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Fertilization & Weed Control: One Without the Other Is a Waste of Money!

Fertilization & Weed Control: One Without the Other Is a Waste of Money!

Fertilizing your lawn can help keep your grass looking vibrant and green, even during some of the higher stress periods of the year like summer. However, applying fertilizer without proper weed control is a waste of money. For example, in Iowa you risk helping weeds like crabgrass and dandelions grow and infest your lawn by providing them with the nutrients they need to grow, too. On the other hand, if you apply weed control without a fertilizer treatment, you'll eliminate weeds...
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Do You Need to Use Both Pre- & Post-Emergent Weed Control in Iowa?

Do You Need to Use Both Pre- & Post-Emergent Weed Control in Iowa?

In Iowa, weeds are a consistent factor in our lawn's health, competing against our turf for nutrients, growing space, and other resources. Pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control are both highly effective treatments, but do you need both? The simple answer is yes! Pre-emergent treatments prevent a majority of weeds from sprouting up through the soil, making it essential in spring to get ahead of most weed growth. Post-emergent weed control comes into play for any weeds that slipped...
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4 Spring Lawn Weeds to Look Out for in Iowa

4 Spring Lawn Weeds to Look Out for in Iowa

Dandelions, white clovers, creeping Charlies, and black medics are all invasive weed species in Iowa that tend to show up to bloom in spring. Once established on your lawn, they each can become a nuisance and can be rather difficult to get rid of as they disperse their seeds and continue to spread. Whenever dealing with one or more of these invasive species, it's best to contact a professional to eliminate them from your lawn! 1. Dandelions The first spring lawn weed you should...
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Your Guide to Rejuvenating Your Lawn in the Spring

Your Guide to Rejuvenating Your Lawn in the Spring

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...
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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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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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Pre-Emergent Weed Control - Everything You Need to Know

Pre-Emergent Weed Control - Everything You Need to Know

Whenever you do some research about weed control, it is likely that you will quickly see the words "pre-emergent" and "post-emergent" as a way to describe certain types of herbicides. Post-emergent is pretty self-explanatory - it is the process of killing weeds that have already popped up out of the soil. But, what is pre-emergent weed control? How does it work? When should you apply it and when is it too late to apply? Does it only apply to certain types of weeds?...
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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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