27541 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150
Premier Property Maintenance
Helping Commercial and Residential Customers With All Their Landscaping Needs!

FAQ’S AND TIPS

WHY IS GRASS THINNER AROUND TREES?

The roots of the trees are quite powerful and are competing with the grass for both water and nutrients, leaving the grass with a lesser supply of each. The grass around the trees also receive less direct sunlight. You can solve this by pruning trees or planting shade resistant grass in the affected area.

WHY DOES MY GRASS NEED FERTILIZER?

Without Fertilizer – Your Grass is Basically Starving. Various levels of nutrients like Phosphorus, Potassium and Nitrogen become depleted and these are absolutely essential to maintaining that thick-green lawn you’ve always wanted. By introducing fertilizers and other products into the soil, It allows for production of not only a denser-thicker grass overall but also provides a deeper & more vivid green color which will ultimately promote both uniformity and growth.

HOW DO I PREVENT MY LAWN FROM TURNING BROWN & HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER IT?

During HOT Summer Days – Your Lawn is Going to be Thirsty! Always keep in mind that the soil retains water. In fact, this is one of the #1 causes of dying / brown grass – Over watering! You can certainly water your lawn at any time but recommended that you do so some time in the morning or early evening to prevent the hot sun from evaporating most of the water.

I Highly Recommend This Company!

I've used this company now for 7 seasons and my grass went from nearly zero when we moved in in 2012, to gorgeous by middle of 2013. At first sign of any bugs, grubs or other issues, one call and they are on it. I regularly refer friends to them and have never been disappointed.

Brian Ashley

WOW! Kevin and his team are great!

I have never been disappointed with their work. I would HIGHLY recommend them for snow removal and lawn care for your building or complex.

William S, Director of Building Maintenance

I Definitely Recommend Premier Property Maintenance

The team at Premier goes above and beyond the call of duty. We have a contract in place that makes sure we are covered at all times!

Sara K, Maintenance Supervisor

Highly recommended!!!

Kevin and Premier Property Maintenance never lets me down! They are a 5 start company with a track record to prove it. If you go with anyone else, you went with the wrong company.

Bill S, Property Manager

CAN I BUY THE SAME PRODUCTS AND APPLY THEM MYSELF?

There are some great over-the-counter products, but we offer some “professional use only” products that help us with some of the more difficult-to-control weeds and deliver longer residual disease control than what is available to consumers.

WHAT IS AN AERATION AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

Both the grass and the soil its growing in need oxygen. An aeration breaks up the thatch layer by removing dirt cores to allow increasing oxygen, water and nutrient movement in the soil. Which then allows for a healthier, greener lawn.

WHAT IS AN AERATION AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

Both the grass and the soil its growing in need oxygen. An aeration breaks up the thatch layer by removing dirt cores to allow increasing oxygen, water and nutrient movement in the soil. Which then allows for a healthier, greener lawn.

COMMON MISTAKES

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Short Grass during hot summer months

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Wrong type of Grass

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Improper Fertilizer

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Not having a strategy or schedule for watering & mowing

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Over & Under Watering

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Dull Mower Blades

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Neglecting Soil

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Watering on a hot day before mowing

LAWN FERTILIZING SPECIAL JUST $29 PER APPLICATION!

Maintaining your lawn properly is the key

  • Keep a daily watering and weekly mowing schedule

Mowing

  • Keep lawn at least 3″ to encourage growth, 4″ during the hot summer months. Keeping it longer when it is hot and dry will help shade the plant and keep it cool while creating a thick lawn that can crowd out crabgrass & weeds.
  • Grass is mostly water, when you remove too much of the grass blade you’re also removing part of the plant’s stored water supply.
  • Keep your lawn mower blades sharp! A dull blade will tear down lawn & cause injury to the plant.

Watering

  • Different water techniques are required based on soil type, amount of shade, temperature & time of year.
  • Water enough to keep your lawn green & actively growing.
  • When well watered, your lawn can stand up to heat, drought & heavy foot traffic.
  • When not being watered enough, the grass turns a darker blue/green color, which means it has lost its ability to cool itself in the hot sun & can’t repair itself when it gets damaged.
  • If the grass does not spring up after walking on it – it’s a sign that it needs more water!
  • Water in the morning between 5-10AM. You want the soil to be wet and not the lawn. Watering late at night does not allow the lawn to dry and can promote disease, fungus and mildew growth.
  • Watering in the afternoons is okay in periods of heat & drought because it provides water & cooling.
  • It is beneficial to water AFTER mowing on a hot day but NEVER BEFORE mowing. This causes mower damage to the lawn, and you get a better cut when it is dry.
  • REMEMBER it takes more water to bring your lawn out of drought stress than it does to prevent it!