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Crabgrass - everyone hates it. This summer scourge pops up as temperatures rise, especially along lawn edges and bare areas in turf. Luckily it's an annual and dies off each year, but there are other perennial grasses that can be easily confused for crabgrass and need to be treated differently. ...
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Unfortunately it's that time of year again: the season of summer turf diseases. To make matters worse, most of these can masquerade as totally unrelated problems like irrigation issues or fertilizer burn. Here are a few of the most likely suspects and some tips and tricks to help identify what is g...
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Though there has been quite a bit of rain in the forecast of late, summers in Michigan (and particularly July and August) are notoriously hot and dry. So what can happen and what can you do about it? Luckily, most issues are short-lived and do not cause permanent damage, though they can be concerni...
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Unlike turf fertilization, which is done from the surface of the lawn, providing an effective feed for trees and shrubs should be done at the root-zone level using a method called Deep Root Feeding. Liquid fertilizers are injected directly into the root-zone where they can be easily and directly ac...
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Spring in Michigan is notoriously volatile and April can be 80 degrees and sunny or 30 degrees and snowing from week to week, day to day. It can be tempting on those warm, sunny days to launch full-force into working on outdoor spaces. Oftentimes, you will even see plants shooting out of landscape ...
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Effective landscaping always relies on the beauty of nature for its impact. However, there are times when nature needs a helping hand to deal with difficult topography. Creative landscape designers use retaining walls to their advantage to carve level planting area out of slopes, prevent erosi...
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