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Drought lines

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (747)

Drought lines are caused when footprints or mower tracks make a long-lasting imprint

in the lawn instead of bouncing right back. The grass blades turn a bluish-green or slate-gray color

and wilt.  In the cool evening, the grass recovers until the following day.  Sun and heat will

make the lawn darken and wilt again. Areas begin to thin out  After a few days, areas begin

to look and feel like straw and that area will die. Water the lawn immediately.  If the grass has

turned yellow, the affected areas will recover but it can take several weeks. 

Sedge - a down side of too much moisture

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (3607)

--  Sedge is not a grass nor a broadleaf.  It is in a class all its own: sedge.

--  Sedge grows in your lawn, taller than the grass.

--  Sedge has v-shaped leaves and is found in abnormally wet areas.

--  Sedge is best treated with a post-emergence herbicide.  It does not react 

to anything we currently have in our Weed Control program.  If sedge is found

in your lawn, it would be treated with a herbacide unique to sedge treatment.

--  Sedge can usually be treated with one treatment.  If a second treatment is required,

it can't be applied until 8-10 weeks after the origimal treatment. 

New form of payment accepted

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (82)

Effective immediately, American Express will be accepted as payment for our services.  This is in addition to VISA, Master Card, Discover, Pay Pal and your personal check.  Please contact Kalina if you have questions. 

Flagging needed before aeration can be done!

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (89)

For those homeowners with an irrigation system in your lawn:  Please have your irrigation heads flagged!   If you've requested an aeration, flagging is needed before the aeration can be done.  Why not contact your irrigation company and have the heads flagged when the system is blown out for the season? That would be perfect timing!

Payment options

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (117)

Credit or debit, you may use VISA, Master Card or Discover.  We also accept Pay Pal and personal checks.  If questions, please call 1-888-63GRASS (1-888-634-7277). 

Core aerations

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (435)

Aerations can be done in the Spring or Fall, but we suggest at least once per year.  An aeratiion will enable the roots to better access moisture and nutrients. These are essential for a lawn to have a good foundation. A good root foundation means a GREAT lawn!

That's right, NO contracts!

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (5220)

At Maxwell Lawn Service, we do not have contracts but we do have due dates. Payments received after the requested date, may result in services being put on HOLD until payment is received. If there is a question regarding a due date, please don't hesitate to contact Kalina.

Don't like dandelions? Please read this!

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (7179)

As the temperatures raise, like it or not, dandelions may soon appear.The exact time to apply weed control for dandelions, can be hard to determine. This is because the temperatures need to be at a constant level, in the  60s, for the treatment to be effective..  At Maxwell Lawn Service, we want the dandelions gone just as bad as you do!  Applying the weed control before the time is right, is a waste of our time and your money! Once the needed temperatures are reached and the weed control is applied, those dandelions will soon be outta there!

Crabgrass Control

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (278)

Conditions for the application of Crabgrass Control, must be cool and moist.  In Iowa, there is a very tight window of opportunity.  To be most effective, the Spring Crabgrass Control treatment, should be applied between March 15 and April 15. Crabgrass Control can also be applied in the Fall.  This application will provide a stronger barrier against new Crabgrass seedlings in the Spring.