2014 Newsletter

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 

Posted on January 8, 2014.

Do You Have New Home Sod?

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. 

Posted on October 29, 2013 and filed under Lawn Program.

2013 Newsletter

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

Posted on January 21, 2013 and filed under Newsletter.

2012 Newsletter

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

Posted on January 19, 2013 and filed under Newsletter.

Spring time basics

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

Posted on March 24, 2011 and filed under Lawn Program.

A little about Tompkins Lawn Care

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

Posted on March 24, 2011 .

Japanese Beetles, Eggs, Grubs, repeat...

And yet another knot in the unraveling ball of yarn that is the 2010 growing season. With each changing season, Mother Nature has offered a new set of challenges. Challenges that continue to remind us all that no matter what we think, we have absolutely no control over some things. For all the gadgets that help us through our daily life, in nature there is no instant gratification or back-up file. We need to set down our BlackBerries and iPhones and rely on our eyes and common sense to help us untie the knots.
Posted on September 7, 2010 and filed under Lawn Program.

Are you procrastinating?

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

Posted on August 16, 2010 .

Beware of the Weekend Warrio

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

Posted on March 23, 2010.

2010 Newsletter

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

Posted on March 1, 2010 and filed under Newsletter.

2009 Newsletter

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.

Posted on January 22, 2009 and filed under Newsletter.