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How to Winterize Your Outdoor Fountain to Prevent Damage

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Fountain to Prevent Damage

Here in Des Moines, IA winter means months of freezing temperatures. If you own a property that features an outdoor fountain, this is when your fountain will be most vulnerable as exposing outdoor fountains to freezing temperatures can result in damage and costly repairs. However, you can prevent freezing weather from damaging your outdoor fountain by winterizing it ahead of time. Outdoor fountain winterization consists of draining your fountain, cleaning the pump, cleaning the...
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3 SPOOKY Problems That Could Arise Without the Proper Lawn Services

3 SPOOKY Problems That Could Arise Without the Proper Lawn Services

Halloween isn't the only spooky thing lurking around this fall. Your turf may also be showing some pretty unsightly signs and might need professional lawn care to help it along. Your lawn can fine-tune some problems on its own with enough water and sunlight, but it will still need a boost from lawn care and maintenance services to help it remain nourished and fight off issues like disease or insect infestations. Services like leaf removal, fertilization, weed control, and several others are ...
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Keep Your Family Safe This Winter With Outdoor Lighting

Keep Your Family Safe This Winter With Outdoor Lighting

Winter in Iowa is on its way! As you prepare for the shorter days ahead, it's important to think about your family's safety as they walk around your property in the dark. Aside from consistent snow removal and salting your driveway, walkways, and entryways, it is important to make sure that these high-traffic areas are always lit up after the sun goes down. Having the right outdoor lighting is crucial for the winter season to help prevent tripping or slipping. Professional...
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What Can Outdoor Lighting Do For You And Your Family

What Can Outdoor Lighting Do For You And Your Family

Outdoor lights are anything but conventional - they don't have to just be for your porch! Instead, you can step outside the box. Custom outdoor lighting can highlight your curb appeal by drawing focus to your landscape's most beautiful attractions. It will also allow for great outdoor entertainment, no matter the time of day! Along with the aesthetics, outdoor lighting can also keep you safe. Shed some light on your walkways so that you and your guests can clearly see the path and...
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How to Protect Your Lawn from Snow Mold in Iowa

How to Protect Your Lawn from Snow Mold in Iowa

Snow mold is a lawn disease common in Iowa and it is caused by two types of fungi that live in your soil throughout the year. When the temperatures drop and your lawn gets covered in snow, that's when the disease gets activated. Luckily, it is preventable. Strengthening your lawn through proper lawn care will help your lawn resist snow mold and remain healthy throughout its winter dormancy. Lawn maintenance services like lawn mowing and debris removal will also help protect your lawn...
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Annuals vs Perennials - Which Type of Flower Should I Plant?

Annuals vs Perennials - Which Type of Flower Should I Plant?

As a property owner, you can probably resonate with how healthy plants and flowers can completely enhance the features of a landscape and boost its curb appeal. Whether you are looking to add an explosion of natural color or cultivate a cool, relaxed aesthetic with your plants and flowers, annuals or perennials are sure to change your outdoor experience for the better. Annuals are flowers that bloom in a single season and slowly die out. Perennials are long-lasting flowers that remain...
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That's Not A Flower - Pretty Lawn Weeds You Don't Want

That's Not A Flower - Pretty Lawn Weeds You Don't Want

Weeds can be a huge nuisance to deal with on your property. In Iowa, there are several types of weeds that seemingly disguise themselves as flowers. They may be pretty, but they are still destructive. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye out for them on your lawn. The 7 common weed types you may spot include ragweed, dandelions, yellow nutsedge, white clover, bindweed, creeping Charlie, and wild mustard. Once these weeds take root, they will absorb as much energy and nutrients...
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Did You Miss Preventative Grub Control This Year? Here's What You Should Do

Did You Miss Preventative Grub Control This Year? Here's What You Should Do

White grubs are the primary species that you'll find under your grass. They wreak havoc on your turf if the right treatments are not applied to stop them. If applied in the early summer months, preventative grub control treatments will kill off grubs before they hatch. However, if you've missed that preventative treatment window, it is possible that you are now seeing extensive grub damage such as spongy turf and grass that lifts up like a carpet. So, what do you do now? Curative...
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Pairing The Right Elements For Your Outdoor Living Space

Pairing The Right Elements For Your Outdoor Living Space

The elements of your outdoor living space can speak volumes for your property. There are several upgrades that you can make to create a functional space that reflects your unique style even better than before. Some features you should consider adding to your outdoor space are walkways, patios, fire pits, seating walls, and dining areas, just to name a few. Pairing some of these hardscapes together can create a functional and inspiring outdoor living space for you to enjoy. Steps &...
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Add Peace and Tranquility to Your Outdoor Living Space With Water

Add Peace and Tranquility to Your Outdoor Living Space With Water

A great way to bolster the aesthetic of your property is by adding a water feature to your outdoor living space. The right water feature can truly carve out your slice of paradise by creating a tranquil environment for you to escape to now and then. Water features will naturally augment your curb appeal and will also make a lasting impression on your guests. There are 6 common types to choose from and they include water gardens, koi ponds, streams, waterfalls, bubbling rocks, and fountains. Any ...
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