July Updates and News

  1. The weather for the last month has been very hot and dry, and those conditions look to continue for the rest of the summer. As always, my number one piece of advice I give out every year is to water your lawn during these times. All the (expensive) fertilizer and weed control in the world won’t matter if you turn your lawn into a dessert during July and August. Your lawn can survive the hot, dry periods, but only if you keep it watered. Most damage comes from the sun during the summer, and keeping the water flowing to the grass will help alleviate some of that damage. You don’t have to swamp your yard, a good 30 min soak 2 or 3 times a week will do wonders for the lawn. Otherwise you are in for a lot of repairs and reseeding in the fall, costly repairs that may run from the $100s to $1000s.
  2. One of the best kept secrets about TJ's Lawn Care is that we do offer minor landscape services like (small) bush trimming, garden bed maintenance, and in particular mulching. The lawn mowing and maintenance service is our primary offering, but we do do a bit of landscaping, mostly for our regular customers. This year we have done a lot more of this kind of work, and we are always open for more. Since I don't advertise these services, many of our customers don't know we offer them. If you are in need of these minor landscaping services, give me a call or drop me an email. During the summer months when things are slow we can get to these easily. Once we get into fall and things get busy, our availability for these services lessens.

    Our mulching service includes delivery and installation of the mulch of your choice. Pricing depends on the type and color of the mulch you desire. The service includes delivery and installation in the garden beds. I don't mean to brag, but we do a great job on cleaning up the beds and installing the new mulch if I do say so myself. Give me a call or drop me an email for further info.

  3. Leaf season will be coming as we march toward fall. Neither Ann Arbor nor Ypsi/Ypsi Township will be offering bulk removal this year. TJs has a curbside leaf vacuum service that picks up where those cities left off. It is much easier than bagging or stuffing plastic bins, and faster too. We can do the cleanup and removal for you, or just stop by to vacuum up your leaves if you want to do the raking. It's early to start thinking about fall services, but we book up fast in the fall. This season we will have limited availability for leaf cleanup and removal. We will be taking fewer customers than in the recent few seasons. Don't wait for the leaves to drop off the trees to call. Contact me for more info about the service.
  4. I know winter seems far away, but it's not too soon to think snow clearing. We do residential snow clearing with snow blowers and shovels. Driveways, sidewalks, porches, are all included in the service. We offer a more complete snow clearing service than most companies for our residential customers, and I have had a lot of great feedback over the years. BUT, I like to have my routes set early and tend to book up by October. Once the schedule is full we do not accept additional clients. We turned away at least 30 potential customers last winter that inquired after we were booked up; we just could not take any additional customers. Don't delay, contact me NOW if you are interested in snow clearing this winter.

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