Turf Workz services the city of Midland MI and the surrounding area with professional, honest and trustworthy lawn care. Midland is located in both Midland County and Bay County, and is considered part of the Great Lakes Bay Region. Midland, Michigan is properly named because it is in the center of the Lower Peninsula east of Mt. Pleasant and west of Bay City. Midland is 35.69 square miles in size with a population of approximately 42,000 residents. Midland had the distinguished honor of recently being listed the fourth best small city to raise a family by Forbes. Turf Workz agrees and we love the opportunity to serve the citizens of Midland with high quality lawn, tree and shrub care.
Once an Indian village, Midland has grown over the centuries to become known as a “City of Science and Culture.” As recently as the 1850’s the Chippewa Indians were fishing, growing crops and hunting. 6,000 acres were set aside for the Chippewa Tribe under the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw in which 1,000 acres are now the proud home of the Chippewa Nature Center. There are many locations near to Midland that are still Indian Reservations including Mt. Pleasant which is home to nearly 8,800 members of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation.
Throughout the second half of the 19th century, Midland and the surrounding area grew its economy through farming, logging, fishing and trade. Sawmills were built and railroad tracks were placed through the city helping to drive commerce and leading to the development of Midland. In 1887, Midland became incorporated as a city. 1890 became a big year for Midland as it was the site of the creation of one of the most recognized companies in the world: The Dow Chemical Company. Founded by Herbert Henry Dow, his business helped Midland survive the end of the logging industry and create the technology industry.
Midland is still the headquarters for two of Dow’s companies making it the home of two companies listed on the Fortune 500 list. Midland is also home to the largest gas-fueled, steam recovery co-generation facility in North America designed to provide electricity and fuel, it was once going to be a nuclear power plant. The major businesses that call Midland their home are:
● Dow Chemical
● Dow Corning Corporation
● Midland Cogeneration Venture
● Mid-Michigan Medical Center – Location of the Neuroscience Institute and Pardee Cancer Center
Midland has a lot of activities to keep the sports enthusiast busy. The minor league team the Great Lakes Loons who are a Single A ball club partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers play at the Dow Diamond Stadium. Midland also is considered the unofficial softball capital of the world because they host many softball tournaments for local, national and international contests. The opportunity to play and watch sports in Midland does not end with baseball or softball. Other activities include:
● BMX Bike Track at the Stratford Woods Park
● Midland Community Tennis Center considered one of the top 25 tennis facilities in the United States
● 2 x NHL sized hockey rinks at the Midland Civic Arena
There are also 72 city parks in Midland including forest areas, disc golf courses and neighborhood parks that are worth exploring. Folks living or visiting Midland will have 2,700 acres of park area to explore. Plymouth Park is a 40 acre park with a 16,000 square foot community-built playground. There is also a pool, splash zone, and more to help stave off the summer heat. The City Forest is the perfect place for hikers, bikers and joggers and, in the winter months, there is ice skating, sledding, cross-country skiing and more.
With so much to do throughout the city of Midland why spend time trying to get your lawn green and your landscaping well-maintained. Allow the skilled crew at Turf Workz to take on this chore for you.
Downtown Midland is filled with beautiful scenery as well as shopping and dining options. Check out the various parks or stroll by the famous Santa House. If you simply want a bite to eat with some friends or looking for boutique or specialty stores, you will have many great options. One of the must-dos is a walk across the Tridge – the three way pedestrian bridge where the Tittabawassee River and Chippewa River meet.
For students living in Midland they attend the Midland Public Schools which educates over 8,000 students at:
● 7 elementary schools
● 2 middle schools
● 2 high schools
Midland is truly an amazing place to live and work. Turf Workz always appreciates the opportunity to work with the citizens and business owners in Midland and help them maintain a beautiful and vibrant yard which includes the grass, trees, shrubs and bushes.
If you are looking for lawn care in Midland you can trust, give Turf Workz a call today.