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What's all the Hubbub About Grubs?

What's all the Hubbub About Grubs?

Lawn grubs are the larvae of various scarab beetle species, such as Japanese Beetles, June Bugs, and Masked Chafers. Grubs hatch from the eggs of these adult beetles and immediately begin to feed on the roots of your grass. In Indiana, grubs will do some light feeding on your lawn's root system, but this is not enough to notice any damage. However, as the weeks pass and the late summer months approach, grubs will begin to aggressively feed on your roots, causing extensive...
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Don't Kill Your Lawn This Summer - Advice to Keep Your Grass Alive in the Heat

Don't Kill Your Lawn This Summer - Advice to Keep Your Grass Alive in the Heat

Obviously, you don't want to kill your lawn this summer. That's the last thing any property owner desires. You care too much about your grass and have spent more than enough time nurturing it this spring. Have no fear! In the following paragraphs, we give you all the advice you need about proper watering, mowing, and fertilization to keep your grass alive in the heat. Keep your grass hydrated. We all need to drink enough water to be at our best in the summer heat. Your...
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Pulling Weeds Just Seems to Bring More Weeds - Help!

Pulling Weeds Just Seems to Bring More Weeds - Help!

As responsible homeowners, it's good practice to be proactive and vigilant when looking out for our lawn. Being vigilant could mean pulling out unsightly weeds whenever we see them because we think that is the best option to stop them from growing further. However, some weed species, like yellow nutsedge and wild violet, are stubborn, and pulling them could just trigger more growth. This is because some weeds reproduce through their root system that is activated when pulled....
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What Do Fertilizer Ingredients Do? Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (NPK)

What Do Fertilizer Ingredients Do? Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (NPK)

We've all heard of lawn fertilizer and know that it helps replenish the nutrients in our lawns, but do you know what it is actually made up of? Every fertilizer has three key nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Each one offers different benefits to your grass no matter what type of grass seed your lawn has. Before fertilization, it is important to understand what each type of nutrient does and how too much of these nutrients could actually cause future damage. Continue...
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Does Pre-Emergent Weed Control Really Work?

Does Pre-Emergent Weed Control Really Work?

If you ever hear your green thumb neighbor and landscaping company referencing pre-emergent weed control and wonder what in the world that even is, you're not the only one. Pre-emergent weed control is a treatment that's used to help prevent weeds from invading lawns and landscapes. It's a tried and true practice for lawn care professionals and gardeners. You may be wary about its purpose and wonder if it's even worth adding to your routine lawn care. This ...
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3 Reasons You May Need Spring Lawn Restoration Services

3 Reasons You May Need Spring Lawn Restoration Services

Unsurprisingly, winter isn't the best time for a lawn to reach its full growth potential. In fact, this dreaded season may cause your lawn to deteriorate. You shouldn't take your chances and hope it bounces back on its own. To take the probability out of your lawn making a comeback, we at Grow Pros Lawn Care, LLC offer you expert lawn restoration services that include aeration, hydroseeding, and more. Properties in South Bend, Granger, and Elkhart, IN can take advantage...
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Tips for Fertilizing, Watering, & Mowing Your Lawn

Tips for Fertilizing, Watering, & Mowing Your Lawn

Fertilizer Tips Use slow release fertilizer. Most store bought fertilizers have a very small amount of slow release product, usually less than five percent (5%). Grow Pros uses at least thirty percent (30%) slow release products. This ensures your fertilizer will last until the next treatment. Iron gives your lawn a deep green color. Grow Pros puts down iron with every application of fertilizer. Watering Tips Your lawn needs an inch and a half of water a week, either from...
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