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What should I do with grass clippings?

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What should I do with grass clippings after mowing?

What should I do with grass clippings after mowing? So, you have waited for the rain to cease, and you have sharped the blades on the mower. You spent a good morning or late afternoon mowing your lawn, but there are some grass clippings getting in your way. What should you do with grass clippings? […]

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Mow Your Grass Lansing

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Mow Your Lawn Lansing

Mow your lawn Lansing! Now is the best time to start thinking about getting your lawn mower and weed wacker ready for the months ahead. Mowing the lawn in spring isn’t about waiting until a specific date but requires monitoring the length of grass and waiting for it to reach the right height. To avoid […]

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Sweetcorn, Lettuce, Peas, Please

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Eaton Rapids Parks and Recreation

Eaton Rapids Parks and Recreation are home to many birds in our island city. Many of our citizens were first introduced to the joys of wildlife by feeding ducks bread at a local park or pond. While we may have thought this was an environmentally responsible and cute way to dispose of old or stale […]

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Stop Crabgrass this Spring

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Prevent Crabgrass this Spring

Prevent crabgrass this spring in Lansing and Jackson, Michigan. Also known as finger grass, crabgrass is an opportunistic lawn weed that sprouts in late spring where there is bare soil, water, and sunlight, and can be a real nuisance to deal with. It is important to stop the proliferation of this weed in your Michigan […]

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How to rake your leaves?

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how to take leaves

How to rake leaves? This is one of my earliest memories.  My mother would gather us children in the yard with a big tarp or old fitted sheet. In Michigan, we have many trees from many different species.  This means that we have a lot of leaves in early and especially later in the Fall. […]

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DIY: Pet Safe Weed Killer

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Pet Safe Weed Killer

Pet safe weed killer is an important concept for maintaining your backyard while avoiding many of the hazards of chemicals like Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer products  Most importantly, this can also be a greater concern if you rely on well water, so any chemicals you add to your lawn has the potential to end up […]

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How to hand-mow your lawn

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hand-mowing your lawn

Hand-mowing your lawn. Have you ever thought about it? Thousands of years of refinement, and we have progressed to a motorized age of just running things over. We run over small animals in the road, pour dangerous chemicals into our backyard ecosystem, and created an entire industry to feed all of the lawn equipment at our […]

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Do Not Blow Lawn Clippings in the Road

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stop blowing lawn clippings

Stop blowing lawn clippings into the road – Look Twice – Save a Life. Motorcycles are everywhere, but what does that have to do your lawn clippings. Be sure to save 10% with an online FREE ESTIMATE Stop blowing lawn clippings Sharing the road also takes into account or common responsibility. There is a proper way […]

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What Not to Wear

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What Not to Wear

What not to wear when weed whipping or mowing your lawn.  You should not wear flipflops or sandals, jewelry, shorts or go shirtless this summer when mowing your lawn or weed whipping. When the weather is hot, be sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks while mowing your lawn. What Not to Wear Take […]