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Fertilizing & Weed Control
1616 Tech Drive
Bay City, MI 48706

Phone: 989-671-2300
Toll Free: 800-317-1595


What should I know about mowing my lawn?

red shoesWhen deciding on a mowing height, the most important consideration, is turf grass type. Most lawns in this area are comprised of different types of grasses. Generally in the area, an acceptable mowing height is 3 inches. Cutting the lawn at this height will make the grass less susceptible to drought stress, insect damage and disease. During the hottest months a higher cut is recommended to retain moisture and stay greener. Grass can be mowed shorter in the cooler months. Never remove more then 1/3 of the grass blade in any one mowing.

Make sure you keep your mower blade sharpened. A dull blade will tear the grass instead of cutting it. Mowing the lawn with dull blades makes the lawn more susceptible to insects and disease. Blades should be sharpened once a month.

Another good practice is to change direction with each mowing. This keeps the turf growing in an erect, upright position rather than leaning in the direction it was mowed. It also helps reduce turf wear and the possibility of scalping.

When should I water my lawn?

The best time to water is very early in the morning. Midday watering in the hottest months is alright to cool the turf, but that can waste water due to excessive evaporation. Evening watering tends to promote disease problems is not recommended. Keep in mind, the key to an effective watering is to give the lawn enough moisture to reach the deep roots of the grass plants.

I have moles. Does that mean I have grubs?

Moles do not equal grubs and grubs do not equal moles. Just because you have moles doesn’t mean you have grubs and eliminating grubs will not necessarily eliminate moles! Moles are insectivores; they eat insects, worms, and other invertebrates. Grubs are just a portion of their diet. Now if you have grubs and they are slowly decimating your turf, you will need to control them with a grub control.

When is the best time to seed my lawn?

The optimal time to seed your lawn is in the spring and fall. Fall time usually yields better germination of the seed because in the spring the grass seed is in more competition with weeds germinating at that time.

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1616 Tech Drive
Bay City, MI 48706

Phone: 989-671-2300
Toll Free: 800-317-1595