Lawn Maintenance Schedule

A lawn maintenance schedule will vary from zone to zone depending on where you live.  I thought that it would be important to share a full service lawn maintenance schedule for zone 5 since we get a lot of questions from customers relating to their lawn programs.  I...

Japanese Beetle Resistant Plants

One of the best ways to fight Japanese beetles in your property is to install Japanese beetle resistant plants.  Some plants attract Japanese beetles and others do not.  If you don’t want to spray for these pests, consider installing Japanese beetle resistant...

Perimeter Pest Control

One of the best ways to protect the inside of your home is by performing perimeter pest control.  Perimeter pest control can include insect, mice and rat control.  In order to have comfort in your home, it is ideal to keep all unwanted pests outside.  Insects and...

Box Elder Bugs

Box elder bugs Boisea Trivittatus are out in full force this week.  Box elder bugs go unnoticed during most of the summer.  In the fall around mid September, you can start seeing them in droves.  This insect is quite active in the fall when it is looking for winter...

What To Do With Grub Damage?

It is that time of year again when you may start seeing grub damage to your lawn.  In eastern Iowa lawns, we usually start seeing signs of damage toward the end of August.  By this point it is too late to get any effective control from a grub preventor product.  Grub...