Easy, Affordable Lawn Care Services in Hanover Park
Hanover Park's icy winters and relatively short summers don't leave you much time to enjoy the sunshine. That's why LawnStarter offers all the lawn care and outdoor services you need to keep your lawn healthy and looking good all year. Don't worry about raking the leaves or when to fertilize –– we'll handle all that so you can spend time doing what you really love.
Most Common Grass Types in Hanover Park: Being in the USDA Hardiness Zone 5a, cool-season grasses are the better option here. They withstand the cold weather and warm summers. Kentucky bluegrass, bent grass, tall fescue, creeping red fescue, buffalo grass, and perennial ryegrass are popular choices for the greater Chicago area.
Summer Lawn Care Tips for Hanover Park: Before any start to pop up, apply a pre-emergent herbicide in April or May. You can prevent your cool-season grass from turning yellow and going dormant in the summer by continuing to water it. It will need about one inch of water at least a few times per week. And remember: water in the early morning or later evening to prevent water evaporation. Mow your lawn frequently, but don't go shorter than 3 inches, and never cut more than 1/3 of the grass's height at a time. Be sure your mower's blades are sharp, otherwise you risk tearing the grass instead of cutting it, which is harmful.
Fall Lawn Care Tips: In the fall, you can keep your grass shorter –– about 1.5 inches high –– and you don't have to mow nearly as often, since the growth slows down a lot. If you have weeds, get rid of them now so they don't overtake your lawn. Aerate your lawn to ensure it receives ample water, sun, and nutrients to keep it alive throughout the winter, and then overseed it. This is also a good time to fertilize. Check for grubs –– if you find more than 12 in a square foot, you may want to apply a treatment to get rid of them. Otherwise, they'll go further down into the ground, causing more damage to your turf. Finally, rake your lawn to remove all the leaves before the first snow. This makes it harder for molds, diseases, and fungi to grow.
Common Lawn Diseases: Summer patch, necrotic ring spot, and brown patch will cause your lawn to become discolored and eventually die if left untreated.
Common Lawn Pests: White grubs are the most common and damaging lawn pests in the area. Northern mole crickets, sod webworms, and chinch bugs are also common.
Other Outdoor Services We Offer: We have pros who build fences, decks, and hardscaping. We also offer power washing, gutter cleaning, and so much more. No matter what outdoor services you need, LawnStarter has a pro to help.
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