Monday, November 3, 2014


Emerald Ash Borer 

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is considered one of the most destructive forest pests ever seen in North America and have now been found in Sangamon County. EAB only attack species of North American ash trees. Universities and professionals are suggesting injecting your ash trees to protect them from EAB infestation. We use the only insecticide know to stop these pests! Once EAB infects your ash trees, it’s too late to treat.

EAB adult beetles are bright, metallic green and about 1/2 inch long with a flattened back.

EAB adult beetles leave a small D-shaped exit hole in the bark when they emerge in Spring.

EAB larvae create long serpentine galleries that weave back and forth across the woodgrain.

Several woodpecker species feed on EAB larvae. Heavy woodpecker damage on an ash tree could be a sign of EAB infestation.

Call now and let your local tree and shrub professionals help protect your ash trees!

Protect Your Trees 

Fire Blight Epidemic

We are noticing some pear trees in the area are infected with Fire Blight, a bacterium (Erwinia amylovora), which is a common and frequently destructive disease. The bacteria is most common on open blossoms during the spring, and will cause tree leaves to die and look as if they are blackened, giving the tree a scorched appearance. The bacteria will also spread into the wood surrounding overwintered cankers on twigs, branches, or trunks of host trees.

The development of Fire Blight is primarily influenced by seasonal weather. Splashing rain, hail, and insects transmit the bacteria. In particular, honey bees which feed on contaminated blossoms are efficient carriers of the bacteria.

Trees Affected By Fire Blight Can Include:
  • Bradford Pear
  • Cleveland Pear
  • Aristocrat Pear
  • Autumn Blaze Pear
  • Bartlett Pear
  • Williams Pear
  • Chanticleer Pear
  • Crabapple
  • Gala Apple Trees
  • Thumbnail Apple Trees

Golf Green will start injecting susceptible trees with an antibiotic in March and April 2015. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME OF THE YEAR THEY CAN BE TREATED. If you are interested in a FREE estimate, please contact us.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Welcome to Our Blog!

Thirty seven years ago Charles "Chuck" McKeown, then golf course superintendent for Sunset Hills Country Club in Pekin, Illinois, determined that same scientific approach to growing and maintaining beautiful green grass on fairways would also be beneficial to home owners. Today Golf Green Lawn Care & Landscaping is locally owned and operated and serves residential and business customers in nearly 40 communities in Central Illinois, including Peoria, Bloomington, and Springfield.

Over the years we have expanded our services to include high-quality fertilization programs, weed control, perimeter pest control and commercial landscape maintenance services. We endeavor to offer similar services as many commercial companies, but with a more personalized touch that includes taking the time to get to know our clients. Golf Green Lawn Care & Landscaping invites you to become one of our many satisfied lawn care customers and see how we can transform your lawn and landscape!

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