of year again, spring is finally here. H&M Landscaping has been busy doing spring clean-ups and I would like to share some helpful information that we have come across regarding snow mold. The most common types are grey snow mold and pink snow mold, named for their appearance. Both can develop during periods of cool damp weather, under a layer of snow. After time, the mold grows and can be seen after snow melt as either pink or grey round patches in your lawn. An improper fall clean-up of leaves and/or inadequate final cutting are major contributors to lawn mold growth over the winter months.


To address this condition, these areas should be raked through several times and the matted grass can be removed, allowing the grass to recover. A spring fertilizer application will also help grass recover more fully. In severe cases, some areas of turf may need to be removed- which will then require the addition of new soil and over seeding. If your yard is suffering from snow mold and you need lawn care assistance, please call us and one of our team members can help you with all of your landscaping needs.

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Seating Wall and Pergola Installation

3/21/16

Ed Smith, Construction Supervisor

Cleveland Landscaping Pillars Seating Wall Pergola Installation H&M Landscaping installed a Belgard, "Harvest Blend" color, Versa-Loc seating wall and pergola in Gates Mills Ohio. First, 3 six by six treated post were cemented into the ground to support the pergola. Second, we excavated down 10" and installed 8" of #617 base materials compacted with 2” of screenings over that for leveling, with the subbase compacted at 2” intervals. Once the base is compacted, start setting the Versa-Loc for the pillars and the walls using a construction adhesive to hold the wall together.
    The sandstone cap can then be installed and features rock faced on both sides to give it that natural look. The white fiberglass columns are now installed over the six by six posts to give a polished look to the pergola and to match the front of the house. Next, the frame for the pergola is constructed that will support the cedar beams. Finally, the cedar beams are installed and fastened in place while the finishing touches on the corners are completed.

If you would like a seating wall, pillars or a pergola built, please contact our office and a sales person would be happy to visit your site and assist you in the process.

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Paver Walkway Installation in Chesterland

3/14/16

Joe Mazzurco, Vice President

Cleveland Area Paver Walkway Installation H&M Landscaping just installed a Unilock Brussels Dimensional 3 piece stone paver walkway in Chesterland, Ohio.

For a quality job, it is important to install new pavers on top of a 6" (minimum) compacted base material. Usually 4" of #617 limestone and 2" of screenings would be used- compacting the subbase in 2" lifts. Once the subbase is completely compacted, you can install the pavers of your choice. It is advisable to use Snap Edge PVC edging along the outside of the patio to ensure the paver joints remain tight. We recommend sweeping polymeric sand into all paver joints and moistening to activate the polymer.

If this process sounds overwhelming to you, please contact our office and a sales representative will gladly schedule an appointment to visit your property.



Multi-Phase Landscape Restoration with Butterfly Habitat

3/7/16

Tim Korte, VP Business Development

Landscaping Restoration of Butterfly Habitat H&M Landscaping recently completed the first phase of a landscape project at the Arhaus corporate headquarters and distribution center in Boston Heights. This initial phase included the installation of over 400 evergreen and shade trees plus 350 shrubs and perennials at the 770,000 square foot facility, located just south of Cleveland. We are currently gearing up for the second phase of the project that will include the restoration of a portion of the site to a butterfly habitat. In addition to planting hundreds of milkweed plants, Arhaus has asked that we include many other pollinator species such as Joe-Pye Weed, Butterfly Bush, Aster and Coneflower. No job is too big or too small, please contact H&M Landscaping today for expert help with your upcoming project.



Hardscaped Deck Restorations with Silca System

2/29/16

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Landscape Deck Hardscape Restoration with Silca System I wanted to share an exciting new product called Silca System that we believe will revolutionize the landscape renovation market. With new composites such as Trex and TimberTech being cost prohibitive in many cases, this product fills a unique niche in deck restoration. The Silca System allows installation of specialty pavers (such as Unilock or Belgard) on top of a normal deck substructure. It can also accommodate natural stone such as sandstone, limestone or bluestone. The landscape installer can simply remove the existing lumber decking, install the new system onto the existing structure of the deck, and then install the solid surface of choice. Call H&M Landscaping today to learn how you can utilize this truly amazing technology to turn your old deck into a brand new outdoor space.



Introducing the H&M Landscaping App

2/22/16

Mark Barker, Branch Manager

H&M Landscaping in Cleveland Launching Mobile App I hope everyone's new year is off to a safe and enjoyable start and I'm sure many of you are excited for spring to finally arrive. A great and exciting benefit coming to our customers will be the launch of the H&M Landscaping Mobile App this March. We have discovered (and have always believed) in leveraging technology and feel this is the next step in providing a new and easy way to communicate with us. Our app will feature many benefits including loyalty programs, mobile ordering, requests for information or estimates, quick links to contact staff members, project gallery viewing and much more. We will provide QR codes in all future mailings to allow your smart device to take you directly to the app. Additionally, customers who enable push notifications will be eligible to receive discounts on services and free giveaways. Please stay tuned as we will be updating this information at app launch.



Swimming Pool Installation

2/15/16

Craig Kachline, Production Manager

Swimming Pool Installation near Cleveland
Here is H&M Landscaping installing a Barrier Reef fiberglass pool over the winter in Kirtland Hills. Spring will be here very soon and now is the time to plan for your new pool or outdoor living space. Give us a call now and we can come out and discuss your project.

H&M Landscaping uses Pentair and Haywood pool products, many with state-of-the-art automation and monitoring systems. There are many styles and options available that will work well for you and your family. If you already own a pool and are looking to spruce it up a bit (or are having some problems), let us know and we can lend a hand in making suggestions and provide a free quote.



Spring is Right Around the Corner

2/8/16

Nick Tinik, CLT, Maintenance Production Manager

Landscaped Flower Bed Near Cleveland Ohio With the spring equinox fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting your outdoor living space in order. Nothing starts the season off on the right foot better than a spring clean up with a deep bed edging, trimming, pruning and fresh colored mulch of your preference. Whether you live In Mentor, Rocky River, Hudson or anywhere else in Northeast Ohio, H&M Landscaping has you covered. Give our office a call today at 440-564-1157 and one of specialists will gladly assist you!



Landscape Material Recycling

12/28/15

Joseph Wilks, Landscape Designer/Sales

Cleveland Landscape Paver Recycling With the start of the new year upon us, one of the greatest impacts that you can make to better the environment is to recycle! If you have not started this practice, why not make it a resolution for this year? When applied to your landscaping, recycling can extend to many materials used in and around the house. A good example would be recycled materials for decks, such as composites. Local municipalities will occasionally have pavers from old streets that have been repaired and then sold to the public. These pavers could be used for inlays and other retro designs. Every little bit that one person can do is a benefit for the environment and can be a sustainable way improve your landscaping.



Winter Preparation for Plantings

12/21/15

Joseph Wilks, Landscape Designer/Sales

Cleveland Landscape Plants Winter Preparation These past few weeks have been a wonderful break for the typical December winter weather in Ohio. With temperatures staying in the 50s and above freezing during the nights, continue to water your landscape at least once a week. A nice drink before the winter hibernation would be ideal for your landscape plants. Since the soil has not started to freeze yet, nutrients are still available to provide a quick start in the spring.

Before the harsh temperatures become prominent, consider removal of plant material in pots. If the pots and the plants they contain are exposed to low winter temperatures, the plants can freeze and perish. They can be transferred to a landscape bed and mulched in to help over winter them. After the plants and soil have been removed from the containers, any concrete pots should be sealed, covered and stored for the winter. Alternatively, potted plants can be moved into an attached garage or a heated shed where temperatures will remain above freezing.



Deck Design Options

12/7/15

Joseph Wilks, Landscape Designer/Sales

Cleveland Landscape Design Decks When thinking about or designing a deck, do not limit the project materials to composite decking or treated lumber. Consider steel beams to traverse longer distances which can then be clad in decorative accent woods, incorporate stone inlays and use glass or cable railings. Angled vs. traditional layout and a curved vs. standard deck are options to preserve ideal views and separate different areas. With the advent of composite decking, such as TimberTech (Cleveland Ohio), it's now possible to have a curved deck that also includes a travertine tile inlay using a product by Silca System (Alliance Ohio).

Let the professionals at H&M Landscaping help design your next deck project and bring that outdoor space of your dreams to life, all while supporting local Ohio businesses!



Putting Your Landscape to Bed

11/23/15

Joseph Wilks, Landscape Designer/Sales

Landscape Design in Boston Heights The holiday season is upon us once again and as we focus on family, friends, trips, and travels, let's not forget to tuck in our landscaping for a snug winter's nap. Just like changing out the smoke detector batteries and adjusting our clocks, landscapes need our attention as well. Take a thorough look at your property and note any trouble spots. For instance, low areas that hold too much water, weak and/or crowded plants, and settling issues with patios and retaining walls. These issues may not have been apparent during the summer while the leaves and patio furniture were present. Next "tuck-in" your landscaping for the winter by adding an extra layer of compost to provide winter insulation and a boost of nutrients in the spring. Avoid fertilizers late in the year to prevent new growth that can be susceptible to frost. Finally, while the weather and temperatures allow, seal concrete patios, driveways, and stone counter tops. H&M Landscaping can assist with choosing the appropriate sealer to lock moisture out of the porous surfaces of concrete and stone.

End of year maintenance or "reflecting upon the year", is a prime time to document issues and changes that have taken place with a dynamic and evolving landscape. Any notes and photos taken now (before the snow falls) can also be extremely helpful to our landscape designers as they prepare your projects for the coming spring.



Fall Clean Up Tips

11/9/15

Carl Pollock C.L.T., Account Manager

Cleveland Landscaping Fall Clean Up Tips Fall is a very important time of year for your turf areas and planting beds when preparing for our cold winter months creeping up ahead. H&M fall clean up services start you off in the right direction which is key to a thriving spring. Here are some of my personal fall maintenance tips when dealing with turf and beds.

1. Grass should be cut fairly short with properly sharpened blades. This helps the aesthetics of a lawn with an even re-growth.

2. Be sure to properly fertilize your lawn. A final feeding is vital to assure that lawns survive our harsh and bitter weather conditions. We at H&M offer today's top performing fertilizers.

3. Planting beds and turf areas should be free of all debris, excess yard waste; such as leaves and branches. Remaining waste harms lawn surfaces by suffocating the smothered areas causing Bare Spots. H&M fall clean ups aid a lawn's rejuvenation come spring.

4. When dealing with landscaped beds, shrubs should be properly pruned; promoting a healthy re-growth. I ideally prefer perennials to be cut down during fall. H&M perennial cut backs not only eliminate unsightly perennial skeletal remains, but also minimize shock to new growth in the spring.

I hope these tips help you during your fall clean up and winter preparation! If you have any questions, contact one of our friendly H&M Pros to help guide you along the way.



H&M Landscaping on Facebook

11/2/15

Rebecca Berman, Office Assistant

Like H&M Landscaping on Facebook Social networking sites like Facebook are emerging quickly as advertising platforms for many types of businesses and organizations. Here at H&M Landscaping, our Facebook page provides several benefits to those that have liked our page. We provide a snapshot of current offerings to our existing and potential customers as well as reminders for property maintenance that should be addressed for specific times of the year. You can also browse through our photo library on Facebook to get some inspiration for your potential landscape project. Be sure you Like H&M Landscaping on Facebook so you can reap the benefits as well!

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There's Still Time!

10/26/15

Jason Rowland, Assistant Production Manager

Outdoor patio terrace with outdoor fire pit in the foreground and retaining walls built by H&M Landscaping As we all know, Northeast Ohio has a beautiful display of colors this time of year. However, with the falling leaves comes the colder weather, and many of us begin dreaming of Spring, sunny skies and the colorful emerging landscape that comes with it. Why not get a jump-start on next year by working with H&M Landscaping to create your dream project THIS YEAR! Yes, there is still time to have Cleveland’s premier landscape design/build firm help you ease into next Spring. That way, all you'll have to do when great weather returns is sit back and enjoy the view.

Cooler, more consistent temperatures and soil moisture levels make Fall a perfect time to plant many varieties of trees and shrubs. Coupled with our award winning team of designers and hardscape professionals, H&M Landscaping can transform your property into the space you’ve always dreamed of. It’s not too late to make your landscape the envy of the neighborhood!



Belgard Versa-Lok Retaining Wall in Pepper Pike Ohio

10/19/15

Steve Fuller C.L.T., Account Manager

H&M Landscaping just installed a new beautiful Belgard Versa-Lok retaining wall in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The client needed this retaining wall to support the grade change on their property and our hardscape certified technicians expertly completed the project with the following steps.

Retaining Wall in Pepper Pike Ohio Belgard Versa-Lok in Pepper Pike Ohio

First and foremost, we excavated below the starting point of the wall to reach a solid sub-grade. Next, we installed a base material at six inches (five of the six inches of #617 limestone- compacted in two inch lifts) and finished off with compacted highway sand and limestone screenings. Once the base material was installed, we were ready to start laying down the Versa-Lok product. Each piece of block has two Versa-Tuff pins installed that extend through the block and into the bottom unit. We then installed perforated pipe (wrapped in fabric) and back-filled with washed gravel for proper drainage. Finally, we installed the Versa-Lok cap unit using a high strength waterproof glue for maximum adhesion.

You can trust a job like this to the trained specialists at H&M Landscaping; we would love to come out to your property and help you with your project.



Northeast Ohio Landscape Management Services

10/12/15

Pete Savioli, Account Manager

Mid-Summer Landscape Pruning of Trees and Shrubs H&M Landscaping provides a wide variety of landscape management services to all of Northeast Ohio. We specialize in commercial and residential property maintenance including: mowing, lawn fertilization, fall clean ups, annual flower installation pruning and mulching. We service customers from Chardon to Avon Lake and all the way down to Medina.
    We are Northeast Ohio's preferred property maintenance provider with nearly three decades in the landscape industry. Call us today for a free estimate on all of your landscaping needs.



Protect Your Lawn Irrigation System

10/5/15

Ralph Smith, Irrigation/Lighting Supervisor

Hardscape Landscaping Restoration in Richfield Ohio What's the best way to protect the investment you have in your sprinkler system and to avoid unneeded costly repairs in the spring? Winterizing your sprinkler system involves removing water from the pipes, valves and sprinkler heads (in the proper sequence) and is essential before freezing occurs. With winter just around the corner, now is the time to call H&M Landscaping to schedule your winter irrigation shut down by one of our professional irrigation technicians. It’s the best way to protect your irrigation investment from potentially serious damage. Please give us a call at 440-564-1157 to schedule your appointment or send an email directly to H&M's Irrigation and Lighting Supervisor (Ralph Smith) at ralphsmith@hmlandscaping.com.



Landscape Installation in Bainbridge

9/28/15

Tim Korte, VP Business Development

H&M Landscaping recently completed a landscape installation for the Weils Memory Care Pavilion in Bainbridge. The project involved coordination between every division of the company. Our Construction Division installed an arbor and cedar fencing. Our Masonry Division installed stained concrete patios, walkways and hand rails. H&M's Hardscape Division installed Belgard retaining walls and a self contained water feature. An irrigation system was installed by our Irrigation Division and the softscape crews provided plant and turf installation as well as miscellaneous amenities required at the site.

Landscaping Project in Bainbridge Ohio

No matter how complex, H&M Landscaping has the resources and expertise to tackle any project at any scale. Please contact us this fall for any and all of your landscaping needs.



Hardscape Renovation in Richfield Ohio

9/21/15

Mark Barker, Branch Manager

Hardscape Landscaping Restoration in Richfield Ohio Do you currently have concrete or paver surfaces that are starting to show wear or are simply just falling apart? This May, H&M Landscaping was called upon by a customer to provide advice and a solution to a failing masonry wall that supported their upper patio and swimming pool, along with stamped concrete surfaces that had become very dull and faded over the last several years. While meeting with the home owner, it was evident that this was an area where they spent much of their summer as a family and it was truly important to them that we provide a sustainable solution so they could continue to enjoy this space for years to come.

H&M Landscaping provided them with a solution to rebuild all the masonry retaining walls with Boral Ledge stone Cultured stone and poured concrete coping on the tops of walls. We also stripped the surface of all stamped concrete and applied Scofield Revive exterior concrete antiquing stain- all with a project timeline of 7 weeks. At the end of the project the owner was ecstatic to have a backyard that exceeded their expectations and a beautiful setting to enjoy for years to come. If you have a space requiring restoration or renovation please contact our office and we would be happy to schedule a consultation to offer a solution to your needs.



Outdoor Entertainment Area: Hamden Ohio

9/14/15

Kevin McCausland, Carpentry Supervisor

H&M recently completed this project in Hamden, Ohio. Our customer wanted us to design an outdoor entertainment area where they could host small get-togethers or just enjoy as a family in the evenings. We came up with several ideas and suggestions and with the help of one of our designers, we put it all together in a professional Dynascape drawing so the customer could visualize the work we would be performing. Upon agreement, we installed a custom Cultured Stone® fireplace in San Francisco Cobblefield color with Sandstone caps on each tier.

We also built and installed a 100% Cedar pergola over top of a uniquely designed Bluestone patio with custom inlays. We tied it all together by adding this Barnstone™ fountainscape on the other side of the patio to provide a peaceful, relaxing ambiance. The weather this year has been perfect for building projects like this. Call H&M today to schedule an appointment to have an account manager stop by and see what we can do for you!
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Fall landscape planting: Things to consider

9/7/15

Kevin McCausland, Carpentry Supervisor

Fall landscape planting Fall can be the best time of year to transplant the shrubs or perennials that you have been wanting to transplant or split up. With the major heat waves gone and the longer days growing shorter, the plants are less stressed when we move them around the landscape, at the end of August and beginning of September especially. Be sure to keep all transplanted plants watered enough to keep the soil around them moist.

The cooler temperatures mean that it's time to think about planting bulbs as well. This is usually done in the fall when the leaves are starting to change colors. It can add some beautiful spring color to your landscape when they flower in April!



Paver Patio & Bocce Ball Court Installation

8/31/15

Brian Franko, Hardscape Supervisor

Paver Patio Bocce Ball Court Installation in Cleveland H&M Landscaping recently had the pleasure of working with Mayfield Country Club to install a Bocce Ball Court and patio in their beautiful South Euclid, OH location. Surrounding the court are numerous VERSA-LOK seating walls and pillars, accented with Belgard Holland Stone in the Harvest Blend color. No patio entertainment area is ever complete without a custom-made fire pit with custom Sandstone caps to finish it off. The cherry on top for this project…we surrounded the area with colorful planting beds filled with beautiful trees, shrubs and perennials and peppered Canyon Tan outcropping stones throughout.

If an outdoor project is something that is on your mind but you don’t know where to start, call H&M Landscaping. One of our experienced sales representatives will be happy to meet you and help you to explore the endless possibilities. Give us a call today for a fast, friendly and above all, FREE estimate.



Enhance Your Property

8/24/15

Dan Sorg, Maintenance Supervisor

Landscape Stone Waterfall Feature in Cleveland There are many ways to enhance the look of your property. For some, it may be a new patio, deck or pool. For others, the installation of new flowers, shrubs or trees may be all it takes to give a fresh, new appearance. Stone features are one way of giving your landscape a great look. We can supply and install a variety of different stone features, including waterfalls. This addition can give your property the final touch it needs to achieve “eye-catching” status.

Call H&M Landscaping today to schedule an appointment with one of our sales representatives to see what we can suggest to take your landscape to the next level.



Is Your Investment Covered?

8/17/15

Nick Tinik, Maintenance Production Manager

Landscape Irrigation Repair and Installs in Cleveland It's been a very hot and dry last few weeks here in Northeast Ohio. With all the effort and hard work you've put into your yard, is your investment protected with a worry free irrigation system? Call the irrigation experts at H&M Landscaping(servicing the entire Greater Cleveland Area) to get an old system up and running, or for a complete new install. Our staff is well versed in all types of systems- including drip irrigation, pop-up heads, rotors and spray misters. We use quality products from Hunter, Rain Bird and Toro to give you a maintenance free system with outstanding results. We've got you covered with new installs on everything from newly seeded lawns or sod, to gardens, flowers, trees and shrubs. Give our office a call today and one of our irrigation specialists will gladly assist you!



Swimming Pool Renovation

8/10/15

Craig Kachline, Production Manager

Swimming Pool Renovation in Gates Mills
H&M Landscaping just finished this pool renovation in Gates Mills Ohio.

This was a complete renovation including new Pentair pumps, heater, filter, and a salt water chlorine generator to make the daily maintenance easy. The pool deck is covered in Natural Cleft Bluestone. Olympic pool paint was used in the pool and an auto cover was installed.

H&M Landscaping can install new pools of all kinds and renovate an old, tired, outdated pool to look brand new! Call our office today to find out what H&M can do for you.



Retaining Wall Installation

8/3/15

Joe Mazzurco, Vice President

H&M Landscaping just installed a Unilock/VERSA-LOK retaining wall at Mayfield Country Club in Lyndhurst Ohio.

VERSA-LOK retaining wall installation

It is important to install a new retaining wall on top of a minimum 6” of compacted base materials. First install 4” of #617 limestone and 2” of screenings- compacting the subbase in 2” lifts. Once your subbase is completely compacted, you can install the wall block of your choice. It is important to use VERSA-LOK pins to help lock the block tight together. We recommend using fabric along the back of the block and #57 washed gravel to provide for drainage. If the process sounds too overwhelming, please contact our office and we can visit your site to help you with your project.



Stone Wall and Landscape Installation

7/27/15

Ed Smith, Construction Supervisor

Cleveland Landscaping Bluestone Walkway H&M Landscaping just installed a new stone wall and landscape plantings in Pepper Pike. We used Belgard's Versa Loc wall stone "Oxford Charcoal" for the entry wall and "Rustic Buff" and "Cannon Tan" stone for the wall along the driveway. The stone was set on #411 base with drain tile installed behind wall and backfilled with #57 washed gravel. For the front walkway, we used full range bluestone with 3” bluestone treads on the steps. Grey polymeric sand was installed between the joints to stabilize the walkway.
    The landscape beds were prepared and amended with bed mix. Plantings were then installed and mulched with double processed black mulch.


If you're interested in having a landscape installed like this, please contact our office and one of our sales associates will call you to set up and appointment.
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Mid-Summer Pruning Tips

7/20/15

Eddie Murrillo, Maintenance Supervisor

Mid-Summer Landscape Pruning of Trees and Shrubs Mid-summer pruning can be difficult to do, especially when buds have already established. The majority of flowering trees, shrubs and perennial plants can be deadheaded to get the most color with new flowerings. However, keep in mind that many plants have already established new year buds. If you prune your shrubs any further (or not properly) and remove new year buds, this can cause problems in flowering for next spring. For example, Azaleas and Rhododendrons have already established buds for next year and should not be pruned but detailed instead.

The professional pruning and detailing crew at H&M Landscaping is experienced in a variety of shrubs, trees and perennial plants. To insure proper pruning and the best outcome for next spring, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist with all your landscaping needs.



Paver Patio Installation

7/13/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

H&M Landscaping just installed a Belgard Cambridge Cobble Stone paver patio in Chagrin Falls Ohio.

Belgard Cambridge Cobble Stone Paver Patio

For a quality job, it is important to install new pavers on top of a 6" (minimum) compacted base material. Usually 4" of #617 limestone and 2" of screenings would be used- compacting the subbase in 2" lifts. Once the subbase is completely compacted, you can install the pavers of your choice. It is advisable to use Snap Edge PVC edging along the outside of the patio to ensure the paver joints remain tight. We recommend sweeping polymeric sand into all paver joints and moistening to activate the polymer.

While this process may sound overwhelming to the average homeowner, it's a routine job for the professionals at H&M Landscaping. If you're interested in a new patio for your property, please contact our office and we can visit your site to help you out.



WEEDS WEEDS WEEDS

5/11/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Those not so beautiful perennials that grow in the middle of your lawn, they're everywhere! Most people have them (unless of course you’re an H&M customer) and everyone wants to know the best way get rid of them. Here are 3 ways to keep your lawn looking like a golf course fairway:

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1. Fertilization: A 6 step program is (believe it or not) the best way to keep weeds out of your lawn. The key is to keep your lawn growing thick and filling itself in.

2. Aeration: Aerating your lawn will reverse compaction of your soil and enable water and nutrients to reach the roots faster and easier.

3. Thatching: Removing that unsightly dead grass allows the existing turf to continue to spread and grow unhindered.


Call H&M Landscaping, Cleveland’s #1 turf maintenance professionals, to manage your turf TODAY.
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Drainage Issues

5/5/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Cleveland Landscaping Drainage Issues Solved by EZFlow Most customers feel that when they have a drainage problem, their main concern is getting rid of the soggy area or the standing water they have in a particular area of their yard. Drainage problems can cause many forms of landscape damage in addition to that wet unsightly area. Here are several issues a drainage problem can cause:

1. Root rot on plants/turf causing plant loss or thinning grass

2. Water infiltration inside you house including musty smells

3. Stuctural damage from fungus and health issues from mold

4. Settling or uneven hydraulic pressure on patios & hardscapes

5. Freeze thaw issues in the winter from water saturated areas

Don't let water issues get you soaking wet under the collar! Most people think that the only way to resolve a drainage issue is by digging up the yard and bringing in tons of stone and perforated pipe. This ultimately results in having to replant all of the grass after tearing up the entire lawn.

We are here to debunk that myth. With today's technology, we can come into your yard, sod cut the area that you are having issues with, remove the dirt and install a new revolutionary product called EZflow. After installation, we put the sod right back in place over the top of your new drainage system. No more wheel barrels of stone and messy clean ups.



Extend your Summer

4/27/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Cleveland Landscaping Open Air Pavilion Did you know that H&M Landscaping constructs outdoor open air pavilions? Having a covered area can extend your season especially with the unpredictable Cleveland weather.

Call us today to have one of our landscape designers come out to create an outdoor living space that will allow you to extend your Ohio summer from 4 months to 8 months. Watch the Cleveland Cavs make their final run for the NBA championship under a new patio cover designed and installed by H&M Landscaping.



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The Secret to a Great Looking Lawn

4/20/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Cleveland Landscaping Lawn Turf Services The grass is growing and this brings mixed emotions for the H&M Landscaping team. The good news: spring is here to stay and it's time to start spinning blades to create that neatly manicured lawn. The bad news: the weeds are sure to follow, and if you haven’t gotten those weed pre emergents down, you're running out of time.

Once the soil hits the 55 degree temperature mark for more than 10 days, the window to keep the weeds from sprouting closes and we must go from pre emergents to post emergent’s. Dealing with weeds after they start coming up actually makes controlling them twice is hard!

Call us today to keep your lawn looking great all summer. A beautiful yard starts with one easy a phone call.



RELAX don’t do it...don’t do anything.

4/13/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Cleveland Landscaping Outdoor Kitchen Pizza Oven According to Reuters, an American professional works an average of 55 hours per week. Outside the office, they have an average of 30 hours of family commitments or obligations per week, 10 hours of other commitments and sleep an average of 7 hours per day.

If my math is correct, that only leaves 24 hours for the entire week to sit down and relax. With nice weather on the way, why not unwind in your new outdoor living space. Imagine your own outdoor kitchen, right out the back door, where you can grill up a steak or even bake a pizza. You work hard and play hard, but don't forget to slow down and enjoy your property this summer.

Call H&M Landscaping and let one of our Design Professionals create the backyard of your dreams. Isn't it time to "just say no" to Domino’s and bake your own pizza? Mangia! Mangia!



How about a Pool or Spa?

4/6/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Cleveland Landscaping Pools Spas Did you know that H&M Landscaping does pools? We have expanded our resume to encompass pools and spas. Not only can we develop an outdoor living space, but we can also incorporate a pool or spa that you and your family can enjoy on a daily basis.

One company that does it all- no more dealing with multiple contractors, the pool guy, the fence guy, the irrigation guy. We bundle the entire project to make it a seamless experience.

COME SEE THE DIFFFERENCE EXPERIENCE MAKES.

Before you know it, you will be saying: "WOW its 90 degrees out and I wish I had a pool"...we can make that wish come true!



Spring is Finally Here

3/30/15

Mark Mazzurco, Company President

Cleveland Landscaping Beautiful Spring Yard Spring is here! Even though the thermometer outside reads 30°, our crews are out starting the 2015 production season. We can appreciate that all of our customers are anxious to get out and enjoy their outdoor living spaces.

Call the office now to get ahead of the rush and set up an appointment for one of our associates to come out and walk your property. We look forward to working with all of you again in the near future. Think warm thoughts!