West Michigan Lawn Care: Wild Violets & GRUBS

April 12th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: April 8, 2024 – April 12, 2024

This weeks weather is bringing growth of both grass and weeds. Wild violets were treated this week at a property and they will most likely need to be monitored and sprayed again throughout the year. Wild violets have a waxy coating that make it trickier for weed control to be as effective as it can be on other broadleaf weeds. None-the less, our weed control will in fact help with the wild violets, like with most things, consistency is the key.

 

Grubs were already found in Hudsonville this week and it’s important to know that right now and in the Fall is when you have to kill the grubs that are already there. Once they become beetles and fly away later in the Spring, it’s extremely important to apply the grub prevention in the Summer and water it in within 24 hours of applying. This will help prevent grubs from showing up in the Spring and Fall and causing damage. But if that does happen and you have applied the grub prevention here with us at Tuff Turf, we will kill off the grubs if they still show up and cause damage later in the season. That’s our grub prevention guarantee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Lawn Care: Rolling Lawns & Catching Voles

April 5th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: April 1, 2024 – April 5, 2024

Our very own Jocelyn caught a live Vole with her hands out in the field this week! This was no easy task as voles are typically fast little critters running all over the place. The goal of our Vole repellent is to deter them away from the home and overall property, but sometimes you need to take matter into your own hands, literally!

Another tech credit goes to Chelsea for working her magic with the lawn roller. You can see how beautifully striped the lawns turn after getting rolled. The grass blades bend in the direction of the roller which creates the striped look. We can’t stress enough the importance of doing a Core Aeration later in the season after you roll the yard to releive the soil compaction. Usually around June, Chelsea will jump off the lawn roller and onto the aeration machine to knock out the rest of the season! We still have all of April and most of May to keep rolling yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Lawn Care: Snow Mold and Blooming Forsythia

March 29th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: March 25, 2024 – March 29, 2024

This means Spring weather is coming!

With the onset of Spring, the vibrant forsythia blossoms in celebration. Following last week’s snowfall, the anticipation of sunny skies and pleasant weather brings a sense of excitement. It’s customary during this season to encounter snow mold in your yard, a downfall of prolonged periods of damp and cold conditions. To address this issue, it’s best to rake up affected areas and apply the initial fertilizer treatment, preferably with a crabgrass pre-emergent, before mid-May to effectively eliminate the mold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Lawn Care: Spring = Snow?!

March 22nd, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: March 18, 2024 – March 22, 2024

Classic Michigan Weather Tricking Us

Spring has arrived, bringing unexpected snow despite the mild end to Winter. But that hasn’t stopped us from starting our crabgrass prevention work. We’re already servicing many customers and will continue as long as weather allows, wrapping up around early May. This marks just the beginning of our seasonal efforts to create lush green weed free lawns that are healthy and vibrant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Lawn Care: 2024 Season Kickoff!

March 15th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

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In The Field: March 11, 2024 – March 15, 2024

 

Our 2024 season has officially begun, and we’re prepared for what lies ahead! With our team fully assembled, we’re setting our sights on some intriguing discoveries.

Our first observation? A sizable mound of dirt, the result of deep tunneling activity from our industrious mole friends. It’s quite impressive, showcasing the fascinating work of these creatures beneath the surface. Not so fascinating for homeowners who like a nice looking yard!

Additionally, we’ve noted signs of chipmunk presence, evident from the distinctive larger holes they leave behind. Their territorial markings add another layer of intrigue to our outdoor investigations.

 

 

Stay tuned for further updates as we’re in the field this Spring and Summer. The journey promises to be enlightening as we uncover more about the natural West Michigan world around us.

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Lawn Care: The Most Active Time Of The Year!

March 8th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In The Field: March 4, 2024 – March 8, 2024

Our season officially started in the field on Monday, March 4, and our technicians are out in full force, tackling the increased activity of moles, voles, and chipmunks that comes with this time of year. During the winter months, these critters tend to lay low, but as temperatures rise, they become more noticeable. In one of the pictures from this week, we spotted a mole tunneling against the side of a walkway while searching for earthworms. It most likely came into contact with the sidewalk and simply followed the edge of it as a guide. Our team is working diligently to manage all new activity and to ensure our yards remain mole, vole and chipmunk-free.

Tune in next week for the latest update on what we’re finding out in the field servicing Michigan properties during the Spring and Summer months! 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Pest Control – The Most Effective Method For Mole Activity

February 28th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters
While many methods can be somewhat effective, nothing compares to trapping, baiting and repelling. It can just take a lot of time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molebusters Mole Control Process

  • Email customer a few days before their scheduled visit so they know which tech and what day they will stop by. 
  • New clients are serviced promptly! 
  • Visits for Mole Control are scheduled every 10-14 days.
  • Survey property and surroundings for mole entry points.
  • Differentiate mole activity from other animals like voles.
  • Identify active and inactive mole tunnels.
  • Distinguish between feeding and traveling tunnels.
  • Measure depth and width of traveling tunnels to select appropriate traps.
  • Assess soil moisture to determine trap effectiveness.
  • Set traps accordingly.
  • Choose bait based on tunnel location and depth.
  • Castor oil repellent is applied to minimize new mole activity during the program.
  • Provide clients with notes on bait usage, trap numbers, and trapped moles.
  • Continuously monitor mole activity, replenishing bait to prevent new infestations.

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo


West Michigan Lawn Care and Bug Control – Why It’s Critical To Do Both

February 14th, 2024 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Importance of Lawn Care:

*Environmental Benefits: Lawns contribute to cleaner air, soil conservation, and water filtration.

*Aesthetic Appeal: Well-manicured lawns enhance property value and provide recreational spaces.

*Mental Health: Green spaces promote stress reduction and family bonding.

 

Significance of Bug Control:

*Protecting Plant Health: Pest infestations and disease transmission threaten lawn vitality.

*Preventing Human Health Risks: Insects can cause allergies, bites, and indoor intrusion.

*Preserving Biodiversity: Integrated Pest Management balances pest control with conservation efforts.

 

Lawn care and bug control are intertwined. By embracing the correct approach to lawn care and bug control, homeowners can create greener, healthier environments for both humans and nature. Let’s commit to nurturing our lawns to make your yard the most enjoyable part of your home!

 

 

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Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Kentwood, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Rockford, Cascade, Kalamazoo

 


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/


June Facebook Giveaway Winner!

June 25th, 2021 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Congratulations to Greg Cowan for winning this month’s Facebook drawing for a free service. Greg has won a free CORE AERATION (up to 10,000 square feet) for his lawn.

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 Greg!  https://www.tuffturfmolebusters.com/lawn-care/aeration/