Don’t worry – we’re not saying that the Holiday Season is when you should call us about your landscape project. You certainly can if you want to, but we know that you’re already super busy shopping for presents, making travel plans, sending Christmas cards, wrapping up your year, etc. In fact, you’re probably so busy right now that you might not even have had time to put up your holiday lights yet (oh, by the way, click here to see how we can help you with that).
When we say “’Tis the Season” we mean the “Winter Season”, which is THE best time of the year to meet with one of Reder’s landscape designers to talk about your project. This is especially true if you’re thinking about a large landscape project, like an outdoor living room or a complete renovation of your entire yard.
The winter is generally a slower time of year for everyone, and this benefits both the homeowner and the designer. For the homeowner, they have more time to check out landscaping websites, magazines and photo galleries to research what they might want for their projects. For the designer, without the distraction of jobs under construction like they have in the spring, they are better able to focus on their designs and get back to their clients sooner with a plan. This makes for a smoother design process for the winter clients.
However, the biggest benefit of doing your landscape design this winter is that your project will be ready for construction as soon as the weather breaks in the spring of 2014. This means you will be able to enjoy your landscape project for more of the good weather months of the year.
For our clients who wait until the spring to initiate the design process, some may be frustrated to find that both the design and construction may take longer than they’d hoped. The fact is, we are an “in demand” company and our schedules fill up very quickly once the winter is over. It’s just the nature of our business.
So if you’re thinking that 2014 is the year for your ideal landscape project, contact us soon. Even though there’s snow on the ground, our landscape designers can work with you to envision what’s possible for your yard and to get you on our construction schedule first thing in the spring!
One of the highlights of the Holiday Season in our area is the Zonta Homewalk, and this year’s edition will take place this Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Reder Landscaping is honored to be a Silver Sponsor of this wonderful event, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit 5 magnificent homes here in Midland, all beautifully decorated for the Holidays.
Organized by the Zonta Club of Midland, all proceeds from the Homewalk go towards supporting the Club’s mission of advancing the status of women. In fact, they’ve donated close to $420,000 locally in the form of scholarships and service projects with the funds raised in the 33 years that they’ve been conducting the Homewalk.
Visit the Zonta Club of Midland website to learn more about the Homewalk and the homes that will be featured.
Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance from a Zonta member or from one of the area businesses listed on the website. They can also be purchased for $20 on the days of the walk at any of the featured homes.
So check out the Homewalk to experience some Holiday Spirit while viewing some beautiful homes and supporting a great charitable organization!
Although the landscaping season may be winding down, things are hopping around here as construction began last week on our new building to house our Reder Landscaping offices!
This is big news for us and we are really excited about it. If you follow us on FaceBook you may have seen some of the videos we’ve posted about the initial phases of construction.
This new building is something we’ve been envisioning since we first bought our current property back in 1992. Back then it was only a dream. In 2006 we got more serious about it and had some plans drawn up when our business really began to grow, but the economic downturn of 2007 made us a little nervous about pulling the trigger.
Now everything about our business has grown to the point where our original 1200 square foot building is just too small. We now offer more services, have more customers, more employees on our crews, more office personnel, more designers, more vehicles – and we want to have room to grow to continue to serve our customers even better in the future. With our new building we’ll have more than 6000 square feet that will allow us to do that.
This building is an important milestone in the history of Reder Landscaping, and we’re very grateful for our wonderful customers and employees that have made it possible.
We’ll keep you posted on our progress.
Everyone is talking about “fall color” this time of year. Here at Reder Landscaping one of our favorite fall colors is bright yellow, because that’s the color of our giant vacuum truck.
This truck is not a glamorous piece of equipment. It’s actually old, loud, and kind of ugly. But it is a thing of beauty to watch this truck in action on fall clean-ups. Anther thing that’s beautiful about this truck is that everything it sucks up gets brought back to our yard and is recycled into our composting operation to make topsoil. Nothing is wasted and no landfill space is used.
Not a lot of companies have this piece of equipment, but it gives us the ability to better maintain our commercial properties and condominium projects where there is no municipal leaf pick up from the street. It also allows us to do fall clean-ups even after the municipal leaf pick ups have ended.
Enjoy this brief video of our giant yellow vacuum truck in action with some of our maintenance crews at the Harcrest Woods condominiums in Midland. Warning: you may want to turn your sound down because it’s a little loud.
We are big hockey fans, but that’s not the only reason why Reder Landscaping has been Saginaw Spirit corporate partners and season ticket holders for most of the 12 years of the team’s existence.
We support the Spirit’s efforts to revitalize the downtown area of the City of Saginaw. They also do a lot of great things in the community through their Saginaw Spirit Charitable Foundation.
Another thing we enjoy about having season tickets is giving them away to our customers and employees as a way of showing our appreciation.
There are a few games coming up in the month of November, and throughout the remainder of the season, where we will be making our tickets available for FREE to those who want them. For each game we have 4 tickets plus a parking pass.
We’ll be announcing the ticket availability for these games on our FaceBook page, and they’ll be awarded on a “first to comment” basis. So if you’re interested in taking in a Spirit game compliments of Reder Landscaping, be sure to “like” us on FaceBook and watch for our posts about the Spirit games.
Everybody loves the Holiday Season, and a big reason why is all of the beautiful lights and decorations you see around town during this time of year.
Of course, everyone wants their home to be shining brightly for the Holidays, but not everyone is up for the hard work of doing the installation themselves.
There are some people who enjoy the experience of standing on ladders in freezing weather and messing around with broken bulbs and shorted wires. Clark Griswold of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” comes to mind.
But if you’d rather have your home be the showpiece of the neighborhood this Holiday Season without the hassle, then Reder Landscaping’s Holiday Lighting Design and Installation Service is for you!
Give us a call to set up a meeting with one of Reder’s talented landscape designers. We’ll create a custom Holiday Lighting Plan that is tailored to the architecture and landscaping of your home or business. Our plans utilize beautiful LED lights that are both energy-efficient and durable, and we can also incorporate other aspects of your holiday décor into the design. Then a trusted Reder crew will take care of installing your lights, taking them down at the end of the season, as well as storing them for you for next year.
There are a lot of things to stress about during the Holidays, but having beautiful lights for your home does not have to be one of them thanks to our Holiday Lighting Design and Installation Service.
The work in now complete, and the dedication ceremony for the Memorial will take place this Friday November 1, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the site on Main Street in Midland, in front of the courthouse.
This great project is a wonderful tribute to our local military veterans, and it has been a great honor to be a part of the renovation effort along with all the generous volunteers, donors and contractors that came together to make it happen.
So come out Friday for the ceremony to show your support for our veterans and check out the beautiful work that’s been done.
Also, there is still time to purchase a commemorative brick paver that will be built into the memorial. You can learn more about that by clicking here.
See you Friday!
We at Reder Landscaping are proud to announce that one of our residential projects recently received a “City of Midland Neighborhood Beautification Award”.
The beautification awards are sponsored by the City of Midland Beautification Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission. They are presented annually and are given to residential and business properties in Midland who have made improvements that are aesthetically pleasing and have a positive impact on the Midland community and its neighborhoods.
The Hatfield Residence at 2101 Airfield Lane in Midland is the award winning project that we were involved with. Reder Landscaping Designer Brian Weaver began working with the homeowners in 2011 with a renovation of the home’s front yard and plantings. In 2012 we were asked back to redo the plantings along the side of the house. At this time we also installed stone pillars and seat walls in the backyard as well as an arborvitae hedge. Our crews were also back working there this week planting more arborvitaes along a new privacy fence, although this work was not part of the Beautification Award.
This project is one of 13 residential properties and 5 non-residential properties that will be recognized on Thursday, November 1 at the annual Appreciation of Beautification Awards ceremony at 7p.m. in the Midland City Hall Chambers.
Congratulations to Brian Weaver and our crews for their outstanding work!
In case you missed it, here are some images from Midland’s Fall Parade of Homes.
This home in the Sturgeon Woods neighborhood, designed by Cobblestone Home Builders, was Landscaped by Reder Landscaping. The backyard landscape is completed with an in-ground hot tub, outdoor kitchen, beautiful formal falls integrated with brick paver patio, cypress pergola, fire pit, and spectacular landscape lighting.
Fall is now in full swing in the Midland, Bay City and Saginaw area. The temperatures are getting cooler, the leaves are turning and falling, the days are getting shorter and there’s a general sense that the season is winding down and that winter is not too far off.
However, there is still A LOT that you can do for your landscape, besides just raking your leaves.
Here’s a list of some landscape practices that are best done in the late fall that will make your yard better than ever in 2014: Read more »