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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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Is My Pet Safe Outdoors During Lawn Care Treatments?

Is My Pet Safe Outdoors During Lawn Care Treatments?

Are you a pet owner and wondering how you can keep your pet safe during a lawn treatment? It's normal to worry about the products being used on your lawn, how safe they are for your pets, and how long you should be keeping your pets off of your lawn after treatment. We get it! That is why we have listed some helpful tips below regarding what you can do to keep your pets safe before, during, and after your lawn has undergone a care treatment such as fertilization. Things To...
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Lawn Enemy #1 - The Grub!

Lawn Enemy #1 - The Grub!

Whenever property owners hear the words grubs, negative thoughts usually come to mind. It's true - grubs can really be considered a lawn's #1 enemy. Although healthy lawns can withstand a few grubs here and there, lawns that have not been maintained and cared for may be left with a lot of damage after a grub infestation. It can also be hard to determine whether you have a grub infestation or not, and for some, the realization comes a little bit too late. Keep reading to find out how...
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To Sod or to Seed, that is the Question

To Sod or to Seed, that is the Question

If you want to establish a new lawn in Macomb, MI, the first question is whether to sod or seed. The two methods differ in several ways, including the time it takes to have an established lawn. At Big Lakes Lawncare, we offer a complete range of lawn maintenance and care services, including seeding and sod. Let's take a look at the differences between the two methods and each option's benefits and drawbacks. Sod may be the right choice for your lawn, find out why! ...
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Is Pairing Aeration & Overseeding Actually Necessary?

Is Pairing Aeration & Overseeding Actually Necessary?

Sometimes, even the best gardeners struggle to maintain a perfect lawn, especially considering the ever-changing weather conditions we see here in Macomb, MI. If your lawn looks a little thin or patchy, aeration and overseeding can bring it back to life with lush green growth. They both serve different purposes to achieve the same goal: healthy grass blades. Core aeration essentially relieves soil compaction while overseeding encourages thicker grass...
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Lawn Fertilization FAQ: The Ultimate Guide

Lawn Fertilization FAQ: The Ultimate Guide

Lawn fertilization is a step that many homeowners tend to accidentally overlook. If you want an enviously green lawn to show off to your neighbors and visitors, improving the quality of your soil and grass is key. However, things like finding the right fertilizer, knowing when to fertilize, and how often to fertilize, can prove to be a bit tricky without professional lawn care knowledge. The Big Lakes Lawncare team has the training, equipment, and expertise to keep your lawn in the best ...
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Is Spring Fertilization Really Necessary?

Is Spring Fertilization Really Necessary?

As temperatures increase in the spring, your lawn will begin to come out of dormancy. At this time, your grass will need a robust root system to thrive. Spring fertilization will give your grass the nutrients it needs. It will promote healthy grass growth and extensive root system development, leaving your grass strong and healthy enough to survive the heat of the upcoming summer. Not only will spring fertilization enhance your lawn roots with essential nutrients, but it will also usually...
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When do I start my sprinkler system?

Hello, it’s Chester with Big Lakes Lawn Care. The question is, when do I start up my sprinkler system in the spring? The answer is, you start up your sprinkler system in the spring when the nighttime temperatures are staying above freezing. Generally in southeast Michigan, that’s late April, early May. Be careful not to start up your sprinkler system too early, because if you do, you run the risk of having an overnight freeze that could damage the system. So again, late...
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Public Service Announcement

Hello! This is Chester with big Lakes Lawncare, and I have a question for you. Do you live in Southeast Michigan? If you live in Macomb County? Or Oakland County? If the answer is yes, then here’s my next question. Do you live in a neighborhood with mature trees? Mature like the ones behind me. If the answer is yes again, then tell me this:, How does your lawn look? Is it old, dried, destroyed, and beat-up? If so? Give us a call. We do sod, we do lots of sod, and we do sod, the best...
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4 Tips to protect your lawn from dogs.

What’s up guys! It’s Chester with Big Lakes Lawncare. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about how to prevent damage to your lawn from your dog. When a dog pees on the lawn it can damage it. Especially if you have Kentucky Bluegrass. So here are a few points that I want to make: Point number one is that, after you see your dog go, if you get a chance go out there with a hose, spray the spot where it went. That will dilute the pee enough that It won’t be...
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