Effective Purslane control is an extremely difficult task, even for the best landscaping companies in Des Moines. Even folks who are expert lawncare professionals have a tough time with this plant.   Purslane sucks away all the soil nutrients that feed your precious turf grass. Fast growth and rapid reproduction are also notable qualities of this weed. Control may be difficult; but knowing the plant better will…

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Many residential and commercial properties these days do use artificial turf instead of natural turf grasses. But plastic is not even close to the real thing.   Though people of Iowa truly enjoy their lawns in either cool season or warm season; it takes a full year’s preparation to develop a natural turf bed. A well-maintained carpet of natural turf grasses adds class and flair to your premises.  However, even the hardiest varieties of turf grass require…

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So you think you’re ready for spring. You’ve got your mower tuned up. You’ve raked away the thatch and the residue from winter. You are ready to wait for the green grass to grow. Not so fast, one mistake homeowners often make is to treat their spring lawn like a miracle waiting to happen. Where lawn…

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A barefoot-worthy yard does not just happen. As the winter season moves out to make way for spring, so should your calendar make room for your lawn care schedule before spring hits. With the change of the season comes the change of scenes from snow-capped rooftops and Christmas lights to that warm, moist, grassy growth…

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Tall fescue is an unattractive and difficult weed to control in bluegrass and perennial ryegrass lawns. Tall fescue is a wide-bladed clump grass commonly used in pastures. In a lawn, the textual difference of fescue from bluegrass is obvious because of its clumps. This unsightly difference in uniformity ruins the appearance of the lawn, causing…

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