Reduce Plow Damage With Snow Flagging

Snow flagging is one of the most efficient ways to reduce snow plow damage.  There are a few things to keep in mind when snow flagging.  First, snow flagging is intended to help establish snow piles.  Snow flags are not meant to last through an entire winter.  With...

Pond Maintenance

Pond maintenance on a annual basis is important in order to keep your pond functioning and working its best.  In the fall there are several things that you should do in order to prepare your pond for the winter.  Depending on what type of water feature you have, the...

Core Aeration

Core aeration can benefit your lawn in many ways if done on a regular basis.  For those of you not familiar with the process of core aeration let me explain how it works.  There are two types of aeration, spike and core.  Spike aeration involves puncturing the ground...

Fall Pruning

Fall pruning can be done to many plants to improve their appearance and health next spring.  Perennial plants benefit the most from fall pruning.  Cutting down perennial plants in the fall will get them ready for spring growth.  Fall pruning of perennials can be done...

Fall Lawn Fertilizing

Fall lawn fertilizing can be done any time from the first part of October up until mid November in Iowa lawns.  There are several things to consider when timing a fall lawn fertilizing application.  The first thing to consider is leaves.  It is best to get your fall...

Red Leafed Shrubs

Red leafed shrubs provide brilliant fall color to your landscape.  Installing the right shrubs in your landscape can give your property significant eye appeal all the way through the fall season.  Red leafed shrubs contrast evergreens well and add needed color when...