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    Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    I'm a newly minted member of my homeowner's association and our first order of business this Spring is securing a lawn care contractor. To that end, I'm looking for recommendations of companies people have had positive experiences with in the past or would be happy to speak directly to someone here who has a business. We're located in Ankeny and are looking for someone to handle our lawn care, irrigation system, and fertilization treatments. I would be happy to supply further detail via email or pm. Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by ekim121 View Post
    I'm a newly minted member of my homeowner's association and our first order of business this Spring is securing a lawn care contractor. To that end, I'm looking for recommendations of companies people have had positive experiences with in the past or would be happy to speak directly to someone here who has a business. We're located in Ankeny and are looking for someone to handle our lawn care, irrigation system, and fertilization treatments. I would be happy to supply further detail via email or pm. Thanks in advance.
    we use A+ have been very happy, they are out of Ankeny.



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    perficut located in ankeny



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    Due to concerns w/ toddlers w/ lawn chemical allergies: We use Safe Earth (organic) - seem to do an OK job if you want corn gluten fertilizer (ISU patent), as its pricey to buy corn gluten, and not much more, if any, to buy it from them and have them apply it. They offer other services too.



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    A+ without question.


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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    Stay away from TruGreen. A+ does a great job.



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    Nate's Lawn Care. ISU grad. He is a friend and I worked w/ him as a CA in Buchanan.

    Nate's Lawn Care LLC



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    The association probably requires everyone's grass to match, so you better use whoever the rest of the neighborhood uses. A different shade of green could get you fined, not to mention ostracized.



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    Do not use Spring Green. I used them 2 years ago, and they came out when they were supposed to, but the weeds in my lawn didn't seem to care and my grass was no greener than my neighbors.

    I got better results just putting down Scotts in the spring and fall and doing a spray on Ortho once in the summer.

    Not worth the money IMO



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    The association probably requires everyone's grass to match, so you better use whoever the rest of the neighborhood uses. A different shade of green could get you fined, not to mention ostracized.
    Agreed. I'm on the board so we're hiring a single contractor for the entire complex and are looking for bids on the entire area.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far, any more would be welcome.



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    Executive Lawns. USMC veteran. Great work.



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

    ekim121-

    My name is Ryan Abbas and I work for A+ Lawn and Landscape located in Ankeny. We currently are servicing several homeowners/townhomes associations in Ankeny as well as the surrounding areas. I would be happy to get you some references if you wish that you could call. We would also be happy to provide you with a proposal for the lawn care / mowing / irrigation services for your association. Feel free to give me a call @ 289-2020 or shoot me an email with your information to RyanA@apluslawn.com . I look forward to hearing from you.



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    Re: Looking for Lawn Care Companies in Des Moines

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    Executive Lawns. USMC veteran. Great work.

    +1000
    I have used John for years, I recommend him for all of the services you are requesting.
    Fair price and stands behind his services. 515-208-7476



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyRyder View Post
    Executive Lawns. USMC veteran. Great work.
    1000I have used John for years, I recommend him for all of the services you are requesting.Fair price and stands behind his services. 515-208-7476
    Good to hear! One of the hardest workers I've ever been around.



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    Johnson's Landscaping. In the business for over 30 years and an ISU graduate in Landscape Architecture. John Johnson 202 9735 and 223 5385.



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