Our first lawn care step has finally begun!
Well, it’s about time for Spring to arrive! After what seemed like the winter that would never end, we are finally seeing 60 degrees in the Plainfield, Naperville, and Bolingbrook areas. Most of the yards are starting to turn green, and with the coming rain and high 60s or low 70s this weekend, it should really kick start everything – bushes, lawns, and trees will get their wake-up call from Mother Nature.
The grass is turning green in the Plainfield area, 9 April 2014.
Take care of winter lawn problems now
With the onset of the new warmer weather, it’s time to start preparing your lawn for Spring. Be sure to check out our page on winter lawn damage with tips on what to focus on to prepare your lawn for Spring. From snow plow damage to those pesky little rodent trails, to cleaning up debris, and getting your first fertilizer and crabgrass preventer put down, we’ve got you covered.
Rodent trails in a Plainfield lawn, 9 April 2014.
Get help from That Weed Guy!
Whether you just want some advice on how to prepare your lawn for spring, or you would like a quote for one of our popular lawn care programs, fill out the simple form on this page, or give us a call at 630-759-5566 in the southwest suburbs of Chicago (Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook & surrounding communities) and 815-459-9111 in the northwest suburbs (Crystal Lake & McHenry and surrounding communities).
We provide quality, expert lawn care and top notch personal service
When you trust your lawn to us, you are joining thousands of homeowners in the same communities you live in who already enjoy a That Weed Guy lawn. We have decades of experience in the areas that we service, and we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We would love to provide the same careful attention and care to your lawn.
Help! My Lawn Is Peeling Back Like Carpet!
We are starting to see grub damage on some lawns in our service area. We’ve been getting calls from homeowners who have brown patches of dead grass that peels back very easily. In most cases, grubs have eaten the roots of their lawn, causing these patches. Upon further inspection, we are actually finding grubs still feeding at the surface. If you are experiencing similar conditions on your lawn, it is important to take care of it fast, as grubs can kill a large portion of your lawn in a matter of days. If you need help, please contact That Weed Guy right away. We will personally visit your lawn and provide you with options and pricing.
Something is Digging in My Lawn!
We are also getting calls regarding animals, such as skunks and raccoons, digging in the lawn. Animals can detect the sounds of grubs feeding, making the grubs an easy meal. While the grubs may not exist in numbers high enough to damage your lawn directly, the damage done by the animals feeding on them can be severe. We can treat the lawn to reduce the numbers of grubs, ultimately reducing the amount of damage being caused by the animals.
My Garden is Covered In Shiny Beetles!
In other areas we are seeing vegetation being devoured by Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica, the adult stage of one variety of grub). These beetles can cause major damage to rose bushes and other decorative plants.
Japanese Beetles feeding on a plant in Plainfield, IL in early August.
To control Japanese Beetles in your garden, there are many different products widely available at your local hardware store. Be sure to read the label and apply it according to the directions. Always remember to keep all chemicals and harmful substances out of reach of children.
How Can That Weed Guy Help?
That Weed Guy can help control grubs in your lawn. Our season-long grub control covers you from start to finish. We apply a treatment in spring which helps defend your lawn from grubs through Fall. As a plus, if you still see grub activity and/or damage in the fall, we include however many treatments are necessary to reduce their numbers to a level that your lawn can handle – all included in the season-long grub control price. Contact us now! Don’t wait until it is too late for your lawn.
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Winter is Hanging on for Dear Life
If you remember Ground Hog’s Day this past February 2nd, the most famous ground hog, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his hole and did not see his shadow, signaling an early spring. Apparently someone was blocking his sun. Winter is hanging on for dear life in northeastern Illinois, and according to the 10-day forecast, the best day we are going to see is day 10. The first day of Spring, March 20th, has a predicted high temperature of 23 degrees. Hang in there, because we are hoping for everyone’s sake that this dreadful weather will not last much longer.
Dreadful Winter Damage is Happening Now
As if the cold temperatures, snow, and ice weren’t annoying enough, many of our lawns were damaged by the snow plows during the most recent winter storm. Be sure to read up on this problem and several other causes of winter damage to your lawn on our winter damage page in the lawn problems section of thatweedguy.com.
That Weed Guy Offers Hope
Each season, That Weed Guy sends out a prepay letter to you, our valued customer, giving you hope for a great spring. Our service is continuous from year to year, so this prepay letter not only gives you an opportunity to save some money, but also a chance to review the services already scheduled for the next season and make changes if needed. We want you to be completely satisfied with your services, so if you need to make changes or ask us a question, please give us a call, email us, write to us, or even message us on Facebook or LinkedIn. We want to hear from you!
New Crabgrass Page Posted On ThatWeedGuy.com
We’ve put all of our years of experience with controlling crabgrass into an information packed Crabgrass page in our Lawn Problems section on ThatWeedGuy.com. From germination dates, to the best control methods, to when you can overseed, we’ve attempted to answer all questions that a homeowner might have about crabgrass.
Now is the Time to Think About Crabgrass!
Even though it snowed 4-5″ today, you should already be thinking about how you are going to control the crabgrass in your lawn this season. After mid-to-late April, a mere 2 months from now, if you haven’t already applied a pre-emergent, it may be too late. If we get warmer weather early in the spring, as we did in 2012, the amount of time you have to act could be reduced even more. Don’t hesitate.
That Weed Guy Can Help!
Let That Weed Guy take care of your lawn so you can spend more time with your children, at the grill, or swimming at the pool. Request a free estimate today and you will receive an in-depth analysis of your lawn, as well as recommendations customized to your lawn’s needs.
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We Hope You Had a Prosperous New Year!
That Weed Guy has been working hard this winter to find ways to continuously improve our services. We always try to exceed our customers’ expectations and uphold our “That Weed Guy” No Risk Guarantee (You must be completely satisfied with our results. If not, let us know and we will make it right or refund the entire cost of the application). Part of our process involves sending out a letter to each customer at the beginning of the season.
Prepay Letters Have Been Sent
We mailed our prepay letters late last week on the 21st of February. Our customers enjoy saving an additional 10% off of their entire season cost when they prepay for the entire season up front. Not only do our prepay letters give customers a chance to save money, but they also give us a chance to recommend services that would be beneficial to your lawn. For example, if a customer did not have a core aeration last fall, we can recommend it for this fall. While preparing prepay letters, we take the time to review each lawn’s services to make sure we are doing the best we can do for that lawn.
We’ve Created More Ways to Keep In Touch
In addition to calling or emailing us, you can now stay in touch by subscribing to our Free Tips email list, liking us on Facebook, and connecting to us on LinkedIn. We will send out links in the coming weeks to help you find us. This is just one more way we are trying to give you the most options for staying connected to us.
Looking Forward to Another Season of Making Our Customers Happy
Our number one goal at That Weed Guy is to make our customers happy. We want our customers to have a very nice, lush, green lawn, and we want them to be more than happy with our caring approach to customer service. If you are not yet a customer of ours, request a free estimate today!
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