Published on Friday, May 19, 2023
As the cool weather starts to roll around here in Iowa, your grass prepares to enter winter dormancy. There
are a few maintenance tasks you'll want to get done before the winter weather arrives to ensure it has
everything it needs to survive the season and into the spring. First, cut your grass a little shorter the last two
times of the year so that fungus and diseases have less of a chance to infect it during the winter. Leaves and
debris can suffocate your...
Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
After our winters in Iowa, you'll want to ensure that your first mow sets the right tone for the rest of the season and gives your lawn a clean cut. The key to this is performing proper maintenance tasks on your mower every year like changing the oil, checking the spark plug, cleaning the air filter, and greasing the lube points to keep your mower running smooth. Perhaps the most important maintenance task is sharpening the blades to prevent the mower from ripping your grass...
Published on Wednesday, December 08, 2021
All winter long, your grass is storing up energy and biding its time, waiting to break dormancy and thrive in the warmer months. Finally, the time is here in Iowa – but over winter, your lawn has compiled some debris and clutter along the way. A spring yard cleanup will get your lawn back into tip-top shape, removing debris and preventing your grass from being smothered. Adding in weed control will prevent weeds from establishing themselves in your lawn and sapping much-needed...
Published on Sunday, June 13, 2021
Summer is a tough season for lawns. It is common for the hotter weather to encourage issues like drought stress,
insect attacks, brown patches, and lawn diseases. Your lawn plays a major role in your overall outdoor living space,
so a lot of effort and time is required to make your lawn beautiful, healthy, and green.
With the right lawn care measures, you can surely improve your lawn as it makes its way through the warmest time of
the year. Continue reading to learn about what NOT to...
Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Fertilization is very important to a strong, healthy lawn. While most people focus on fertilizing their lawn in the spring and summer, many are surprised to learn that fall is actually the best and most important time of year to fertilize your lawn.
Fall fertilizer treatments strengthen your lawn’s foundation by providing it with fuel to survive the cold winter months. This boost in nutrition helps sustain your lawn and encourages faster recovery after dormancy. Here is how fall...
Published on Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Routine lawn care is the key to a healthy, beautiful lawn. Certain services, such as aeration and overseeding, are highly beneficial and when applied during the fall, help prepare your lawn for the upcoming winter months. Aeration provides grass roots with greater access to nutrients they need to last the winter and grow strong and healthy when the spring returns.
Here is why your lawn needs aeration and overseeding in the fall in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and the...
Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2019
When you invest your money and time into your lawn and landscape, it’s important to do everything you can to keep that investment well-maintained. Mowing your lawn and trimming your landscape is part of keeping it maintained and offers several benefits.
Routine mowing and trimming keep your lawn and landscape looking nice, keeps it healthy, and helps save you time and money by preventing issues later on. Here are some reasons why you need to keep your lawn mowed and landscape trimmed...
Published on Tuesday, July 02, 2019
No one wants to walk out and see a brown patch developing in their lawn, especially when they have invested a lot of money into making sure their grass looks green and healthy.
There are many reasons why your lawn could have a brown patch, including fungal disease, improper watering, or insect infestation. If you live in central Iowa areas such as Des Moines, West Des Moines, or Ankeny, then take a look to see what could be causing your lawn’s brown patch.
Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019
All machines need regular maintenance to function properly--and your mower is no exception! Without regular service, your mower can sustain damage and eventually break down.
It’s important to have your mower serviced annually. Our Sharp-N-Lube service offers homeowners a painless way to keep their mowers running smooth and performing well.
Mowers Suffer Engine Damage Without Regular Service
Without regular service, your mower will suffer just like a neglected car. Most...
Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
In Central Iowa, we see all kinds of weather during the year, from snowy mornings to blazing summer afternoons.
Through all of that, your lawn and plants are exposed to extreme weather changes as well as other threats like weeds and insects. That’s why you need an expert crew like A+ Lawn & Landscape who knows the area and can help you cultivate a lawn that will stay healthy and vibrant all year long.
When Your Lawn Should Be Fertilized
Fertilizer helps to fortify your grass and plants...