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Lawn Pests in Illinois: Chinch Bugs

Lawn Pests in Illinois: Chinch Bugs

Chinch bugs are small pests that can cause significant damage to lawns in Illinois, particularly during hot and dry conditions. These insects feed on the sap of grass plants, leading to yellowed, weakened, and eventually dead patches of turf. Emerald Lawn Care can...

Lawn Pests in Illinois: Sod Webworms

Lawn Pests in Illinois: Sod Webworms

Sod webworms are the larvae of a group of moths known as lawn moths or turf webworms. These pests are commonly found in lawns across various regions, where they can cause significant damage to turfgrass. Understanding their lifecycle, identifying signs of infestation,...

Lawn Pests in Illinois: Billbugs

Lawn Pests in Illinois: Billbugs

Billbugs are a type of weevil that can be problematic and are one of the most misdiagnosed insect pests of home lawns. In northern Illinois, the Bluegrass Billbug is known for causing significant turf damage. As the name suggests, they are primarily a pest of Kentucky...

Bentgrass Control

Bentgrass Control

Bentgrass control in lawns is a complex and challenging task, often requiring a specialized approach due to the unique characteristics of this grass type. Bentgrass, while ideal for golf course greens, can be problematic in residential lawns, forming dense patches...

Crabgrass Weed Control

Crabgrass Weed Control

Crabgrass control is a critical aspect of lawn care, particularly for those striving to maintain a healthy, uniform, and aesthetically pleasing lawn. Crabgrass, a common annual weed, is known for its rapid growth and ability to quickly dominate a lawn if left...

Specialty Weed Control

Specialty Weed Control

Specialty weed control addresses some of the most challenging and stubborn weeds that can invade lawns and gardens, such as Creeping Charlie, Wild Violet, and thistles. These weeds often require more targeted treatments than other common broadleaf weeds like...

Broadleaf Weed Control

Broadleaf Weed Control

Broadleaf weed control is a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy and aesthetically pleasing lawn. Broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions and clover, can be particularly invasive and challenging to manage due to their broad leaves, which differ from the narrow blades...

Stabilized Nitrogen Fertilizer

Stabilized Nitrogen Fertilizer

Stabilized Nitrogen Fertilizer represents a significant innovation in lawn care fertilization, offering a more efficient and environmentally friendly approach to nitrogen delivery. This type of fertilizer primarily consists of urea nitrogen, which is treated with...

Slow-release fertilizers

Slow-release fertilizers

Slow-release fertilizers are a vital component in sustainable lawn care, offering a more measured and environmentally responsible approach to lawn nutrition. Unlike their quick-release counterparts, slow-release fertilizers provide a gradual supply of nutrients over...

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