WEED CONTROL & FERTILIZATION Unless you love crabgrass, spring until the middle of May is the time to have pre-emergent applied to your lawns and beds. For those clients interested in limiting the use of chemicals, we offer two lawn care programs: · Our fully organic program uses corn gluten as its main ingredient. · Our hybrid program uses all organic
Seedheads in lawns are a natural process that can’t be avoided, but keeping your mower blade sharp and applying fertilizer will help the lawn be healthy and good looking, according to Kevin Frank, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Turfgrass producing seedheads is an annual rite of spring. The cool spring temperatures
There are some good reasons for considering an organic approach to the care of your lawn. Reduced pesticide use is always a goal in choosing tactics to manage plant health, including lawns. This can be critical in yards that drain to lakes, rivers or ponds. Families with young children and pets might find an organic lawn care program
We get many calls from customers asking to de-thatch or roll their lumpy lawns. Both of these activities are discouraged by leading turf experts. De-thatching has been replaced by core aeration– this operation punctures the soil and brings up soil cores that over time provide a natural breakdown of thatch. Rolling of lawns is also
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.