On the ULTRALawn Side of the Fence

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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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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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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Outsmart Deer and Protect Your Yard

With 2015 breaking records as the warmest year ever in the U.S., you’ll soon be seeing an unhappy side-effect of the mild weather; more deer will be browsing your backyard when the weather gets warm. Most of us have seen more acorns, a bumper crop in fact, that provided deer with an easily accessible, plentiful […]

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