Tended lawn's wedding proposal works for Mich. man

CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - September 9, 2010

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.

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