We had optimism in our hearts as we welcomed the 2013 lawn care season. However, we were once again subjected to widespread drought conditions. To make matters worse, the dry conditions followed yet another winter with below normal precipitation. It's these "double whammy" scenarios that have sapped the
Now is the time for lawn fertilizer! All lawns will benefit but for new lawns, starting a program now is the key to its establishment. Efforts now pay two fold next year. Don't make a mistake by waiting. Tompkins lawn care will protect your investment and bring out its best. You'll need to act quickly but the reward is huge.
I remember one summer in my youth that was unbearably hot and unusually dry. I had no care or concern about crops, grocery prices, climate change or anything else but the fact it was too hot to even play outside. Things being much different now, it’s quite obvious that
Reflection on the previous season is definitely bittersweet. Although the season was close to normal, if there is such a thing in Iowa, we had our fair share of problems to deal with. The rapid change in climate was the biggest single contributing factor. What seems to be a trending pattern is the sharp contrast in
As our service programs for fertilizer and weed control normally consist of 5 applications and core aeration, we are at each property as many times. If for instance, a problem arises due to
We are pleased to offer our service to many communities throughout east-central Iowa. Referrals have expended our growing service area that now expands North and South from Urbana to Riverside and East to West from Mechanicsville to Williamsburg.
We're not the biggest company but this is by design. My competitors prove that the biggest is most often
Most people falsely assume that spring is the best time to implement a fertilization and weed control program. Using excuses like, "it's gone this long, I'll just wait and start next fresh next year" or " Why bother, the summer is almost over anyway" just to name a couple.
The truth is that the best results are achieved when
In an industry made up of an alarming number of “fly by night” and “weekend warrior” types, the consumer must be extremely cautious. Many of these providers will be working without the proper credentials or insurance. Homeowners should know that upon hiring the underinsured, they themselves are liable for
Fiscally speaking, 2009 was an extremely tough year. As I sit here at my desk I’m thankful to close out another successful season, albeit just barely. However, during this economy one should be thankful just to have a job. In a business that’s often thankless, I was impressed by the loyalty of
As we prepare for another season one thing is painfully clear, we are all feeling the effects of the economy. In an effort to ease the burden placed on all of us, I’ve done everything in my power to keep my prices low. In addition to fair pricing, be assured that the quality of my service will also continue to be the highest possible.