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Sprinkler Turn On and Water Audit

Sprinkler Irrigation Water Audit - Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Royal Oak, Bloomfield, Troy, Rochester

Not sure exactly what to do for your Sprinkler Turn On? Don’t worry, Total Lawn Care can help! During a Sprinkler Turn On, we check all sprinkler heads for proper coverage and proper working order.  We then set your clock for you, and make any recommendations you may want to impliment to better irrigate your landscaping.
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We can even go a step further, and do a thorough water audit. Landscape irrigation auditing is a great tool for lowering your water bills, and maximizing water efficiency. A Sprinkler Audit consists of three main procedures: Initial Site Inspection, Water Measuring, and Irrigation Schedule Adjustment. Each procedure is designed to result in significant water savings, along with making sure the proper amount of irrigation is reaching each individual zone dependent on what type of plant material is getting irrigated. A water audit is performed by laying out catch devices (Often plastic cups are used.) in a grid like pattern throughout the irrigated area. The zone is then turned on, and allowed to run for generally 10 to 15 minutes. The time is recorded, and the water within each cup is measured and recorded. Next we figure out the precipitation rate at which that zone is running. We do this by taking the average amount of water in each cup divided by the number of of cups, multiplied by 60. This gives us a valid “Inches per Hour”, and allows us to see how effectively the system is running. Because different plant material require alternate watering than turf, knowing the Inches per Hour rate will let us know where we can turn down the zones watering to save on water, but still effectively irrigate the zone.

If you would like to schedule a Sprinkler Turn-On or a Sprinkler Water Audit, please call us at 248-588-1694, email info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free!

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Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control

Nitrogen Lawn Fertilizer and Weed Control

        The constant rain of April is giving way to the first wave of Crab Grass! This means it’s about time to start fertilizing your lawn! If you want greener grass in your lawn, a nitrogen based fertilizer is your first step. Total Lawn Care uses Nitrogen fertilizer because of it’s life-giving properties, as Nitrogen is a vital element in turf’s growth process. Too much Nitrogen fertilizer, however, can seep through groundwater and into Michigan’s waterways! This is why we recommend having a MDA Certified Spray Technician apply ANY chemicals or fertilizer to your lawn. Total Lawn Care Inc. is a Healthy Lawn Care Provider for Watershed Protection, and we care about our environment!

        If you would like to meet with one of Turfgrass specialists to create a fertilizer plan that fits your lawn, call us at 248-588-1694 info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free estimate!

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Sprinkler Winterization and Blowout: What we do!

Winterize your Sprinkler SystemCrack in Backflow Device from Freezing        With the cold weather approaching, it’s time to think about preparing your Sprinkler System for winter. At Total Lawn Care we offer complete sprinkler system maintenance and winterization services. From a broken sprinkler ran over by a vehicle to a break in your sprinkler line, we can fix it!

        It is important to Winterize your Sprinkler System to avoid costly damages done by water expansion during the cold months. When systems are not properly drained, the most common damage is a split copper or ball valve on the back flow preventer. This repair is costly due to the time it takes to replace the copper parts and re-attach them. Poly Pipe that is not winterized will become brittle from the cold and when the water expands it breaks easily. Sprinkler heads with water left in them will also break when the water witin them freezes and expands inside.

        At Total Lawn Care we treat every system with the time necessary to perform a thorough winterization. After the initial hook up with our air compressor, we blow out every zone twice untill only a fine mist of water is evident. Upon the second run through of the system, we will catch any trapped water left in the system. Upon completing the removal of 99% of the water, we will double check the water shut off valve to make sure there is no leakage of the shut off valve.

        For a free quote for your sprinkler system irrigation winterization, call us at 248-588-1694 info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your spot, or get a free estimate!

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Lawn Care Services

Lawn Services

While choosing lawn care service, you are likely going to choose any of the two categories. Either, you can hire a company to take care of the ins and outs maintaining your outdoor, or you can want to do yourself. Before doing self-maintenance of your lawn, you must be well aware of all the required information. This mainly includes the appropriate period of mowing the grass. If you mow grass when the sun is extremely hot, then you are applying additional stress on the grass. Even you should not mow right after rain or until the grass is entirely dry. If you cut a wet yard, the grass will get open to all sorts of fungus and disease. This can eventually kill the grass.

You can keep healthy yard by setting frequency of lawn care service. Lawn care companies will come on a regular schedule of once a week. The general rule of thumb for any yard states to cut off not more than one-third of the grass once.

Finally, you must be acknowledged about the proper process of mowing the grass. Here, you need to hire a lawn care service. Professionals are experts to cut the grass properly in order to retain its healthy look.

Simply call us at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your spot, or get a free estimate!
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Fertilizer Reminder!

        We’ve gotten the bulk of our Fertilizer scheduled on the route and ready to go for this year, however it is not too late for you to sign up! If you live in these, or surrounding, cities: Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Bloomfield areas, Call us to get on the list for your fertilization as soon as possible! The first application should be applied soon to be effective in keeping your yard as green as possible . Give us a call at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to get more information, or sign up if you have not already!Lawn Fertilization Birmingham MI

Some of the benefits of Lawn Fertilization:

  • Promotes new grass growth, and vigor.
  • Relieves stress, and the effects of aging and wear from winter months.
  • Helps counter-act damage to roots done by insects or disease. 
  • Creates competition for weeds, because of dense root growth.

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Spring Is Almost Here in Metro Detroit!

It’s March Madness already, aren’t you glad you have time to sit back and watch the final four instead of raking the leaves and picking up sticks? That’s why you hired Total Lawn Care from Troy, so you can spend your weekend at Buffalo Wild Wings instead of in the cold.

Erin Go Bragh! Whoops, what do you mean it’s already the end of March? I haven’t had time to get any of my landscaping services ready for the season! Don’t Worry Total Lawn Care went into to business to handle just such a crisis, while you look forward to Cinco De Mayo, TLC will be out making sure your property is in tip top shape.

Our basic spring cleanup includes the removal of leaves and debris from grass areas and landscape beds, removal of all perennials from the previous fall, lawn cutting, bed edging and grass trimming.

For an even grander revitalization, we can also weed the beds after removing the leaves, trim the shrubs, and add mulch to give the beds a great manicured look.

We can leave the debris for city pickup if you prefer, or take it with us. All the plant material we remove from properties finds a fresh start on life. Leaves are added to a compost process at our shop. Sticks and branches are shredded and then join the leaves. All other plant debris is added to the appropriate composting stage to ensure we recycle every last bit.

We always make sure to recycle all the leaves and debris we remove.

If your lawn is already looking less than stellar, Total Lawn Care can come out and power rake dead thatch to invigorate the grass, aerate to allow important nutrients to get where they need to go, and over seed in areas that just seem to never fill themselves in.

Of course springtime also means turning on the irrigation systems and making sure those heavy plows didn’t break off any heads. It also means the first application of fertilizer in the process of making your grass look like Comerica Park’s.

Don’t be a stranger, give us a call at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to get more information.

Service Locations: Troy MI, Birmingham MI, Bloomfield MI, Bloomfield Hills MI, Sterling Heights MI, Madison Heights MI, Rochester MI, Rochester Hills MI, Royal Oak MI, Ferndale MI, Huntington Woods MI, Clawson MI, and any other cities within the Oakland County.

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