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How to Transplant a Tree the Right Way

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In a past career, I worked at a tree nursery and dug many trees for transplanting. It is not an easy job, regardless of how fit you feel you are. I was fortunate to learn how to “ball and burlap” trees from some very excellent workers at the nursery, so I feel qualified to let you know how difficult it is to “ball and burlap” a tree. Before you think about how to transplant a tree from one location to another, really consider your abilities to handle such an arduous […]

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Spring-Green Lawn Care Plants Trees

Spring-Green planting trees for areas with natural disasters

Happy Earth Day! We here at Spring-Green Lawn Care continue to give back in ways that beautify our community and bring joy and happiness to our neighbors. How does Spring-Green give back? Since 2010, Spring-Green has been donating $10,000 to Arbor Day Foundation each year for the planting of trees, totaling over 50,000 trees planted. Since 2010, the donations were allocated by Arbor Day Foundation towards the planting of trees in forests across the country, such as Florence County State Forest, Pere Marquette State Forest, Shawnee National Forest, Michigan State […]

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Spring Lawn Care Tips: Your Guide to Mowing, Seeding & Fertilizing

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Now that lawns are beginning to become green throughout the country, many people start to get anxious to seed and fertilize and, believe it or not, mow their lawns—and they’re looking for the spring lawn care tips to get them on the right track. (For me, having to start mowing my lawn again is a chore, although not a difficult one. Maybe this is the year I hire an outside service to handle this work for me… On second thought, maybe not, as no one can mow my lawn better […]

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Our Top Trusty Tree Care Tips

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Caring for your trees and shrubs may seem like a fairly straightforward task, and one that almost any homeowner can handle. When it comes to trees and shrubs, you can plant them, water them, spray them, feed them, and even prune them—which all sound like simple tasks, but the devil is in the details. To help you, we put together a list of our top trusty tree care tips. Choosing Your Tree Most homeowners are fairly good at picking out the correct tree or shrub, but occasionally, they will choose […]

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What Do Trees Do? A Lot More Than You Think.

Why planting a tree makes a difference

Trees are an important element in our lives as human beings. If you go to Arbor Day Foundation’s website, you can find all sorts of information on the environmental and economic benefits that trees provide. Spring-Green has worked with with Arbor Day Foundation since 2010, donating to the effort of planting over 50,000 trees across the country. It is part of our commitment to improve the environment in which we work. The Many Benefits of Trees Sometimes it’s easy to forget the benefits that trees provide us besides helping us […]

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Mow It High: How to Get Rid of Weeds and Have a Healthy Lawn

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When someone asks me to tell them the secret to getting rid of weeds and having a healthy lawn I always say the same thing: mow high. Cutting the grass too short is probably the most abused cultural practice by the average homeowner. I think the cause is due to a syndrome called the “Golf Course Syndrome” or “I want my lawn to look like a golf course putting green.” Your Lawn Is Not a Golf Course. The first thing to understand is that a golf course is all about […]

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3 Ways to Get Rid of Creeping Bentgrass in Your Lawn

Have creeping bentgrass in your yard? Read how Harold Enger, our lawn care expert, tells a reader the three best ways to eliminate it. “I have question about creeping bent grass. It’s all over my lawn in splotches. I watched your video about it but you didn’t mention what I could use to get rid of it. Help! I just want a gorgeous lawn and am at a loss with it. Thanks in advance.” Thank you for sending in your question. Controlling bentgrass can be a daunting task. My recommendations […]

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Pink and Grey Snow Mold

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In my last blog post, I wrote about Snow Mold. I hadn’t really seen it show up yet when I wrote the blog, but within this past week, the disease has really started to show up. I was recently looking around my lawn, as most of the snow had melted and I found a good deal of both Pink and Grey Snow Mold occurring on my lawn at the same time. The temperatures had risen to the low 50s and the snow was quickly melting—two conditions that promote development of […]

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Snow Mold: What It Is and How to Treat It

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It is early spring and the snow is beginning to melt, often bringing outbreaks of Snow Mold on many lawns. Although it is not a serious disease, snow mold can leave large destroyed areas on a lawn that will take a lot longer to turn green as the weather continues to warm up. What Is Snow Mold? There are two basic types of Snow Mold – Grey and Pink – named after the color that the mycelium, or fungal growths, turn as they are exposed to sunlight. Despite its name, […]

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The #1 Lawn Care Tip for the Best Lawn in the Neighborhood

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I have been asked the same question by customers, friends and relatives: “What is the secret to a nice lawn?” Many people think that it is some special fertilizer formulation or water, or even a particular species of turf grass, but the answer is fairly simple –proper mowing. How a lawn is mowed has more impact on your lawn than anything else you can do, or all the other lawn care tips you’ll read. Here’s why: The grass blade is the food producing part of the plant. The shorter you […]

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