Mowing too short. For a healthy, green lawn; mow high, by keeping your mowing height at 3 to 3.25 inches. Mowing too short encourages weeds and crabgrass and drastically reduces the quality of your turf. This is especially true during the heat of summer, when longer grass keeps soil temperatures cooler, and preserves soil moisture. Taller grass encourages deeper root growth, making your lawn less susceptible to summer draught damage.
Grubs. Not only do grubs eat your lawn’s root system, but they also draw skunks, moles and raccoons to your yard. Our grub control program attacks the summertime eggs, preventing them from hatching in your lawn. Our grub control applications are applied in June or July, so please contact us early in the spring to get your lawn scheduled.
Bagging Clippings. Leave grass clippings in the yard where they can be turned into nutrients. When decomposed, clipppings provide nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous as well as small amounts of other nutrients to your turf.
Moles. Moles make a mess tunneling through your turf. We can offer you some solutions. Keep in mind that moles eat grubs, however their primary food source is earthworms. We offer a season-long mole control program which utilizes a baiting system. For an estimate, send us an email .
For more information on healthy lawns, view this tip sheet from Michigan State University. LAWN CARE TIP SHEET