Advantage Lawn & Landscaping
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Hordes of these lawn destroying pests have invaded Bloomington-Normal!Armyworm Alert

  • Armyworms travel en masse causing serious lawn damage.
  • Warning sign that your yard is under attack by armyworms is you will see flocks of birds feeding on your lawn.
  • The damage caused by armyworms is most obvious by the speed at which damage occurs, as the caterpillars form very large numbers and behave as a colony to eat away at the green leaf of lawns almost overnight.
  • Lawn grub control treatment does not insure against the threat of armyworms.


To determine if you have a armyworm infestation:
Mix 3 tablespoons household liquid detergent into 1 gallon water, and pour the mixture evenly over a 2'x2' area. Thick thatch areas may require several gallons of soapy water for good saturation. The soap will irritate any armyworms in the turf, causing them to crawl to the surface in 5 to 10 minutes.

More than three armyworms per square foot requires some control steps. An infestation of even one larva per square foot of lawn already stressed from compacted soil, lack of water, or lack of food, will require treatment.

If you have an armyworm outbrak it is imperitive to act quickly. Call us today for treatment: (309) 275-9641

Refresh Your Landscape With New Mulch
Refresh Your Mulch

Mulching is one of the most important ways to protect and maintain healthy landscaped plants, shrubs and flowers. Mulch prevents weeds from coming through, helps the roots maintain an even temperature and will hold water and moisture in your plants and gardens. Therefore you don’t have to water as much.Mulch will add to the aesthetic appeal of your landscape by making it look more finished.
Mulch provides a number of benefits in your landscape:

  • Dress up and beautify your bedded and naturalized areas.
  • Conserve soil moisture and protect roots from drying out.
  • Stabilize soil temperatures, preventing shock to plants from unexpected frosts and hot days.
  • Replenish valuable organic matter to the soil as the mulch breaks down, organic matter provides the crucial carbon necessary for development of new plant cells, and creates rich soil for roots to easily grow in.
  • Reduce weed germination.
  • And, reduce soil erosion.

The basic formula to determine the amount of mulch you need is to find the square footage of your bed(s) in feet, and multiply that number times the depth of mulch desired. (2 inches to refresh mulch, 4 inches for new) Then divide that figure by 27 to determine the number to the number of cubic yards needed.

Advantage uses Premium Brown Hardwood mulch - dyed with natural products - our mulch will keep its color all season long - and at no additional cost to regular mulch. We provide delivery and installation - or if you prefer pick-up, we'll load it to your vehicle.

Add some nightime curb appeal with
Landscape Lighting landscape lighting

Landscape lighting is a great way to add interest and character to your home and landsape. The obvious one is the appearance as it highlights the focal points of your home and draws attention to that favorite tree or shrub. Lights just like in your home can provide purpose and function as they can brighten up patio or deck areas, add safety as they illuminate pathways and potential trip hazords and lastly for security as you can light up doorways and windows.

There are two types of low voltage lighting: halogen and LED. Halogens are by far a lot cheaper fixture so you can add more lights with less money but require a lot more maintenance than LED lights. LED lights require no maintenance as they last for much longer, about 40,000 hours. And LED lights save about 80% in energy costs which is good for the environment. At first LED lights had a brighter white light unlike the calmer low light of a halogen but now LEDs have soften their lights so now you can't even tell the difference between the two. I suggest you go with LED, you won't be disappointed.

Start thinking about a new landscape design project

Investing in landscaping produces a positive return on investment and spring is the best season to start your landscape design project. Check out our gallery of previous projects for example of our skill and design expertise.

Ready to see your landscaping vision come to fruition? Move forward in confidence with Advantage Lawn & Landscape, Inc.

Seal and protect your hardscape surfaces!

We cannot overstress the importance of maintaining your patios. Since 1998 over 7.4 billion square feet of concrete pavers have been installed in the U.S. That's amazing – and that doesn't even include concrete or natural stone patios or drives. But did you know that only 5% of them have been sealed and are properly maintained.

Download Chris' presentation for Home, Lawn & Garden Day :
Useful tips and Remedies for Maintaining Your Outdoor Hardscapes

We know better than anyone that pavers, concrete, and natural stone are expensive and I see so many patios not protected. So why not protect that investment.

Pavers Sealant

There are so many reasons why sealing a patio or drive is beneficial. Here are just a few:

  • it adds a protective coat against stains like oil or wine
  • it prevents corrosion from salt, it resists water and improves durability
  • Additionally, it enhances color, and stabilizes joint sand, which increases structural integrity, reduces washout, and inhibits weeds and insects.

That’s a lot of good reasons! We add sealer to all patio projects because it protects customer’s investment and reduces maintenance. Advantage Lawn and Landscape has been certified by SureBond Products to properly clean, maintain and seal your investment. Call today for more details on how easy and inexpensive protecting your patio, sidewalk and driveway can be.

Protect your patio and driveway with Surebond sealant and protect your investment. Give us a call to schedule your cleaning and sealing! (309) 275-9641