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Restoring Soil Quality

A Comprehensive Guide to Aerating, Seeding, and Topdressing with Compost in Des Moines, IA As we approach renovation season, we thought it might be a good idea to explain a little about Soil Quality restoration and what is involved. Your city likely has funding available to reduce your costs. As a dedicated lawn care [...]

Restoring Soil Quality2023-07-27T19:09:17+00:00

2023 Spring Lawn Tips

BUYER BEWARE: Over-the-Counter Fertilizers Spring has arrived and soil temperatures in central Iowa are right at 40 degrees.  Lawns are still dormant currently but with some warmer weather coming we probably have 3-4 weeks before they start to grow.  Everyone is excited to get their lawn looking green, now is the best time to [...]

2023 Spring Lawn Tips2023-03-31T16:08:32+00:00

2022 Spring Lawn Tips

It has been a fairly cool spring here in Des Moines this year. A far cry from last year when we were consistently seeing 90-degree temperatures at this point in the season. This is good news for the lawns continuing to drive their roots down before the heat of summer sets in. Not so [...]

2022 Spring Lawn Tips2023-03-31T15:45:05+00:00

2021 Fall Lawn Tips

Fall has finally arrived with warmer than normal weather, which has been great for fall seeding and repairs.  It was a tough year for grass this season with the continued drought conditions we have experienced.  Grubs have taken their toll on a few lawns as well.  Commodity prices for fertilizer are skyrocketing and it [...]

2021 Fall Lawn Tips2021-10-18T14:56:49+00:00

2021 Spring Lawn Tips

We are approaching April here and soil temperatures are still in the mid 40's.  Once we hit 50, the grass will start to wake up.  Over the past few years, we have been using a liquid aeration product and have been very impressed with the response in our lawns.  It is more of a [...]

2021 Spring Lawn Tips2021-03-25T20:47:49+00:00

2020 Fall Lawn Tips

Most of the leaves have fallen by now and it is a good idea to get those mulched up with your mower. There are a lot of free nutrients in those leaves so mulching them back into the lawn is a great idea. Getting the leaves cleaned up around your house's foundation by blowing or [...]

2020 Fall Lawn Tips2020-11-19T15:57:49+00:00

2020 Summer Lawn Tips

It has been hot and dry here the last few weeks.  Watering a few times a week in the morning will keep your lawn green and healthy.  The turf has been holding color and vigor up to this point without additional watering, but here this second week of July, we are noticing the heat [...]

2020 Summer Lawn Tips2020-07-09T16:11:22+00:00

Spring 2020

May is here and lawns are waking up and growing.  Last year, we were close to hitting 90 degrees already at this time.  Soil temperatures are in the low 60's and if you are doing some Spring seeding, now would be a good time to start.  It is also a good time to fertilize [...]

Spring 20202020-05-13T16:07:50+00:00

2020 Lawn Tips

With the downtime between snowfalls, I have been going over our lawn treatment programs in detail and attending a few soil and plant seminars. We are continuously striving for better results on our lawns with little-to-no synthetic inputs and just use nutrition and organic materials to achieve these results. We do this by monitoring [...]

2020 Lawn Tips2020-01-22T16:21:26+00:00

2019 Summer Lawn Tips

We just got through an extreme hot spell last week and as I write this, windows are open and it's in the upper 50's this morning, which feels great. Hope everyone has been watering at least once or twice a week. We have had rain but it has come in the downpour variety of [...]

2019 Summer Lawn Tips2019-07-23T16:53:17+00:00
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