Tommy Dafoe tells the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant that he spelled out "Will U Marry Me" with fertilizer a few weeks ago in the lawn of the home he shares with girlfriend in Chippewa Township, about 120 miles northwest of Detroit.
The 24-year-old Dafoe watered his words more frequently and the fertilizer helped the grass grow greener. When the grass grew long enough, he used a mower to carefully cut around the letters.
Then on Friday, Dafoe asked 25-year-old Kristi Volz how the lawn looked - and got down on one knee.
Volz said yes, and the couple is planning an August wedding.