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Grand Rapids Lawn Maintenace – Fall Lawn aeration


 WHAT: A machine with hollow shafts of metal runs over the turf removing core plugs of soil and grass.

These plugs remain on the lawn and break down over the next several weeks.


WHY: Allows fertilizer, air and water to get close to the turf roots.

Fall is the best time for root growth.

Improved root & turf strength gives you a thicker, greener lawn.

Reduces soil compaction for better water absorption.

Break down the thatch layer that stifles your lawn.


WHEN: Prior to your next fertilizer application.


HOW: Call MLM today for a quote!

Mention this blog and receive 10% a fall fertilizer application. New clients only.

Monsma Landscape & Maintenance is a landscape management company located in the Grand Rapids area.  Our services include landscape design and landscape management services within the Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids, keep your yard green!

Drought like conditions in Grand Rapids!

All of us have seen the transformation all around us. Lawns and plants have gone from lush green to toast in a very short time.
Yes, we need rain very badly but you can help by bumping up the sprinkling. With the heat lately you may need to actually
double your sprinkling times to keep things looking good.

Remember that a slow deep soaking is more beneficial that a quick blast that will probably flow away from the plant. Some plants like Coreopsis are prone to mildew if they stay wet too long, so don’t water them late in the day. The same goes for turf. Early morning watering is best. You may want to hit it again 12 hours later making sure it can dry before dark. One drawback to watering in the heat is water loss through evaporation. Timing is everything… when you water will effect the amount you water.
Another option would be to keep sprinkling at the same time but double the duration.

Attention…property owners in Grand Rapids, due to this long hot spell without rain, make sure to raise your blade when lawn mowing to avoid your grass from scorching or burning in the hot sun.

Keeping it green,

Great lawns in Grand Rapids and West Michigan!

Lush, dense, green turf is want everybody wants.  At MLM that’s our goal too!

With the right balance of soil, nutrients, water and timely mowing a great lawn in Grand Rapids and West Michigan can be yours!

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