Drought Stress in Michigan Lawns

Drought Stress in Michigan Lawns

Drought stress is a term those of us in the lawn care industry use to describe symptoms seen in lawns due to lack of water.  There are three basic stages of drought stress: The 1st Stage: The grass plant starts to change color from green to a matte gray color.  Also,...
Grub Control in Grand Rapids – A simple overview

Grub Control in Grand Rapids – A simple overview

Having grubs in your lawn can be very frustrating.  Damage usually occurs quickly.  It’s unsightly.  Sometimes damage from grubs can be amplified by a hungry skunk peeling up your lawn to get a late night grub snack.  If your lawn has a grub infestation, solving...
Thirteen-lined ground squirrels lawn damage.

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels lawn damage.

One of the most destructive critters we see in West Michigan lawns are Thirteen-lined ground squirrels. These squirrels can cause structural damage due to tunnels under patios, stairs, and foundations. However, their burrows are the most common type of lawn...
What Causes Dog Spots In My Lawn?

What Causes Dog Spots In My Lawn?

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but the damage they can cause to grass certainly is not! A common complaint we hear from dog owners is the appearance of small, round brown spots in the lawn.  Oftentimes, this lawn burn is due to the high nitrogen content in dog urine. ...
What is Drought Stress?

What is Drought Stress?

Drought stress is a lawn condition that causes areas of your lawn to turn brown due to lack of water. Drought Stress can occur very quickly. Virtually overnight, large patches of brown grass or even tire tracks from the lawn mower appear in your lawn. This is caused...
Heat, Humidity & Grass

Heat, Humidity & Grass

It is going to be one hot week here in West Michigan.  The weather forecast is calling for 90 degree days and plenty of humidity.  All of this heat and humidity is going to have some negative effects on your lawn. In Michigan, we use grasses in our lawns are that are...