Archive for lawncare tips
You may have noticed that toward the end of summer you begin to see brown patches in the lawns of your McHenry, Richmond, Williams Bay and Poplar Grove homes. Late August brings the possibilities of white grubs to our yards. Grubs are baby Japanese beetles or the Masked Chafer beetles.
These adult beetles lay their eggs in moist warm soils such as an irrigated lawn that receives full sun. The babies, or white grubs, feed on grass roots and cause brown spots to appear in your yard. It’s easy to determine if your brown spots are from grubs without calling a lawn treatment company to investigate. Simply pull back the brown areas of your lawn and if you see white, C-shaped insects, you have grubs. Read More→
Weeds are here and I don’t want them! They’re taking over the lawn of my McHenry County real estate. What can you do to make weeding less of a nightmare? It’s simple. Just weed every day. It is much less stressful to weed small amounts everyday than to have an entire yard to accomplish once a month.
Catching the weeds when they are young makes it easier to remove them and prevents spreading. Below are some tips to help you get your lawn ready for the season.
1. Water area before weeding or weed right after rain. Weeds pull easier in wet soil.
2. Pull roots out with the weed.
3. Try a weed preventer in mulch beds and yard. This will not kill existing weeds, but will help prevent any future weeds from taking root.
4. Be careful with weed killers; they may kill the plants you actually want. Read More→