Category Archives: Landscape Posts

Yard Waste Pick-Up Resumes

YARD WASTE PICK-UP RESUMES Week of March 16 Yard waste includes: Garden waste, leaves, lawn cuttings, shrubs & tree trimmings/pruning waste. Please place your yard waste out in 32-35 gallon plastic and metal containers marked “Yard Waste.” Biodegradable (kraft bag) yard waste paper bags can also be set out for collection during the compost season.

Yard Waste

The snow has started falling, but some of you are still dealing with fall flower bed clean-up. GFL does collect your yard waste. The rule of thumb is: “If it’s yellow or brown, cut it down, if it’s green, leave it alone.”   Yard waste includes: Garden waste, leaves, lawn cuttings, shrubs & tree trimmings/pruning waste.… Read More »


Due to the ongoing construction for the well project, the Board has decided not to have mulch installed in the community this year.  They do advise residents, however, that you can install mulch at your home,  if you so choose.  According to the Rules and Regulations: “All mulch used in the additional landscaping must match… Read More »

Weedy Orchid Invasion

Have you seen this plant in your plant beds?  It is commonly known as Weedy Orchid or Broad-leaved helleborine (Epipactis helleborine) and has become quite a problem in Michigan and here at Woodlands South. Controlling this plant is proving to be quite difficult. After consulting several MSU Extension specialists , there appears to be no magic bullet. There… Read More »

Mulch Suppliers

A number of residents have inquired as to where Double Shred Hardwood Mulch can be purchased in bags.  Bear in mind that the mulch cannot be dyed any color, even brown.  A couple of local sources are: Angelo’s Supply 29820 W. Eight Mile Farmington Hills, MI 1-800-264-3562 Double Shred Hardwood 2 cubic Foot Bags for… Read More »

Entrance Landscaping

A fresh new look to our entrances is in the works! Begonia Brothers has been contracted to rehabilitate the Entrance Islands and maintain the Entrance Wall Beds. Looks for a changes to start happening this week so please be cautious when entering or exiting the community.


Since the Association will not be adding mulch to the beds this year, the Board has requested that we remind the residents that per the Rules and Regulations  Item 13.1 J.  mulch must comply with the following requirements: All mulch used in the additional landscaping must match the mulch used in the other Common Elements.… Read More »

Entrance Landscaping

You were probably wondering why no flowers were planted at the front entrances this year.  That is because, the entrances are being refreshed.  On Thursday, all planting in front of the entrance walls have been removed, with the exception of the maple trees and yews directly in front of the walls.  They will be replaced… Read More »

Bradford Pears

In case you have been wondering…The Bradford Pear trees at both entrances have  “Pear Rust”.    Pear rust is a disease caused by the rust fungus Gymnosporangium sabinae, which causes bright orange spots on the upper surfaces of pear leaves in summer and early autumn.  This fungus attacks both pears and junipers. In fact it… Read More »

Compost Update

In preparation for the flower sale this upcoming weekend in Downtown Northville, don’t forget to pick up some free compost to get them off to a good start. Fred Sheill determined that compost is indeed available, free of charge, at the Township DPW building on the west side of Beck Rd. between 5 mile  &… Read More »