The Matsumoto Garden

We just wrapped up the 2024 home and garden show. It was great to see many past clients and meet potential new ones. The garden was named after my wife, whose Maiden name is Matsumoto which means base of pine tree in Japanese. Please enjoy the pictures and try to imagine the smell of Hyacinths… Continue reading

2024 project update

January is a time when many of us pause to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the one before us. It is also a time of year when we feel balanced between late fall work and the promise of a new spring. Here are some of our highlights from 2023. We share… Continue reading

What’s involved when installing a patio?

Stone and brick paved path

A lot goes into creating a new patio and corners can easily be cut. It is important for homeowners to know what to look for while their patio is being constructed to be sure it can be enjoyed for years to come. Base prep The most important part of any patio is the base. just… Continue reading

Have you been a victim of BWL’s tree trimming?

Winter tree trimming

We have been receiving a lot of call’s lately from customers concerned with BWL’s tree trimming practices. It is a shame our historic neighborhoods are being robbed of mature canopies, but we’re here to help! Last fall I went out to look at a backyard in East Lansing that recently had three gorgeous maples removed…. Continue reading

Why should I get a design made for my yard?

Bud Branch and Blossom landscape design

I am often asked about the benefits of getting a landscape design made. Many customers are excited to get started with their project, and feel the design will hinder the process. After all, you have the vision in your head and have conveyed it to us, so what’s the point? Landscapes always turn out better… Continue reading