TAG: Grasshopper Lawns

PLANET volunteers return to Arlington National Cemetery

July 30, 2014By

Grasshopper Lawns in Larksville, Pa., has been participating in the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) Renewal & Remembrance event for 18 years — since the inaugural year. The event, which took place July 28 this year, is a beautification effort in which landscape industry volunteers from around the U.S. gather for a day to apply lime and gypsum, aerate, plant and... read more

Pennsylvania lawn care company celebrates 50 years of service

July 2, 2014By

For 36 years, Grasshopper Lawns operated out of what Michael Kravitsky IV refers to as “the dungeon.” The basement of his grandparents’ home, which was prone to flooding, was so cramped that Kravitsky’s father’s and brother’s backs actually touched while they worked at their desks. Kravitsky had to wedge in sideways just to get to his chair. But despite the... read more

Grasshopper Lawns celebrates 50 years of family ownership

March 17, 2014By

As Larksville, Pa.-based Grasshopper Lawns celebrates its 50th anniversary, Co- owners Michael Kravitsky IV and Shawn Kravitsky reminisce on how the family-owned lawn care company got its start. It began as an aluminum awning business, which was founded by the brothers’ grandfather, Michael Kravitsky Jr. It was in 1964, when their father, Michael Kravitsky III, had inherited the company, that... read more

Noon Turf Care acquires Connecticut-based Grasshopper Lawns

February 18, 2014By

Noon Turf Care, located in Marlborough, Mass., acquired Grasshopper Lawns of Naugatuck, Conn. Terms were undisclosed. Owned and operated by Doug Columb, Grasshopper Lawns has served residential and commercial customers in the Southern Connecticut area for more than 43 years. “We are excited to welcome Grasshopper Lawns’ customers to our family,” said Christopher Noon, CEO of Noon Turf Care. “We... read more

Founder of Grasshopper Lawns dies

March 29, 2013By

Michael Kravitsky III, founder of Grasshopper Lawns in Larksville, Pa., died on March 26. He was 81. Kravitsky III, a founding member of the Lawn Care Association of Pennsylvania, started in the lawn care industry in 1964 with two Lawn-A-Mat franchises. “For two cents a square foot, a technician would spray on weed control, aerate, roll and apply seed and... read more