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Thanks to all our customers and friends who voted for Turf King in the Hamilton Community News 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

Turf King Hamilton is proud of our technicians and staff who do our best to earn your high regard, your votes and your 5 star reviews.

We actually are on the list twice- Once as Turf King and once as The King of Green since The King of Green is a slogan we use to describe Turf King


Turf King -2019 Readers' Choice Winner
Readers' Choice Award


How soon does my lawn turn green in the spring?
Warmer soil is causing lawn to warm gradually. The soil closer to the building gets warmer due to more light reflected off the building (this wall faces south) and possibly from heat transferred to the soil from the building. Other parts of the lawn are still brown and not greening up yet.

Lawns Green Up in April
Lawns Green Up in April
Holes from Leather Jacket Digging
Holes from Leather Jacket Digging

Why do I have holes in my lawn so early in April? Is some animal digging in my lawn?

Leather jacket (larvae of the crane fly) have been living in this lawn since hatching from eggs last fall. Skunks or raccoons have been on this lawn getting their midnight protein snacks.

Although one may think that the animals are digging for white grubs (larvae of June bugs, Japanese beetle or European chafer), this lawn does not appear to have grubs.

Grubs eat the roots of grass and when animals dig for them, the grass usually comes up in chunks 4-6” (10-15 cm).

Leatherjackets don’t eat the roots so the lawn is still intact. Instead of chunks of lawn torn up, you only find these small holes in the lawn.

Also I did grab the grass and it did not pull up. This would happen if grubs has eaten the roots.

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Holes from Leather Jacket Digging
Holes from Leather Jacket Digging
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