Lawn Maintenance

Love our lawns

August 28th, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We do love our lawns.  Mowing in a heart shape is a little extreme, but we do love our lawns.


Free Lawn Aeration

August 3rd, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations Glenn Domagalski for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free summer aeration.  Each month we give away a free service to one of our likes and the only fine print is that you must live in our service area.


lawn care guide

June 8th, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

pictures are worth 7 words

May 8th, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

A picture is worth 7 words: “We service the lawn on the right”. I will let the politicians use my other 993 words.


Free Lawn Rolling in Rockford

March 8th, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Winter aeration

March 1st, 2017 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Last week it was so nice I aerated my lawn and noticed that the insects were waking up from the winter.  I don’t know of any studies that show the beneifts of aerating in the winter, but somebody had to try.


Fall Aeration in Michigan

September 19th, 2016 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Dead patches in the lawn

August 15th, 2016 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We are noticing a lot of dead patches in the lawn that are caused by the disease Ascochyta Leaf Blight.  Colorado State University published a good bulletin on this disease.  Click here to read the bulletin.


TruGreen buys Scotts Lawn Service

January 25th, 2016 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

TruGreen and Scott’s Lawn Service have merged to form a company with 2.3 million customers and $1,300,000,000 in annual revenue.  This is great for all the smaller, local companies that compete against them.

We don’t need bragging rights about the number of customers we have.  We prefer to know their names.

We don’t need to brag about the number of employees we have.  We prefer to know the spouses and children of all of our team members and be able to get together with them a couple of times a year.

We don’t need to have regional call centers where your call gets routed so that you are never able to call the branch in your own region.  We prefer our one office in the community that we service.

That being said, it is nice to have a company the size of TruGreen with deep pockets and scientists to disprove the misinformation of the anti-pesticide activists.  These activists prey on fear and emotion, which trumps science and data every time.

The downside of this merger is the many people that will be losing their jobs in cities where both Scott’s and TruGreen both have branches.

Click here to read the press release.

 


Now is the best time to kill weeds

October 5th, 2015 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Fall is the ideal time for controlling broadleaf weeds such as ground ivy, dandelion and white clover. Dandelions don’t often bloom in the fall, but there are in the lawn now. They are waiting for next spring so they can send up those nice yellow flowers in the lawn. Kevin Frank from MSU published a tip on this. Click here to read it.