Lawn Care

18 07, 2018

Lawn Pest & Disease Alert: Brown Patch & Sod Webworm

By |2018-07-18T10:58:34-05:00July 18th, 2018|Diseases, Garden Pests, Lawn Care|0 Comments

The combination of hot, humid weather and hot dry spells has created the perfect conditions for two prominent lawn problems this summer. Our maintenance crews have reported sightings of both brown patch and sod webworm. In this article, we discuss their symptoms, causes and treatment.  Brown Patch Brown patch on tall fescue. Irregular patches [...]

11 07, 2018

Summer Watering

By |2018-07-11T15:39:17-05:00July 11th, 2018|Lawn Care, Maintenance, Watering|0 Comments

Shrubs showing stress from lack of water. Lack of watering makes plants more susceptible to damage and disease. Watering during the heat of the summer is mission critical to the success of your garden and plantings. The simplest rule of thumb? If your plants are looking dry, water them! Summers in Chicagoland are [...]

14 09, 2017

Watering Alert: Fall Drought Conditions

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00September 14th, 2017|Fall, Lawn Care, Maintenance|1 Comment

These Boxwood were recently planted, but were not watered consistently. It's too late for them now. It's dry out there. Not enough rain in recent weeks is causing plants to weaken, turn brown and shrivel up. They become more vulnerable to future insect and disease problems, and will die from lack of water. [...]

7 06, 2016

Controlling Grubs

By |2018-02-19T16:01:21-06:00June 7th, 2016|Garden Pests, General News, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Plant Damage|0 Comments

If you've noticed brown, dying patches in a sunny area of your lawn, or patches of lawn that appear to have been torn up,  it's possible you have a grub infestation. Grubs are insect larvae that feed on the roots of sunny, well-watered lawns during the spring and fall months. They do considerable damage to the root system [...]

25 02, 2014

Save the Date: Sunday, March 9, 1-5 p.m.

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00February 25th, 2014|Green Living, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Organic Pest Control, Outdoor Living, Special Event, Things to Do, Water Management|0 Comments

Going Green Matters is a free, family-friendly environmental fair where you can spend a Sunday afternoon learning about a greener lifestyle. This year, it will be held at the Woman's Club of Wilmette at 930 Greenleaf Avenue. We invite you to stop by our table to learn about environmentally responsible products and services for your garden. In anticipation of [...]

20 11, 2009

SWEET DREAMS

By |2009-11-20T22:39:11-06:00November 20th, 2009|Landscaping, Lawn Care|0 Comments

Preparing your garden for winter As the season draws to a close there are a few basic things that we recommend be done prior to "putting your garden to bed"  for the winter.  It is important to clear the leaves from your lawn.  Leaving the leaves on your lawn can smother the turf and encourage [...]

15 09, 2009

Got Grubs?

By |2018-08-30T11:40:56-05:00September 15th, 2009|Garden Pests, Lawn Care|0 Comments

Trying to figure out why you have brown, dying patches in your lawn? It’s possible that you have a white grub infestation. White grubs are insect larvae that feed on the roots of sunny, well-watered lawns during the spring and fall months. They do considerable damage to the root system, causing large, brown areas of dead grass. Untreated [...]