Healthy Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection

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Healthy Lawn Care Program - Endorsed Lawn Care Providers

BINGHAM FARMS, MI––The Healthy Lawn Care Program (HLCP) for Watershed Protection is an environmentally sound lawn care program that over 20 participating members of the Michigan Green Industry Association offer. These endorsed companies offer options that protect the watershed, such as:  an initial on-site consultation, advice on proper cultural practices (irrigation and mowing); a soil test, low-phosphorus or no-phosphorus fertilizer in accordance with state law; slow-release nitrogen fertilizer (40% in slow release form), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) weed control options (zero pesticides; spot-treatment for weeds; and/or one-time rescue operation for weed control; and insect control only after problem is identified. Rain and melting snow carry small amounts of oil, grease, soil debris and other pollutants to rivers, lakes and wetlands.  Lawn fertilizer and pesticides are among the pollutants that have been found in storm water runoff.  Under this lawn care program option, fertilizers and pesticides are REDUCED/ELIMINATED to levels that sustain healthy turf and help protect water quality.

HLCP partners include the Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA), Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority (SOCWA), Wayne County Department of Environment and Water Resources Commissioner (WRC). The Healthy Lawn Care Program has been initiated to help service companies comply with environmentally sensitive lawn care issues, such as, the over use of fertilizers, pesticides and runoff into storm drains, lakes, streams and rivers.

The MGIA is proud to announce the endorsed member lawn care companies in Michigan (listed below).  For more information on the MGIA or our members, contact Diane Andrews-Banks at (248) 646-4992 or  

Endorsed MGIA Lawn Care Professionals offering the Healthy Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection

Dana Stevens
All State Tree & Lawn Service Inc.
4926 Fernlee Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073-1017
(248) 689-5750

Jim Berns
Berns Landscaping Services Inc.
23500 Blackstone Ave.
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 756-1145

Tom Korth
Classic Turf LLC (A Division
of Westside Forestry)
22510 Hoover Rd.
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 757-7700

Steve Martinko
Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists, Inc.
8250 Old White Lake Rd., Ste. B
White Lake, MI 48386
(248) 698-4470

Chris Fox
Custom Greenery Lawn Care, Inc.
28252 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 471-1776

Dave Alexander
D.A. Alexander & Co., Inc.
12711 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150-1264
(734) 427-0030

DJ Kerr
DJ's Property Maintenance
25024 Research Way
Woodhaven, Mi  48183  

W. George Jackson
D & G Natures Way, Inc.
P.O. Box 88
South Lyon, MI 48178
(248) 437-3459

Matt Nihranz
Fertilizer Plus
31190 Dequindre
Warren, MI 48092

David Steptoe
Green Guys Lawn & Landscape
9563 Huron Creek Dr.
Dexter, MI  48130  

Ron Skover
Greenlawn Landscape
2599 Jarvis 
Kimball, Michigan  48074
(810) 982-6313

Brett Marshall
Marshall Landscape
24343 Gibson
Warren, MI 48089
(313) 885-7272


Marty Blaszkowski
Michigan Greens-Keeper, Inc.
P.O. Box 202
Clarkston, MI  48347
(248) 393-0973


Gary Eichen
Mike’s Tree Surgeons, Inc.
263 Park Street
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 588-0202

Ruth Pianga
Mr. Green Lawn Care
9200 General Dr.
Plymouth, MI 48170
(800) 25-GRASS

Tom Bergschwenger
Natural Approach Lawn & Tree, Inc.
P.O. Box 70766
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 237-1006


Tom Morgan
Owen Tree Service
225 N. Lake George Rd.
Attica, MI 48412
(800) 724-6680

Paul Peacock
Peacock Landscaping, LLC 
P.O. Box 194
North Street, MI 48049-0194
(810) 327-2684 

Ron Zemens
Ron-Kare Landscape Co.
17080 Masonic, Ste. 218
Fraser, MI 48026

Dave Stevens
Signature Lawn Care
(A Division of Westside Forestry)

48600 Eleven Mile Rd.
Novi, MI 48374
(248) 449-4949

Stephen Woods
Smith Tree & Landscape
Service, Inc.
6270 W. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI  48906
(517) 321-3553

Michelle Zatorski
Soulliere Landscaping, Inc.
23919 Little Mack
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
(586) 776-2811

Bill Udell
Total Lawn Care, Inc.
424 W. Houstonia
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 588-1694