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Each round provides a step-by-step guide to keeping lawns healthy all year. 


Pre-Emergent Crabgrass Prevention

Applying a granular fertilizer promotes a spring green-up and helps lawns recover from winter damage. A fertilizer with a pre-emergent herbicide is recommended to prevent annual summer weeds like crabgrass.

Application of the pre-emergent is weather dependent and the timing is essential. Be careful not to apply too early so it will still be effective in approx. 14-16 weeks (depending on rainfall). Peak crabgrass germination season is around July 1 depending on weather in the Upper Midwest Region. Consult with your local Russo Plant Health Care Specialist for recommended application dates for your area.

Note: Preemergent fertilizer products do not prevent spring dandelions and putting weed & feed down early does not stop spring dandelions.

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Our Russo experts will help you get the job done! 

Contact your local Russo Plant Health Care Specialist today to start your properties on the Russo 5 Step Lawn Program for greener and healthier lawns.



For nearly a decade, Jesus has relied on the Toro Spraymaster to help customers evenly and efficiently apply various lawn care products.

Best Advice:

If you want your grass to look like a golf course, water it often.

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Jose is a true outdoorsman, which means he knows the importance of a well-maintained green space.

Best Advice:

Use the best products! 

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Backed by 18+ years of Russo knowledge, Matt is well versed in equipment and product applications. His passion for turf care carries over to his personal life by maintaining "the best lawn on the block".

Best Advice:

The best natural weed control product is a healthy, thick, and tall lawn.

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Whether you need equipment or product, JR is ready to help you figure out the best turf care plan for you.

Best Advice:

ALWAYS try to get the pre-emergent fertilizer down in the spring!

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For more than 15 years, Edward has been spreading knowledge about the benefits of different fertilizer products season after season.

Best Advice:

Make sure you're adjusting your spreader properly to fit the fertilizer product you're spreading.

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While new to Russo, Ryan is no stranger to the OPE Industry. He is excited to bring his background to our WI store and continue learning more to best serve you!

Best Advice:

Preemergent fertilizer will prevent new grass seed from germinating. Take precautions or avoid newly and soon-to-be-seeded areas.

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Proudly Serving Southeast Wisconsin, Northern & Central Indiana, and the Greater Chicagoland Area (Northwest, Far North, South, & Western Chicago Suburbs), Plus shipping select products nationwide.

Russo Elgin

1001 N Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123, USA

Store Hours

Mon-Fri, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 7:00am - 12:00pm

Phone Number

(224) 268-3035

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