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The Best Ways to Protect Your Lawn From Harmful Diseases

The Best Ways to Protect Your Lawn From Harmful Diseases

Your lawn requires plenty of care and maintenance to stay healthy and strong. When your grass remains healthy, it becomes better equipped to handle harmful lawn diseases common in Michigan such as leaf spot and dollar spot. Several practices are essential to protecting your lawn from diseases that can otherwise cripple your grass. Lawn fertilization is important to give it the nutrients it needs to survive and thrive. Weed control keeps weeds away, ensuring that nothing is stealing ...
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Why Should My Lawn be Mowed Every Week in Michigan?

Why Should My Lawn be Mowed Every Week in Michigan?

There’s not much that matches the vibrant beauty of a freshly cut lawn. There are a lot of different factors that contribute to this picturesque lawn, but one of the most important practices to follow is to regularly mow your lawn. In Michigan, you should mow your lawn every week throughout the growing season to keep it looking pristine. In addition to maintaining your property’s curb appeal, a freshly cut lawn will keep your grass healthy and will deter insects from infesting it....
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4 Lawn Diseases to Watch Out for in Michigan

4 Lawn Diseases to Watch Out for in Michigan

It is important to stay vigilant and act as soon as you see the early signs of lawn disease. If left unchecked, these diseases can spread and then turn your once pristine lawn into one that is struggling to stay green. In order to catch turf diseases in their early stages, you should be aware of what signs to look out for. In Michigan, there are four common lawn diseases that you should know about: dollar spot, red thread, necrotic ring spot, and snow mold. Keep reading to learn how to identify ...
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When Can You Let Your Pet on the Lawn After a Fertilization Treatment?

When Can You Let Your Pet on the Lawn After a Fertilization Treatment?

Fertilization treatments for your lawn are extremely beneficial to keep them healthy. However, fertilizers can be toxic to your pets, and we know they are part of your family and you want to keep them healthy as well. If your turf is regularly receiving fertilization treatments, your pets need to stay away from your lawn for a specific amount of time to ensure they won't consume the chemicals. The time window depends on the type of fertilizer your lawn is receiving. Liquid and granular...
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Here's Why Skipping Preventative Grub Control This Year is a Big Mistake

Here's Why Skipping Preventative Grub Control This Year is a Big Mistake

Grubs are the larval form of beetles and can cause a lot of expensive damage to your lawn. Many property owners here in Michigan don't realize how severely grubs can damage their grass and often skip out on preventative grub control treatments entirely. However, this is a big mistake for a few reasons; firstly, you won't know that your lawn is infested with grubs until it starts dying. Secondly, it takes a lot of time, attention, and money to nurse your lawn back to health...
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Are Chinch Bugs Munching on Your Grass? What You Should Do

Are Chinch Bugs Munching on Your Grass? What You Should Do

From late June to August, Michigan is warm and dry, which is, unfortunately, a perfect environment to encourage the presence of chinch bugs. In their adult stage, these bugs are winged and around an eighth of an inch long. Chinch bug damage presents like many other problems in the lawn, with irregularly shaped, discolored patches of grass that begin by turning yellow, then brown before they die. Once it's determined that the cause of these patches is chinch bugs, you'll want to...
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The Perfect Weed Control Schedule for Lawns in Macomb, MI

The Perfect Weed Control Schedule for Lawns in Macomb, MI

Weeds can often be the thing that stands between you and a lush, healthy lawn. It can be frustrating when you spend your free time spraying or pulling them only for them to grow back. In order to truly control them and achieve a strong, healthy lawn, you'll need to follow a strict weed control treatment schedule, one that uses both pre- and post-emergent treatments. In Macomb, MI, you're fighting against stubborn weeds like dandelions, giant foxtail, and fall panicum. By applying a...
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Potassium - One of the Most Important Ingredients in Lawn Fertilizer

Potassium - One of the Most Important Ingredients in Lawn Fertilizer

Your fertilizer is jam-packed with an assortment of nutrients designed to keep your lawn in tip-top condition, and one of those nutrients is called potassium. Potassium is an essential nutrient that wears many hats. For starters, it’s responsible for helping your grass survive when the temperature changes, which is an important job here in Michigan with our frigid winters and hot summers. Potassium also strengthens the cell walls of your grass, allowing it to retain moisture for...
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Core Aeration FAQ's

Core Aeration FAQ's

Core aeration is an invaluable lawn care service that can greatly help lawns during their peak growing seasons in Michigan. Although core aeration is considered such an important service, there are people out there who don’t fully understand the process and what benefits it brings to the table. So, below are some frequently asked questions about core aeration to help shed some light on what it is, when and how often it should be scheduled, and if it’s okay to schedule it as a...
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3 Early Spring Weeds to Keep Your Eye Out for in Michigan

3 Early Spring Weeds to Keep Your Eye Out for in Michigan

Weeds that thrive in early spring like purple deadnettle, common chickweed, and shepherd's purse can really hamper the start of the year. These weeds spread by seed and can detract from your curb appeal, making them a real headache for property owners in Michigan. Post-emergent herbicides will eliminate them from your lawn, but it's still best to invest in preventative measures with pre-emergent weed control so you don't have to deal with them in the first place. However, you...
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