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Tuff Turf Molebusters turns 25!

January 28th, 2019 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Happy 25th Birthday to Tuff Turf Molebusters!  January 24, 1994 was the day Jim Zylstra incorporated Tuff Turf.  In 2000, Tuff Turf puchased a mole trapping company named Molebusters and officially became Tuff Turf Molebusters.  Jim had the unique idea to put a mole on the top of his truck in 2005.  By the end of 2006, most of trucks were topped with moles.  The bright green and orange color scheme came about in 2009 along with an updated logo featuring Digger the mole.  Tuff Turf has continued to grow and in 2018 moved to the heart of Byron Center.  Tuff Turf is proud to be celebrating 25 years in business!



Watering Tips

July 16th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

This week will be a scorcher. Do not wait for your lawn to turn brown before you sprinkle. If you wait for the lawn to turn brown it takes 4 times as much water to bring the grass back. I am afraid this email may be too late for some, but make sure you are watering your lawn twice a day now. Once at 4:00 AM, and again at 1:00 PM, assuming there are no sprinkling bans in your area. Your grass is a lot like humans. If you work or exercise outside all day you need to take care of yourself by drinking lots of water on a continuous basis. It would not be wise to try to conserve your bottle of water until you are light headed, your sweating stops, you have stomach cramps, dizziness, and other signs of heat fatigue. An IV and a trip to the urgent care cost a lot more money and time than bottles of water throughout the day.
Watering Your Landscaping

Trees are the opposite of grass. Trees need deep watering cycles. Put a garden hose out at the base of your ornamental trees and let it trickle for several hours. Just because your grass is green, that does not mean your trees are getting enough water.

Mow your grass as high as you can, or skip it this week. Mowing your lawn during this heat can stress it out.

Continue This Conversation

I post these tips on Facebook. I would like to know how much you are watering to keep your grass green. Please comment on our Facebook page because I know there are other clients that are curious as well. I have not heard about any sprinkling bans in the Grand Rapids area. Please post if you are in a sprinkling ban.

Make sure to take care of yourself and your pets.

Dry Lawns

July 10th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

In this heat, make sure to sprinkle the grass twice every day.  The lawn on the left is sprinkling, but not nearly enough.

Our crew in action from satellite picture

June 6th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

We had to pull up a clien’ts property on Google Maps to show the lawn for aeration.  What a surprise to see our aeration truck at the property!








Mosquito Repellent

May 31st, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Dead Patches in the lawn

May 25th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

2012 to 2013 comparison

April 30th, 2013 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

What a difference a year makes. Remember the hot March of ’12? At this point last year we had fertilized 11,548,870 sq ft more than we have this year, and we did it with 25% fewer technicians. That converts to 265 acres.

Our Client’s Luscious Lawn

December 12th, 2012 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

Thank you, Nancy, for allowing us to show off your lawn. Nancy did a great job watering it this summer! Consistent lawn care definitely pays off.

Time to Turn off Sprinklers

October 8th, 2012 by Tuff Turf Molebusters

With the cooler temperatures, shorter days, heavy dew, and the return of rain, we can finally shut off our sprinklers for the season.  The grass is still growing fast, so I suggest mowing it at 3″ and gradually lowering it to 2.5 inches by the end of the month.

Watering tips for Grand Rapids in late summer

September 3rd, 2012 by Tuff Turf Molebusters