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Forgot to Schedule Fall Lawn Aeration? Here’s What You Should Do

Forgot to Schedule Fall Lawn Aeration? Here’s What You Should Do

Ensuring your lawn is consistently receiving key nutrients from the soil is an effective way to promote healthy growth. Core aeration is the lawn care service you need to schedule at least once a year to make sure your grass is healthy. Typically, it's done in the fall before the winter season arrives. However, if you forgot to schedule it in the fall, don't worry. You can still schedule core aeration in the spring and experience the same benefits that fall aeration provides....
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Snow Mold - What is it & How Do You Prevent it?

Snow Mold - What is it & How Do You Prevent it?

While melting snow can be pretty, it can also uncover many secrets. One of them is a lawn disease called snow mold. This disease is caused by two types of fungi that are commonly referred to as gray and pink snow mold. This disease will leave your lawn with patches that are covered in either a grayish or pinkish web-like coating. Cool-season grasses are commonly affected by snow mold, but lawn care and maintenance practices can effectively prevent your grass from falling victim to this...
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3 Things You Need to Do for Your Lawn before the Snow Piles Up

3 Things You Need to Do for Your Lawn before the Snow Piles Up

Here in Macomb, MI, we get roughly 32 inches of snow per year. So, as a property owner, you can be certain we will see ample snowfall annually. But since snowfall coincides with the busy holiday season, snow often arrives before many property owners can prepare for it. Don't let winter catch you off guard, make sure you properly prepare for the coming snow. Otherwise, you could end up doing twice the work to maintain your lawn come spring. You should do three things ...
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Low-Maintenance Gardens: Brought to You by Native Plants!

Low-Maintenance Gardens: Brought to You by Native Plants!

Maintaining your garden doesn’t have to come with a never-ending to-do list. By using plants that are native to our area such as cardinal flowers and wild geraniums, you can easily create a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape bed. Not only will native plants make for an easier gardening experience, but mulch will as well! With native plants and a mulch ground covering on your side, you'll have an eye-catching garden with little to no effort! The Link Between Native Plants &...
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What’s Festering Under Your Leaf Piles? Insects, Lawn Disease, & More

What’s Festering Under Your Leaf Piles? Insects, Lawn Disease, & More

While fall leaves can help your lawn in small quantities, massive leaf piles or thick blankets of leaves can harm it. This is especially the case here in Macomb, MI where our winters deliver heavy snowfall, which can intensify the harmful effects old leaf piles have on your lawn. The best way to avoid the harmful effects of these leaf piles is to remove them before they pose a problem. If the leaves continue to fester on your lawn, you risk the possibility of inviting lawn...
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3 Weeds Disguised as Flowers in Your Garden

3 Weeds Disguised as Flowers in Your Garden

Weeds. They hide among the beauty of the garden that you designed, spreading their seeds and growing happily. You don't mind, though, because they are pretty flowers. Or are they? Unfortunately, there are plenty of weeds that look like flowers. They rely on you being distracted by their beauty and letting them live, but don't fall for it! You want to be extra careful because weeds weaken a garden's soil and can be detrimental to the health of your plants. 3 of the most...
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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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Lawn Care & Landscaping Season Is Coming to an End - Now What?

Lawn Care & Landscaping Season Is Coming to an End - Now What?

Throughout the spring, summer, and even fall months, lawn care and landscaping tasks are in full swing. Whether you take on these tasks yourself or hire a professional, your lawn and landscape are frequently receiving attention. But the one season where you don't have anything to do for your lawn and landscape is on its way - winter. And here in Macomb, MI, we have long winters. So, what should you do with all of your extra free time? There actually are some things you...
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