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Why You Need to Keep Your Lawn Mowed & Landscaping Trimmed

Why You Need to Keep Your Lawn Mowed & Landscaping Trimmed

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 in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and the surrounding central Iowa areas.


A Trimmed & Mowed Lawn & Landscape Adds Curb Appeal

A beautiful landscape and lawn adds curb appeal and increases your home’s property, but only if it’s healthy and well-maintained. Regular maintenance such as trimming and mowing keeps your lawn and landscape looking nice and healthy. Even if you don’t have any plans to sell your home, your lawn and landscape (particularly your front yard) is the first thing visitors notice. A home with a messy, unkempt lawn or landscape detracts from your home’s curb appeal and value. Routine trimming keeps your plants at a manageable size and provides beautiful accenting without detracting from your home’s appeal.

A mowed lawn keeps your yard level and prevents overgrown grass and weeds from taking over the rest of your landscape and creating an unattractive mess.

Regular mowing and trimming keep your lawn ...

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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 professional, such as A+ Lawn & Landscape, to handle your grounds upkeep for you in and around Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny.


Mistake #1: Improper Pruning/Trimming

Improperly trimmed plants in West Des Moines look unruly.

Plant health is extremely important, however, it is very fragile. Trimming or pruning at the wrong time or in the wrong way can result in a plant that is quickly and easily susceptible to disease, insect infestation, and decay. 

Failing to Prune a Flowering Shrub

Failing to prune flowering shrubs or trees at the right time can cause you to remove the buds that produce the blooms. Pruning a spring flowering shrub or tree should be done immediately following the bloom, however, summer flower and fruit-bearing plants and trees should be pruned in early fall.

Topping and Lion's Tailing

Chopping off the top of the plant (topping) or removing too many lower branches (Lion's tailing) create an aesthetically unpleasing look while also leaving the tree or shrub vulnerable with a weakened branch ...

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