What is thatch?

What is thatch?

What is thatch? Thatch is a layer of living and dead compacted leaves, stems, roots and other organic matter that is right under the grass you can visibly see (seen in the image below).     What if I have too much…

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MFC at MSU (Turf Day)

MFC at MSU (Turf Day)

Having highly educated employees is a top priority of My Fertilizing Company.  This helps ensure: Turf symptoms are properly identified. The proper products are applied at the proper rates. Better service to our customers. Here is My Fertilizing Company at MSU…

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Top 5 Reasons I Have Weeds In My Lawn

Top 5 Reasons I Have Weeds In My Lawn

1. you’re Not Watering Properly Proper watering is one of the most important, if not the most important regimen in obtaining and maintaining a healthy lawn. Proper watering can vary… even on the same property.  Things like temperature, sunlight and…

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Lawn Tips “Crabgrass”

Lawn Tips “Crabgrass”

What is Crabgrass? Crabgrass (digitaria sanguinalis) is an annual weed that can be identified by the coarse broad blades, its light green appearance and swollen, zig-zag nodes. It is a highly invasive weed that thrives in lawns suffering from drought stress…

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Lawn Tips “Mowing”

Lawn Tips “Mowing”

Proper mowing will not only help ensure a beautiful lawn, but it also increases the density of your grass, decreases weeds and helps your lawns overall health.  Choosing The Right Mower Manual Reel Mower: These mowers are going to be…

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Lawn Tips “Watering”

Lawn Tips “Watering”

PROPER watering of your lawn is the most crucial and overlooked part of having a beautiful lawn.  Below are some tips to keep your lawn lush and green during the hot and dry summer months: Automatic irrigation systems are ideal to keep…

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Japanese Beetle: Tips For Your Lawn

Origin and distribution The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, is a native of Japan. It was first found in the United States in New Jersey in 1916. Since then, it has gradually spread westward and has been reported in every state east…

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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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