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Drought vs Flood - Extreme Lawn Conditions and How to Manage Them

Drought vs Flood - Extreme Lawn Conditions and How to Manage Them

In the Macomb, MI area, we can experience some extreme weather conditions including flooding and droughts. It is difficult to see these problems coming and, before you know it, they can harm your lawn. Don't worry, though, because there are solutions and preventative measures you can take to protect and heal your lawn. Protect and restore your lawn from a flood by installing a drainage solution, avoiding any foot traffic on your grass, and more. If the air is a little bit...
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What's Happening Under Your Grass?

What's Happening Under Your Grass?

Soil is the foundational bedding for all lawns. Its job is to support the roots of your turf with nutrients and to sustain healthy grass growth in your lawn. You can tell that your soil is in good condition if your grass appears vibrant and green. Soil comes in several different types: sandy, clay, loam, and silt. When you're caring for your grass according to what soil lies underneath, you will be able to prevent the worry of your turf dying from unnecessary diseases and drought....
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Here’s How to Protect Your Landscape Beds from the Cold Winter Season

Here’s How to Protect Your Landscape Beds from the Cold Winter Season

Some see landscaping beds as aesthetic elements of your property that you can forget about once you install them. However, just like your lawn, garden beds need maintenance too! Perhaps no time is this more true than now, as we prepare to head into another winter here in the Macomb County, MI area. How do you protect your landscape beds from the cold winter season? Protecting your landscaping beds from the cool weather ahead requires removing weeds, ensuring optimal ground...
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4 Ways to Spruce up Your Commercial Landscape

4 Ways to Spruce up Your Commercial Landscape

The appearance of your commercial establishment creates the first impression in your customers' minds, and you should make it count! An unruly landscape can give your customers the impression that you don't care about appearance or attention to detail. Four ways you can spruce up your commercial landscape are by redesigning your landscape beds, installing annual flowers, installing sod, and adding mulch. When done right, you will have a landscape design that your customers will ...
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3 Ways a Lawn & Landscaping Company Will Keep Your Family Safe

3 Ways a Lawn & Landscaping Company Will Keep Your Family Safe

Outdoor time should be enjoyed among family and friends, but nothing pumps the brakes on the fun faster than an unsafe lawn and landscape. Flea and tick infestation can be hard to ignore when your guests are suffering the itchy consequences. Slippery snow and ice can impair your property to the point where simply walking out to fetch the mail can become hazardous. Of course, these issues aren't all that you need to look out for. Diseased tree branches have been known to fall if they ...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Use Sod for Your New Lawn

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Sod for Your New Lawn

Sod can give your yard the fresh start it needs and give your property the curb appeal you desire, all in the same day. It has been called an "instant lawn" for these very reasons. Sod is also a great choice to consider if you are looking to reduce the time you spend watering your lawn. On top of that, you can kiss weeds goodbye. Sod naturally requires a lot less attention in the beginning than seeded grass does, so it is built tough to fight off weeds from the first day of...
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Mosquito Control FAQ's

Mosquito Control FAQ's

Mosquitoes are some of the most annoying insects to deal with. They take over your property and can make it difficult to enjoy gatherings with friends and family outdoors. Even worse, mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting diseases to humans and pets each year. Sometimes it seems like no matter how much swatting you do or repellent you wear, it's still difficult to keep mosquitoes under control. Professional mosquito control programs are the most effective solution to...
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SIMA Award

SIMA Award

This year, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) held its 24th annual Snow & Ice Symposium awards program. SIMA is a North American trade association for the snow and ice management industry. They strive to offer educational resources as well as recognize individuals and companies who are dedicated to the industry. Our very own Josh Denean of Big Lakes Lawncare was named a recipient of the Alan Steiman Symposium Scholarship. The recipients of this award are first-time Symposium...
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What nutrients are in our fertilizer?

What nutrients are in our fertilizer?

Most property owners know that fertilizers are essential in order for their turf to be at its best health. All fertilizer treatments make use of three primary nutrients that all grass needs to thrive: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. There are other nutrients that should also be present in fertilizers, such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur, however, they are only needed in smaller quantities. Each major nutrient has a big role to play in proper grass growth and health including:...
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Mosquitoes carry many diseases transmitted to humans and pets through their bites!

Mosquitoes carry many diseases transmitted to humans and pets through their bites!

Mosquitoes can put a damper on the moments you spend with your family outdoors. Aside from their distracting buzzing sound, they carry harmful diseases that can affect humans and even pets. Unfortunately, these annoying pests remain the deadliest animal globally, and they can already be on your property. Mosquito bites are itchy and can cause serious illnesses, so it is crucial to keep them away from your outdoor space. Mosquitoes are most active during warm months. The best way to prevent...
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