Soil Temperatures

  How does the soil temperature affect your landscape? Soil Temperature is the factor that has the strongest impact on plant growth, and its transition into dormancy. Due to different regional climates, soil temperatures will warm and cool as a delayed reaction to the atmospheric temperature. The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the […]

Your Grass In Spring!

Soil Temperature and Your Grass As we’ve seen this spring, air temperature can be very volatile. One day it can be 70 degrees, and the next, 40! March and April in Iowa can be a trial for your lawn and garden. This can be very confusing when it comes to deciding how to care for […]

Stump Removal

Hello Friends! We begin 2021 with conditions outside looking very much like…January!  The snow cover can’t stop us though, and we are still keeping busy working around snow events grinding stumps, and pruning trees and shrubs If you need stumps removed, call us at 319-354-3108.   Stump Grinding One lingering reminder of 2020 is a […]


We have been getting a lot of questions from you and we want to make sure you have the right information! We have prepared this Frequently Asked Questions guide to Lawn Health Care in Dry Conditions to help you make the right decisions regarding your lawn this summer. We hope you find this helpful, and […]

The Dirt on Our New Fert

This summer, we are excited to announce a new product that we’ll be using for our Lawn Health Care programs – a product that combines the benefit of soil conditioner, organic filler material, and slow release nitrogen. Healthy lawns start with healthy soils!

How We’re Moving Forward

As many of you know, the Governor announced measures starting Friday, May 8 to begin re-opening our communities, and easing restrictions in the counties we service. We thought it would be a good time to provide an update: In the Office Our administrative and operations offices will remain closed to the public. Our team is experiencing a […]

Period Cost vs Product Cost Period Cost Examples & Formula Video & Lesson Transcript

Content Accounting for Manufacturing Overhead Product Costing in 7 Easy Steps Product Cost vs Period Cost Difference Between Product Cost and Period Cost Direct Labor The production department requires 500 grams (or 0.5 kg) of fabric to manufacture a single shirt. Costs incurred to produce a product intended to sell to a customer is called Product […]

Emerald Ash Borer and Your Ash Trees

Emerald Ash Borer was first detected in North America in 2002. Since its accidental introduction from Asia, this invasive pest has killed untold millions of ash trees in forest, riparian, and urban settings. In some forests near the epicenter of the invasion in southeast Michigan, more than 99% of the ash trees with stems greater […]

Moles vs Voles

Each spring, we get several calls about moles and voles and turf damage caused by these pests. While the name ‘mole’ sounds very similar to the name ‘vole’ – the two are quite different animals. Even though both can damage your turf, it is important to understand their differences and the different methods needed to […]

All About Aeration

Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn. Quality Care provides aeration done with a machine that has hollow tines mounted on a drum. Known as a core aerator, it extracts 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on your lawn. Soil cores are […]

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