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"Very professional. I was able to make initial contact in one call. My service was then scheduled promptly.
was courteous and able to give" me valuable information and tips regarding landscaping maintenance. He arrived with an efficient, hardworking crew and all of the needed equipment. One other thing, our sprinkler system was not turning on and he walked me through where the shut off valve was located, why it was off over the winter and how to turn it back to on. I know that seems
, but I didn't know about that and he was very respectful. I am definitely going to continue to use them! Our lawn is now gorgeous and I am looking forward to working on my landscaping now that I know a few tips. Thanks

-Kimberly S.

"It was good. They came out within a day of my calling for the estimate and were able to begin the work within a few weeks. There were some delays due to weather," but they finished as soon as possible. Everything looks good and I thought the price was fair. The only issue we had was that they communicated with email more than phone and I don't always see the email so they showed up on a Saturday morning to do the sealing on a day that we couldn't have our walkway unavailable. The crew were very nice about it and just said no problem, we'll be back on Monday. Overall good experience and I will use them again for future landscape projects.


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How to Get Rid of Springtails

One of the most effective ways to control springtails is to dry out the infested area. Springtails require a high-moisture environment to breed and thrive, living mostly off of algaes that grow in moist conditions. They will either leave the infested area or die out. If there is an infestation that cannot be controlled by drying out the infested area, use an appropriately labeled insecticide with a residual time These will typically be a liquid concentrate form, a wet-able powder form, or a dust product.  DO NOT APPLY UNTIL AREAS ARE DRY.  If area will not dry naturally, use Corn Starch to soak-up any lingering moisture and otherwise 'steer' any rain water or irrigation away from area.


Also, if there is a noticed springtail infestation around the perimeter of the structure, use the insecticide to do a barrier treatment and apply corn starch to reduce or eliminate moisture. Caulk and seal all cracks and crevices and inspect potted plants before they are brought into the house.


I would talk to your local lawn and garden supply store (or mill and feed) - NOT a box store or hardware store. There are also selective grass control chemicals. YOu can research this by Googling using search string      "Tall Fescue Control" - there are lots of articles by the USDA and individual state cooperative extension services.

There is a treatment called chlorsulfuron TFC (Tall Fescue Control) that will do this - it worked for me in western New York, but took 3 years to finish out all the tall fescue. It may now be limited to use by commercial applicators - pretty potent stuff. Can yellow bluegrass or make it phytosensitive, but our looked OK during treatment because the TFC was applied in the fall for best results, and our lawn was dormant till spring anyway.

Tall fescue can also be controlled by real short mowing, but only in areas where the bluegrass is dominant and really thrives so will eventually crowd out the trimmed fescue, but you may be too far north for that.



Lawn Care reviews in Ankeny


I've had used Nature Scape for several years but was not happy with their service. So I switched to Spring Green. However, my grass has never looked worse. Even with more treatments per year, they don't seem to use very good chemicals. I have never seen so many weeds in my yard. I told them when I first started I wanted them to come on Thursdays or Fridays and to call me the day before they are going to come and then to call me when they arrive. Took a couple visits for them to get this straight. And still they have never called me when they arrived. I had a ton of weeds growing on a set of railroad tie and block steps going down to my back patio and although they were a foot high, they never bothered to spray them until I pointed the weeds out to them. "oh, I didn't see them" was the reply. Are you blind? This was my first season with Spring Green and also my last. The owner
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seems like a pretty nice guy but I just don't believe they use good products or spread them vary thin to save money.
- Rob W.

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has provided lawn service for more on and off over the past 7 years.
They came back to help me out this year when I could no longer mow the
lawn myself. They are a great company to work with. Provide excellent
lawn mowing service and are attentive to the condition of the lawn when
mowing. For example, with all the abundance of rain this summer my
back yard was too wet to use the big mowing equipment so one of the
guys used a small walk behind mower so as not to leave deep tire
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in the way to soft earth. In the front yard the fellows used a large
walk behind mower instead of the large riding mower, again being
sensitive to the rain soaked lawn. They are the best mowers around!!!!
- Elizabeth T.

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and crew arrived the day after my call. They were in uniform, performed as directed, neat and professional. All at a very reasonable price.

Visit was pleasant and professional - but he never gave me an estimate for the work. I called and left three messages asking for the bid, and in my last call asked that he just let me know if he had decided not to bid on the job so I could move forward with another company. Never heard from him again.
- Alexandra H.

I had a list and they knocked it out. Checking with me all along the way. They take direction and get it done
Spread top soil around foundation, spread some gravel, plNted flowers in multiple pots, spread a bunch of mulch, changed outdoor light bulbs, trimmed some trees/bushes. Cut up and hauled off branch and blew off patio and driveway.
- Mark L.

My lawn had gotten out of control with the frequent rain lately, and I began contemplating a lawn service due to my busy work schedule and general lack of time and interest in cutting it any longer. I called
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after reading the stellar reviews on here from other customers. He quoted me a fair price for weekly lawn service and was able to mow my lawn the very next day, which was a Saturday, and a rainy one at that. I am very impressed with
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's timely response, his fair pricing, and his having began service on a rainy Saturday. Highly recommend.
- Mark A.

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promised that he would come by and cut my lawn while I was out of town on business. On two separate occasions he promised to cut my lawn and did not show up at all. He never called to tell me he could not make it and I was forced to cut my own lawn during brief trips back to my home. My lawn suffered as a result of his broken promises. If you cannot complete a project you promise to the customer, simply call and explain yourself.
- William B. Jr W.

Showed up early--worked solidly through the purchase period. Finished my first wish list in half the time, kept asking what more they could do. No hi-pressure "upsell." Great quality. Would defnitely use them again.
- Ann S.

Lawn Services in Ankeny, IA

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A+ Lawn & Landscape

6084 NE 22nd St.
Des Moines

A-1 Handyman

833 C Ave

AAA Lawn Service

PO Box 943

Alan Williams

Lafayette, IN


Van Meter

All In One Service LLC

1302 McKinley Ave
Des Moines


2410 NE 51ST CT
Des Moines

Allen Lawn Care and Landscaping

3618 Vandalia Rd
Des Moines

Ankeny Grass Cutters

3106 NW 13th St

Ark Construction LLC

PO Box 22237

Auntie M's

Des Moines

Baker's Turf & Snow

3005 S Union Ave
Des Moines


Des Moines

Blue Star Lawn & Landscape

8601 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

BMB Finishes

4525 77th St.

Bob Lenc Landscaping, Inc.

5430 Lower Beaver Rd
Des Moines

Bravo Enterprises

2505 E 38th Ct
Des Moines

Bridgewater Handyman Service LLC

2027 64th St
Windsor Heights

Can-Dew Construction

614 SW 59th St
Des Moines

Central Landscaping

400 SE 16th St



cms handyman services

18047 130th

Country Landscapes Inc

56985 Lincoln Hwy

Cunningham Lawn Care

117 E. Front Street

Designer Lawns

P.O. Box 27062
West Des Moines

Drew's Lawn Service

3717 134th St

Extreme Lawn Care LLC

P.O. Box 35952
Des Moines


52724 280TH ST

Finer Cuts Lawn Care

2005 Broadway St

Fireplace Stone & Patio

850 SE Alices Road

Fix-it Handyman

4102 25th Ave

Friend Landscaping

SE 9th Ave
Des Moines


3120 SW 13TH ST.
Des Moines

Hawcott Lawn Service

PO Box 37

Heartland Lawncare Llc

33430 Glenn Hazel Ln

Kaveman Hauling LLC


Kelling Lawn& Landscape

15239 Alpine Dr



Liquid Landscape Designers

9340 NW 70th Ave

Luke's Lawn & Landscaping

15551 Hickman Rd.

M-R 2 Services Inc

9847 SE 56th Ave


PO Box 57586
Des Moines

Miller Nursery Inc

5155 NW 57th Ave

Minka Enterprises LLC

4140 100th ST #10

Mowing With A Mission

6654 Holcomb Ave
Des Moines

Murf's Turf Care

Des Moines

Nate's Lawn Care LLC

9701 Madison Ave

Nick's Stump Grinding

136 3rd Street
West Des Moines

Outdoor Concepts

P.O. Box 41095
Des Moines

Patriot Unlimited, Inc.

103 North Iowa Street

Pet Butler

Des Moines

PipCo Home Repairs & Remodeling

5926 NW 106th St

Pitts Lawn & Tree Service

3714 S Duff

Roberts Lawn Service

1528 17th St
Des Moines

Ron's Lawn Care Service LLC

3350 Meihe
West Des Moines

S&E Property Care

PO Box 681

Safe Earth Lawn & Turf Inc

PO Box 35152
Des Moines

Scotts Lawnservice

11545 NW Timberbrooke Ln

Seasonal Outdoor Services

917 S Kennedy Ave

Sho-Dust Mulch Mart

125 N 10th St

Smith Home Restoration LLC

2734 E Cutler Ave
Des Moines

Solid Rock Landscaping LLC

2202 Wolf Way
West Des Moines

Supreme Lawn & Landscape Inc

PO Box 57436
Des Moines

Supreme Lawn & Landscaping

4679 Waters Edge Dr

Swieter Home Lawn and Snow LLC

2900 Capitol Ave
Des Moines

T & T Sprinkler Service Inc

P.O. BOX 710

Ted Lare Garden Center

2701 Cumming Ave

The Grounds Keeper

801 NE Main St

The Handy Helper

909 E17Th St

Tim Sieverding

37285 346th Ave


333 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines

TRapper's Wildlife Control

608 NE Wanda Dr


301 Southwest Oralabor Rd

U.S. Lawns

P.O. Box 31101

Ultimate Lawn Services LLC

913 SE Polk St.

wahl turf care

po box 356

Weed Man - Des Moines IA

PO Box 331

Wilson Custom Tree

212 Short Ave

Wright Outdoor Solutions

8000 Raccoon River Dr
West Des Moines

Your Girl Friday

Des Moines

ZJ Maintenance

3811 University Ave
Des Moines

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