Why Is Crabgrass So Bad In Cedar Rapids, Iowa This Year??

In the fifteen years we have been in the lawn application industry, there has never been a year as bad as this year for crabgrass. Over the last few weeks, we have received countless calls from people in the Cedar Rapids Area requesting estimates to treat the Crabgrass in their lawns. Many of whom had […]

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9 Bettendorf IA Lawn Care Tips for Summer

Summer heat can take a toll on turf, especially if your Bettendorf lawn care program falls short. If you mow too low, water too much or too little, or ignore early signs of grubs, your grass could quickly become sad looking or even completely die in small or large patches. Keep your lawn looking its […]

Everything You Need to Know About Seeding Your Iowa Lawn

Overseeding — as part of a comprehensive, proactive plan — keeps lawns looking great. Whether you’re tending your lawn for the first time or have years of experience, overseeding can improve your results in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, Waterloo, and Quad Cities, Iowa areas. Overseeding is simply spreading grass seed over an […]

3 DIY Cedar Rapids, IA Lawn Care Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It’s okay. DIY fails happen to the best of us. Especially when it comes to lawn care. There are so many products on the market that DIY fails happen to the best of us. Especially when it comes to lawn care. If you’re planning on taking care of your own yard in the Cedar Rapids, […]

How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn in the Summer Heat

Summer has only just begun and the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, Waterloo, and Quad Cities areas are already seeing 80 and 90-degree temperatures. The question is, can your lawn handle the extreme heat? At Lawn-Tek, we suggest the following tips and tricks in order to maintain a healthy, and beautiful lawn during the […]

Benefits of Mosquito Repellent Fogging in Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, IA

It seems like every year, there is a new epidemic transmitted by mosquitoes. We have seen outbreaks of Malaria, West Nile Virus, Chikungunya and this year it is the Zika Virus at the forefront of concern. Also, mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in the area, but not in abundance. Mosquitoes that […]

How to Detect & Control Grubs in the Lawn This Summer

This time of year is when it’s important for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Quad Cities, Waterloo, and Des Moines homeowners to apply grub control to their lawns. By applying insecticide now, you will be able to attack grubs while they are young, small and close to the surface. One way to tell if it’s time […]

Emerald Ash Borer FAQs for Cedar Rapids & Iowa City

Emerald ash borer has continued to be an issue for many Iowa counties and is expected to continue spreading for the forseeable future. You may be wondering what you should do if you have ash trees on your Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, or surrounding area property. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding emerald ash […]

EPA Approved Lawn Chemicals

Here at Lawn-Tek, the safety of your children and pets is a top priority. That’s why we make sure that all of our Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, Waterloo, and Quad Cities lawn treatments are EPA approved.   What does this mean? All EPA approved pesticides undergo reevaluation for safety every 15 years. The […]

Don’t Ignore These 5 Moline IL Lawn Care Tips

At Lawn-Tek, we understand all of the lawn care needs that are unique to the Moline, IL area. Our lawn fertilization and weed control treatment methods are designed with you and your pets in mind. We strive to make your life easier with our reliable and effective lawn fertilization treatments in the Moline, IL. Contact us today […]

How to Deter Rabbits From Your Lawn

Rabbits might look cute and cuddly, but they can do a lot of damage to your lawn. This is especially frustrating for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, Waterloo and Quad Cities homeowners who are paying to have their lawn treated and looking beautiful. Rabbits live almost everywhere and are usually relatively harmless. However, if […]

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Weed Control Des Moines, IA: Common Lawn Weeds

As the weather gets warmer in Des Moines, Iowa, conditions are becoming optimal for weed growth in your lawn. Weeds are a nuisance to any homeowner and without good Des Moines weed control options, your lawn can quickly be taken over by various types of weeds. Here are some common lawn weeds that you may […]

The Top 11 Reasons Why Trees Are Important for Your Landscape

With the rise of Emerald Ash Borer and many other damaging tree diseases and insects, it’s important to know why it’s so important to take care of the trees on our property. Residents in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities may face problems with their trees and wonder if they should […]

Iowa City Lawn Care: DOs and DON’Ts

There is a right and wrong way to care for your Iowa City, IA lawn. If you’re looking to have a beautiful lawn this year, it’s important to know how to treat the lawn correctly and what things NOT to do. Even if you have your lawn professionally treated, you’ll find these tips helpful for […]

Why Timing is Important When Applying Pre Emergent Crabgrass Weed Control

Pre emergent crabgrass weed control applications are an important step in effective crabgrass management. However, choosing the right timing for the application can be tricky. And bad timing will only result in a waste of time and money. Warmer spring temperatures bring your lawn to life. Unfortunately, this also means that unwanted crabgrass also comes to life. With […]

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5 Best Practices for Lawn Care Des Moines IA

Sometimes, maintaining a healthy lawn is too time consuming and stressful for homeowners. That’s why a good Des Moines lawn care service is important to find. We make custom recommendations for each lawn we treat, but here are five best practices for maintaining a beautiful lawn. Also, for base pricing on all of our lawn services, […]