Sod Webworms: Tips For Your Lawn

Sod Webworms: Tips For Your Lawn

What Is Sod Webworm? Sod webworms, the caterpillar stage of lawn moths, are a pest of bluegrass lawns in Michigan. Several closely related webworm species have similar lifecycles and damage symptoms. The biology and management of bluegrass webworm, Parapediasia teterrellas…

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Chinch Bugs: Tips For Your Lawn

Chinch Bugs: Tips For Your Lawn

Origin and Distribution The hairy chinch bug is a native species of insect that has adapted to live in stands of turfgrass. It feeds on a large variety of grasses and grains and especially likes perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, red…

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Meet The Team: Dan Aldrich

Meet The Team: Dan Aldrich

Dan has been interested in science, biology and the outdoors his whole life. He was first certified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture in 2006 and continues to take educational courses through the Michigan Green Industry Association.  With Dan’s continuing…

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Meet The Team: Janina Walsh

Meet The Team: Janina Walsh

  Janina Walsh was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan making her a true Yooper.  She grew up working at her dad’s Bonanza Steakhouse until 2000 when she moved to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University. After graduating with a…

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Meet The Team: Owner Andrew Walsh

Meet The Team: Owner Andrew Walsh

Andrew and Ryan became friends while attending Livonia Franklin High School.  After Graduating in 1999, Andrew went on to attend Michigan State University and started fertilizing lawns as a summer job. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, he…

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Meet The Team: Owner Ryan Shiplett

Meet The Team: Owner Ryan Shiplett

While attending Schoolcraft College, Ryan was undecided with the direction of his professional future. In late 2000 he had an opportunity to buy a local lawn maintenance company. After a few days of negotiating, RS Lawn Care was established in early…

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Meet The Team: Olive Shiplett

Meet The Team: Olive Shiplett

  One of the most valued employees of My Fertilizing Company is Olive. Born on 10/29/12, Olive is a Pitty that Ryan rescued from Fetch Dog Rescue when she was just 9 weeks old. Olive is well trained and knows many tricks. As she…

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