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What to Do if You Have Mushrooms in Your Lawn

Mushrooms are usually an unwelcome guest at any summer lawn party, as they tend to show up uninvited and often bring along multiple pesky friends.... More

Grilled Chicken 3 Ways

  • Wash the chicken legs and remove the skin. 
  • Place the legs in a single layer in a baking dish.
  • For the marinade, place the yogurt, Cilantro (ripped up a bit), chopped onion, curry powder, garam masala and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour evenly over the legs, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
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Why Do Weeds Grow Where They Grow?

Your lawn is an ever-changing, living entity that requires ongoing cultivation in order to remain protected from weed infestation. Any change in a lawn’s environment, structure, or quality can act as an invitation for weeds to take over — and trust us when we say that they will take over without hesitation (and in the blink of an eye!). ... More

Mowing Height Calculator

Lawn mowing isn’t a one size fits all cultural practice. In fact, each and every grass type functions best within a certain cutting height range. Staying within these guidelines can help you maintain a more weed resistant, drought tolerant lawn structure. Cutting the lawn too short, on the other hand, can result in unsightly turf disease, weed infestation, and extreme thinning of the lawn. ... More

Don’t Catch These Turf Diseases

Every lawn savvy homeowner knows that grass needs water to thrive. During dry conditions, local turfgrasses suffer, becoming brittle and, in serious cases, succumbing to death or decay. But did you know that too much water can be just as dangerous as too little? Excess moisture common during periods of heavy rainfall and high humidity can lead to damaging turfgrass diseases.... More

Protecting Your Pets from Fleas & Ticks

The number of ticks is on the rise once again. It’s never been more important to take precautionary measures to protect your home, family, and pets from the dangers of these often unseen pests. Flea populations are also especially high at this time of year, meaning that the risk of infestation is much greater. Both fleas and ticks can cause harmful complications for dogs and cats in particular, leading to disease and, in some cases, even death. ... More

Five Reasons to Leave Grubs Behind

Grub prevention season is here!  Is your lawn protected? Although small in size, grubs can cause significant damage to local lawns if no control methods are taken, resulting in expensive repairs down the road. Still not convinced? View Weed Man’s top five reasons to leave grubs behind this year.  ... More

Sprucing Up Your Backyard on a Budget

With all the time you’ll spend in your yard this season, it won’t be long until you start making backyard makeover plans to spruce up your outdoor space – hey, we’re all guilty of it! Before you start tearing down your existing deck or begin ordering new patio furniture online, take a step back and consider these easy, budget-friendly ideas from Weed Man Lawn Care.... More

Lawn Watering Schedule and Calculator

Do you know how often you need to water your lawn for optimal results? Or how much water your lawn needs on a weekly basis? Do you have the tools to measure how much water your lawn has received? If not, we can help! Access Weed Man’s watering guide below and develop an irrigation plan that’s right for your turf.... More

Heat Stress on the Lawn

Is your lawn suffering from heat stress? As temperatures continue to climb in East Dundee, lawns everywhere will begin to feel the pressure of extreme weather. A lack of rainfall coupled with relentless heat can wreak havoc on the health of your grass plants. No need to panic... More

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