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Serving Homeowners with Landscaping and Lawn Care Services
Keep your home free of weeds minus the hassle by retaining our experts at GrassMasters. We provide exemplary landscaping and lawn care services for our valued residential customers. Keeping weeds away can be a big job, but we’ve got you covered! Get in touch with us today to learn more!
I’m worried about chemicals on my property — what should I do?
At GrassMasters, we offer three distinct lawn care packages: Our Organic Lawn Care Program, Hybrid Lawn Care Program, and Traditional Lawn Care Program. If using weed killing chemicals is a concern for you, choose our Organic or Hybrid programs. Our Organic Program avoids the use of traditional chemicals and is extremely safe for people, pets, and the environment while providing sustainable, long-lasting results. Our Hybrid Program uses only some chemicals and is still very safe and effective. Contact a weed control expert from GrassMasters to learn more.
Enjoy a Beautiful Weed-Free Lawn Minus the Hassle
Our team utilizes tried and true methods to prevent unsightly weeds from forming in your lawn. We provide both post-emergent and pre-emergent weed control services.
Some types of common lawn weeds include:
- Grassy weeds such as annual ryegrass, blanket crabgrass, witch grass, and creeping bentgrass
- Broadleaf weeds such as alligator weed, alsike clover, Asiatic hawsbeard, and annual sowthistle
We know how to tackle and eliminate all of these common weed types and more. Protecting your lawn requires understanding and vigilance. Our pros are here for you. We understand the types of weeds you might encounter in your area and how to remove them and prevent them from growing in the future.
To schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact GrassMasters today at (616) 383-1054!
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|Spring:||During spring, fertilize and water your trees so they grow strong and healthy in the summer. It’s a bad idea to prune most trees in the spring because they are actively growing branches, buds and leaves. However, it’s a good time to plant new trees, so do your shopping early so your tree is in the ground for the heavy spring growing period.|
|Summer:||In the summer, you should mostly leave your trees alone. Only conduct minor trimming or hazard removal if required. Unusually dry weather may require some extra watering, but if you water your grass regularly, your trees should be fine too.|
|Fall:||Usually, trees go into their dormant phase in the fall season. This is the time to do major pruning and trimming to prepare the tree for next year. Remove dead and diseased branches, trim the top and sides for access to sunlight and for shape and generally complete any work that requires more than a few snips.|
|Winter:||You can leave your trees alone during the winter. Protect them against the cold and snow if necessary. Use the winter to fell any trees that are dead, dying or may damage your home. However, note that winter is actually the best time to prune your trees. Arborists are also less busy, which may lead to lower prices.|
Pruning the tips of the branches every year on a lilac will cut off next year’s flower buds. Wait to renewal prune until after your lilacs bloom so you don’t cut off flower buds, removing the oldest branches to allow new young growth to form. An old overgrown lilac can be cut off at the ground and allowed to start over, but then may not bloom for a few years. What holds true for lilacs does not hold true for all flowering shrubs. Flower buds on roses and potentillas are formed on new growth, so pruning will not discourage their flowering.
It is better to plant shrubs and trees that will not outgrow their space. But renewal pruning or removing entire older stems and branches can control their size. Or you can even cut shrubs off completely at ground level to rejuvenate them.
Yes, recent research has shown the healing advantage of pruning branches exactly at the growth collar (a swelling of the union of the branch and the trunk). Do not leave a stub where decay, insects, and disease can enter. When shortening shoots, cut just above a growth bud facing outward from the tree or shrub. If you make cuts to an inward-turning bud, the new growth will eventually cross and rub other branches.
The latest thinking is that tree wound dressings are not needed on pruning cuts. Wounds will close by a natural callus with exposure to air.