On the ULTRALawn Side of the Fence

How to get the best-looking lawn for your time and money

If grubs overtake your lawn this spring, will you know how to get rid of them? Do you have the time and skill to effectively patch those ugly bare spots that developed over the winter? A lush lawn and beautiful landscape are on virtually every homeowner’s wish list, but a lack of time and knowledge […]

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4 easy ways to make your yard an outdoor oasis this summer

Summer is the season when your backyard takes center stage. As warm weather arrives, it’s time to head outdoors and create a beautiful and lush outdoor space that you can enjoy all season long. “It’s no secret that backyards are the best place to spend time with family and friends in the summer months,” says […]

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In 2017, Our Treatments Will Work Even Better

There’s a lot that goes into every application, from making sure the grass is well nourished to eliminating the weeds that like to compete for the goodies. We’ve always taken care to mix and use the most effective solutions for our area, but this year we’re able to use a special ingredient that doesn’t directly […]

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Say ‘goodbye’ to dangerous and annoying mosquitoes!

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the way mosquitoes are spreading new diseases everywhere they can. Granted, it takes them a bit to get this far north in most cases, but the fact is that, even for us in Iowa, these pests have gone beyond annoying and are quickly becoming […]

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The Secret To Painless Fall Cleanup

Well, we’re getting ready to put another growing season behind us and, as fall approaches, so do the tasks of raking leaves, cleaning out gardens and packing away hoses and other gardening tools. It’s human nature to feel like you’re done with the yard work for another year, but don’t be too hasty. A few […]

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The 1 Best Way To Save Your Ash Tree

By now it’s fairly common knowledge that your ash tree has a fighting chance. Several systemic treatments have proven to be reliably effective in protecting the trees from emerald ash borer infestation. There is, however, a key fact that many people seem to be overlooking: Once a tree is affected, the chances that treatment will […]

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5 Easy Tips for a Stunning Summer Yard

(BPT) – Summer’s arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space. “The secret to a well-manicured yard is preparation,” says Chris Lambton, yard […]

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Last minute DIY tips for backyard hosting

(BPT) – Summer means outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a family reunion or a birthday party, you’ll want to make the backyard get together memorable. Here are some quick DIY ideas to help you get ready for a fun, stress-free gathering. Lawn prep A healthy green lawn is an inviting setting for […]

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Mowing and Edging

Speed. Accuracy. Efficiency. For anyone who has a lot of lawns to mow these three things are very important. Speed. Getting the job done as quickly as possible. The faster you can do a job, the more jobs you have time to do. Accuracy. Doing the job right the first time you do it. Having […]

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Beware Iowa’s Most Wanted (Yard Pests)

Now that spring is in full swing, we can start enjoying the flowers – haven’t the flowering trees been spectacular? There is a down side, though. The warmer weather is bring the pests back in full force, too. There are a few pests that are particularly nasty and, if you spot them, the U.S. Dept. […]

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