The Economic Impact: How Proper Fall Lawn Care Can Boost Property Value in Iowa

September 15, 2023

In 1976 All American Turf Beauty was the first company in Iowa to offer programmed lawn care. The company founders literally invented and developed the industry in Iowa. Get a beautiful weed-free lawn with our professional lawn care services!

Agronomists Agree, Fall is the very Best Time to Start a Lawn Care Program.

Nestled in the heartland of America, Iowa’s residential lawns have the potential to provide both the utility families require as well as the beauty desired. Beyond picturesque views, there’s the functionality that properly maintained turfgrass provides. Proper fall lawn care, often overlooked, can be a strategic investment, significantly enhancing property values and offering homeowners tangible results if they decide to list the home in the future.

Lawn Care and Property Appreciation: Beyond Aesthetics


According to the National Association of Realtors, strategic lawn care and landscaping can amplify the resale value of a property by 14% to 20%. In Iowa’s context, where the average new suburban home runs over $400,000, this could mean an added value of $56,000 to $80,000. Such statistics underscore the economic value of a well-maintained lawn.

Curb Appeal: More Than Just Aesthetic Value


A survey by Michigan State University found that a home’s turf and landscaping quality can significantly increase its perceived value. The lawn is often the first point of contact for potential buyers. A well-maintained lawn suggests diligence, care, and attention to details, qualities that buyers often associate with the overall maintenance of the home.

The Aesthetic Appeal: Crafting a Visual Masterpiece


Agronomists agree that fall is the very best time to start a lawn care program. The visual appeal as well as the increased utility of a lush, green lawn, especially during the fall, can be the distinguishing factor that sets a property apart.

The Process: Fall Lawn Care Steps in Iowa


  • Step 1: Slow-Release Fertilizer and Post-Emergent Weed Control: This combination application is the very first step in a fall lawn care renovation plan. The goal is to control the weeds and thicken up the grass during the fall growing cycle. The best time to attack challenging weeds, such as Creeping Charlie, is when they are active growing in the fall.
  • Step 2: Core Aeration with Premium Overseeding: After the residual from the weed control has subsided it’s time to move on to hollow tine core aeration with a premium overseeding. Fall is the best time to clear the thatch with core aeration and to grow new grass.
  • Step 3: Proper Mowing: As always, it’s best to mow bluegrass and turf type tall fescue high. Kentucky Bluegrass needs to be at a minimum 2 ½ to 3-inch cut height, and turf type tall fescue needs to be above 3 inches. These are typically one of the top levels on the mower. Experts advise not cutting off more than 1/3rd of the leave blade when mowing.

The Local Advantage: Why Iowans Should Opt for Local Lawn Care Experts


In a survey, 67% of Iowans believed that professional lawn care services provided better results than DIY efforts. Local lawn care professionals bring a nuanced understanding of Iowa’s microclimates and soil types. Their expertise can guide homeowners in selecting the best lawn care plan for a residential lawn.

The Broader Picture: Community Benefits of Lawn Care


A well-maintained lawn contributes to community well-being. It reduces soil erosion, filters rainwater, and even improves air quality by capturing pollutants. In Iowa’s residential neighbourhoods, homes with well-kept lawns can elevate the overall property value, the beauty, and the utility of the lawn.

Special Offer: Elevate Your Lawn’s Beauty

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For those looking to take the leap into professional fall lawn care, we have an exclusive offer just for you:

  • Get One Free Lawn Care Application Credit to your account when you sign up for a seasonal program. Plus, enjoy free estimates to kickstart your lawn’s transformation.

Terms & Conditions:

  • This offer is valid only with the purchase of a seasonal program.
  • A 50% discount is applied to two applications, totalling one free application credit.
  • Valid for lawns up to 15,000 square feet.
  • This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotions.
  • Exclusively for new clients.
  • Some restrictions may apply.
  • Hurry, this offer expires on 10/31/23.

About All American Turf Beauty

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In 1976, All American Turf Beauty pioneered a new era by becoming the first company to offer programmed lawn care in Iowa. Our guiding philosophy has always been to deliver the highest quality products, unparalleled personalized service, and an unmatched value in the industry.

In the 21st century, All American Turf Beauty is leading the way in responsible lawn care, featuring slow-release fertilizer with an emphasis on implementing EPA listed reduced risk products. AATB is your trusted local, employee-owned service provider.

Ready to transform your lawn with the best? Contact us now for unmatched lawn care services!


Guarantee of Satisfaction

Our services are guaranteed!

If you are not completely satisfied with an All American Turf Beauty application to your lawn, we will re-apply the application at no additional cost and continue the regular lawn treatment program. Alternately, we will fully refund your cost for the application and cancel any further obligation on your part.

To qualify for the guarantee, you must call All American Turf Beauty within 30 days of application.

Our goal at All American Turf Beauty, Inc. is a simple one:

To provide you with the highest quality products and methods available.

We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

Another key to our service is our people. The most important person to you in our company is the Turf Specialist assigned to treat your lawn.

We are proud to say that our Turf Specialists are the best trained and most experienced in the lawn care industry.

When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

We have several programs to choose from. Your Turf Specialist will recommend the best program that fits the needs of your lawn and your budget.


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