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31 Mar 2011

Manteno

Professionally Serving Lawns, Trees and Shrubs in Manteno, Illinois.

Most Common Grass Types in Manteno, IL:

Bentgrass, Blue Grama, Buffalo grass, Creeping Red Fescue, Fine Fescue, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Redtop, Ryegrass, Sheep Fescue, Smooth Bromegrass, Tall fescue and Wheatgrass

Most Common Weeds Found in Manteno, IL:

Annual Bluegrass, Black Henbane, Black medic, Bohemian Knotweed, Buckhorn Plantain, Buffalobur, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Chickweed, Ckickweed, Clover, Commoin Mallow, Common Chickweed, Common Crupina, Cow Cockle, Crabgrass, Dandelion, Dyers Woad, Eurasian Watermifoil, Giant Knotweed, Goosefoot, Ground Ivy, Heal-All, Henbit, Japanese Knotweed, Johnsongrass, knotweed, Matgrass, Meadow Knapweed, Mediterranean Sage, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Oxalis, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Perennial Sowthistle, Pigweed, Plaintains, Quackgrass, Red Sorrel, Russian Knapweed, Russian Thistle, Scotch Broom, Silverleaf Nighshade, Skeletonleaf Bursage, Small Bugloss, Speedwell, Tall fescue, Toothed Spurge, Vipers Bugloss and Yellow Hawkweed.

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31 Mar 2011

Momence

Professionally Serving Lawns, Trees and Shrubs in Momence, Illinois.

Most Common Grass Types in Momence, IL:

Bentgrass, Blue Grama, Buffalo grass, Creeping Red Fescue, Fine Fescue, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Redtop, Ryegrass, Sheep Fescue, Smooth Bromegrass, Tall fescue and Wheatgrass

Most Common Weeds Found in Momence, IL:

Annual Bluegrass, Black Henbane, Black medic, Bohemian Knotweed, Buckhorn Plantain, Buffalobur, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Chickweed, Ckickweed, Clover, Commoin Mallow, Common Chickweed, Common Crupina, Cow Cockle, Crabgrass, Dandelion, Dyers Woad, Eurasian Watermifoil, Giant Knotweed, Goosefoot, Ground Ivy, Heal-All, Henbit, Japanese Knotweed, Johnsongrass, knotweed, Matgrass, Meadow Knapweed, Mediterranean Sage, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Oxalis, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Perennial Sowthistle, Pigweed, Plaintains, Quackgrass, Red Sorrel, Russian Knapweed, Russian Thistle, Scotch Broom, Silverleaf Nighshade, Skeletonleaf Bursage, Small Bugloss, Speedwell, Tall fescue, Toothed Spurge, Vipers Bugloss and Yellow Hawkweed.

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31 Mar 2011

Reddick

Professionally Serving Lawns, Trees and Shrubs in Reddick, Illinois.

Most Common Grass Types in Reddick, IL:

Bentgrass, Blue Grama, Buffalo grass, Creeping Red Fescue, Fine Fescue, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Redtop, Ryegrass, Sheep Fescue, Smooth Bromegrass, Tall fescue and Wheatgrass

Most Common Weeds Found in Reddick, IL:

Annual Bluegrass, Black Henbane, Black medic, Bohemian Knotweed, Buckhorn Plantain, Buffalobur, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Chickweed, Ckickweed, Clover, Commoin Mallow, Common Chickweed, Common Crupina, Cow Cockle, Crabgrass, Dandelion, Dyers Woad, Eurasian Watermifoil, Giant Knotweed, Goosefoot, Ground Ivy, Heal-All, Henbit, Japanese Knotweed, Johnsongrass, knotweed, Matgrass, Meadow Knapweed, Mediterranean Sage, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Oxalis, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Perennial Sowthistle, Pigweed, Plaintains, Quackgrass, Red Sorrel, Russian Knapweed, Russian Thistle, Scotch Broom, Silverleaf Nighshade, Skeletonleaf Bursage, Small Bugloss, Speedwell, Tall fescue, Toothed Spurge, Vipers Bugloss and Yellow Hawkweed.

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31 Mar 2011

St. Anne

Professionally Serving Lawns, Trees and Shrubs in St. Anne, Illinois.

Most Common Grass Types in St. Anne, IL:

Bentgrass, Blue Grama, Buffalo grass, Creeping Red Fescue, Fine Fescue, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Redtop, Ryegrass, Sheep Fescue, Smooth Bromegrass, Tall fescue and Wheatgrass

Most Common Weeds Found in St. Anne, IL:

Annual Bluegrass, Black Henbane, Black medic, Bohemian Knotweed, Buckhorn Plantain, Buffalobur, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Chickweed, Ckickweed, Clover, Commoin Mallow, Common Chickweed, Common Crupina, Cow Cockle, Crabgrass, Dandelion, Dyers Woad, Eurasian Watermifoil, Giant Knotweed, Goosefoot, Ground Ivy, Heal-All, Henbit, Japanese Knotweed, Johnsongrass, knotweed, Matgrass, Meadow Knapweed, Mediterranean Sage, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Oxalis, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Perennial Sowthistle, Pigweed, Plaintains, Quackgrass, Red Sorrel, Russian Knapweed, Russian Thistle, Scotch Broom, Silverleaf Nighshade, Skeletonleaf Bursage, Small Bugloss, Speedwell, Tall fescue, Toothed Spurge, Vipers Bugloss and Yellow Hawkweed.

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31 Mar 2011

Sun River Terrace

Professionally Serving Lawns, Trees and Shrubs in Sun River Terrace, Illinois.

Most Common Grass Types in Sun River Terrace, IL:

Bentgrass, Blue Grama, Buffalo grass, Creeping Red Fescue, Fine Fescue, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Redtop, Ryegrass, Sheep Fescue, Smooth Bromegrass, Tall fescue and Wheatgrass

Most Common Weeds Found in Sun River Terrace, IL:

Annual Bluegrass, Black Henbane, Black medic, Bohemian Knotweed, Buckhorn Plantain, Buffalobur, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Chickweed, Ckickweed, Clover, Commoin Mallow, Common Chickweed, Common Crupina, Cow Cockle, Crabgrass, Dandelion, Dyers Woad, Eurasian Watermifoil, Giant Knotweed, Goosefoot, Ground Ivy, Heal-All, Henbit, Japanese Knotweed, Johnsongrass, knotweed, Matgrass, Meadow Knapweed, Mediterranean Sage, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Oxalis, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Perennial Sowthistle, Pigweed, Plaintains, Quackgrass, Red Sorrel, Russian Knapweed, Russian Thistle, Scotch Broom, Silverleaf Nighshade, Skeletonleaf Bursage, Small Bugloss, Speedwell, Tall fescue, Toothed Spurge, Vipers Bugloss and Yellow Hawkweed.

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31 Mar 2011

Union Hill

Professionally Serving Lawns, Trees and Shrubs in Union Hill, Illinois.

Most Common Grass Types in Union Hill, IL:

Bentgrass, Blue Grama, Buffalo grass, Creeping Red Fescue, Fine Fescue, Hard Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass, Redtop, Ryegrass, Sheep Fescue, Smooth Bromegrass, Tall fescue and Wheatgrass

Most Common Weeds Found in Union Hill, IL:

Annual Bluegrass, Black Henbane, Black medic, Bohemian Knotweed, Buckhorn Plantain, Buffalobur, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Chickweed, Ckickweed, Clover, Commoin Mallow, Common Chickweed, Common Crupina, Cow Cockle, Crabgrass, Dandelion, Dyers Woad, Eurasian Watermifoil, Giant Knotweed, Goosefoot, Ground Ivy, Heal-All, Henbit, Japanese Knotweed, Johnsongrass, knotweed, Matgrass, Meadow Knapweed, Mediterranean Sage, Musk Thistle, Orange Hawkweed, Oxalis, Parrotfeather Milfoil, Perennial Sowthistle, Pigweed, Plaintains, Quackgrass, Red Sorrel, Russian Knapweed, Russian Thistle, Scotch Broom, Silverleaf Nighshade, Skeletonleaf Bursage, Small Bugloss, Speedwell, Tall fescue, Toothed Spurge, Vipers Bugloss and Yellow Hawkweed.

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30 Mar 2011
Aphids tree and shrub insect

Aphids

Aphids tree and shrub insectAphids

Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long, slender mouth parts with which they pierce stems, leaves, and other tender plant parts to suck out plant fluids. Almost every plant has one or more aphid species, which occasionally feed on it. Many aphid species are difficult to distinguish from one another; however, identification to species is not necessary to control aphids in most situations. Aphids may be green, yellow, brown, red or black depending on the species and the plants they feed on. A few species appear waxy or woolly due to the secretion of a waxy white or gray substance over their body surface. All are small, pear-shaped insects with long legs and antennae. Adult aphids are generally wingless, but most species also occur in winged forms, especially when populations are high or during spring and fall. The ability to produce winged individuals provides the pest with a way to disperse to other plants when the food source gets scarce. Left untreated, Aphids can cause serious damage to ornamental plants.

30 Mar 2011
Bagworm Tree and Shrub Insect

Bagworms

Bagworm Tree and Shrub InsectBagworms

Bagworms disfigure evergreen trees and shrubs by feeding on leaves and needles and girdling twigs. As worm-like larvae they spin silken bags around themselves, to which they attach pieces of the leaves they are eating. They carry this bag with them as they feed. A fully developed bag is about two inches long. These tough, spindle-shaped bags hang from the branches of infested trees like holiday ornaments, so they are easy to spot. Bagworms are the larvae of moths. Full-grown, these worms measure 1 to 1 1/4 inches. Their bodies are brown with that portion inside the bag lighter than the rest. Adult male moths have black wings, but the females are wingless. The females lay their eggs in fall, and the eggs hatch the following May or June. As the young worms begin to feed, they start doing their damage to tree and shrub foliage. They will continue eating for several months, maybe as late as August in the North. Proper insecticide use will effectively control their damage.

30 Mar 2011
Emerald ash borer

Emerald Ash Borers

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Emerald Ash Borers

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – Emerald Ash Borers are exotic beetles that have been wreaking havoc in the Midwest region since 2002, primarily in Michigan but have now found their way to Illinois. The adult beetles are a slender, elongated insect about 1/3 – 1/2 inch long and nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. However, the larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Without intervention these very destructive insects will disrupt the tree’s circulatory system and cause the premature death of the infected trees due to the loss of water and nutrient flow throughout the tree. These pests can only be controlled by a systemic insecticide injected directly into the base of the tree using an Arborjet pump system. These injections can be done throughout the year whenever the need arises.

30 Mar 2011
fall webworms

Fall Webworms

fall webwormsFall Webworms

Fall Webworms create white hair-covered egg masses contain several hundred light yellow eggs. Young larvae are pale yellow with 2 rows of black marks along their bodies. When fully grown, they are covered with whitish hairs that originate from black and orange warts. Larvae vary as to their coloring and markings, but are usually greenish with a broad, dusky stripe along the back with a yellow stripe along the side. The pupal stage is brown. Adult coloration varies considerably from pure white to white with black spots with a wingspread of about 32 mm. This pest over winters as a pupa in a cocoon that is concealed in ground litter, cracks and crevices, or in the soil. Adults first appear in mid-June but may continue to emerge in small numbers during most of the summer. Females usually deposit their egg masses on the undersurface of the leaves. Larvae hatch in approximately 7 days. They immediately begin to spin a small silken web over the foliage on which they feed. As they grow, they enlarge the web to enclose more and more foliage (Image 2). The remains of these nests may persist through winter. These webs may sometimes surround 2-3 feet of infested branch. Larvae are gregarious and feed together until the last molt, after which they may feed independently. Larvae mature in about 6 weeks. Mature larvae leave the web and pupate on or in the soil. There may be one or two generations each year, depending on the geographic location. Proper insecticide use will help to control these type of insects.