White grubs

White grubs are beetle larvae produced by Japanese Beetles.  White grubs are about one inch long with three pairs of legs that grow near the head of the insect.  White grubs are root feeders that destroy turf by cutting off the turf grasses ability to take up water...

Japanese Beetles Outbreak

Last week we saw the first signs of Japanese beetles this season in eastern Iowa.  This week Japanese beetles were out in full force.  I drove by several properties with crab apple and fruit trees on Monday that looked normal.  Today I drove by the same trees and they...

Grub Control Products

We just started applying our grub control products to lawns in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Waterloo this week.  If you have had problems with turf damaging grubs in the past, it is extremely important to consider the use of grub control products in your lawn.  Grub...

Japanese Beetles

While inspecting a customer’s property today I had my first sighting of Japanese beetles of this season.  For those of you that are not familiar with Japanese beetles, they are the flying insect the size a skittle, bright green and dark orange in color.  I am sure...

Brown Lawn Spots – Part 2

In part one of our examination of brown lawn spots, we learned that proper identification is key to the success of treatment.  Some brown lawn spots are avoidable and others are not.  Keeping a close eye on your turf and acting quickly when a problem arises may...