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3 Great Reasons to Have Mulch Installed in Your Landscape Beds

3 Great Reasons to Have Mulch Installed in Your Landscape Beds

If you want to have healthy plants and a vibrant landscape on your property in Iowa, mulch is the way to go for 3 reasons. First, mulch promotes thriving plants by providing health benefits like soil temperature regulation, weed control, moisture retention, and soil erosion prevention. Second, it can add beauty to your landscape beds and make them stand out. Third, as mulch breaks down, it will release vital nutrients back into the soil. Keep reading to learn more about why you should...
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Spring Is Here & It’s Time to Replenish Your Mulch

Spring Is Here & It’s Time to Replenish Your Mulch

Mulch is a great addition to any landscape bed. It not only elevates your curb appeal, but it also provides numerous benefits to your plants. However, mulch doesn't last forever. Over time, it will decompose and will no longer provide many of the benefits it did when it was first installed. This is why it's a good idea to replenish your mulch every year, and one of the best times to do so is in the spring. In Iowa, spring signals the transition from frigid cold temperatures...
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Leaf Mulching or Leaf Removal: What's Best for Des Moines Lawns

Leaf Mulching or Leaf Removal: What's Best for Des Moines Lawns

Fall leaves can damage your property if ignored. Two popular maintenance services that are done for fall lawn care are leaf removal and leaf mulching. Both can improve the health and appearance of your grass, but it all depends on what your property needs.  In Des Moines and other cities in northern Iowa, it's important that your lawn receives the right fall maintenance so it stays protected during the winter season. See which leaf cleanup service would be...
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How Mulch Helps Your Landscaping

How Mulch Helps Your Landscaping

Adding landscaping to your residential or commercial property in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and other central Iowa areas such as Johnston and Waukee has many benefits. It increases your curb appeal, it gives off a better impression to guests and customers, and it can provide a good return on investment. One easy way to protect your landscaping investment is to install ground cover within your landscaping beds after your plants have been installed. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we...
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Mistakes You Can Make When Maintaining Your Landscaping

Mistakes You Can Make When Maintaining Your Landscaping

For the untrained landscaper, simple mistakes can be made when maintaining your current landscaping aesthetic. Most mistakes can be found in the way plants are cared for on your property, your ground covering for your landscaping beds, and irregular fertilization and weed control. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of the proper techniques used to maintain a healthy and thriving yard. Avoid making these mistakes when you are caring for your landscaping or consider hiring a...
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