Turf & Plant Health Care

Professional Plant Health & Turf Care

Vidosh employee mowing lawn in Northern Michigan

One of the most integral aspects of a remarkable landscape is a healthy, vibrant lawn. If your lawn feels good, it will look good. Professional regular care is the best way to keep your northern Michigan outdoor living space in its best shape for many seasons to come. The team at Vidosh will maintain your property with professional lawn care services like turf and plant health care, including lawn fertilization. Trust the certified pest applicators at Vidosh North to keep your lawn measuring up to its potential. 

The professional certified lawn care specialists on staff at Vidosh will manage your tree and shrub care and ensure that your lawn has the necessary nutrients that your plants and turf need to flourish. You can expect a personalized, non-cookie-cutter approach to lawn care and you can rest assured that the health of your Charlevoix landscape is in capable hands with our staff. We offer effective Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix lawn fertilization. 

Petoskey Turf Fertilizing Services

Our lawn care services will protect your Bay Harbor, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, or Walloon Lake property for seasons to come. The proper plant and turf fertilization lawn care will minimize the stress that diseases and insects present to plant integrity. Call the team at Vidosh North to help diagnose and solve:

  • Lawn Problems (aeration, overseeding & getting rid of invasive weeds like crabgrass)
    • Aeration refers to the simple idea that your lawn needs oxygen to work at its best. 
    • Overseeding, or adding grass seed over your current lawn, is a great way to take advantage of the existing progress of your lawn and improve its overall appearance and health.
    • Uneven growth of grass in shaded areas, causing blotchy grass patterns. Consider regular maintenance or a grass that is formulated for shade growth for optimal lawn aesthetic.
  • Insect & Disease Control (pathogens, pests and grubs, environmental stresses, etc.)
    • During late summer and fall, grub damage can become problematic. Grubs can actually cause root damage, which means the grass won't be able to absorb nutrients or hydration. We can repair grub lawn damage.
  • Custom Turf Fertilizing
    • Maintaining a healthy landscape is made possible by regular assessment of lawn health, as well as custom lawn fertilization and maintenance catered to your particular case. Also vital in addition to fertilization is the time of year at which it is applied and the techniques with which it is applied. Protect your landscape with Harbor Springs turf fertilizing from the team at Vidosh North.
  • Integrated Pest Management Strategies
    • The goal is to prevent pests from even finding your lawn and plants in the first place. IPM uses effective strategies to determine long-term ways to keep pests out.
  • Soil Testing & Analysis
    • Soil testing and analysis allows the team to assess the current health of your lawn, learn which nutrients are available (at which levels) in your soil and begin to form our plan for necessary nutrient additions.

Why Use Organic Fertilizer?

Nutrient-rich soil: Nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen are contained naturally within organic fertilizers, and the steady release of these nutrients is beneficial to soil—without the chemicals present in synthetic fertilizers.

Structure of the soil is improved: The nutrient-dense organic fertilizers actually improve the quality of the soil by boosting its moisture retention ability. Another benefit is increased fertility of soil, meaning the organic fertilizer encourages microorganisms, earthworms, and more to grow. This process is possibly through natural fertilizers and this breakdown of ­­organic matter contributes to soil health.

Better absorption: Organic fertilizers are less likely to be washed away from irrigation or rain because they release their nutrients slowly. This therefore protects the remainder of the landscape from unintended exposure to the fertilizer.

Environmentally conscious: One of the main reasons some clients prefer organic fertilizer is the nature of their composition—they don’t have any synthetic materials or chemicals, making them the best choice for the surrounding landscape, animals, and humans alike.

Why Not Use Organic Fertilizer?

Because the release of the nutrients in organic fertilizer is slower than that of synthetic fertilizer, synthetics are often chosen based on timing alone. Synthetic fertilizers are also more commonly available and often more cost-effective.

So What's Required for Healthy Turf & Plants?

The short answer is that it depends. Fertilization is widely considered one of the most important quality enhancers for your landscape. When performed properly, fertilization can help reduce weeds, resist disease, encourage growth, protect the integrity of the soil, discourage pests & more. That said, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to fertilization.

It’s vital to apply lawn fertilizer carefully and according to the individual turf fertilizing requirements. In other words, it’s important that your landscaping company knows your lawn. The team at Vidosh North prides itself on excellent communication and service between the team and our customers, so we're certain your lawn will be another on our long list of successes.

Vidosh North employee fertilizing lawn

Vidosh North employee fertilizing lawn

Vidosh North employee raking and  fertilizing lawn

Why is Plant Health Important?

A major factor in the appearance and value of your landscaping is plant health, but did you know plant health is more important than just making your yard look good? Plant health can positively affect ecological, economic, and human well-being aspects. Here are a few reasons why plant health is important in landscaping:

  • Aesthetic Appeal- Landscaping is often done to enhance the visual appeal of outdoor spaces. Healthy plants contribute to the overall beauty of landscaping work the most. Healthy plants will appear brighter, and include more vibrant colors, lush foliage, and well-maintained shapes.
  • Property Value – In the same way that healthy plants improve aesthetic appeal, well-maintained and healthy landscaping will increase the value of a property. Potential buyers and renters value how the space they are buying looks, and beautiful landscaping can create an inviting outdoor environment.
  • Cost Savings: Healthy plants are less susceptible to diseases and pests, reducing the need for replacement or expensive treatments. It is important to maintain healthy plants over the long term to gain the most savings.
  • Stress Reduction, Recreation, and Enjoyment: Plants and green spaces have been shown to have a positive impact on mental well-being. Well-maintained and healthy plants, create a calming and relaxing environment for individuals or families to hang out. Landscaped areas can be used for recreational activities, like picnicking, reading, or just spending time outdoors. Through these activities, individuals can create family memories and moments of joy.

As you can see, plant health is a fundamental aspect of successful landscaping. It ensures your yard remains visually appealing, functions, and is economically smart. Proper care, maintenance, and attention to plant health all contribute to a thriving and enjoyable outdoor space.