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The Difference Between Broadleaf Weeds and Crabgrass

The Difference Between Broadleaf Weeds and Crabgrass

Do you know the difference between broadleaf weeds and crabgrass? Do you know why it’s important to treat your lawn for both? Understanding the difference between broadleaf weed control and crabgrass control, as well as why they’re both important, is essential for effective lawn management and growing healthy, vibrant grass. Broadleaf Weed Control Broadleaf weeds are common in lawns a...

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May 2024 - What's Going on with My Lawn?

May 2024 - What's Going on with My Lawn?

What's going on with my lawn? Late spring early summer:  Right now, we are seeing heavy grass growth. So, try to mow it often every 4 days or so. This will keep your lawn looking great. If not, try and make sure clippings are spread out or removed. This will reduce thatch that insects love to live in.  We are seeing a large number of ticks. With the warm weather we are getting and m...

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Combining Lawn Fertilization and Broadleaf Weed Control

Combining Lawn Fertilization and Broadleaf Weed Control

Is your lawn prepared for the upcoming summer? Did you know that you can apply fertilizer and weed control products at the same time? Maintaining a lush, vibrant lawn requires more than just regular mowing and watering. Fertilization and weed control are essential components of lawn care that work together to promote healthy grass. These tasks are often done separately, but there are several bene...

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The Menace of Crabgrass

The Menace of Crabgrass

Do you know how to recognize crabgrass? Did you know that crabgrass can cause major damage to your lawn? Crabgrass, scientifically known as Digitaria, is an invasive weed that can wreak havoc on your lawn if left unchecked. Here is a quick guide to recognizing crabgrass, and why it’s important to take care of ASAP. Identifying Crabgrass Crabgrass is an annual grass weed that thrives in the ...

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The Key to a Blooming Yard: Why You Should Start Lawn Fertilization and Crabgrass Control in March

The Key to a Blooming Yard: Why You Should Start Lawn Fertilization and Crabgrass Control in March

How has your lawn weathered the winter? Do you want to enjoy a lush, green lawn this summer? As winter bids farewell and the first signs of spring arrive, homeowners and lawn enthusiasts eagerly await the opportunity to revive their lawns. March is a crucial month for starting the process of fertilization and crabgrass control.  Starting these activities in the spring will lead to a lush, he...

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Your 2024 Spring Cleaning Lawn Checklist

Your 2024 Spring Cleaning Lawn Checklist

Looking forward to the return of spring? Do you have a plan for bringing your lawn up to snuff? Spring is almost here, which means more time outdoors enjoying cookouts, backyard games, and other fair-weather activities. But before you can revel in all your yard has to offer this season, it’ll need to be whipped into shape after the dormant winter months. Here’s our spring lawn care ch...

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Can Winter Salt Damage Your Lawn?

Can Winter Salt Damage Your Lawn?

Do you use rock salt to de-ice your sidewalk or road? Have you thought about how it can affect your lawn? Even if you live in Michigan, you may not know that the city of Detroit sits on a rock salt mine. The mine was discovered in 1895 and spreads out over more than 1,500 acres. Easy access to rock salt makes it the primary de-icer used by Michigan cities, homeowners, and businessowners.  Sl...

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Three Simple Steps for Winter Lawn Care

Three Simple Steps for Winter Lawn Care

Do you know how to care for your lawn in the winter? Unsure how to help your lawn come back healthy in the spring? With no more mowing or weeding, winter is a period of rest from traditional lawn maintenance, but there are a few things you can do to ensure your lawn comes back green and lush in the spring. Next year, in prep for the first frost, gradually lower the blade of your lawnmower with ea...

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Prepare Your Grass for the Upcoming Snow

Prepare Your Grass for the Upcoming Snow

Is your lawn ready for Michigan’s impending snow? Wondering how you can best prepare your lawn for the winter? With another winter knocking on the door, now is the time to get your lawn ready for the cold and snow. Winter lawn care is unlike lawn care during the rest of the year, but still very important to the overall health of your lawn. Following these helpful tips will have your yard re...

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Fertilizing for the Winter

Fertilizing for the Winter

Have you thought about how to prepare your lawn for the coming winter? Did you know that fall is the best time to fertilize? One way to give your lawn a leg up in the spring is to fertilize before freezing temperatures and snow cause it stress. Many popular types of grass prepare for winter by absorbing nutrients and strengthening their root systems. Fertilizing in the fall gives them an extra do...

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Greet Fall with Broadleaf Weed Control

Greet Fall with Broadleaf Weed Control

Has the summer sun taken a toll on your grass? Are weeds overtaking your lawn? When fall arrives, your lawn is busy recuperating from the summer’s scorching sun. Fall is also prime time to prepare your grass to handle the coming winter. On the other hand, fall also means broadleaf weeds are likely to pop up. Luckily, all of this can be managed with proper fertilization and weed control. Why...

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Enhancing Curb Appeal: How Professional Lawn Fertilization and Grub Control can Transform Your Home's Exterior

Enhancing Curb Appeal: How Professional Lawn Fertilization and Grub Control can Transform Your Home's Exterior

Do you find it hard to keep your lawn looking lush and green? Does your lawn need a makeover? Dry brown spots and bare patches on the grass negatively impact the curb appeal of your home. Even if your house is in pristine condition, a worn-down lawn will make your home look less polished. The key to lush green grass is professional fertilization and grub control.  Professional Fertilizatio...

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Common Lawn Fungus and Other Diseases

Common Lawn Fungus and Other Diseases

Does your lawn feel spongy or dry, like straw? Did you know that brown patches on your lawn are more than just dry spots? Lawn diseases are common in Michigan, especially during the summer. How can you spot these diseases before they start? What can you do to get rid of fungus in your grass? Look for these signs of fungi and disease: Red thread: Look for pink or red “threading” throug...

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Keep Your Lawn Healthy Through Summer Drought Season

Keep Your Lawn Healthy Through Summer Drought Season

We’ve had a hot start to summer in Michigan, with temps reaching near 90 degrees as early as mid-May! When the dog days of summer arrive, it’s important to recognize the signs of heat stress on your lawn. Proper watering is critical to maintaining the health of your lawn throughout the summer! Signs of drought include: After walking across your lawn, the grass loses its springiness an...

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Do You Need Professional Help for Lawn Grubs?

Do You Need Professional Help for Lawn Grubs?

Have you noticed signs of grubs in your lawn? Maybe you’ve noticed the grass feels a little spongy, or you’re finding brown patches where the grass was once green.  Grubs are a huge problem through the summer in Michigan. When you’re beginning to prep your lawn for warmer weather, there are a few things you can do to make sure grubs won’t be an issue later on. Look fo...

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DIY Lawn Fertilization vs. Hiring the Pros

DIY Lawn Fertilization vs. Hiring the Pros

Anyone who does DIY lawn fertilization knows that it’s not always a quick and easy task. It’s both time consuming and physically taxing. Hiring a professional lawn care company to fertilize your lawn takes out the stress!

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Guide to Spring Fertilization

Guide to Spring Fertilization

Do you want the best lawn in the neighborhood this spring? Do you love to take care of your lawn, but need some tips to take it to the next level? Ready to make your lawn a green oasis?  One of the best things you can do to add curb appeal to your home is taking care of your lawn. A lush, green turf is universally desired and admired. We know it can be challenging to cultivate the perfect gr...

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The Benefits of Professional Lawncare vs. DIY

The Benefits of Professional Lawncare vs. DIY

Instead of spending the hours it takes to maintain your lawn, would you rather do something that you enjoy? Does your lawn not look the way you want it to, even after all your hard work? Unless lawn care is a personal passion, most homeowners would rather spend the long, often grueling hours it can take to keep up a lush green lawn doing something else—spending time with family, tackling ho...

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Getting to Know Your Lawn this Spring

Getting to Know Your Lawn this Spring

When you look at your lawn, what do you see? Do you see bare spots, or signs of grubs and pests? Do you wish your lawn was thicker and greener? There are some easy ways you can amplify your lawn’s health and make sure it stays lush and green, even if you’ve had problems with your grass in the past!

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How Winter Salt Affects Your Lawn

How Winter Salt Affects Your Lawn

During a cold Michigan winter, ice buildup can be a big concern.  Slipping on the sidewalk can lead to serious injuries, and your driveway can be treacherous after a heavy snowfall. This is where chemical de-icers and rock salt come in handy to add traction. Did you know the city of Detroit sits on a rock salt mine? The mine was discovered in 1895 and spreads out over more than 1,500 acres. ...

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How Lawn Care Companies in Howell Help with Winter Lawn Care

How Lawn Care Companies in Howell Help with Winter Lawn Care

Your lawn may be the largest part of your garden landscape. From seeding and mowing to weeding and raking autumn leaves, you do your best to keep it looking lush. While your lawn may not require as much care in the winter as it does during the other seasons of the year, did you know there are steps you can take to make sure your lawn is in good shape come springtime? Keep your lawn clean – ...

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Last Minute Tips for Turf Winterization

Last Minute Tips for Turf Winterization

Have you noticed your lawn growth slowing down as the temperatures drop? Are you wondering how to help your lawn survive another unpredictable Michigan winter? If it hardly feels like you’ve had time to enjoy fall, you’re not alone! Fall is colder earlier this year, and some of our surrounding areas have already seen their first snowfall. Thank goodness it’s not sticking! Don&rs...

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Protect Your Lawn with Year-Round Lawn Care

Protect Your Lawn with Year-Round Lawn Care

Do you have a year-round lawn care plan? With how cold and dreary Michigan winters can be, it’s not surprising if it’s the last thing on your mind as fall winds to an end and winter begins. There are some merits to having a full 12-month lawn care schedule, though, especially if you hire a professional lawn care company in Howell to work with you on fertilization and weed control. Mai...

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Caring for Your Lawn as Fall Approaches with Broadleaf Weed Control

Caring for Your Lawn as Fall Approaches with Broadleaf Weed Control

Unsure about how to properly maintain your yard as the season changes? Did you know that fall is the most important season for fertilization? The summer heat can be brutal on your lawn, but cooler temperatures in the fall allow your yards to recuperate. It’s important to fertilize in the fall for a few reasons: Root growth during the fall means a healthier lawn in the spring Your grass will...

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Treatments for Common Lawn Issues and Diseases

Treatments for Common Lawn Issues and Diseases

Do you wish your lawn was as green and lush as a golf course? Have you tried everything to get rid of unsightly brown patches, or spots that don’t look right? There are so many lawn issues that may appear from time to time in your yard. If you’re tired of playing the guessing game with identifying your turf issue and choosing the right treatment plan, we can help. Here are some of the...

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Summer Lawn Watering 101

Summer Lawn Watering 101

We’ve had a hot start to summer in Michigan, with temps reaching near 90 degrees as early as mid-May! When the dog days of summer arrive, it’s important to recognize the signs of heat stress on your lawn. Proper watering is critical to maintaining the health of your lawn throughout the summer! When to water: For most of the year, your lawn gets enough water from rain. But during unusu...

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How to Get Rid of Pesky Broadleaf Weeds for Good

How to Get Rid of Pesky Broadleaf Weeds for Good

Are broadleaf weeds taking over your yard? Are you tired of spending countless hours weeding every spring and summer? Broadleaf weeds can jeopardize the health of your lawn by soaking up nutrients that would otherwise keep your grass healthy. Common broadleaf weeds like dandelions are tough to get rid of. Our broadleaf weed control program can help! Mowing height: While short grass may have the c...

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How to Implement the Perfect Fertilization Program

How to Implement the Perfect Fertilization Program

How often should you fertilize? When? What type of fertilizer do you need? Every spring, home and garden stores are full of folks trying to answer these same questions.  Unfortunately, fertilizing your own lawn requires specialized equipment as well as specific knowledge of your lawn’s pH level and grass type (or types.) If you don’t have a specialized spreader or pH kit handy, y...

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Lawn

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Lawn

Spring is almost here, which means more time outdoors enjoying cookouts, games and other fair-weather activities. But before you can revel in all your yard has to offer this season, it’ll need to be whipped into shape after the dormant winter months. Here’s our spring lawn care checklist: Tune up your lawn mower: After sitting idle in your garage or tool shed all winter, your mower wi...

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Be Patient with Spring Fertilization

Be Patient with Spring Fertilization

In Michigan, spring can be a volatile time! We can go from a warm sunny day to a snowy, cold day, so how do you know when to get outside and start taking care of your lawn? After a long winter, it can be tempting to start fertilizing and prepping your lawn for spring at the first sign of snowmelt, but patience is a virtue. Here’s why you should hold off on lawn fertilization until later in ...

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Caring for Your Lawn in the Winter

Caring for Your Lawn in the Winter

Like many of us in the Midwest, you’ve probably already put away the lawn mower and gotten out the snow shovel for the winter. Do you really know the right way to take care of your lawn during the winter? With no more mowing or weeding, winter is a period of rest from traditional lawn maintenance, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your lawn comes back green and lush in the ...

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How to Prepare Your Lawn for the Off Season

How to Prepare Your Lawn for the Off Season

Do you know how to maintain your lawn during the winter? Have you prepared your mower for the off-season? With another winter knocking on the door, now is the time to get your lawn ready for the cold and snow. Winter lawn care is unlike lawn care during the rest of the year, but it is still very important to the health of your lawn. Following these helpful tips will have your yard ready to re-eme...

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Fall Lawn Care Tips to Protect Your Grass

Your lawn has served you well all summer. How do you make sure your fall lawn care protects your grass for a beautiful lawn in the spring? Here’s how you know your lawn needs some fall lawn care to make it come back strong next year: Your lawn is looking dry after a long, hot summer Your lawn has thin patches or bare soil showing Your grass is being pushed out by weeds Even if you’ve ...

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Autumn Lawn Preparation—Lawn Care Tips for the Fall Season!

Autumn Lawn Preparation—Lawn Care Tips for the Fall Season!

Are you wondering what you should be doing to take care of your lawn in the fall? Keeping up with lawn care throughout autumn keeps your grass green and healthy for the rest of the year. It’s essential for maintaining your lawn over the winter!  Learn how to maintain your lawn this fall with these tips from one of the top professional lawn care companies in Livingston County ! Take car...

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Catch Lawn Problems Early

Catch Lawn Problems Early

Is your lawn looking dry or even turning brown in spots? Do you worry you’re not getting enough water into the roots of your grass, or that there’s a deeper issue with your lawn? Catching lawn issues early can save you a lot of time and money. Here are our top lawn issues to keep an eye out for… Water Levels and Weeds Southeast Michigan has times of rain and drought. If it hasn...

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How to Make Your Grass Green and Thick

How to Make Your Grass Green and Thick

When you look at your lawn, what do you see? Do you see bare spots, or signs of grubs and pests? Do you wish your lawn was thicker and greener? There are some easy ways you can amplify your lawn’s health and make sure it stays lush and green, even if you’ve had problems with your grass in the past! Here’s our tips to making sure the lawn is greener on your side of the fence: Are...

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Get Ready for Grub Season with Our Tips!

Get Ready for Grub Season with Our Tips!

Have you noticed signs of grubs in your lawn? Maybe you’ve noticed the grass feels a little spongy, or you’re finding brown patches where the grass was once green.  Grubs are a huge problem through the summer in Michigan. When you’re beginning to prep your lawn for warmer weather, there are a few things you can do to make sure grubs won’t be an issue later on. How to ...

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Tips for Tackling Broadleaf Weeds

Tips for Tackling Broadleaf Weeds

Are broadleaf weeds taking over your yard? Are you tired of spending countless hours weeding every spring and summer? Aside from their unsightly appearance, broadleaf weeds can jeopardize the health of your lawn by soaking up nutrients that would otherwise keep your grass healthy. Common broadleaf weeds like dandelions are tough to get rid of. We can help! Our tips for broadleaf weed control : Mo...

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How to Identify and Get Rid of Broadleaf Weeds

How to Identify and Get Rid of Broadleaf Weeds

Broadleaf weed control is a really important aspect to your lawn care program. Even if you spend hours mowing, weeding, and pruning, you might still run into issues related to weed control. In fact, weed control is the main reason homeowners hire lawn care professionals! In the spring, broadleaf weeds are a main target for fertilization companies. To make sure you get your broadleaf weeds under c...

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How to Choose the Best Lawn Care Company

How to Choose the Best Lawn Care Company

Have you ever asked yourself, “how do I find the best lawn care company near me?” If you’ve tried asking friends and neighbors for referrals or searching online and haven’t had any luck, we know how frustrating it can be. With spring on the way, you want to find a lawn care company to treat your lawn for weeds, pests, and grubs to make sure your lawn looks its best. How do...

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Tips for Crabgrass Control and Prevention

Tips for Crabgrass Control and Prevention

Did you know that 2020 was one of the worst years for crabgrass Michiganders have seen in a long time? Were you frustrated with the endless weed pulling you did on your lawn? Did you miss the optimal time for weed and crabgrass treatment? Most annual weeds start to grow in the spring. Crabgrass is no exception – this weed thrives on the soil in your lawn warming up and providing a great env...

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Are You Ready for Spring Lawn Care?

Are You Ready for Spring Lawn Care?

If you’ve lived in Michigan for years, you know how rough winter weather can be on your lawn. Months of freezing cold and snow can take a toll on your previously green lawn. It may be early in 2021, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring lawn care! When spring has sprung, make sure you’re prepared with our spring lawn care prep tips: Clean: When the snow melts, ...

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Easy Fixes for Common Lawn Problems

Easy Fixes for Common Lawn Problems

Has it snowed in your city yet? Are you already dreaming of warmer spring days? As you daydream about sunnier weather, there are some lawn care tasks you can take care of right now to make sure your grass looks its best in the spring. Most lawns suffer from these common issues: Grass is too thin Bare spots Ugly brown spots Grubs Out of control weeds Crabgrass Yellow stripes The best thing to do t...

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Protect Your Lawn with Year-Round Lawn Care

Protect Your Lawn with Year-Round Lawn Care

Do you have a year-round lawn care plan? With how cold and dreary Michigan winters can be, it’s not surprising if it’s the last thing on your mind as fall winds to an end and winter begins. There are some merits to having a full 12-month lawn care schedule, though, especially if you hire a professional or commercial lawn care company to work with you on fertilization and weed control....

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Don't Skip Fall Fertilizing: Why It's Important

Don't Skip Fall Fertilizing: Why It's Important

Did you know that fall is the most important season for fertilization? Do you have questions about fall fertilization? Should you mow first? Wait until after it rains? When is the best time of the day to fertilize? Summer heat can be stressful on our lawns, but the cooler temperatures in fall help the grass regain strength. Fall fertilization is important because: Morning dew on chilly mornings d...

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Helping Your Turf During Dry Weather

Helping Your Turf During Dry Weather

Is the lack of rain lately combined with hot temperatures making your grass look dry? Across Michigan, the lack of significant rainfall has resulted in turfgrass stress, or dry lawns that are turning brown.  According to the Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, “the vast majority of lawns in Michigan are primarily composed of Kentucky bluegrass.&...

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring Professional Lawn Care in Livingston County

Questions to Ask Before Hiring Professional Lawn Care in Livingston County

One of the simplest, easiest ways to keep your lawn looking healthy and lush is to maintain fresh cut grass with regular fertilization service.  Keeping your lawn looking as good as possible adds to curb appeal and the overall value of your home, but we know that our busy lives often prevent us from spending as much time as we should taking care of our lawns. Hiring a professional lawn care ...

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What Causes Brown Patches on Your Lawn?

What Causes Brown Patches on Your Lawn?

When it’s finally nice enough weather to sit outside and enjoy your yard, it can be discouraging to see dead patches. What do dead patches mean? Can you get rid of them? You probably ask yourself questions like these every spring and summer. The good news is you can restore the beauty to your lawn with the right methods and materials. Diagnose the Cause Brown spots are not only ugly, but co...

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Picking the Perfect Lawn Fertilization Program for You

Picking the Perfect Lawn Fertilization Program for You

Whether you’re fertilizing for the first time or trying to improve on last year’s lawn care, figuring out lawn fertilization can be intimidating. How often should you fertilize? And when? What type of fertilizer do you need?
 Every spring home and garden stores are full of folks trying to answer these same questions. Unfortunately, fertilizing your own lawn requires specialized equi...

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Controlling Common Weeds in Your Garden

Controlling Common Weeds in Your Garden

Are you tired of spending countless days pulling weeds in spring and summer? Is there a particular weed that wreaks havoc on your lawn no matter what you do to get rid of it? Even the most well-tended lawns can come under attack from common weeds, especially those whose seeds float on the wind. Creeping weeds can also be a problem if you don’t pull them out all the way down to the root. The...

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How to Identify Common Garden Weeds

How to Identify Common Garden Weeds

Spring has sprung, and with it comes weeds. You hate them, and we hate them too! Sometimes it feels like you do everything to keep them away, but nothing works. We know how frustrating it can be when dandelions and crabgrass come back time and time again. Weeds are a big challenge when you’re trying to grow a healthy, lush, green lawn. They compete with your grass for water, light, soil nut...

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When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

Keeping a healthy lawn is a year-round project, and fertilizing is a huge component. But when is the best time to fertilize? How much fertilizer do you need? What type of fertilizer is best for your lawn? Many folks aren’t even sure what type of grass they’ve got, much less know how or when to fertilize it. As the temperatures start to warm, it’s time to formulate a lawncare pla...

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Treating Bare Spots in Your Lawn after Winter

Treating Bare Spots in Your Lawn after Winter

In Michigan, winters can be harsh. There are strong winds, below freezing temperatures, and (usually) inches upon inches of snow accumulation. You’re normally not thinking of lawn care during the coldest months of the year, but when spring finally comes, there are several things you should do to make sure your lawn looks its best, especially if you notice any bald spots. While the weather m...

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Winter Lawn Care Tips

Winter Lawn Care Tips

Do you know how to maintain your lawn during the winter? Have you even thought about your grass since the first snow fell? Like many of us in the Midwest, you’ve switched out the lawn mower for a snow shovel. While your lawn may not require as much care in the winter as it does during the other seasons of the year, did you know there are some steps you can take to make sure your lawn is in ...

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