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 [...]

Caring for your new grass seed

All seeds require moisture and a certain temperature range before they begin to germinate. Once the germination process has begun, if conditions change, the seed or new sprout is vulnerable and can die. If the seed or sprout dries out --- it dies out. The germination time for grass seed ranges from 5 to 30 [...]

How Often Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

  You want to have the perfect green lawn, and you understand that in order for your grass to really thrive, it needs the help of some lawn fertilizer. A healthy lawn needs nutrients, water, and the sun. You have no control over the sun, but you can water correctly and apply the right amount of [...]

2018-04-06T17:18:03+00:00 Fertilizer, Lawn Care, Spring Care|

How to Get a Thicker Grass

There's nothing like a lush, thick green lawn to make your property look fantastic. A beautiful lawn improves the curb appeal of your home. It shows pride of ownership that increases the property value of you and your neighbor's homes. It will take some work to get that beautiful lawn looking thick and green. It may [...]

How to avoid the most common lawn care mistakes

We often want to do everything ourselves to save money, but sometimes it hurts in the long run if we're overlooking the small mistakes. Lawn care isn't easy; its a lot of work getting your yard to look its best. Here are a few of the simple mistakes that you might be making that will [...]

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in Your Lawn

Crabgrass! The nemesis of homeowners across Illinois and the midwest. People who work hard at their lawns have a common enemy: crabgrass. Besides dandelions, it's probably the most common weed in midwestern lawns. You may fight it all summer long and then next year rolls around and it's the same thing all over again. So [...]

When is the Best Time to Fertilize My Lawn?

We all want a healthy green lawn that makes your home and property look great. You don't want to be "that house" with the patchy spots, tall weeds and brown patches of grass. No thank you. So when is the best time to fertilize your lawn so you get that thick, lush, green grass? Start [...]

2017-02-27T13:48:40+00:00 Fertilizer, Lawn Care, Spring Care|