Thursday, March 26, 2020

COVID-19 | Ever So Green, LLC.

At Ever So Green, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. Effective March 24, 2020,  Governor Whitmer instituted an emergency "stay home-stay safe" order for all non-essential businesses to close to help limit the spread of the virus.

In following this order, our office is closed to the public until April 13, 2020, or until the Governor's order is lifted. We are remotely working from our homes - returning phone calls, emails, remote bidding, mailing, and setting up customers. If you need to speak with us about your service or make a payment, please reach out to us at 517-518-8523 or via email and we will get back with you as soon as we can.

We will be out to service your property as soon as we receive confirmation that the order has been lifted or that we are an essential service provider. We will continue to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

Field Staff will be supplied with soap and water/hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes (or equivalent) and disinfectant sprays and will be required to disinfect vehicles, equipment, and tools touched daily or as needed. Employee start times will stagger to eliminate close contact to enable them to keep 6' distances.

To eliminate any close contact with our customers all communication should be done via phone, email or mail . There will be no face to face meetings. Fertilizing customers: All state required information will be left with the stake we leave in your yard.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Cool Season vs. Warm Season Grasses

There are many different varieties of grasses growing in residential lawns. In general, grasses are divided into two types: cool season and warm season. Cool season grasses are most popular in the United States for their ability to retain a green color throughout cold weather (though cool season grasses will eventually fade or brown in the coldest temperatures.) Examples of cool season grasses include Kentucky bluegrass, tall and fine fescue and ryegrass.

Warm season grasses usually brown after the first frost of the year. Though primarily used in the Southern US, they can be found all the way up to the Canadian border. Bermuda grass, zoysia and buffalo grass are all varieties of warm season grass.

Because of their different growth patterns, warm and cool season grasses must be fertilized at different times in the year. To find out exactly what kind of grass you have and the best times to fertilize, contact Ever So Green at 517-518-8523!

Read more about professional lawn care and fertilization services on our website!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Do I Need to Aerate My Lawn? When to Hire a Professional Lawn Care Company

Aeration is a technique that loosens compacted soil, allowing for air, water and fertilizer to reach the grass at its roots. Special tools (mechanized or manual) perforate the lawn with small, uniform holes that allow elements to move freely through the soil without damaging the grass’ roots.

If you’re going to fertilize your lawn, apply weed control or seed, it is important to aerate your lawn. For fertilizer and weed control, aeration is essential for allowing those compounds to spread evenly throughout the soil. In the case of applying seed, you’ll want to aerate in order to ensure the seeds have ample room for root growth.

Read more about aeration and fertilization by a professional lawn care company on our website!

Your lawn may be especially need aeration if it gets heavy traffic, originated from sod, has a spongy feel or if your home is newly constructed. Any of these factors can contribute to heavy compaction soil or the stripping of essential layers. For more information, contact the experts at Ever So Green at 517-518-8523.

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