Wednesday, May 30, 2012

6 Tips for Keeping Your Grand Rapids Lawn Healthy and Green This Summer

6 Tips for keeping your lawn nice and green this summer!

1. Be careful not to overwater. Overwatering produces shallow roots, making it more vulnerable to heat or pests.

2. The besttime to water is early morning, because less water is lost to evaporation.

3. The worst time to water is in the evening, when too little water is lost to evaporation. Diseases are more likely to develop in a wet lawn.

4. Raise that mower and let grass blades grow to 3" in height. Taller blades have deeper roots. Also, higher blades provide more shade for soil, and shade also has the benefit of stunting the growth of weeds.

5. Maintain the lawn, watching for weeds. Weed growth can increase thanks to the heat. Weeds tend to be more resilient.

6. Give the lawn 1 to 2" of water once a week. As a rule of thumb: Running sprinklers for one hour provides 1 inch of water to the area it covers, two inches in two hours, etc.

Rather have a pro take care of your lawn? Call 616-893-5765 for a free estimate!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

All of us at RRR Lawn & Landscape would like to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day. Remembering those who have served and who currently serve our country.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Don't Be Afraid of Your Local Landscape Company!

Hey Grand Rapids, it appears that many people are afraid to call a landscape company to come in and help them out.  Some are afraid because they fear that the cost will be outside of their budget, others worry that the job might just be too small for the pros.  Put your worries aside!


At RRR Lawn & Landscape we put customer satisfaction as our number one priority.  From entire landscape makeovers to minor projects that are destine to spruce up the appearance of your landscaping, we would like to eliminate any fears or worries you have about calling a professional landscaping company.  We offer free, no hassle estimates so you don't have to worry about committing to something unless you are ready!

Call RRR Lawn & Landscape today to see what we can do for you!  616-893-5765 or

Monday, May 21, 2012

Preparing for Summer - Grand Rapids Landscpaing Tip of the Day

Usually, I advise home sellers to use brightly-colored flowers like yellow and red to catch buyer's attention. However, if you live where the sun is making everything extra hot, make your home feel cooler with abundant white flowers. If you have gorgeous flowers in multi-color, don't rip them out. Just add a lot of white to tone down the exuberant warm colors. A few flats of white alyssum go a long way and this hardy plant holds up in extreme heat.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

7 Tips for Installing & Maintaining Softscapes (Planted Beds)

Add curb appeal to your front yard or give your back yard the look and feel you've always wanted for an outdoor living space. 

  1. Remove weeds, debris, etc. from planting areas
  2. Apply pre-emergent weed control
  3. Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  4. Inspect for insects and disease
    • Look for abnormalities in plants
    • Treat promptly and as necessary
  5. After last frost begin spring flower installation of annuyals, perennials, herbs, etc.
    • Conditions for establishment become ideal as temperatures rise and rain falls
    • Usually around May 15th or later
  6. Apply fresh mulch to the beds
  7. Conduct Routine Maintenance
    • Dead head flowers, weed, and fertilize as necessary

Don't want the hassle?  Call RRR Lawn today for a free estimate at 616-893-5765!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

10 Tips For a Healthy West Michigan Lawn

We are looking forward to seeing some nice green lawns around Grand Rapids this year!  Here are 10 tips for a healthy West Michigan lawn!

  1. Apply pre-emergent weed control over entire lawn
  2. Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  3. Fertilize lightly
  4. Inspect for insects and diseases (this is the time of year they begin to be active) check early for signs of damage
  5. Look for abnormalities in the lawn
  6. Treat as necessary
  7. Consult an expert
  8. Routine Maintenance
  9. Mow, trim, and adge lawn areas as needed
  10. Water when needed. Both drought and over watering can create serious problems

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Things are looking up for Spring Time in Grand Rapids!

Hey Grand Rapids!  Our 5 day forecast is looking great this week, temperature wise!  We are supposed to hit a high of 86 this week.

Want to enjoy this weather outside with your family without worrying about yard work?  Call RRR Lawn today at 616-893-5765 or visit our website at!