THE OLD SIGN PHILOSOPHER, THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

CONGRATULATIONS ...... JENNIFER & JEREMY

CHECK OUT THE NOVEMBER 19TH GREEN BLOG FOR JENNIFER'S & JEREMY'S WEDDING PICTURES.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING ..... MAY WE ALL REFLECT AND GIVE THANKS. PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING BUT WE WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

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LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREES. WE'LL WE GOT THEM NOW AND THEY WERE LOADED WITH SNOW AS WE TOOK THEM OFF THE TRUCK. WE ALSO HAVE YOUR FAVORITE WREATHS AND PINE ROPING. AND DON'T FORGET THE POINSETTIAS FOR THAT HOLIDAY LOOK.

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Michigan studies reveal landscape value

Michigan State University research provides perspective on which landscape attributes people value most. Landscape design sophistication was the most important factor, followed by plant size and plant type. The study indicates that landscapers should indicate the types of plants used in a design, but realize that potential clients will not likely value this as much as design sophistication and plant size. "From a consumer's perspective, a good landscape can improve perceived home value by 12%," said MSU professor Bridget Behe. "What we see in design sophistication is that a curved bed costs about the same as a straight line bed to install, but can enhance home value by 1%-2% by itself. Simply curving bed lines could add $2,500 to $5,000 to the perceived value of a $250,000 home.”

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