July Facebook Giveaway Winner!

July 28th, 2021 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Nancy Shortsle for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service. Nancy has won a free CORE AERATION. (Up to 10,000 square feet)

Each month we give away a free service to one of our Facebook likes. Want a chance to win a free service? Just LIKE our Facebook page. No purchase is necessary, no strings attached, no fine print except that the winner must live in our service area of West Michigan and the Detroit suburbs.

Congrats again Nancy! Please contact us to set up this free service.    https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/lawn-care/aeration/


September Facebook Contest Winner

September 30th, 2020 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to David Rozendal for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service. David has won a free fall deep root feeding for his foundational trees and shrubs.

Each month we give away a free service to one of our Facebook likes. Want a chance to win a free service? Just LIKE our Facebook page. No purchase is necessary, no strings attached, no fine print except that the winner must live in our service area of West Michigan and the Detroit suburbs.

Congrats again David! https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/lawn-care/tree-shrub/


Mosquito Repellent

May 31st, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Frost Damage to Landscape Plants

May 10th, 2012 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Remember how nice March was?  We are seeing the consequences of record setting heat that caused trees and shrubs to bud out too early.  Heavy frosts in April damaged the buds and now leaves are curling, turning brown, and even falling from trees.  The frost damage looks bad, but it will not threaten the tree.  The trees are healthy despite their appearance.

Hydrangea with frost damage

This Japanese Maple had no frost damage on the left where it was under a large tree. The right half had lots of damage.


Don’t rake those leaves, mulch them into your lawn

November 10th, 2011 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

It’s great to have big shade trees in your yard, but come fall you can start to resent them. Those big trees drop leaves and that means extra work for you. However, there’s good news! A recent study done at Michigan State University shows that you can forget about raking, blowing, and bagging leaves. Lawn care is easier than ever. Instead, just mulch them with your lawn mower. It’ll save you work, improve your soil, and add nutrients. Take the grass catcher off your mower and mow over the leaves on your lawn. You want to reduce your leaf clutter to dime-size pieces. You’ll know you’re done when about half an inch of grass can be seen through the mulched leaf layer. Once the leaf crumbs settle in, microbes and worms get to work recycling them. Any kind of rotary-action mower will do the job, and any kind of leaves can be chopped up. With several passes of your mower, you can mulch up to 18 inches of leaf clutter. When spring arrives, you’ll notice that the leaf litter you mulched up in the fall will have disappeared and your grass will look greener than ever.