Snow Mold – Gray & Pink Patches

What are the gray or pink spots in my lawn?

Snow mold. There are typically two kinds of snow mold: Gray and pink. This disease is usually noticed as the snow melts in the spring. It is commonly found in those turf areas of greatest snow accumulation, such as along driveways or over the brink of a hill where snow drifts tend to accumulate. The most notable symptoms are white crusted areas of grass in which blades are dead, bleached, and matted together. Although this disease looks unsightly, it rarely causes permanent damage to your turf. A light raking of the affected areas will speed up the recovery. In most cases our spring application will stimulate enough growth to heal these areas.

How do I get rid of these moles!!

In the spring and fall, we receive many questions from customer who are having problems with moles. Moles have huge appetites and can eat up to one third of their body weight in food per day. Their diet consists mainly of grubs, earthworms and other adult and larval insects. We have heard many interesting stories […]

Do Not Call Registry

Do not call registry Are you tired of those annoying call during the dinner hour from telemarketers?  Adding your phone number to the “National Do Not Call Registry” is easy and free.  You can register any personal phone number; home, cell or fax and the annoying phone calls will stop within 31 days.  Here are […]

Pet Spots – No Problem

We love our pets, but not the damage they do to our lawns.  Brown spots left in the lawn from pet urine is common.   Many believe it is the ammonia in their urine that is killing the lawn, but it is in fact the salt. The best option to prevent this problem is a product […]

Quackgrass vs. Crabgrass

Each spring, we receive questions regarding an ugly, wide-bladed grass growing in lawns. Customers are mistakenly identifying this grass as crabgrass. It is a easy mistake to make because they look so similar, but this ugly grass is actually quackgrass, not crabgrass. Quackgrass is a perennial grass that is one of the first grasses to […]

Give the Gift of Lawn Care

  Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? A gift they won’t return and a gift you know they will enjoy? How about a gift certificate for lawn care? We can customize a lawn care program to fit their needs and your holiday budget, contact our office for more details: 616-698-8930. […]

Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

As summer winds down, here are a few suggestions for your lawn and landscape. First, if you didn’t receive grub control this season and see evidence of creatures digging in your lawn, you may have raccoons or skunks feeding on grubs. Grubs can be a serious problem for your lawn and can still be controlled this time […]

Seeding Your Lawn

Successful lawn establishment means doing the right thing at the right time.  New seed fails because of timing, poor quality seed, improper seed selection, poor soil conditions, improper site preparation, or improper water and fertilizing. Timing is Everything The best time of the year to seed is from August 15 to September 15.  The warm […]

Dealing with Brown Patches

DESCRIPTION OF DISEASE Areas affected by Brown Patch are initially roughly circular and vary in size from one to five feet. It is a foliar disease that does not affect crowns or roots. During early morning hours, fine strands of grayish, cobwebby fungal growth (mycelium) may be evident at the margin of actively developing patches. […]