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Lawn Care Tips and Resources

Helpful tips, advice, and information for homeowners in Illinois

resources and knowledge base for homeowners in Illinois

Environmental Resources for Illinois Homeowners

At Turf Care Enterprises, we want to educate our customers on the best way to care for their property, plants, and local ecosystems. That’s why we’ve created this Resource Page – to keep you informed with articles, tips, and best practices to keep your family safe, your plants healthy, and your property looking great.



23 Ways to Make Your Home & Yard More Eco-Friendly

We asked environmental experts – including educators, researches, and leaders of environmental non-profits – for their favorite tips to living a more natural, environmentally-responsible lifestyle. Read the Guide »

Glossary of Lawn Care Terms

Helpful definitions of the most common terms used for lawn care, pest control, and tree and shrub care. Stay current on these terms so you can be a better property owner. See our Glossary of Terms »

Guide to Avoiding Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are not only an annoying nuisance; they carry some new and frightening diseases. Here are our best tips and advice for keeping mosquitoes away from your backyard. Read the Mosquito Guide »

Guide to Avoiding Ticks

Protect you and your family from ticks by following these tips. This guide includes advice on identifying, treating, and avoiding ticks in Illinois. Read the Tick Guide »

Emerald Ash Borer Guide

For the last decade, Illinois has been attacked by the destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Learn more about this pest, see their devestation across the country, and find out ways you can prevent them from impacting your yard’s trees. Read the EAB Guide »

Tree Care Guide

The International Society of Arboriculture has created helpful guides for homeowners to plant and care for trees. Visit their website to download and read these guides. Download the Guides »

Environmental Organizations in Illinois

There are dozens of great non-profits and educational organizations who are dedicated to protecting the environment helping residents of Illinois live sustainable lives. Find an organization that shares your passion or is working in your community, and get involved! See the List »

Guide to Leaf & Lawn Waste Collection Programs in IL

Every municipality in the northern Chicago suburbs collects grass clippings and yard waste. With this guide to leaf and lawn waste collection, you can find dates, rates, and important information on when and how your community will pick up your outdoor waste. See the Guide »