Healthy Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection

The Healthy Lawn Care Program (HLCP) for Watershed Protection is an environmentally sound lawn care program that participating members of the Michigan Green Industry Association are offering.  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 company’s comply with environmentally sensitive lawn care issues, such as, the over use of fertilizers, pesticides and runoff into storm drains, lakes and/or rivers.  

HLCP providers offer consumers additional lawn care options to protect the watershed. The key components of the program are: On-site consultations, soil nutrient testing, fertilizer options (including at least 50% slow-release fertilizer), fertilizer quantities of either two, three or four pounds of nitrogen applied over the growing season (depending on type of turf), low or NO-phosphorus options, advice to homeowners on proper maintenance and cultural practices, such as, mowing and watering. Pesticide options for insect and disease control may include programs such as:  no pesticide, spot-treatment for weeds or one-time "rescue operation" for weed control.  Please encourage your lawn care company to participate in the Healthy Lawn Program for Watershed Protection!
Click here to download an application for the Healthy Lawn Care Program

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

Perry 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

Theresa Martinko
Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists, Inc.
1413 Airway Drive
Waterford, MI 48327
(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

W. George Jackson
D & G Natures Way, Inc. 
12927 Silver Lake Road 
Brighton, MI  48116 
(248) 437-3459

Matt Nihranz
Fertilizer Plus
31190 Dequindre
Warren, MI 48092

HTA Companies Inc.
5855 Michigan Rd.
Diamondale, MI 48821
(517) 321-3553

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

Tom Bergschwenger
Natural Approach Lawn & Tree, Inc.
P.O. Box 70766
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 990-5599
Tom Morgan
Owen Tree Service 
225 N. Lake George Rd.
Attica, MI 48412
(800) 724-6680

Gary Eichen
2427 John R. Road
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 588-0202

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

Bill Udell 
Total Lawn Care 
424 W. Houstonia
Royal Oak, MI. 48073