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No Bugs Allowed - How to Ensure a Bug Free Water Feature

No Bugs Allowed - How to Ensure a Bug Free Water Feature

Water features are a great addition to your lawn as it brings tranquility and provides a quiet and meditative space for you. However, it also attracts mosquitoes and other bugs that may distract you from an otherwise calming space. Most bugs are attracted to water features that hold shallow, stagnant water. These bugs are not only a nuisance, but they also sometimes carry diseases that may harm you and your pets. Ensuring your water features are bug-free is important and easier than you...
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Keep My Family Safe From Disease - How Your Landscape Company Can Help

Keep My Family Safe From Disease - How Your Landscape Company Can Help

Your yard can be home to stunning landscape details like plants and water features, but it could also be home to pesky pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. These pests can migrate to your property and carry harmful diseases that can affect you and your loved ones. Keeping these bothersome pests away from your property is vital. Routine pest control, yard cleanups, and natural, bug-repellant plants are some of the ways you can ensure your property is a safe and enjoyable environment for...
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What insects are living in my lawn and how do I identify them?

What insects are living in my lawn and how do I identify them?

There are many insects and pests that can invade and cause damage to your lawn all throughout the year. While some will only cause minimal aesthetic damage, others may be carrying diseases that are harmful to pets and humans. That is why it is so important to be informed of the different bugs and insects that could be nestling into your lawn and what damage they might cause. This will help you take the right steps toward curative treatments. Here are the 7 most common insects that may be...
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Don't Let Japanese Beetles Destroy Your Beautiful Landscape

Don't Let Japanese Beetles Destroy Your Beautiful Landscape

You have already invested time and resources this year to make your yard pleasing to the eye. Why should you let Japanese beetles, one of the most common summer pests, destroy your beautiful landscape? The short answer: You shouldn't! Japanese beetles begin to infiltrate your lawn as larvae (also known as grubs) before shifting their attention to your plants, shrubs, and trees as full-grown bugs. By using a combination of preventative and curative beetle control treatments in ...
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Keeping Pollinators Safe During Pesticide Applications

Keeping Pollinators Safe During Pesticide Applications

Pollinator populations are unfortunately on the decline in our country, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. There are multiple reasons that affect their populations, but one area of concern is the application of pesticides that are used to control nuisance pests such as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we have learned ways to avoid spraying when pollinators may be present in order to reduce the environmental impact of pesticide applications in...
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How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

If you start to see holes in the leaves of your landscape plants and notice iridescent flashes of flying insects, it is highly probable that your landscape plants, shrubs, and trees are falling victim to the pesky Japanese beetle. This invasive bug eats the leaves and flowers off of your plants, destroying the beauty of your landscaping and taking your investment with them. Learn how you can get rid of Japanese beetles in central Iowa areas such as West Des Moines, Des Moines,...
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The Dangers of Letting Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Fleas Stay in Your Yard

The Dangers of Letting Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Fleas Stay in Your Yard

Caring for your lawn takes a lot of time and maintenance. From mowing and mulching to trimming and edging, something always needs to be done. One of the last things homeowners think about is the pests that slowly but surely enter lawns. Mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas are some of the most common lawn pests that can be found on your property, and they pose some of the biggest threats to you, your family, and your domestic animals. Lawn Pests & The Diseases They Can Cause Fleas,...
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