Untitled 2

Skip to Content

Click here to see FAQs related to this section.  
Click here to see links related to this section.  
Click here for contact information.  
Click here to locate this department.


Healthy Lawn Care Tips

Follow these environmentally responsible tips for a healthy lawn or use a lawn service that offers healthy lawn care options.


  • Select earth-friendly fertilizers. These include products where 50% or more of the nitrogen is in slow-release form, and they are labeled as low or no phosphorus and pesticide-free.
  • Sweep up fertilizer from paved surfaces and put it back into the lawn. Fertilizer left on sidewalks can easily wash into storm drains, rivers, and lakes.
  • Leave a "no fertilizer" 10 foot to 25 foot buffer zone near lakes and rivers. Instead of turf grass, plant native grasses, tall wildflowers or shrubs to trap pollutants and discourage Canadian geese.
  • Do not fertilize before early May and never fertilize if the ground is still frozen. Fertilize in the fall for a green lawn in the spring.


  • If you have an automatic sprinkler system, set the timer to come on only at night between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a. m. This helps ensure proper water pressure and helps to keep the water rates down.
  • Do not water every day. If your address is an even number, sprinkle on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If your address is an odd number, sprinkle on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If necessary add an extra sprinkling day on Sunday.


  • When you mow, set the blade height to 3 inches or more. This promotes deeper roots and shades out the weeds.
  • Mulch the grass clippings. Clippings are a source of nitrogen, so those expensive fertilizers can be reduced by 25% or more.
  • Mow dry leaves right into the lawn. Healthy soil consists of at least 5% organic matter. This allows for better storage of nutrients and water.


HomeSite MapNixle
Site Map


Quick Links 

I'm looking for...

                  advanced search...

New to Farmington Hills?  Click here.
 new resident info...
 hills highlights...
•   City Phone Outage to Occur on Friday, April 25 beginning at 5 p.m.
•   2013/14 Adopted Budget Document
•   Longwood Basin Retrofit Demonstration Project
•   Water Tower Update 08/09/13
•   Proposed Mix Use Ordinance for Orchard Lake Rd
More hills highlights...

Click here to see the comprehensive Document Library.

 city news...
•   Cities of Farmington Hills and Farmington to Compete for $5 Million Georgetown University Energy Prize
•   City Phone Outage to Occur on Friday, April 25 beginning at 5 p.m.
•   Road Construction update - April 23, 2014
•   Festival of the Arts Brings Free Family Fun to the Costick Center May 3
•   Public Notice - City Council Special Budget Meetings
More city news...

Click here to see the comprehensive Document Library.

 upcoming events...
4/24/14 Center for Active Adults Offers Caregiver Training Classes
4/24/14 Mayor's Youth Council Meeting
4/24/14 Planning Commission Meeting
4/24/14 Grand River Corridor Improvement Authority Meeting
4/25/14 Karaoke (Senior Adult Division)
More upcoming events...

Click here to see the comprehensive Event Calendar information.

business development  |  government  |  community  |  services  |  departments  |  reference desk  |  calendar  |  library
home  |  sitemap  |  search  |  help  |  privacy policy
City of Farmington Hills, 31555 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, Michigan, 48336 Municipal Web Services
Accessible Logo.  Click here to visit the page in the Municipal Web Services website that talkes about accessibility.View our Slide Show by clicking hereReport Technical Website Problems | Website Feedback
Untitled 1