Berns Landscaping is a proud member of the Healthy Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection, which is apart of the Michigan Green Industry Association.
The Healthy Lawn Care Program (HLP) for Watershed Protection is an environmentally sound lawn care program that 19 participating members of the Michigan Green Industry Association are offering. HLP 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.
Companies endorsed as HLCP service providers offer additional lawn care options, to their customer. Services that protect the watershed consist of the following key components: On-site consultations, soil nutrient testing, fertilizer options (including at least 40% 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.
Interested in finding out about our HLCP services? Call today (586.756.1145 East / 248.835.3000 West) for a free estimate or fill out our free estimate form online.