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Pink and Grey Snow Mold Patches

Snow Mold Treatment and FungicidesSnow Mold Fungus is unfortunately a very common occurrence here in Michigan. Often times Snow Mold shows up as either a grey or pink patch in the area where large amounts of snow has melted. Edges of driveways and street curbs are the most common places Snow Mold shows up. Snow Mold is not always easy to diagnose. Some of the tell-tale signs are white areas of turf in which grass blades are dead, bleached, and clumped together. Even though the sight of Snow Mold is a cause for concern, it rarely causes permanent damage. Gray Snow Mold typically damages just the blades of grass, and can generally be combated by a light raking of the area and a spring application of fertilizer. Pink Snow Mold, on the other hand, can invade the roots and crowns of turf and cause more extensive damage to the grass.

Although Snow Mold is a fungi, fungicide applications are generally not recommended for residential lawns except in extreme cases. Spring Fertilizers generally have a concentration of salt, which is healthy for soil and helps remove the fungus. This is the most often used form of treatment, and least chemical intensive.

If you think you may have Snow Mold damage to your lawn, please call us to have one of our Turf Specialists visit your property to diagnose 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!

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Scale and Sooty Mold – Watch for it!

        We have had a rather large presence of Scale and Sooty Mold affecting trees within the Oakland County area this spring. Stated simply, Scales are small insects that latch on to a tree limb, damaging the tree’s health and vigor. Once your tree has been affected with Scale, the best option is to apply a Horticulture Oil to the affected region. Scale and Sooty Mold on TreeA Horticulture Oil is  a product used to remove the infestation by suffocating the insect, and also by penetrating it’s outer protective layer to damage the  cells themselves. Where there is Scale, there is generally a presence of Sooty Mold. Sooty Mold is a fungus that feeds off of Honeydew secreted by the Scale. Scale Mold on TreeWhile Horticulture Oil is relatively harmless to most birds, animals, and humans, we still recommend a trained professional apply the application as incorrect usage can harm, and possibly kill the tree. If you think you may have Scale or Sooty Mold, please contact us to get a free estimate on a Horticulture application. Call us at 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment with one of our MDA Certified Horticulturists!

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Lawn Mowing, Lawn Cutting

 

As we enter our 20th year of providing outdoor services to our clients, we look forward to providing you with the same level of service over the past years which has helped us reach the great milestone.  We continue to train and retain a great staff which will provide you with quality workmanship and outstanding work.    Our staff includes certified arborists, state certified fertilizer and weed applicators, and certified landscapers who have passed tests per the national association of landscapers, PLANET, which we are members.

           Our weekly lawn service consists of the lawn mowing,      edging of the grass next to cement driveways, sidewalks, and patios and curbs.  We also trim along the edges of asphalt driveways.  We also trim around objects that are located next to the grass.  At the end of each cut, we clean off all paved surfaces and patios.

 

 

Not only do we provide lawn mowing services, but we also provide the following services that we would be happy to estimate for you;

  • FERTILIZATION AND WEED SERVICES.
  • BED WEEDING AND CARE.
  • SHRUB TRIMMING AND PLANT HEALTH CARE.  FERTILIZATION FOR YOUR TREES AND SHRUBS.
  • INSTALLATION OF MULCH FOR YOU GARDEN BEDS.
  • LANDSCAPING
  • BRICK PAVING, PATIOS, WALKWAYS, AND RETAINING WALLS.
  • SPRING CLEANS AND FALL CLEANS.
  • SPRINKLER, (IRRIGATION) SERVICE.

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Call our office to speak to a knowledgeable staff member 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.

Is Your City Not Listed? Give us a call to find out if we can help you today!

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Keep Your Shrubs Looking Beautiful All Season Long!

Shrub trimming should be done twice per season on average after the first round of growth in June/July and late in the season when the shrub is done growing for the season usually around September or October.

shrubs at an average royal oak MI home,

 

 

Shrub trimming has a number of positive effects for the shrubs 1) by removing dead leaves and branches you make room for new growth. 2) You are able to maintain the desired height and width, or shape if you so desire,  by staying on a regular maintenance schedule with your bushes. This also helps to keep shrubs/trees from growing into the side or roof of your home/garage before it’s too late. With the recent storms we have experienced many homes were damaged unnecessarily by dead limbs.

 

 

 

globe and traditional arborvitae just starting to look a bit shaggy for the season

To maintain a nice shape both types of arborvitae should be regularly trimmed.

Keeping your bushes trimmed can help on both sides of the fence when comes to security, it can be used to create a nice privacy barrier for your backyard with a nice arborvitae hedge.  Pruning/trimming can also be used to your advantage to keep views from your windows unobstructed and give you clear line of sight to all areas of your property.

 

remove dead portions of this bush to promote growth of the healthy part of the shrub, Clawson MI

Trimming dead sections of bushes

<——-like this one allows more sunlight and air to reach the healthy parts of the plant which in turn allows the plant to flourish and grow to its fullest potential.

Total Lawn Care Inc. has the best crew leaders on staff to prune your shrubs to help prevent disease or insects from entering the dead part of the bush and spreading to the entire bush, costing you alot more money to replace the whole thing.

Give us a call 248-588-1694 or email us, many times our crew can perform a few tasks during one visit such as weeding your garden beds, cutting in a new natural bed edge, or even cleaning the gutters. All of which will add to the beautification of your property, while keeping the costs down from multiple visits from multiple companies.

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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!
Thank you!
-Jeff

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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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