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...

Erosion Socks

Erosion socks are a great way to reduce erosion on a dirt project.  Silt fences offer a similar type of protection against soil erosion, but require much more work to install.  Erosion socks usually come preassembled, which means all you have to do is roll the product...

Erosion Mat

Erosion mat is a cost-effective solution for ensuring maximum results after a seeding project.  Two of the most common reasons why seeding jobs fail are: the seed washes away and the seed looses moisture.  Even if you slit seed or drill seed your project, heavy rains...

Slit Seeding

Slit seeding in the fall can help thicken up a thin lawn.  The past two years have been brutal on Iowa lawns because of the lack of moisture during the summer.  Last year most areas in eastern Iowa experienced a severe or extreme drought.  This year’s August was...

Turf Density

Turf density can be obtained by following good horticultural practices.  There are many variables that determine turf density.  There is more involved in obtaining a quality lawn, then just throwing some fertilizer on your lawn.  While fertilizing does play a key role...

Sod Installation Part 2

Properly prepping your soil prior to sod installation will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.  Cheaper is not always better when it comes to sod installation or sod quality.  There is a reason why other contractors charge significantly less to do the...