Five Tips to Decipher Lawn Care Quotes

Comparing lawn care quotes can be confusing – but it doesn’t have to be! Lawn care services can vary widely from company to company. This isn’t anything nefarious, but rather due to a lack of quote standardization within the industry. I’ve assembled 5 ways to help you make a more apples-to-apples comparison when selecting a … Read more

Spring Cleanup in 5 Steps

Spring cleanup for lawns and yards

Spring Cleanup can sound daunting, but with a little planning and elbow grease, it’s really not that bad. If you are a DIY type and don’t mind spending a Saturday working outside, here are some steps to help you plan your cleanup. 1. Get your toolsTools needed for spring cleanup are usually pretty basic. A … Read more

How To Install Mulch

Fresh mulched shrubs

Installing mulch is a pretty straightforward process that can typically be completed in a day depending on project size. Here are a few steps to help make things a little easier. Define the flower bed edge – Use marking paint to lay out the shape of the flower bed. Once the edge is defined, use a … Read more

Summer Lawn Watering Tips

sprinkler watering the lawn

Summer is wonderful! Hot weather and tons of sun make for great times at the beach. Unfortunately, the summer heat can take its toll on your lawn. Here are a few tips to help your lawn beat the heat. Identify your soil – Does your property have a clay-based soil or sandy? This will determine how … Read more

How To Protect Your Lawn From Drought

Morning dew on the grass

Hot weather and no rain can be trouble for West Michigan’s cool-season grasses. Here are a few tips to keep your lawn green during the dry spell. Water Early, Water Often – Watering is key to avoiding drought stress, and any water is better than none. Try to water regularly first thing in the morning. This … Read more

Don’t Stop Mowing Yet!

growing grass that needs to be mowed

Don’t drop the ball now! The grass is growing slowly here in West Michigan, but it is still growing. It is important that the grass is mowed regularly until it goes completely dormant. I know I know! We’re all a little tired of mowing grass by this time of the year. Don’t give up! Your lawn will … Read more

How To Winterize Your Lawnmower

Lawn mowers getting winterized for winter

With temperatures dipping into the single digits and snow on the ground, odds are you’ve put away your trusty lawnmower for the year. What you may not have done, however, is a little preventative maintenance. It might seem like it’s no big deal to skip, but come spring you’ll be kicking yourself. Don’t worry, this … Read more

How to Safely Remove Snow

Shoveling snow

For those of us who grew up in the snow belt, shoveling the white stuff is nothing new, and certainly nothing we think too much about before we start. After all, it’s just shoveling, right? Well, maybe not. According to an article from WebMD, more than 11,000 people go to the hospital every year due to snow … Read more

How High To Set Your Mower Deck

Lawn mower on grass

How High Should You Set Your Mower Deck?As spring approaches (trust me, it’s right around the corner), it’s time to stop thinking about shoveling snow, and start thinking about mowing the lawn. Most of us think we have a pretty good idea of fundamentals of lawn mowing. You set the deck as low as it’ll go, … Read more