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About Our Company

Turf Tamers established roots in 1999, while owner-operator Mike Svaleson attended middle school in Fargo, ND. The company began with one push mower, a weed eater, and a dolly cart for hauling clippings. He serviced a number of customers in the immediate area of the Svaleson family home. When Svaleson turned 16, he received a drivers license which opened a whole new set of doors! Now able to expand out of walking distance from the family home in South Fargo, he was able to establish customers throughout Fargo-Moorhead.
Since 2006, Turf Tamers has expanded into a full service lawn care, landscaping and snow removal company.  In 2011, Svaleson purchased H20 Sprinkler Systems and our lawn care service abilities grew exponentially.  Turf Tamers has also expanded in to dirt work, grading, and landscape design.  When asked about his successful business, Svaleson states, “I love my job because I get to be outside every day and work hard to improve every one of my customer’s properties.  I strive for compliments and the satisfaction of leaving a property in much better shape then before we started the job!”
Turf Tamers continues to expand every season, and with ambitious Svaleson at the helm the sky is the limit with this young entrepeneur and his growing business.
  • Landscape Installation
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Irrigation Installation
  • Irrigation Maintenance
  • Snow Removal

What We Do Best

Our name says it all.  We are your lawn care professionals.  We work hard so you don’t have to.

Irrigation Systems




Lawn Care


Snow Removal


About Us

Mike SvalesonOwner

Mike began mowing lawn as a young boy and started operating under the name Turf Tamers in 1999.  Mike oversees all accounts and is often the person you will meet when you need lawn designs and estimates.

Mike attended NDSU where he competed on the track and field team.  He enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid outdoorsman.  You can often find him adventuring on big game hunts throughout the year.

Lisa Svaleson HermanOffice Manager

Lisa joined the Turf Tamers team in 2011 to manage the growing business. Lisa and Mike are the dynamic brother/sister duo in the family oriented business.  She maintains the day to day operations and customer relations within the company.

You can often find her outside on various adventures skiing, running, and playing outside with her  son and rescue dogger.

Lawns Mowed
Feet of Snow Removed
Envious Neighbors

Alex MarohlOperations Manager

Alex manages our teams in the field.  He is an integral part of the success of Turf Tamers both on and off job sites.

Curt MarkgrafEstimator

"I couldn't recommend this company more! They are so professional, work tirelessly to get the job done, and truly do everything possible to ensure we, the customer, are happy. Customer service is sincerely one of the absolute best in the industry and their work is just as impressive. Mike, Lisa, and team, we so sincerely thank you for being nothing short of amazing to work with!"

Marcus Thornton

"I can’t say enough nice things about Turf Tamers!! We hire them for snow removal and lawn care for our businesses and they always do such a great job and are very timely! With these big snow storms we’ve had they do nothing but work there tails off trying to keep all there accounts happy and get access to people! We also have hired them to do landscaping and sprinklers and they did a phenomenal job!! We are very happy customers of theirs for the past 4 years!"

Kristin McInnes

"One stop shopping at Turf Tamers I call Mike in the spring and tell him what I want for the year, spring vacuum for boulevard, turn on underground sprinkler system, weekly mowing, edge trimming and blowing grass off sidewalks and driveway, fall clean up, shut down sprinkler system for winter and of course snow removal. Turf Tamers offers convenient reliable top of the line personal service at reasonable prices. One less thing I have to worry about as a senior citizen committed to staying in my house with my beautiful yard that Mike maintains for me."

John and Mary Metz

"I have had the opportunity to have Mike and Turf Tamers work on my yard for the past two years and have found him to provide first rate service and to provide it with a smile. I have no doubt that thanks to Mike, I have the best groomed and maintained lawn in my neighborhood. Mike is conscientious, hard-working and friendly. With Mike, I never have to ask him to come over or to tell him he is mowing the lawn to frequently. Mike checks the lawn and knows how frequently he needs to be by, and all summer and fall long, just like clockwork, Mike is there getting the job done right. I have also had Mike help with setting up and shutting down sprinklers and am happy with this service as well. Another important item to note is that last spring we noticed serious vole damage to parts of the yard. Mike was diligent in coming up with a recommendation to restore our lawn – and it worked. I strongly recommend Mike and Turf Tamers. I know that I will continue to rely on Turf Tamers."

Mark AndersonPresident & CEO BlackRidge Financial

"Mike provides outstanding services for me at Evergreen Square, both in the summer with mowing and upkeep of the grounds, and with snow removal in the winter. He does his work in a timely manner, so that I have no calls from tenants wondering when the parking lot will be plowed. Mike also alert to the property and has reported to me when there have been water coming out of one unit, and when there has been graffiti painted on the exterior walls of the premises. Since I am not at the premises every day, I appreciate his calls about problems, so that I can address the situations as soon as possible. I would recommend to anyone looking for good service, in all of the areas he has listed on his brochure, that they contact Mike."

Carol Rogne