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Is that Crabgrass, Fescue or Quackgrass?

In this post, we discuss the difference between Crab grass, Fescue, and Quack grass, and ways to control them. These weed grasses are often misidentified and if you want to perform the right kind of weed control, it helps to know what you're trying to remove. Crab Grass Aliases: crowfoot grass, finger grass, pigeon grass, [...]

Poison Ivy Identification and Removal

In this post, you will learn how to identify poison ivy in your yard, what happens when you're exposed, how to treat exposure and how to remove poison ivy from your yard. Poison ivy grows in most regions of the United States except the Southwest, Hawaii, and Alaska. It grows in woods, fields, along roadsides [...]

Best Grass For Shade in Illinois

Best Types of Shade Grass for Northern Illinois In this post, we discuss the best types of grass varieties to plant in shady areas in the Chicago and northern Illinois area. Getting your grass to grow in the shade can be of the biggest challenges for homeowners who want a perfect, uniformly green and healthy [...]

2017-07-11T11:41:57+00:00 Grass Seed, Lawn Care|

Ascochyta Leaf Blight

Lawn Disease Alert: Ascochyta Leaf Blight In this post, we will discuss Ascochyta Leaf Blight, how to identify it, the conditions which it appears in, and how to treat and control Ascochyta Leaf Blight. What is Ascochyta Leaf Blight Ascochyta Leaf Blight is a fungal lawn disease which can cause brown patches of grass to appear very quickly [...]

2018-04-13T13:43:25+00:00 Lawn Care, Lawn Diseases|

When to Apply Crabgrass Preventer in Illinois

In this post, we'll discuss crabgrass, when it emerges, and when to apply pre-emergent crabgrass killer in Illinois so you can keep it at bay. One of the biggest enemies of a healthy lawn is crabgrass. Besides maybe dandelions, there is no more pervasive weed that invades homeowner's lawns. About Crabgrass Crabgrass gets its name from [...]

Green T Disease Alert: Red Thread Disease!

Red thread is often a common occurrence on lawns in the cooler and more humid areas of the country. It can be most severe on slow growing, nitrogen hungry turf grasses such as bluegrasses, fescues, Bermuda grasses, rye grasses and bent grasses. Related: Types of grasses in northern Illinois What does Red Thread look like? [...]

2018-04-17T13:46:27+00:00 Lawn Diseases|

Green T Fungus Alert: Powdery Mildew!

The term "powdery mildew" actually refers to an entire group of fungi, each one attacking different types of plants. It usually starts with a few round white or grayish spots that you can rub off with your finger. They spread and join until the entire top leaf surface is covered, then it moves on o [...]

2018-04-17T13:18:48+00:00 Lawn Care, Lawn Diseases|