Winter Burn can be avoided

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winter burn

Now is the time to protect your plans from Winter Burn, a condition that happens when plants lose water from the leaves throughout the cold winter months. Throughout the year, plants release water as part of the photosynthesis process. But when the ground is frozen, it’s difficult for them to replace all the water they lose. Plants most susceptible to … Read More

Pink sweatshirts helping families affected by cancer

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team photo

By now, you’ve probably seen the Garpiel Landscaping team around town, proudly wearing bright pink sweatshirts. It’s not the new Garpiel uniform. Instead, it’s our way of raising money for patients and families during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rob, Joe and Matt Garpiel are helping their mother through cancer treatments now. The brothers decided they wanted to do something to … Read More

Our latest newsletter is available now

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2016 newsetter

Look for our latest newsletter in your mailbox! You’ll find an article from our arborist, Don Churchill, about how to nurture your trees now in preparation for next summer. Joe Garpiel, Plant Health Care Manager, offers tips on how to protect your plants from the wrath of winter. These are key topics for Michigan property owners in the fall. In … Read More

Oaks need to be pruned after the growing season ends

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wilting oak leaves

If you have oak trees, don’t put away your pruning tools. Oaks need  pruning during the dormant season, which starts in about a month. Pruning can be an important part of tree maintenance. Regular thinning improves the aesthetics and health of trees. Proper pruning allows air to flow freely through trees, helping the interior dry after rain. Thinning also allows … Read More

Winter forecast got you down? No worries!

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On a warm and sunny fall day, no one wants to think about snow and ice. Except the weather forecasters. For some reason, they spend every fall fixated on trying to predict what’s going to happen over the entire winter. Every year, it’s the same thing. Some declare it’s going to be warm. Some insist it’s going to be wet. … Read More

Our Fleet Manager’s recovery is going well

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We have good news to share! Fleet Manager Dave Scoggins, who was admitted to the hospital July 9 with a life-threatening illness, is doing much better. He started rehab and has been feeling well enough to go for walks, visit with family and friends, even visit the outdoor courtyard at the University of Michigan hospital. We are excited by his … Read More

Employees rally to support a co-worker

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Dave Scoggins

The team here at Garpiel voted to forego a company party and instead donate the money to our Fleet Manager Dave Scoggins, who is in a medically-induced coma and fighting for his life. Dave was admitted to the hospital on July 9, but doctors are unsure what is causing his pneumonia-like symptoms. The team at Garpiel hopes the $1,600 donation … Read More

Joe Garpiel at Snow and Ice Management Association Symposium

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On a beautiful summer day, no one wants to think about shoveling snow. But we all know moving snow and ice is essential during a Michigan winter. That’s why Joe Garpiel is at the Snow and Ice Management Association Symposium just outside Chicago today learning the latest in snow removal techniques.

Lace-like damage on leaves indicates a Japanese beetle problem

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Japanese beetle

Japanese beetles typically emerge in Michigan the first week of July. The first sign of a problem that property owners first notice usually is brown leaves or sparse foliage at the top of a tree or bush. Most susceptible plants include lindens, plums, crab apples, roses and burning bushes. Garpiel Landscaping can spray your property for the beetles. Typically, we treat … Read More

Congrats to Garpiel team members Matt and Emily on completing the Bay Shore Marathon! 28 May 2015 This past weekend two of our team members, Matt Martineau and Emily Stroebel, participated in and finished the Bay Shore Marathon in Traverse City. Both have shown drive and commitment to bettering themselves. We are proud to call these two team members. At Garpiel Landscaping we feel that the most important investment you can make is in yourself. Garpiel Landscaping welcomes Don Churchill to the team!

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Don Churchill

Arborist Don Churchill has joined Garpiel Landscaping! Don’s extensive background and credentials in Plant Health take Garpiel to the next level. This allows us to continue to offer quality services, while raising the bar for expertise in the Great Lakes Bay Area. When not at work, Don enjoys spending time with his family, either at home or in East Tawas. … Read More